Bettendorf — Secular Franciscans are hosting a Transitus Prayer Service, commemorating the last hours of St. Francis’ life, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish. For more information or questions, contact Kent Ferris at (563) 299-6107 or at ferris
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish is offering a GriefShare Ministry Sundays from 2-4 p.m. in the Health Ministry area in the lower level of the church. The group will meet each Sunday, except Sept. 27, through Nov. 22. Materials are provided; no fee is charged. Call (563) 332-7910, x122 to register.
Bettendorf — A public rosary prayer will take place at noon Oct. 10 at the southwest corner of Middle Road and Spruce Hills/23rd Street. Questions call William Grothus at (563) 332-7180.
Blue Grass — St. Andrew Parish is hosting a Laudato Si presentation and question and answer session Oct. 4 from 2-4 p.m. The event will show practical ways to implement the teachings of the encyclical; prior reading not required.
Davenport — A healing service will be held Oct. 2 from 10:30-11 a.m. in the Kahl Home chapel. Mass will follow at 11:15 a.m.
Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle Parish is hosting a grief ministry for those enduring any type of hurt. The group meets on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in McEleney Hall. Sessions began Sept. 10 and run for 10 weeks. It is open to new members until Oct. 8. For more information contact Judi Droll at (563) 322-3665 or (563) 340-6196.
Davenport — St. Anthony’s grief support group is offered every Tuesday from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the old school building behind the church. Each session is stand-alone. For questions contact Dennis at (563) 332-1396.
Davenport — Eagles’ Wings is hosting a introduction to unbound prayer Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration is $10; send to Eagles’ Wings at 5816 Telegraph Rd., Davenport, IA 52804. Call or email with questions (563) 324-7263 or email@example.com
Moline, Ill. — The Secular Discalced Carmelite Community of St. Joseph and the Prophet Elijah are hosting a study of prayer in the tradition of St. Theresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross the second Sunday of each month at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. Call Annette at (563) 359-7052 or Donna at (563) 323-1719.
Iowa City — Steve Markel, founder of Families of Character, will be speaking at St. Patrick Church in Iowa City on Oct 8. at 7 p.m. This is a change from the previously scheduled date. More details about this event will be published next week.
Coralville — St. Thomas More is hosting theologian and author Megan McKenna for a series of lectures Oct. 3 -4. Senior high retreat will take place Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. She will present an all-ages presentation on the transfiguration Oct. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information contact Michelle Mont-gomery at (319) 337-2173, ext. 111, or by email at crlvlsttmoreym
Keokuk — Pray the rosary at All Saints Parish Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.
Wheatland — Enjoy a five-day private or directed retreat Oct. 11-16 at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Pre-registration due by Oct. 1. Cost to participate is $400. To register contact (563) 336-8414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bettendorf — Our Lady of Lourdes Parish is hosting Oktoberfest Sept. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the parish. Enjoy a Bier Stube German buffet-style luncheon and other activities. RSVP by calling (563) 359-0345 or online at www.
Brooklyn — St. Patrick Parish is hosting a church bazaar and supper Oct. 11. Steak dinner served from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Country store/baked goods open at 2 p.m. Cash raffle drawing at 5:45 p.m.
Burlington — The CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will be open in the Notre Dame cafeteria from 6:45-8 p.m Sept. 30 with Sister Diane Kennedy speaking about Father Samuel Mazzuchelli.
Houghton — St. John Harvest Fest will take place Sept. 27 at Knights of Columbus Hall. A roast beef dinner will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; carry-outs available. Auction begins at 11:30 a.m. Bake sale and crafts located on the south side of the KoC Hall.
Iowa City — St. Wenceslaus Parish is hosting its Fall Dinner Oct. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Iowa City — Young Adult Catholics (Y.A.C.) meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 7:30-9 p.m. at St. Patrick Church in the Zaga Room downstairs.
Lone Tree — St. Mary’s fall auction and luncheon will take place Sept. 27 at the Lone Tree American Legion. Silent auction begins at 11 a.m. and regular auction at 1 p.m. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. until auction is finished.
Lovilia — St. Peter’s fall dinner and auction will take place Oct. 11. Mass begins at 10:30 a.m. A roast beef, ham and beef and noodle dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Live auction starts at 1 p.m. For more information or to purchase raffle tickets for $2 each, email the church office at stpeters
Melrose — St. Patrick Parish is hosting its annual fall festival Sept. 27. Mass at 10 a.m., lunch to follow from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Auction begins at 1 p.m. Festivities include country story, raffle and kids games.
Sherrard, Ill. — A group of lay people in the Davenport Diocese has organized a golf outing for Oct. 4 at Fyre Lake Golf Course to socialize and learn more about faith enrichment opportunities. The event begins with a noon shot-gun start, best ball format. An outdoor Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m., followed by a post-event picnic, live entertainment and a cash bar. Tickets are $50 per person, which includes a round of golf with a cart and the meal, or $15 per person for non-golfers, meal included. To make a reservation call (309) 644-4575 (Fyre Lake Golf).
St. Paul — St. James Parish is hosting its annual God’s Acre Sale Oct. 3-4. Sale begins Saturday at 6 p.m. and resumes Sunday at noon. Meals will be served both days.
Wellman — St. Joseph Parish is hosting its annual pork loin and turkey dinner Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. An auction begins at 1:30 p.m.
West Burlington — Ss. Mary & Patrick Parish is hosting a fall festival Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the parish center. Roast pork and turkey dinner with homemade pies will be served to adults for $8 and children for $4. Country store, kids’ games, mini raffles and cash raffle are among the festivities.
Wilton — St. Mary’s Fall Dinner will take place Oct. 4 from noon to 3 p.m. at the parish. Ham and turkey dinner is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-10 years old, children 4 years old and younger eat free. Country store and crafts, grab bags and home-made treats are among the festivities.
Rock Island, Ill. —Quad Cities Interfaith is hosting a job preparedness workshop Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Second Baptist Church. Learn about resume writing, job training and other tips for a job search. Pre-registration is requested; call (563) 322-4910 or email qcinterfaith