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 through Nov. 22. Materials are provided; no fee is charged. Call (563) 332-7910, x122 to register.
Bettendorf — The 10th annual Women’s Interfaith Dialogues will be held Oct. 5 and 12 at the Bettendorf Mosque, 2115 Kimberly Rd. The program will take place at 7 p.m. with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Registration not required.
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.
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
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 — A healing Mass will take place Oct. 8 at St. Alphonsus Parish. Rosary prayer and confession will be offered at 6 p.m. with praise and worship to follow at 6:30 p.m. Mass will begin at 7 p.m. with individual prayers for healing following the Mass.
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 St. Anthony Parish is hosting a six-week small group sharing on the Joy of the Gospel Mondays beginning Oct. 12 at 1:30 p.m. or Wednesdays beginning Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Registration after all Masses or contact Sr. Judy at 322-3303 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost of study book is $5.
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
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.
Iowa City — A day workshop, Going Natural: A Healthy Choice, will take place Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. Wenceslaus Church. CEU professional hours available. Learn about the importance of fertility awareness, comparison of the six methods of Natural Family Planning, side effects of chemical contraceptives, the biochemistry of sex, gender, bonding and attachment and NaPro Technology which helps determine root causes of gynecological issues and offers morally-acceptable treatment options. Registration deadline is Oct. 9. Cost is $50; $35 for students, and lunch is included. Scholarships available. For more information or to register go to www.jcrtl.org or call (319) 855-8475.
Keokuk — Pray the rosary at All Saints Parish Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.
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.
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. On Oct. 21, learn to weave baskets in the context of prayer and meditation; cost is $30. To register contact (563) 336-8414 or olp
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 Oct. 7; topic is Informed Choices.
Davenport — St. Alphonsus Parish is hosting a Craft Sale Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Crafter tables available for $25. Call Kathy Jones at (563) 320-4583 or St Alphonsus at (563) 322-0987
Iowa City — St. Wenceslaus Parish is hosting its Fall Dinner Oct. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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
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