Nov 122015

Bettendorf — Join a panel discussion on end-of-life issues Nov. 12 at St. John Vianney Parish from 7-9 p.m. The event is titled, “The Difficult Conversation: When all is said and done how do we talk about the end of life with those we love?” The discussion is based on the book “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande. Prior reading of the book is not required. Panelists include Dr. Steve Sorensen, Fr. James Vrba, Chaplain Marlin Whitmer and Cindy Flanders-Brown. Panel facilitator is Chris McCormick Pries. No charge to attend; reservation not required. Light refreshments will be served.
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.
Clinton — Franciscan Peace Center’s ongoing Social Justice Film Fest will continue Nov. 19 with a showing of “Food for Thought.” Screening begins at 6:30 p.m. at The Canticle. Free and open to the public. For more information visit or call (563)242-7611.
Clinton — Sisters of St. Francis are hosting an Advent Retreat Dec. 5 at The Canticle from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Take part in an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. Suggested donation is $25 and includes lunch. For more information go to or call (563) 242-7611. Please register by Nov. 30.
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.
Grinnell — St. Mary Parish is hosting a program on ethics of environmental stewardship Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m. About 60 door prizes from community businesses will be given out.
Keokuk — Theology n’ Spirits will take place Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall. This month’s topic will be “Faith Made Practical.”
Muscatine — A healing Mass will take place Nov. 19 at Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish. Praise music and sacrament of reconciliation at 6:30 p.m., Mass at 7 p.m.
Waterloo, Iowa — The Catholic parishes in Waterloo and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare will co-host a retreat for family care-givers on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo. The retreat begins at 9 a.m. in the chapel wing at Covenant Medical Center on West Ninth Street and concludes with a complementary lunch at noon. No cost to attend; register by Nov. 18. Information and registration is available at 319-233-0498 and online at http://waterloo
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is hosting “Come to the Quiet: Generosity” on Nov. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fee is $20. Reflect on marriage spirituality Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Daryl and Pat Fortin. Reflect on what it means to live out the marriage vocation with God as a third partner. Day concludes with Mass at 4 p.m. Fee is $40. To register contact (563) 336-8414 or olp
Burlington — Learn about St. Vincent de Paul at Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening (Cafe) Nov. 18 from 6:45-8 p.m. in the Notre Dame Cafeteria.
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 Al’s at (563) 322-0987.
Davenport — St. Anthony Parish is hosting a Fair Trade Festival in the Parish Center Nov. 21 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Nov. 22 from 8:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Purchasing handcrafted gifts from around the world made by the working poor helps them make a living wage while providing wonderful, unique gifts for the upcoming holidays.
Davenport — St. Mary Parish’s annual Bazaar will take place Nov. 14 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and Nov 15 from 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. at the parish hall. Pulled pork and soup luncheon Nov. 14; Authentic Mexican breakfast and lunch Nov. 15. Cost is $8 per meal.
Riverside — St. Mary Parish is hosting a pancake breakfast and bake sale Nov. 15 from 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-10 and free for children under five years old.

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