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LITURGY/PRAYER
Bettendorf — The Centering Prayer group at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish is sponsoring an introduction to centering prayer March 5 in the gathering space. The workshop will take place from 1-3 p.m. with Dick Jensen as a presenter. If interested contact Larry Decker at larryldecker@gmail.com or (563) 332-5931.
Burlington — Ss. John & Paul Catholic Parish is running a Year of Mercy Lenten food drive benefitting the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. Collection box­es are in each church vestibule.
Burlington — Cafe (Catholic Adult Fellow­ship Evening) will continue at 6:45 p.m. March 9 with a talk on adoration by Father Bill Roush.
Burlington  — Catholics interested in centering prayer can participate in an ecumenical centering prayer group Monday nights from 5:15-6:15 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church.
Clinton — Peace Soup will take place March 8 at 6 p.m. Brad and Dawn Knutson will talk about suicide.
Clinton — Sisters of St. Francis are celebrating Lenten vespers every Sunday during Lent at 6 p.m.
Davenport — Sister Nancy Murray, OP, will give a one-woman performance on the life of martyred Sister Dorothy Stang March 10 at 7 p.m. in the Christ the King Chapel on St. Ambrose University’s campus. In celebration of National Catholic Sisters Week, this event is a Year of Mercy benefit for Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Fee is $10 at door or reserve a seat at (563) 336-8414 or olpreatreat@
gmail.com. St. Ambrose students can attend at no charge.
Davenport — St. Ambrose University is hosting a webinar series on the Bible and justice March 12, April 23 and May 7. No cost, but pre-registration is required at www.sau.edu/
bible-justice.
Davenport — Sacred Heart Cathedral offers Masses Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 8 a.m. and Monday-Friday even­ings at 5:30 p.m. Adoration follows until 11 p.m. On Wednes­days, after the 5:30 p.m. Mass, confessions will be heard until 7 p.m.
Davenport — St. Anthony Parish is hosting a concert March 20 at 4 p.m. It will be a Lenten concert by the St. Anthony’s adult choir. Reception to follow. No cost to attend.
Keokuk — All Saints Parish is hosting “24 Hours with the Lord” from 1 p.m. March 4 to 1 p.m. March 5. Pray stations of the cross at 6:30 p.m. March 4. A fish fry will also take place that night; doors open at 5:30 p.m. with serving beginning at 6 p.m.
Muscatine — A healing Mass will take place March 10 at Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish. Con­fessions will be heard at 6 p.m., praise and worship music will be sung at 6:30 p.m. followed by Mass at 7 p.m.
RETREAT
Clinton — Prince of Peace Parish is hosting a Year of Mercy retreat March 12 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. To attend, call the parish office at (563) 242-3311 by March 7.
Davenport — Our Lady of Victory Parish-Davenport is hosting Christian Experience Weekend (CEWs) for men March 4-6. The weekend begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening and ends Sun­day afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $35. Advance registration is requested: call Cliff Tappa at (563) 285-9376.
SOCIAL
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish is hosting a Lenten Fish Friday dinner March 11 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the parish activity center. Baked fish, fish tacos, shrimp tacos and grilled cheese will be served along with a variety of sides.
Davenport — Davenport Knights of Columbus (1111 W. 35th Street) are hosting their annual Lenten fish fry every Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more info call (563) 391-1532.
Davenport — St. Alphonsus Parish hosts its Lenten fish frys on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. at the parish. Meals are $10 for adults and $4 for children.
Davenport — Our Lady of Victory Parish is hosting a euchre tournament in the JFK school cafeteria March 12. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the games begin at 6 p.m. Register by March 4; cost is $25 per person or $50 for a team of two. Call the parish for a registration form.
Harper — Harper Knights of Columbus are hosting a fish fry in the KC hall every Friday during Lent, with the exception of Good Friday, from 5-7:30 p.m. Cost is $10/person.
Hills — St. Joseph Parish hosts a soup supper March 20 from 4-6 p.m. in the parish hall.
LeClaire — Our Lady of the River Parish is hosting a trivia night March 12 at the church. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. trivia event. Cost is $10 per person. Anyone 12 years or older may play on an 8-10 person team. Contact Janice Vrombaut at (563)289-3232 or tjvrom@gmail.com to reserve a table.
Lone Tree — St. Mary parishes of Nichols and Lone Tree are jointly hosting a pancake breakfast March 13 at the Lone Tree American Legion from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for youth ages 6-12 and free for children under 5.
VOLUNTEERING
Bettendorf — Women’s Choice Center seeks volunteers to help familes and babies in need. Persons interested in learning more on helping the center’s pro-life mission may attend a Mug and Muffin informational meeting March 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. Call Kathy at (563) 332-0475 to reserve a spot.

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