Calendar Events

Clinton — The Franciscan Peace Center hosts Ted Talk discussions every Tuesday on the Sisters of St. Francis Facebook page. June 21, view Gary Slutkin: Let’s Treat Violence Like a Contagious Disease then join conversations beginning at 11 a.m. on the Facebook page. Read what others have to say and contribute to the conversation.
Clinton — The Franciscan Peace Center’s ongoing Social Justice Film Fest continues June 16 with Guns, Greed and the NRA. The film looks into gun tragedies that include unintentional shootings, domestic violence, suicides, mass shootings and trafficking — and what we can do to put an end to this profit-driven crisis. The film starts at 6:30 p.m. at The Canticle, home of the Sisters of St. Francis.
Keokuk — Cele­brate Holy Hour at All Saints Parish June 16, 23 and 30 at 7 p.m.
Davenport — St. Thomas Aquinas Guild of the Quad Cities will host its monthly meeting at 10 a.m., June 18, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish. Tom Chapman, executive director of the Iowa Catholic Con­ference, will speak on “The Catholic Voice in Public Policy.” Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with light breakfast. For questions: email stthomasaquinasguild
Davenport — A Grief Support Group at St. Anthony Parish meets every Tuesday 3:30-5 p.m. in the church library. For more information contact any of the facilitators: Dennis at (563) 332-1396, Ginny at (319) 523-9251, Sue at (563) 381-9050 or parish secretary Jan at (563) 322-3303.
Albia — A retirement party for Jackie Maddy will take place June 19 from 1-3 p.m. at St. Mary Parish.
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney garage sale to support its sister parish in Jean Denis, Haiti, will take place June 23 and 24 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and June 25 from 8-11 a.m. in the parish activity center.
Bettendorf — Widows and Widowers from St. John Vianney Parish in Bettendorf meet the third Wednesday of each month at noon in the dining room at Bettendorf Hy-Vee, 2900 Devils Glen Road. Purchase what you want for lunch. This is a time of hospitality and the group hopes you will join them. Bring a friend.
Blue Grass — Open house on June 26 from 2-5 p.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church to honor Deacon Donald Frericks upon his retirement after 12 years of ministry as parish life coord­inator. Church address:  333 West Lotte. No gifts please. Just best wishes.
Delmar — St. Patrick Parish will hold its church dinner at Buzzy’s, in Welton June 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A beef and chicken dinner with several sides and a dessert table will be served. Adults pay $12, children under 12 pay $6, preschool children get in free.
Peosta, Iowa — Divine Word College Seminary in Epworth, Iowa, is hosting a golf outing July 22 at Timberline Golf Course. The event will consist of four-person, 18 hole best shot play with an evening social and dinner. Cost per golfer is $80 and includes golf, card, prizes and steak dinner. Proceeds from the outing will go to the Divine Word College student scholarship fund. For more information contact Mark Singsank at (563) 876-0097 or singsank@
Solon — Mary’s Meals is an international organization that feeds impoverished children in their place of education for just $20 per year. The community of Solon came together last year to fund a new Mary’s Meals kitchen in Malawi. A 1-mile and 5K fun run fundraiser will be held June 25 at 9:30 a.m. at Solon’s Recreation and Nature Area. Register online at
Hero. You can also get forms via email to print out and mail in. Contact Theresa Bonnema at or call her at (319) 499-8930. Participants are encouraged to dress as super heroes.

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