Clinton — The Franciscan Peace Center hosts Ted Talk discussions every Tuesday on the Sisters of St. Francis Facebook page. Watch Wael Ghonim – “Let’s design social media that drives real change.” Then join conversations beginning at 11 a.m. on the Facebook page. Read what others have to say and contribute to the conversation.
Clinton — Franciscan Peace Center’s ongoing Film Festival continues Aug. 18 with “Life in a Day.” The film focuses Life in a Day is a user-generated, feature-length documentary shot on a single day — July 24, 2010, using more than 80,000 videos submitted to YouTube. The event starts at 6:30 p.m.; no cost to attend.
Davenport — A healing Mass will be held Aug. 11 at St. Alphonsus Parish. Confessions at 6 p.m., praise and worship music at 6:30 p.m., Mass at 7 p.m. After Mass, stay and have the opportunity to be prayed over.
Davenport — Sacred Heart Cathedral has added a 7:15 a.m. Mass each Sunday.
Keokuk — All Saints will have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Aug. 18 and 25 at 7 p.m.
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish will offer GRIEFSHARE, a Christian-based support program for people experiencing grief Sunday afternoons from 2-4 p.m. from Aug. 21-Nov. 20 (no 9/4 meeting). For location, contact the parish at (563) 332-7910 and ask for Health Ministry, ext. 122. Leave a voice mail message with name, telephone number and e-mail address. A health minister will contact you about the location of sessions.
Bettendorf — Called and Gifted classes will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes beginning Sept. 12 from 6:30-9 p.m. The program consists of two 5-week sessions. For registration information or questions, please contact: Cheryl at cbroglak@ mchsi.com, phone: (563) 343-2834 or Maureen at iowa
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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.
Muscatine — Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish will host a parish mission for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The parish will host Father Greg Bramlage and the Missionaries of the New Evangelization in September. Fr. Bramlage will celebrate weekend Masses Sept. 10 and 11. Then the mission will be held Sept. 12, 13 and 14 beginning at 6 p.m. at the parish, 215 W. 8th St., Muscatine. Childcare available. For more information on Fr. Bramlage’s healing ministry go to missionariesofthenewevangelization.us.
Clinton — The Sisters of St. Francis will celebrate 150 years as a congregation with a reunion the weekend of Sept. 30-Oct. 2. To join the celebration, call for tickets at (563) 242-7611 or go to the website (ticket deadline is Sept. 1). at www.clintonfranciscans.com.
Cosgrove — St. Peter Church is hosting its annual Pork Day celebration Aug. 21. Polka Mass is at 11 a.m.; food served starting at 11. Activities include games, tractor pull, bake walk, raffle, auction and children’s movie. See website for more info www.stpetercosgrove.weebly.com.
Davenport — Holy Family Parish is hosting a homecoming celebration Sept. 18. An outdoor Mass starts the day at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch (free will offering) and festivities until the closing at 2 p.m. At that time rosary will be recited in the rosary garden. Rain location is All Saints Catholic School. Activities include games, display of artwork by All Saints students, guided tours of the church and school, a memories table and parishes events and activities tables.
Davenport — Black and White Gala will be held Aug. 12 at St. Ambrose University. Mass with Bishop Martin Amos begins at 5:30 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel. Silent auction, dining, raffles and more follow in Rogalski Center. Tickets are $30 per person. Contact Brad Merritt at (563) 529-1820, bcmerritt@ mchsi.com or Sandi Hansen at (563) 445-6442, samiam2625 @yahoo.com
Davenport — St. Alphonsus will have a parish festival Aug. 27 from 5-9 p.m. Raffle, games, silent auction, food and refreshments. Country store rummage sale in the gym on Aug. 25 and 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Aug. 27 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. St. Alphonsus is located at 2618 Boies Ave. Call (563) 322-0987 for additional information.
Davenport — Theology on Tap will take place Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at Jersey Grille. Kent Ferris, diocesan Director of Social Action, will give a presentation about welcoming refugees in the Year of Mercy.
Goose Lake — Assumption & St. Patrick Parish in Charlotte is hosting a beef & pork dinner on Aug. 14 from 3-7 p.m. The event will be held at the Millennium Ballroom in Goose Lake. Carry-outs are available. Cost is $10 for adults, $5.50 for children 4-12 years and free for ages 4 and under. Tickets available at the door the day of the event. There will also be a gift basket silent auction, children’s games, bingo and a country store.
Ottumwa — The public is invited to a 50th anniversary reception honoring Tom and Peg Lazio Sept. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hotel Ottumwa. Mass at St. Mary’s precedes the reception at 9 a.m.
Petersville — Immaculate Conception Parish will serve its annual beef and pork dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Mass will be celebrated in the church at 11 a.m. Also a country store and raffle will be held. Carryouts available and handicap accessible.