Events calendar

Clinton — The Franciscan Peace Center hosts Ted Talk discussions every Tuesday on the Sisters of St. Francis Facebook page.
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 — 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.
Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle Parish is hosting a grief ministry for those enduring any type of hurt. The group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 6-8 p.m. in McEleney Hall. Sessions begin Sept. 6. The group consists of listening, sharing, hands-on activities and prayer. For more information contact Judi Droll at (563) 322-3665 or (563) 340-6196.
Muscatine — A healing Mass will be held Sept. 8 at Ss. Mary & Mathias 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.
Keokuk — All Saints will have Eucharistic Adoration Aug. 18 and 25 at 7 p.m.
Lancaster, Wis. — The annual Father Samuel Mazzuchelli Memorial Mass and dinner will take place at 3 p.m. Aug. 28 at St. Patrick Church.
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@, phone: (563) 343-2834 or Maureen at iowa, phone: (563) 940-5921.
Milan, Ill. — St. Thomas Aquinas Guild of the Quad Cities will offer a video presentation “The Mystery of God – Part 2” by Bishop Robert Barron at 10 a.m., Aug. 20, at the St. Ambrose Parish hall, 312 W. First St.
Muscatine — Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish will host a parish mission for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Father Greg 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.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is hosting a Pentecost-focused retreat, “Do Not Resist the Holy Spirit,” Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost is $30. To register contact (563) 336-8414 or send an email to
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
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
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.
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. Call (563) 322-0987 for additional information.
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 of the Visitation 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.
Riverside — St. Mary Parish is hosting its annual Labor Day celebration Sept. 5. Dinner served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., auction at 2:30 p.m. Crafts, games and raffles throughout the day.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat presents its annual “Spirit of the Prairie” fundraising event Aug. 21 from 3-6 p.m. Cost is $50 per person. Make reservations on-line at or call (563) 323-9466 to receive the official invitation by mail.

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