Coralville — Tom Chapman, executive director of the Iowa Catholic Conference, will give a presentation on Faithful Citizenship Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. No cost to attend.
Iowa City — A series of conferences focusing on fertility, sexuality and marriage will take place Oct. 7-8 at St. Patrick Parish. For more information, and to register go to www.jctrl.org or call (319) 855-8475 by Sept. 30.
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 (309) 523-9251, Sue at (563) 381-9050 or the parish secretary at (563) 322-3303.
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish will offer GRIEFSHARE, a Christian-based support program for people experiencing grief, Sunday afternoons from 2-4 p.m. through Nov. 20. 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 began 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.
Bettendorf — A 40 Days for Life kickoff prayer service will be held from 7-8 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Women’s Choice Center front parking lot.
Davenport — The members of Pope St. John XXIII fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order are hosting a Transitus Prayer Service Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Parish. Barb Arland-Fye, Editor of The Catholic Messenger, will share her reflections on her travels to Rome for the Canonization of St. Mother Teresa, and to Assisi. Refreshments provided.
Davenport — Women’s Interfaith Dialogues will take place Sept. 26 and Oct. 10 at Temple Emanuel. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m., program at 7 p.m., Registration is not required.
Keokuk — Faith on Tap will take place Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Revelation Bible study initial meeting and registration will take place Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Vincent’s School library.
Long Grove —The first gathering of Special Faith Saturday will be held Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. at St. Ann Parish for individuals ages 16 and older with special needs. Mass will follow at 4 p.m.
Brooklyn — St. Patrick Parish is hosting a bazaar and supper Oct. 6 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Steak dinner is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 12-17 and $1 for children ages 4 and under. Carry outs available after 1 p.m. by calling (319) 522-7715.
Davenport — Humility of Mary Housing’s semi-annual Fresh Start Benefit Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 23 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 24 at 3805 Mississippi Ave.
Davenport — Humility of Mary Housing’s Jazz Brunch fundraiser will take place at Crow Valley Golf Club Sept. 25 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call (563) 326-1330.
East Pleasant Plain — Ss. Joseph & Cabrini Parish is hosting a bazaar Sept. 25. Mass is at 9:30 a.m., buffet dinner of chicken and pork loin will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults pay $9, children 3-12 years old pay $3.50. Carry-outs available. Live auction at 1 p.m.
Iowa City — St. Wenceslaus Parish will host its annual fall dinner Oct. 2. Dinner will be served 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. with carry outs available until 5 p.m. includes turkey with the trimmings and kolaches. Raffle tickets for a $500 gift card and a quilt are available by contacting Margaret (319) 354-0585 or Catherine (319) 338-6370. For more info go to www.stwenc-ic.com.
Houghton — St. John’s annual harvest festival will take place Sept. 25 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. A roast beef dinner will be served from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Auction will begin at 11:30 a.m. with grain selling first. Cookery corner, baked goods, garden produce, candy, cash prizes and a raffle for a new John Deere Gator or $8,000 cash. Winner will be announced at 3 p.m.; pick up raffle tickets at Houghton businesses or from members of St. John Parish.
Lone Tree — St. Mary Parish is hosting a fall luncheon and auction Sept. 25 at the Lone Tree American Legion. Lunch and silent auction start at 11 a.m. with live auction at 1 p.m.
Lovilia — St. Peter Parish is hosting a fall dinner and auction Oct. 9. Mass is at 10:30 a.m., dinner with roast beef or ham and homemade noodles will be served from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; adults pay $10, children aged 4-12 pay $5. Live auction is at 1 p.m. Country market and raffle for $1,000 in cash prizes. Carry-outs available for pick up; call (641) 218-8169 Oct. 8 from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to purchase raffle tickets.
Knoxville — St. Anthony Parish is hosting a fall festival Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. Pork chop dinner costs $10, hot dog dinner costs $4. After dinner, there will be a live and silent auction.
Melrose — St. Patrick Parish’s annual fall festival will take place Sept. 25. Mass at 10 a.m.; ham and roast beef dinner will be served from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; auction at 1 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children over 5 years of age.
Moline, Ill. — ServeHAITI’s fall fundraiser, “Health is Hope; Hope is Everything,” will take place Oct. 29 at The University Club, 1518 5th Ave., from 6-11 p.m. Silent auction, Haitian artisan’s market, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. $35 per person. Buy tickets online at www.servehaiti.org or at the door.
Muscatine — Help make noodles for the Muscatine Knights of Columbus’ annual beef and noodle dinner, which raises money for Thanksgiving meals for the less fortunate in Muscatine. Noodle making will start at 9 a.m. Oct. 4 and continue until completed. Lunch provided. RSVP to (563) 299-8016 or (563) 316-8689.
Rock Island, Ill. — The Catich Jazz Fest , which raises money for the Art Legacy League, will take place Oct. 7 at Jumers Casino and Hotel. The dinner and dance will feature music by the River City 6 and St. Ambrose University Jazz Band. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Go to getmeregistered.com to reserve a spot or call (563) 343-2868 for more information.
St. Paul — St. James Parish’s 65th Annual God’s Acre Sale will take place Oct 1-2. Dinner served Oct. 1 at 5 p.m., with charity auction at 6 p.m. Auction resumes Oct. 2 at noon. Turkey dinner will be served from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Country kitchen, lunch stand, cash raffles.
Wellman — St. Joseph Parish is hosting a pork loin and turkey dinner with homemade noodles Oct. 2 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The dinner is $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-10. Take out meals available Oct. 4 after 9 a.m.; call (319) 646-2244. Support a shut-in with meals delivered free in Wellman. Auction begins at 1:30 p.m.
Wilton — St. Mary Parish is hosting a fall dinner Oct. 2 from noon-3 p.m. Ham and turkey dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5-10 years old. Carryouts available. Country store, crafts, homemade treats.