Clinton — The Sisters of St. Francis in Clinton are hosting Francis: Face to Face, a one-man “reader’s theater” play on the life and spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi by David Hoover Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 439 3rd Ave. S. The free event is in celebration of the Sisters’ 150th anniversary. Refreshments will be served at intermission.
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. 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 Public Square Rosary Rally will take place Oct. 15 at noon at the southwest corner of Middle Road and Spruce Hills in Bettendorf. Call Bill Grothus with questions at (563) 332-7180.
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 — St. Paul the Apostle Parish will offer a Sunday, 5:30 p.m. Mass starting Oct. 2.
Keokuk — Holy hour will take place at All Saints Parish Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.
Wheatland — Knit One, Pray Too! at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Oct. 13 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost is $20. To register call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail. com.
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 — Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities will host its annual Mr./Ms. Habitat fundraiser Oct. 15 at the Rogalski Center. Doors open at 5:30. Ticket cost $50 and include admission, heavy appetizers, dessert bar and beverages. A silent auction is included in the festivities. RSVP by Oct. 7 to (563) 359-9066 or email Dougal.Nelson
Davenport — Sacred Heart Cathedral is hosting Oktoberfest Oct. 1 after 4 p.m. in the parish garden. Tickets are $1. Call parish office at (563) 449-5594 to reserve tickets.
Davenport — An Abbondanza Dinner will take place Oct. 8 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish. Cocktail hour is at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m. Music and dancing will be available until 11 p.m. Cost is $35 per person. The event benefits the Blue Mass for first responders and diocesan seminarians.
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.
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 ages 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 stpeterslovilia@ gmail.com for more information or to purchase raffle tickets.
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.
Ottumwa — Tom Shadonix, director of music at St. Mary of the Visitation Parish, will give a series of concerts to commemorate his 60th year as a musician. An organ recital will take place Oct. 30 at St. Mary’s at 3 p.m.
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.
Bettendorf — Volunteer training for the Women’s Choice Center will take place Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch is provided. Call (563) 332-0475 and ask for Kathy to reserve a spot.