Apr 062017
 

EDUCATIONAL
Davenport — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat and the Congregation of the Humility of Mary Care of Earth Committee are hosting a climate change presentation April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Humility of Mary Center. Speaker Connie Mutel will use personal and nature stories to share the complexities of climate science. A free-will offering will be accepted at the door.
Kansas City, Kan. — A symposium on stewardship will take place April 21 at the Savior Pastoral Retreat and Conference Center. For more information or to register go to www..
stewardshiparchkck.org/register or call (620) 227-1535.
FISH FRIES
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish is hosting a fish dinner featuring baked fish, fish or shrimp tacos and grilled cheese sandwiches April 7 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross will be in the church at 6 p.m.
Clinton — Knights of Columbus will host fish fries every Friday during Lent from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Boniface Hall.
Davenport — St. Alphonsus Church will host fish fries every Friday through April 7 from 4-7 p.m. Accom­modations for individuals with difficulty climbing stairs will be available at the April 7 fish fry. Call the parish office at (563) 322-0987.
Davenport — Davenport Knights of Columbus (1111 W. 35th Street) is hosting Lenten fish fries on Fridays from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Houghton — A fish fry will take place April 7 at the Knights of Colum­bus Hall from 5-8 p.m.
Iowa City — Lenten Friday fish fries will take place on Fridays at KC Family Center, 4776 American Legion Rd. from 5-7 p.m.
Keokuk — Knights of Columbus are hosting a fish fry at the KC Hall April 7. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and serving begins at 6.
Knoxville — Fish fries, with grilled, fried and shrimp options, take place Fridays during Lent at St. Anthony’s Hall from 5:30-7 p.m. Reflect on the Stations of the Cross at 5:15 p.m. in the church.
LeClaire — Knights of Columbus are hosting a fish fry in the church hall April 14 immediately following the 6 p.m. Mass.
Muscatine — Knights of Columbus will host fish fries every Friday during Lent at Saints Mary and Mathias School from 4:30-7 p.m. Bring a can of food to be distributed to persons in need.
Pella — Friday night fish fries at St. Mary’s will be held from 5-7:30 p.m.
GRIEF SUPPORT
Bettendorf — A new session of GriefShare began Jan. 8 at St. John Vianney Parish. The group meets Sundays from 2-4 p.m. in the East Room. Contact health@
sjvbett.org or (563) 332-7910 ext. 122 for more information.
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.
LITURGY/PRAYER
Clinton — Celebrate Lenten Vespers with the Clinton Franciscans at The Canticle Sun­days during Lent at 6 p.m.
Iowa City — St. Thomas More Parish is hosting a six-week discussion/reflection group on Pope Francis’ Laudato Si Sundays during Lent from 3-5 p.m. in the church’s lower level.
Keokuk — Reflect on the Stations of the Cross at All Saints Parish Fridays during Lent at 6:30 p.m. Additionally, a coffee and Catechism will take place April 9 at 9:35 a.m. in the parish office.
West Liberty — The Byzantine Catholic Outreach in Iowa will celebrate Holy Week services at St. Joseph Parish. Services April 13-15 will begin at 4 p.m. Pascha service April 16 will be at 6 p.m. Additionally, a Divine Liturgy for Thomas Sunday will take place April 22 at 7:30 p.m.
MEETINGS
Clinton — Persons interested in putting a stop to human trafficking may attend meetings the second Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. in The Canticle. Call Lori Freud­enberg at (563) 242-7611 for more information.
RETREAT
Coralville — St. Thomas More Parish is hosting a mini-retreat, Finding Light in the Darkness, April 29 from 8:45 a.m.-noon. Speaker Bob Colqu­houn, a native of Iowa City, will share his “prodigal son” journey from drugs and prison to a life of faith. To register or help with the retreat contact Mary Humston at (319) 337-5916. Suggested donation is $10.
Wheatland — Walk into the Holy Week with the labyrinth April 10 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Learn about the history of the labyrinth with a special emphasis on mercy and forgiveness. There will be time for group discussions, labyrinth walks, reflection and journaling. Fee is $20. For more information or to register call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail.com.
SOCIAL
Burlington — Des Moines County Catholic Church Youth Group (TRUTH) is hosting a 5K “Dog Jog” April 29 for people and their pets. For information go to bit.ly/burlington5k9.
Bettendorf —Widows and Widowers from St. John Vianney Parish meet the third Wednesday of each month at noon in the dining room at Bettendorf Hy-Vee, 2900 Devils Glen Rd. Purchase what you want for lunch. This is a time of hospitality. Bring a friend.
Burlington — LuAnn and Deacon Bob Glaser will offer a presentation about “The Five Love Languages” on April 8 at 7 p.m. in the St. Paul Church hall. The presentation will focus on helping couples to better understand the ways they receive and give love. RSVP to the Ss. John & Paul Parish Faith Formation office at (319) 752-8771.
Burlington — Cafe (Catholic Adult Fellow­ship Evening) takes place every Wednes­day at 6:15 p.m. in the Notre Dame cafeteria.
Clinton — The Catholic Historical Center at St. Boniface, 2520 Pershing Blvd., is hosting a living Last Supper April 8 from 6:30-9 p.m.
Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle Parish is hosting a candid discussion group Monday nights from 6-7:30 p.m. Share a meal and talk about life’s biggest challenges and questions. If interested email mhavercamp2@gmail.
com.
Davenport — St. Anthony Parish is hosting a Palm Sunday concert on April 9 at 3 p.m. No cost to attend. It will feature the adult choir, children’s choir, youth string ensemble and feature the St. John’s Passion of William Byrd, along with other Lenten selections. It will be followed by a dessert reception.
Davenport — The Sultan and the Saint will premiere at the Putnam Museum April 23. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the pre-screening program will begin at 3:30 p.m. The 60-minute film will begin at about 4 p.m. and the reception will follow immediately after the film. Tickets are free with advance registration. Reserve tickets at
sultansaintdavenport.
eventbrite.com
Iowa City — A Culture of Life dinner will be April 29 at St. Wenceslaus Parish beginning at 5:30 p.m. Reserve a spot for the dinner at www.stwenc-ic.com or call (319) 400-5695 for more information.
North English — St. Joseph Parish’s annual Spring Tea and Luncheon will take place April 20 at 11:30 a.m. Val Van Kooten, the “reluctant farm girl,” will serve as speaker/entertainer.

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