Aug 102017

Davenport — Any church, youth group or individual in need of a free piano may contact Arnie at anderson@ or (536) 888-4229. The Heintzman upright piano has an antique dark wood finish, has no dead keys and is in tune enough to play.
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney will begin GriefShare sessions starting Aug. 20 through Nov. 19 from 2-4 p.m.. Sessions are weekly, free, ecumenical and faith based. Sessions meet in the East Room at St. John Vianney. Please call (563) 332-7910, ext. 122, leaving a voice message or email health@sjvbett. org 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 Dennis at (563) 332-1396, Ginny at (309) 523-9251, Sue at (563) 381-9050 or the parish secretary at (563) 322-3303.
Clinton — Persons interested in putting a stop to human trafficking may attend meetings the second Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. at The Canticle. Call Lori Freud­enberg at (563) 242-7611 for more information.
Rock Island, Ill. — St. Thomas Aquinas Guild of the Quad Cities will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on Aug. 19 at Schroeder Hall at St. Mary Parish, 2208 4th Ave., Rock Island. Father Anthony Co, pastor of Sacred Heart and St. Mary parishes in Rock Island, will speak on “Evangelization in Health Care: Diagnosis and Treatment of the Soul” Doors open at 9:30 a.m., look for the sign. For more information visit: stthomas
Wheatland — A program, “Eating your way through the Gospel of Luke,” will be held at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Using a deep study and exegesis of Luke’s writing, participants will unpack the abundant gift that Jesus was and is for our world. Fee is $30. To register contact (563) 336-8414 or
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.
Cedar Rapids — A celebration to mark the 60th jubilee of Sister Mary Fran Michalec, SSND, will be held Aug. 13 at St. Ludmila Parish. Mass begins at 10:30 a.m. with a reception from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish’s social hall, 211 21st Ave. SW. Sr. Michalec served at Regina in Iowa City as director of religious education for 26 years.
Cosgrove — On Aug. 20, St. Peter Parish will host its annual Pork Day event. A Polka Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., followed by children’s games and a pork/chicken luncheon from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Adults eat for $10, children ages 5-12 years old eat for $6; no charge for children under 5 years old. A giant auction will begin around 2 p.m.
Davenport — The annual Father Ken Martin Golf Outing will be held Aug. 30 at Emeis Golf Course in Davenport to raise money for emergency scholarship grants for students who attend Scott County Catholic schools. For more information, to register or to become a sponsor, visit
Davenport — Assumption High School Class of 1967 will hold its 50th reunion Oct. 6-8 — AHS homecoming weekend. Events include: Friday, Oct. 6, golf outing at Glynn’s Creek. Contact Pat Walton at or (563) 505-3924. Friday night, Oct. 6 at 7:15 p.m. AHS homecoming game at Brady Street Stadium and/or tailgate at The Filing Station. Saturday, Oct. 7, 5:30 p.m. dinner party at J Bar/Holiday Inn, Elmore Avenue, Dav­enport. Reser­va­tions required for J Bar by contacting Sue Vasen Coffin at or (563) 359-7252. Sun­day, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. tour of school & Mass in the chapel. Contact Sheila Deluhery at sdeluhery
Goose Lake — Assumption & St. Patrick Parish is hosting a beef and pork dinner Aug. 13 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Millennium Ballroom. Carry-outs are available. Cost is $10 for adults, $5.50 for children ages 4-12 years and free for children under 4 years old. Tickets available at the door the day of the event.
Petersville — Immaculate Conception Parish will serve its annual beef and pork dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 27. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 years of age and under. Mass will be celebrated in the church at 11 a.m. Also a country store and raffle will be held. Carryouts available. The event is handicap accessible.
Tipton — St. Mary Parish is hosting a Polka Mass Aug. 27 at the church. Mass is at 10 a.m. Lunch and ice cream social will take place from 11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. Adults pay $8. Children, 5-12 years old pay $5.

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