Nov 022017

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.
Davenport — Save the date for a free educational symposium for healthcare professionals and faith community leaders which will take place Dec. 15 at Genesis Heart Institute.
Iowa City — Iowa City Hospice hosts regular support groups and events for those affected by loss and grief. For a listing of events visit
icgriefsupport or call Kara at (319) 688-4218.
Davenport — Eagles’ Wings monthly Mass with prayers for healing will take place Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. Adoration begins at noon. Confessions will be heard.
Davenport — A Vocations Awareness Week prayer service and “come and see” gathering will take place Nov. 9 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the St. Vincent Center. The event is being hosted by the Secular Franciscans. For more information contact Kent Ferris at ferris@ or (563) 299-6107.
Clinton — ACEs Interface Training, an in-depth look at adverse childhood ex­periences (ACEs) designed for educators, human services providers, law enforcement, and others concerned about the resiliency and well-being of individuals who have experienced trauma, will be offered Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Clinton Community College Technology Center, Rm. 15. The training is co-sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis in Clinton. Register by Nov. 3; call (888) 336-3907.
West Burlington — Des Moines County Catholic parishes are hosting an event, “A Step Parent’s Toolbox,” Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. – noon at Ss. Mary & Patrick Church Hall. For questions or to reserve a spot contact Heather Tieman at (319) 752-8771.
Muscatine — Learn about “The Messages of Fatima and the Immaculate Heart of Mary” on Nov. 4 from noon-4 p.m. at Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish. Father Mike Phillips will host an afternoon of Mass, prayer, music and talks. Mass at noon, followed by two talks by Fr. Mike, concluding with the rosary.
Clinton — “Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace” sessions will be held at The Canticle, the home of the Sisters of St. Francis. Take time away to get re-energized, re-focused and learn ways to live a more balanced life. Session 1: Oct. 27 from 10-11:30 a.m. or Nov. 7 from 6:45-8:15 p.m.; Session 2: Nov. 3 from 10-11:30 a.m. or Nov. 14 from 6:45-8:15 p.m.; Session 3: Nov. 10 from 10:30 am.-noon or Nov. 28 from 6:45-8:15 p.m. It is not necessary to attend all three sessions. To sign up contact Sister Nancy Miller, OSF, at nmiller@ or (563) 242-7611. Admission is free.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is offering a workshop, Opening to Peace through Com­passion, Nov. 12 from 1-5 p.m. This workshop borrows from the ancient wisdom teachings of many cultures to create opening and healing of the heart through meditation, chanting and dancing. Cost is $25 (includes time for sharing over a meal). 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.
Burlington — Catholic Adult Fellowship Evenings take place every Wednesday from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the Notre Dame Cafeteria.
Camanche — Church of the Visitation Parish is hosting a holiday bazaar and luncheon Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Included is a quilt raffle, bake sale, silent auction, holiday items and local arts and crafts. The lunch includes homemade soups, hot sandwiches, desserts and more. Carry outs available.
Davenport — St. Alphonsus Parish is hosting a craft sale Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the gymnasium. Coffee and rolls will be served in the morning. A soup and sandwich lunch will also be available for purchase. The gym is wheel chair accessible. Vendors are invited as tables are still available to rent for $25 each. For more information call Liz at (563) 322-2424.
Davenport — Our Lady of Victory Parish is hosting a Christmas Carousel Bazaar on Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Buy handmade items, baked goods and raffle tickets. Breakfast and lunch items will be available.
Iowa City — St. Wenceslaus Parish is hosting its holiday bazaar Nov. 11 from 8-11 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. and Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. – noon. Enjoy kolaches and other baked goods and shop handcrafted Advent candles, other handmade goods and “attic treasures.”
Houghton — The Hootin’ Days committee is hosting a Schwartz’ Chicken fundraiser at the KC Hall Nov. 18 from 5-8 p.m.
Keokuk — All Saints Parish is hosting a fall festival Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at St. Vincent’s School. Buy baked items, candy, religious items, books, raffle tickets and more. A turkey dinner with the fixings will be served; adults eat for $10, children 12 years old and younger eat for $5. Carry-outs available.
Keokuk — Faith on Tap will take place Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at V’s Restaurant and Brewpub. The topic will be prayer and the psalms.
Muscatine — The Muscatine Knights of Columbus’ Thanks­giving Dinner Benefit will take place Nov. 5 from 4-7 p.m. at Ss. Mary and Mathias School. Enjoy black angus beef, homemade noodles and more. A free will donation will be accepted to provide Thanksgiving dinners to local organizations and families in need.
Nichols — St. Mary Parish is hosting an auction and luncheon Nov. 5 in the parish hall. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the chicken and noodles/ham dinner luncheon and silent auction of homemade goods. Regular auction begins at 1 p.m.
Ottumwa — St. Patrick Parish is hosting a fall dinner/raffle/
silent auction Nov. 5. A roast beef and oven-fried chicken dinner will be served from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost for the dinner is $10 for ages 13 and older, $5 for children ages 4-12 years old, and free for children under four years old.
Oxford — St. Mary Parish is hosting a “turkey bingo” and homemade soup and dessert luncheon Nov. 12. Luncheon will take place from 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Bingo to follow. All funds raised will be used for the parish’s parish hall and faith formation center campaign.
Riverside — St. Mary Parish is hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast fund­raiser for preservation and restoration of the church on Nov. 12 from 7 a.m.- noon. There will also be a bake sale.
Tipton — The women of St. Mary Parish are hosting a craft fair, bazaar, cookie walk and luncheon Nov. 11 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the parish hall. The meal will include soup, sandwiches and homemade pie. Proceeds support local charities.
West Branch — St. Bernadette Parish is hosting a fall soup supper and bake sale Nov. 12 from 3-7 p.m. Homemade chicken noodle soup and chili is featured, along with dessert and a beverage. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-10 years old. Carryouts available. Festivities include a bake and craft sale, including many themed baskets.

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