Clinton — Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace sessions will be held at The Canticle, 841 13th Ave. N., on Thursdays through Dec. 13. Morning (10-11:30 a.m.) and evening (6-7:30 p.m.) sessions are available. Take time away to get re-energized, refocused and learn ways to live a more balanced life. Take time to peacefully sort through life’s challenges. Call Sister Nancy Miller to sign up, (563) 242-7611, or email email@example.com.
DeWitt — A panel discussion on racial bias in eastern Iowa will be held at the DeWitt Opera House at 2 p.m. on Sept. 16. The event, entitled “Encountering Racism” is being presented by the Franciscan Peace Center in observation of the International Day of Peace and Campaign Nonviolence. The event is free and open to the public.
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish has begun Grief Share on Sundays from 2-4 p.m in the East Room. Class will not be held on Nov. 25. Sessions will be completed on Dec. 9. An additional program called Surviving the Holidays will be held on Nov. 17 from 2-4 p.m.
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 — A Blue Mass will take place Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at Prince of Peace Parish. This Mass will honor all law enforcement, fire fighters and medics/ EMS. A light reception will follow.
Davenport — St. Mary Parish will host a showing of “Power in my Hands” in preparation for the national Coast to Coast Rosary campaign Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
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.
Iowa City — A new “Surviving Divorce” ministry session will begin Sept. 13. Meetings take place Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish. For more information contact Stephanie Zeising at (319) 530-5487 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moline, Ill. — The Secular Discalced Carmelite Community of St. Joseph and the Prophet Elijah are hosting a study of prayer in the tradition of St. Theresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross the second Sunday of each month at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. Contact Barb Grothe at (563) 528-9424 or
Muscatine — A new session of Surviving Divorce: Hope and Healing for Catholic Families begins Sept. 13 and will meet weekly for seven weeks from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Mazzuchelli Center, 2407 Cedar St. Contact Sister Cheryl at (563) 263-3848 for more information.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is hosting “Weaving our Generations through Song” Sept. 16 from noon to 4 p.m. This event is for all ages, and there will be time to explore the prairie and enjoy an ice cream social. Fee is $20 for adults, free for children ages 14 and under. For more information or to register contact (563) 336-8414 or olpretreat@ gmail.com
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 Evening’s fall series begins Sept. 26 in the Notre Dame cafeteria with a presentation on “Joy of the Gospel” by Father Marty Goetz. Doors open at 6:15 and the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.
Farmington — St. Boniface Parish is hosting a fall festival Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Harmony High School. Enjoy a roast pork, turkey and lamb dinner. Cost is $12 for adults, $5 for children 10 years and under, and free for children ages 4 and under. Festivities include a white elephant sale, silent auction, raffle, cake walk, bazaar and bake sale.
Lone Tree — St. Mary Church is hosting a fall luncheon and auction Sept. 30 at the Lone Tree American Legion. The luncheon begins at 11 a.m. with chicken noodle and chili soups, sandwiches and desserts. Silent auction will be 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with regular auction beginning at 1 p.m.
Mechanicsville — St. Mary Parish is hosting an ice cream social Sept. 16 from 4-6:30 p.m. Enjoy maid-rites, sides, desserts and ice cream. Adults eat for $8, children ages 5-12 eat for $5 and children under 5 years old eat free. Festivities include a country store and a quilt raffle.
Oxford Junction — Sacred Heart Parish is hosting a Polka Mass Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. followed by a dinner of deep-fried chicken with dressing, kolaches, salads and desserts. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Legionnaire Ballroom in Wapsi Park. Adults pay $12 for the meal, children ages 5-10 years old pay $5. All carry-outs are $13. Raffle, bake sale, silent auction and more.
Wellman — St. Joseph Parish is hosting its annual Pork Loin and Broasted Chicken Dinner Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy homemade noodles, dressing, sides and desserts. Take-out meals available, call (319) 646-2244. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 4-10 and free for children 3 and under. Festivities include a country store and a live auction at 1:30 p.m.
Wilton — St. Mary Parish is hosting a fall dinner Oct. 7 from noon to 3 p.m. Enjoy turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, sides and desserts. Adults pay $12, children $5. Carry outs cost $12. Bazaar and craft items available.
Davenport — The Lisa Project, a unique multi-sensory exhibit that allows visitors to hear, see and experience the reality of the world of child abuse, will be on display at Our Lady of Victory Parish. The exhibit, 10 minutes in length, will be open Oct. 20 from noon to 6 p.m. and Oct. 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parish gathering space meeting room.
Davenport — The Humility Homes and Services, Inc., Fall Fresh Start Benefit Sale is Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 3805 Mississippi Ave. This is the first sale since the merger of Humility of Mary Housing and Humility of Mary Shelter.
DeWitt — The St. Joseph Parish pipe organ rededication concert will take place Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. Colleen Darland will be the guest artist. A light reception will follow in Harness Hall.
Rock Island, Ill. — The Art Legacy League will present “The Crazy Heads Story/Art Show and Sale” of the late Father Ed Catich through Sept. 30 at Rozz Tox, 2108 3rd Ave. Crazy Heads emanate from the creative mind of Fr. Catich, the founder of St. Ambrose University’s Art Department. The show/sale will feature original works by artists trained by Fr. Catich (Amy Nielsen and Paul Herrera). The Crazy Heads Show is sponsored by the Art Legacy League, a non-profit dedicated to celebrating the artistic legacy of Fr. Catich. For more information email artlegacyleague@gmail
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