Calendar of Events

Marriage annulments Q&A
Ottumwa — Come to an open forum on Marriage, Divorce and Annulment presented by the Diocese of Davenport’s Tribunal staff Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Bring your questions and learn what our church teaches about marriage, divorce, and the healing ministry of annulment. No reservation required. Any questions call Beth Blough, tribunal auditor, at (563) 888-4236.

Hospitality training

Davenport — St. Paul Street Evangelization Institute will offer hospitality training in August with two sessions to be held at St. Paul the Apostle Parish.

Attendees can learn about the roots of hospitality and the skills for sharing it with those they meet. Diocesan and parish staff members will attend an Aug. 23 session. Anyone else may attend the Aug. 24 session. Both trainings will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $25 per person and includes training workshop, materials and a light lunch.

To register, contact St. Paul Street Evangelization directly at www.stpaulse. com/davenport. For more information call (657) 777-2963 or email

Golf outing fundraiser

The 2019 Father Ken Martin Memorial Golf Outing, which benefits Scott County Catholic schools, will be held Aug. 18 at Davenport’s Emeis Golf Course.

Proceeds from the event provide emergency tuition assistance for students in grades K-12 who attend Catholic schools in Scott County. Last year, more than 120 golfers participated in the annual event, raising around $20,000.

The event began after the death of Fr. Martin, who left $1,000 for his golfing buddies to have an outing. They decided to honor “Father Kenny” by creating this annual fundraising event. Through the years, the golf outing has raised more than $300,000.

Reservations are being taken for golf and dinner, $125 per person or $500 for a foursome, or $35 per person for dinner only. Golf reservations include golf, cart, prizes, refreshments on the course and dinner at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Davenport. The cost to sponsor a hole is $150. Early signup is recommended as space is limited.

Contact Assumption High School President Andy Craig at for information or to sign up.

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 Ginny at (309) 523-9251, Sue at (563) 381-9050 or the parish secretary at (563) 322-3303.
Bettendorf — Taize Praise will take place from 6:30-7:15 p.m. in the St. John Vianney Chapel on July 17.
Iowa City — Byzantine Catholic Outreach of Iowa will celebrate Divine Liturgy July 14 and 28 at 3:30 p.m. at St. Wenceslaus Parish.
Iowa City — A Spanish-language healing Mass will be celebrated Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish.
Bettendorf —Widows and Widowers from St. John Vianney Parish meet the third Wednesday of each month at 12:15 p.m. at The Fountains Retire­ment Community, 3726 Thunder Ridge Rd. A complimentary meal will be provided. This is a time of hospitality.
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.
Moline, Ill. — Join in the study of prayer in the tradition of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross with the Secular Discalced Carmelite Community of St. Joseph and the Prophet Elijah on the second Sunday of each month at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Church (in the Marion Center), Moline. For more information, call Barb Grothe, 563-528-9424 or email at
Rock Island, Ill. — Pope St. John XXIII Fraternity meets the first Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. at Unity Point Trinity in Rock Island. For more info contact Candice Chaloupka, at
Davenport — St. Alphonsus Parish Altar and Rosary Society will offer a retreat with Father Bob Miller and Dr. Mark Nimo Aug. 27, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The retreat is entitled: “The Bible’s ‘Joe Friday’ – How Mark’s Gospel Portrays Jesus.” Light lunch will be provided. Cost is $10. Please call (563) 940-1873 for registration or information.
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish is hosting a Haiti Mission Garage Sale July 11 from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; July 12 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and July 13 from 8-11 a.m. Proceeds help ongoing mission work in Haiti.
Davenport — A bio­graphical lecture about the life of Father Edward Catich will be pre­sented by Paul Herrera on Aug. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Outing Club. Cost for the lecture and lunch is $22. To register call (563) 441-4100 or 1-888-336-3907.
Davenport — A jubilee Mass and reception celebrating Father Mike Phillips’ 50 years of priesthood will take place Aug. 25. A Mass at Holy Family Parish will take place at noon with a reception immediately following at Armored Gardens in downtown Davenport.
Pella — A retirement reception for Carol Laughlin, director of faith formation for St. Mary Parish, will take place July 14 following the 10:30 a.m. Mass.
Sugar Creek — A lawn social will take place at Ss. Mary & Joseph Church (address 3218 110th St., Preston) July 14 from 3-7:30 p.m. Enjoy a beef and pork dinner, music, games, country store and a raffle. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-12, and free for children ages 5 and under. Advanced adult tickets cost $9.50. For advanced tickets call Elaine Burken at (563) 689-3105.

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