Feb 192015

Cedar Rapids — John Allen Jr., senior Vatican analyst for CNN and associate editor at The Boston Globe, will give a lecture Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy on Mount Mercy University’s campus. There is no cost to attend.
Davenport — St. Ambrose University Teacher Education Pro­gram is hosting an open house for high school students, parents and academic advisors Feb. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rogalski Center. Cost is $10 per person, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and snack. Registration required; for more information or to register call (563) 333-6116, email or www.
Davenport — St. Ambrose University is hosting the Eastern Iowa/Western Illinois Veterans Conference Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Rogalski Center. The event is free and open to the public; veterans will be given priority registration. The event theme is “Seek the Middle Ground: Bridg­ing the Divide from Military to Civilian.” For more information or to register, go to
Clinton — Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace Parish is hosting an 8-week Oremus Catholic prayer study on Mondays from March 9 through May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the church. There is no program March 23. Cost is $15 for workbooks. Contact Deacon Jeff Scheutzle for more information at Reg­is­­­tra­tion is requested by March 2.
Davenport — A healing Mass will take place Feb. 19 at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 7 p.m. Praise music begins at 6 p.m., and the sacrament of reconciliation will be offered at 6 p.m.
Iowa City — Father Jacques Philippe will speak about conversion at St. Mary Parish Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.; St. Wen­ces­laus Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at a men’s retreat; Feb. 21 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at a women’s retreat. For more information contact Dan Teets at or (319) 337-4314 ext 105 or Mila Grady at or (319) 354-8162.
Keokuk — All Saints Parish is reciting the rosary Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish is hosting a GriefShare grief support group from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday afternoons from Feb. 22 to May 24. There will be no meeting Easter Sunday. Persons are welcome to begin attending the group at any point. Each session is “self-contained,” so participants will not have to attend in sequence. However, par­ticipants should attend the first three sessions, if possible. For more information or to sign up, call the parish at (563) 332-7910 and ask for Helen or Alicia in health ministry.
Clinton — St. Edward’s Knights of Columbus Council #707 will host Lenten fish fries every Friday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Boniface Hall. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 through 12 and free for children under 4 years old. Cost for a shrimp dinner is $10. Carryout available. The Ladies Auxiliary will host a bake sale during the fish fries.
Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle Parish is hosting Ignite Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The theme for the evening is “Down from the Mountain top; Sustaining the Encoun-ter.” The evening will consist of praise music, a message and testimony. All ages welcome, babysitting is available.
Davenport — St. Anthony Parish is hosting “Just” Soup Lenten Soup and Speaker evenings Feb. 25 and March 4, 18 and 25 from 6-7:45 p.m. Each week’s speaker will share a presentation on a social justice issue.
Davenport — St. Alphonsus Parish will host lenten fish fries Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. from Feb. 20 to March 27. Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children.
DeWitt — St. Joseph Parish will host fish fries on Fridays during Lent from 5-7:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall. Cost is $10.50 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 through 12, and free for children 4 years and under. Grilled cheese is available.
Lone Tree — Parishes in Lone Tree and Nichols are jointly hosting a pancake breakfast March 1 at the Lone Tree American Legion from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 6 through 12, and free for children under 5.
Preston — Ss. Mary & Joseph Parish, Sugar Creek is hosting an omelet and pancake breakfast Feb. 22 at Preston Town Hall from 7 a.m. to noon. Adults pay $7, children 6-12 pay $4, and children under 5 years old eat free. For tickets, call Elaine Burken at (563) 689-3105.
Riverside — St. Mary Parish is hosting a pancake breakfast Feb. 22 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 10, and children under 5 eat free. Proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Education Center Building Fund.
West Liberty — Knights of Columbus of St. Joseph Parish are hosting fish fries Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. from Feb. 20 to March 27 at the Parish Life Center. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children under 5.

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