Aug 272015

Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish is offering a GriefShare Ministry Sundays from 2-4 p.m. in the Health Ministry area in the lower level of the church. The group will meet each Sunday except Sept. 6 and 27. Materials are provided; no fee is charged. Call (563) 332-7910, x122 to register.
Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle Parish is hosting a grief ministry for those enduring any type of hurt. The group meets on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in McEleney Hall. Sessions begin Sept. 10 and run for 10 weeks. The first four weeks are open, after that the group will become closed to new people until a new 10 week session begins. This group will be slightly different than the last, featuring more hands-on therapeutic activities. For more information contact Judi Droll at (563) 322-3665 or (563) 340-6196.
Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle Parish is hosting a 24 part study on the Bible Timeline starting Sept. 14. Participants can attend Mondays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Study set is $40; make payment at the first class. Register online at, after Masses or by calling the parish office at (563) 322-7994.
Keokuk — All Saints Parish will pray the rosary Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Davenport — A retreat, Refresh, Renew, Dedicate and Commit, will take place Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1 at St. Alphonsus Parish from 6:30-8:30 p.m. nightly. Marcia Moore, Marilyn Riley and Cyndi Jarvis from Eagles’ Wings are among the retreat leaders. Free will donation. RSVP desired but not required; call Laura Patton at (563) 940-1873.
Wheatland — Cook up a storm with Sister Kathleen Storms, SSND, at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Sept. 22 from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Learn to prepare earth friendly and healthy foods from scratch. Cost is $25. To register contact: (563) 336-8414 or olp
Davenport — The Hispanic community at St. Mary Parish is hosting a parish festival Sept. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be authentic, homemade Mexican food and drinks. All proceeds go to benefit the parish.
Davenport — Father Bill Meyer, a retired priest of the Davenport Diocese, turns 90 on Sept. 4. Celebrate at Our Lady of Victory Parish after the 7 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses Sept. 6. No gifts, please.
Georgetown — The annual God’s Portion weekend will take place Sept. 5 and 6. A golf outing will take place Sept. 5 at Albia Country Club — call (641) 777-9687 to pre-register by Aug. 31. Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s at 10 a.m. Sept. 6, followed by a roast beef and chicken dinner with country store and kids’ games. Live auction at 1:30 p.m.; lawn social at 3:30 p.m.
Iowa City — Regina Catholic Education Center is hosting its annual Fall Fun Festival Sept. 5-6. A 10k race, garage sale, basketball tournament, softball tournament and a concert featuring Funk Daddies and dueling pianists are among the festivities. For more details visit Donations and volunteers needed; contact Trish Kohl at
Petersville — Immaculate Conception Parish is hosting a beef and pork dinner Aug. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults eat for $10, children for $5. Carry out available, handicap accessible.
Richland — Ssu. Joseph & Cabrini Altar and Rosary is hosting an open house to honor Shirley Van Dee 80th birthday Sept. 6 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Mother Cabrini Parish Center. Shirley is the Parish Life Coordinator of the parish.
Riverside — St. Mary Parish is hosting its annual Labor Day Dinner Sept 7. Food will be served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pork chop dinner is $12, fried chicken dinner $11, and hot dog kids’ meal is $5. Kids under 5 years old eat free. Save $1 on each meal by purchasing tickets in advance; call (319) 648-4149 and leave a message. Carry-outs available. Crafts, farmer’s market, games and a raffle are among the festivities. An auction will begin at 2:30 p.m.

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