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Clinton — The Sisters of St. Francis present “movies that matter” monthly at The Canticle. One Peace at a Time will be shown Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Clinton — The Franciscan Peace Center hosts Ted Talk discussions every Tuesday on the Sisters of St. Francis Facebook page.
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish will offer GRIEFSHARE, a Christian-based support program for people experiencing grief, Sunday afternoons from 2-4 p.m. from Aug. 21-Nov. 20 (no 9/4 meeting). For location, contact the parish at (563) 332-7910 and ask for Health Ministry, ext. 122. Leave a voice mail message with name, telephone number and e-mail address. A health minister will contact you about the location of sessions.
Bettendorf — Widows and Widowers from St. John Vianney Parish in Bettendorf meet the third Wednesday of each month at noon in the dining room at Bettendorf Hy-Vee, 2900 Devils Glen Road. Purchase what you want for lunch.
Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle Parish is hosting a grief ministry for those enduring any type of hurt. The group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 6-8 p.m. in McEleney Hall. Sessions begin Sept. 6. The group consists of listening, sharing, hands-on activities and prayer. For more information contact Judi Droll at (563) 322-3665 or (563) 340-6196.
Muscatine — A healing Mass will be held Sept. 8 at Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish. Confessions at 6 p.m., praise and worship music at 6:30 p.m., Mass at 7 p.m. After Mass, stay and have the opportunity to be prayed over.
Bettendorf — Called and Gifted classes will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes beginning Sept. 12 from 6:30-9 p.m. The program consists of two 5-week sessions. For registration information or questions, please contact: Cheryl at cbroglak@, phone: (563) 343-2834 or Maureen at iowa, phone: (563) 940-5921.
Bettendorf — An in-service for catechist educators and youth ministry parents will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Sept. 21. A lasagna meal will be served from 5-5:45 p.m. and the in-service will take place from 6-8 p.m. Cost of the in-service is $10 per person or $50 per parish. Contact your parish leader or mail the form to Our Lady of Victory, 1627 W. 42 St., Davenport, Iowa, 52806 attn. Jennifer Wemhoff.
Muscatine — Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish will host a parish mission for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Father Greg Bramlage will celebrate weekend Masses Sept. 10 and 11. Then the mission will be held Sept. 12, 13 and 14 beginning at 6 p.m. at the parish, 215 W. 8th St., Muscatine. Childcare available.
Wheatland — Cook up a Storm at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Sept. 14 from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Prepare earth friendly and healthy foods from scratch. Fee is $30. Come to the Quiet and meditate on the gift of wisdom Sept. 20 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Fee is $20. To register call (563) 336-8414 or send an email to
Clinton — The Sisters of St. Francis will celebrate 150 years as a congregation with a reunion the weekend of Sept. 30-Oct. 2. To join the celebration, call for tickets at (563) 242-7611 or go to the website (ticket deadline is Sept. 1) at
Clinton — Clinton Catholic School Alumni are hosting a Shamrockin’ Reunion Sept. 17-18. Sept. 17 activities include a tour of the Catholic Historical Center at St. Boniface from 2-4 p.m., Mass at Prince of Peace Catholic Church at 5 p.m. and dinner at Rastrelli’s Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy breakfast at Prince of Peace Catholic School Sept. 18 from 8-10 a.m. Dinner is $25, other events are by free will donation. RSVP by Sept. 3. Call Karen Witt at (563) 242-1663 with questions.
Davenport — Holy Family Parish is hosting a homecoming celebration Sept. 18. An outdoor Mass starts the day at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch (free will offering) and festivities until the closing at 2 p.m.
Davenport — St. Mary Parish will host a kermes “festival” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11 behind the parish center. A variety of authentic Mexican food will be available for purchase. Santa Maria Davenport tiene su kermes el 11 de Septiembre de 10 de la manana hasta las 3 de la tarde. Habra comida autentica mexicana y refrescos, juegos y una rifa. Todo el dinero que se gane sera para la parroquia.
Farmington — St. Boniface Parish is hosting a fall dinner Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Harmony School. Lamb and pork meal served for $10. Raffle, silent auction, no-walk, cake walk and bazaar.
Mechanicsville — St. Mary Parish is hosting an ice cream social Sept. 18 from 4-6:30 p.m. Maid-rites, hot dogs, sides, pies and cakes and ice cream. Adults $8, children 4-10 pay $5, free for children 3 years old and under. Country store, quilt raffle.
Oxford Junction — Sacred Heart Parish is hosting a polka Mass Sept. 18 at 10:30 a.m. A fried chicken dinner with kolaches, salads and deserts will be served from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Legionnaire Ballroom at Wapsi Park. Adults $11, children ages 5-10 $5, children under 5 years old eat free. Carryouts $12. Raffle, bake sale, silent auction and games.
Riverside — St. Mary Parish is hosting its annual Labor Day celebration Sept. 5. Dinner served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., auction at 2:30 p.m. Crafts, games and raffles throughout the day.
Sigourney — St. Mary Parish is hosting a fall festival Sept. 11 from 4 – 6:30 p.m. Smoke pork chop and children’s meals of hamburger or chicken breast will be served for $10. Children aged five and under eat free. Quilt and money raffle.
Solon — St. Mary Parish is hosting a harvest festival Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Chicken dinner will be served: Adults pay $10, children ages 6-17 years old pay $6 and children 5 years old and under eat free. Raffle (including Hawkeye men’s basketball season tickets and 50/50), games, country store, silent auction and apple pie contest.
Washington — St. James Parish is hosting a fall festival Sept. 11. Dinner is served from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Country store opens at 9 a.m. Adults pay $10, children ages 6-17 years old pay $5. Free for children 5 years old and under.
West Liberty — St. Joseph Parish is hosting a Latino Festival Sept. 4 from 2-7 p.m. in downtown West Liberty. Authentic cuisine, pizza and drinks will be served. Festivities include children’s games, music and crowning of the Little Princess of West Liberty. La Iglesia de Saint Joseph en West Liberty les invita a su Festival Latino Anual el domingo, 4 de septiembre, a las 2-7pm en Downtown West Liberty. Tendremos tacos, duros, elotes, pizza, y bebidas. Habra juegos para los ninos, musica, y la coronacion de la Princesita de West Liberty! Ven a celebrar un dia donde Dios y la Familia son el centro de la celebracion!

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