Sep 152016

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.
Iowa City — A series of conferences focusing on fertility, sexuality and marriage will take place Oct. 7-8 at St. Patrick Parish. For more information, and to register go to or call (319) 855-8475 by Sept. 30.
Davenport — An altar linen sewing seminar will take place at the St. Mary Parish Center Sept. 19-22. No cost to attend. For a schedule contact Kathryn Amato atkathryn.l.amato@ or (563) 275-0444.
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish will offer GRIEFSHARE, a Christian-based support program for people experiencing grief, Sunday afternoons from 2-4 p.m. through Nov. 20. 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 began 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.
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 any of the facilitators: Dennis at (563) 332-1396, Ginny at (309) 523-9251, Sue at (563) 381-9050 or the parish secretary at (563) 322-3303.
Bettendorf — A 40 Days for Life kickoff prayer service will be held from 7-8 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Women’s Choice Center front parking lot.
Iowa City — A 40 Days for Life kick off will take place at Informed Choices Medical Clinic Sept. 18 from 5:30-7 p.m. RSVP at or (319) 855-8475.
Keokuk — A Holy Hour will take place Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church. Faith on Tap will take place Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
Bettendorf — Called and Gifted classes are being held at Our Lady of Lourdes on Mondays 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.
Davenport — Faithful citizenship — what the Catholic voter should know will be presented at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 in Denning Hall at St. Paul the Apostle Parish. This town hall will be hosted by the St. Thomas Aquinas Guild of the Quad Cities, a chartered guild of the Catholic Medical Association. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with a light breakfast served. For more information about the guild, visit
Wheatland — Celebrate International Day of Peace with origami at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Sept. 21 from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fee is $30. To register call (563) 336-8414 or send an email to olpretreat@
Clinton — On Sept. 26 from 5-7 p.m., 20 percent of the sales at Pizza Hut in Clinton will benefit the L’Arche Clinton Community.
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 — Humility of Mary Housing’s semi-annual Fresh Start Benefit Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 23 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 24 at 3805 Mississippi Ave. Fur­niture, antiques, houseware, collectibles, jewelry, clothing for all ages and much more are included in the sale. All children’s clothing just .50 cents each. Donations for the sale will be accepted until Sept. 19. Call (563) 326-1330 and ask for Patti for further info or to volunteer.
DeWitt — St. Joseph Parish is hosting a fall festival Sept. 18 from 3-7 p.m. Beef and pork dinner will be served; adults pay $10, children 6-12 years old pay $5. Carry-outs available. Silent auction, raffle, farmers market, kid games. Info: (563) 659-3514 or
East Pleasant Plain — Ss. Joseph & Cabrini Parish is hosting a bazaar Sept. 25. Mass is at 9:30 a.m., buffet dinner of chicken and pork loin will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults pay $9, children 3-12 years old pay $3.50. Carry-outs available. Live auction at 1 p.m.
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.
Iowa City — St. Wenceslaus Parish will host its annual fall dinner Oct. 2. Dinner will be served 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. with carry outs available until 5 p.m. includes turkey with the trimmings and kolaches. Raffle tickets for a $500 gift card and a quilt are available by contacting Margaret (319) 354-0585 or Catherine (319) 338-6370. For more info go to
Houghton — St. John’s annual harvest festival will take place Sept. 25 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. A roast beef dinner will be served from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Auction will begin at 11:30 a.m. with grain selling first. Cookery corner, baked goods, garden produce, candy, cash prizes and a raffle for a new John Deere Gator or $8,000 cash. Winner will be announced at 3 p.m.; pick up raffle tickets at Houghton businesses or from members of St. John Parish.
Lone Tree — St. Mary Parish is hosting a fall luncheon and auction Sept. 25 at the Lone Tree American Legion. Lunch and silent auction start at 11 a.m. with live auction at 1 p.m.
Lovilia — St. Peter Parish is hosting a fall dinner and auction Oct. 9. Mass is at 10:30 a.m., dinner with roast beef or ham and homemade noodles will be served from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; adults pay $10, children aged 4-12 pay $5. Live auction is at 1 p.m. Country market and raffle for $1,000 in cash prizes. Carry-outs available for pick up; call (641) 218-8169 Oct. 8 from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Email for more information or to purchase raffle tickets.
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 pay $8, children 4-10 pay $5, free for children 3 years old and under. Country store, quilt raffle.
Melrose — St. Patrick Parish’s annual fall festival will take place Sept. 25. Mass at 10 a.m.; ham and roast beef dinner will be served from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; auction at 1 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children over five years of age.
Ottumwa — Tom Shadonix, director of music at St. Mary of the Visitation Parish, will give a series of concerts to commemorate his 60th year as a musician. An organ recital will take place Oct. 20 at St. Mary’s at 3 p.m.
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 Legionn-aire Ballroom at Wapsi Park. Adults pay $11, children ages 5-10 pay $5, children under 5 years old eat free. Carryouts $12. Raffle, bake sale, silent auction and games.
Muscatine — Help make noodles for the Muscatine Knights of Columbus’ annual beef and noodle dinner, which raises money for Thanksgiving meals for the less fortunate in Muscatine. Noodle ma­king will start at 9 a.m. Oct. 4 and continue until completed. Lunch provided. RSVP to (563) 299-8016 or (563) 316-8689.
St. Paul — St. James Parish’s 65th Annual God’s Acre Sale will take place Oct 1-2. Dinner served Oct. 1 at 5 p.m., with charity auction at 6 p.m. Auction resumes Oct. 2 at noon. Turkey dinner will be served from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Country kitchen, lunch stand, cash raffles.
Victor — St. Bridget Parish is hosting a fall festival Sept. 18 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Chicken and ham dinner will be served. Adults pay $12, culdren pay $6. Country store, quilt raffle.

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