Sep 292016

Clinton — The Sisters of St. Francis in Clinton are hosting Francis: Face to Face, a one-man “reader’s theater” play on the life and spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi by David Hoover Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 439 3rd Ave. S. The free event is in celebration of the Sisters’ 150th anniversary. Refreshments will be served at intermission.
Coralville — Tom Chapman, executive director of the Iowa Catholic Conference, will give a presentation on Faithful Citizenship Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. No cost to attend.
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 — 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 — 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. 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.
Bettendorf — A Public Square Rosary Rally will take place Oct. 15 at noon at the southwest corner of Middle Road and Spruce Hills in Betten­dorf. Call Bill Grothus with questions at (563) 332-7180.
Davenport — The members of Pope St. John XXIII fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order are hosting a Transitus Prayer Service Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Parish. Barb Arland-Fye, Editor of The Catholic Messenger, will share her reflections on her travels to Rome for the Canonization of St. Mother Teresa and to Assisi. Refreshments provided.
Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle Parish will offer a Sunday, 5:30 p.m. Mass starting Oct. 2.
Keokuk — Holy hour will take place at All Saints Parish Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.
Wheatland — Knit One, Pray Too! at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Oct. 13 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost is $20. To register call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail. com.
Brooklyn — St. Patrick Parish is hosting a bazaar and supper Oct. 6 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Steak dinner is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 12-17 and $1 for children ages 4 and under. Carry outs available after 1 p.m. by calling (319) 522-7715.
Davenport — Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities will host its annual Mr./Ms. Habitat fundraiser Oct. 15 at the Rogalski Center. Doors open at 5:30. Ticket cost $50 and include admission, heavy appetizers, dessert bar and beverages. A silent auction is included in the festivities. RSVP by Oct. 7 to (563) 359-9066 or email Dougal.Nelson
Davenport — Sacred Heart Cathedral is hosting Oktoberfest Oct. 1 after 4 p.m. in the parish garden. Tickets are $1. Call parish office at (563) 449-5594 to reserve tickets.
Davenport — An Abbondanza Dinner will take place Oct. 8 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish. Cocktail hour is at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m. Music and dancing will be available until 11 p.m. Cost is $35 per person. The event benefits the Blue Mass for first responders and diocesan seminarians.
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
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 ages 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 stpeterslovilia@ for more information or to purchase raffle tickets.
Moline, Ill. — ServeHAITI’s fall fundraiser, “Health is Hope; Hope is Everything,” will take place Oct. 29 at The University Club, 1518 5th Ave., from 6-11 p.m. Silent auction, Haitian artisan’s market, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. $35 per person. Buy tickets online at or at the door.
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.
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. 30 at St. Mary’s at 3 p.m.
Rock Island, Ill. — The Catich Jazz Fest, which raises money for the Art Legacy League, will take place Oct. 7 at Jumers Casino and Hotel. The dinner and dance will feature music by the River City 6 and St. Ambrose University Jazz Band. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Go to to reserve a spot or call (563) 343-2868 for more information.
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.
Wellman — St. Joseph Parish is hosting a pork loin and turkey dinner with homemade noodles Oct. 2 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The dinner is $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-10. Take out meals available Oct. 4 after 9 a.m.; call (319) 646-2244. Support a shut-in with meals delivered free in Wellman. Auction be­gins at 1:30 p.m.
Wilton — St. Mary Parish is hosting a fall dinner Oct. 2 from noon-3 p.m. Ham and turkey dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5-10 years old. Carryouts available. Country store, crafts, homemade treats.
Bettendorf — Volunteer training for the Women’s Choice Center will take place Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch is provided. Call (563) 332-0475 and ask for Kathy to reserve a spot.

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