Sep 072017

Davenport — “Vang,” a one-hour play about recent immigrant farmers, will be performed Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at the DeWitt Opera House Theatre in DeWitt and Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Humility of Mary Center. No cost to attend.
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney offers GriefShare sessions through Nov. 19 from 2-4 p.m. Sessions are weekly, free, ecumenical and faith based. Sessions meet in the East Room at St. John Vianney. Please call (563) 332-7910, ext. 122, leaving a voice message or email health@sjvbett. org for more information.
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 Dennis at (563) 332-1396, Ginny at (309) 523-9251, Sue at (563) 381-9050 or the parish secretary at (563) 322-3303.
Coralville — The next Fatima 100 event will be an evening of multicultural Marian songs and dances Sept. 13 at St. Thomas More Parish at 7 p.m.
Davenport — A Solstice Taize’ Vigil Service will be held at Humility of Mary Center Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is requested; call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@
Davenport — Father Brian Taber, SJ, a Davenport native and Assumption graduate, will celebrate Masses at his childhood parish, St. Paul the Apostle, on Sept. 9 and 10.
Iowa City — The Byzantine Catholic Outreach in Iowa has changed service locations and times. Divine Liturgy is celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 3:30 p.m. at St. Wenceslaus Parish. Confessions will be heard at 3 p.m. Contact Adam with questions at
Rock Island, Ill. — A memorial service for victims of abortion will take place Sept. 9 at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, 1615 31st Ave. Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. with a procession to the memorial site afterwards. Park along 31st Avenue; bring a chair.
Bettendorf — Called & Gifted will begin a new session starting Sept. 11. Meetings are held each Monday through Oct. 23, then Nov. 6, 20 and Dec. 4 from 6:30-9 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish. For more information contact Cheryl Brogla-Krupke at or call (563) 343-2834.
Washington — The first meeting of the Ottumwa liturgical sewing group will be held Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. James Church. New­comers are welcome and may contact Kathryn Amato at (563) 275-0444 or kathryn.l. for more information.
Davenport — St. -Paul the Apostle Parish is hosting a marriage retreat from 1-4:30 p.m. on Sept. 24, at Camp Liberty, 4415 29th St. New Liberty, Iowa. Speakers Kathy Schulter and Devin Schadt will share a message on God’s plan for a “Dream Marriage.” The cost is $20 a couple. Contact Brad Merritt (563) 529-1820 or register online at
Wheatland — Come to the Quiet at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Sept 14 from 9:30 a..m. – 3:30 p.m. The day begins with a short message, followed by time for quiet, a seasonal lunch, more time for silent reflection and a closing message. Fee is $20. To register call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@
Bettendorf —Widows and Widowers from St. John Vianney Parish meet the third Wednesday of each month at noon in the dining room at Bettendorf Hy-Vee, 2900 Devils Glen Rd. Purchase what you want for lunch. This is a time of hospitality.
Burlington — Burlington Notre Dame is hosting its 20th annual Pot O’Blue and Gold Raffle drawing Sept. 30. For more information call (319) 754-8431, ext. 385 or visit www.
Clinton — Clinton Catholic Schools alumni are invited to Shamrockin’ Reunion 2017 Sept. 8-10. For more information visit
Clinton — Mention “L’Arche Clinton” or “The Arch” while dining in or carrying out at Pizza Hut in Clinton Sept. 18 from 5-7 p.m. and 20 percent of the sales will benefit the L’Arche Clinton Community.
Davenport — Assumption High School Class of 1967 will hold its 50th reunion Oct. 6-8 — AHS homecoming weekend. Events include: Friday, Oct. 6, golf outing at Glynn’s Creek. Contact Pat Walton at or (563) 505-3924. Friday night, Oct. 6 at 7:15 p.m. AHS homecoming game at Brady Street Stadium and/or tailgate at The Filling Station. Saturday, Oct. 7, 5:30 p.m. dinner party at J Bar/Holiday Inn, Elmore Avenue, Dav­enport. Reser­va­tions required for J Bar by contacting Sue Vasen Coffin at or (563) 359-7252. Sun­day, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. tour of school followed by Mass in the chapel. Contact Sheila Deluhery at sdeluhery
Davenport — St. Mary Parish is hosting a Kermes (carnival) Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the lot behind the church. Enjoy homemade authentic Mexican food.
Davenport — Eagles’ Wings is hosting an 8-week book review on “Resisting Happiness” by Matthew Kelly starting Sept. 19. Cost is $20 and includes a book. Regis­tration required. For more information call (563) 324-7263 or email Marcia@
Farmington — St. Boniface Parish is hosting a fall festival Sept. 17 at Harmony High School. A roast pork, turkey and ham dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-9 and free for children under 5 years old. Festivities include a silent auction, raffle, bake sale and door prizes.
Iowa City — Young Adult Catholics (Y.A.C.) meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 7:30-9 p.m. at St. Patrick Church in the Zaga Room downstairs.
Lone Tree — St. Mary Parish is hosting its Fall Auction and Luncheon Sept. 24. Doors open at 11 a.m. for a soup and sandwich lunch and a silent auction. A traditional auction will start at 1 p.m. Proceeds will be used to redecorate and repair the church’s interior.
Mechanicsville — St. Mary Parish is hosting its annual Ice Cream Social and Country Store Sept. 17 from 4-6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hall. Maid rites, hot dogs, sides and ice cream will be served. Adults pay $8, children 5-12 years old pay $5, and children under 4 years old eat free.
Mount Pleasant — St. Alphonsus Parish is hosting its Autumn Festival Sept. 17. Mass is at 10 a.m. A roast beef dinner will be served from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Silent auction and country corner goodies available throughout the event. Auction begins at 1 p.m.
Muscatine — Celebrate Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish’s 175th anniversary Sept. 23 with an open house in Gannon Hall and the original church at 3 p.m., Mass at 5 p.m. and dinner to follow.
Oxford Junction — Sacred Heart Parish is hosting its Fall Festival Sept. 17. Polka Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. followed by a fried chicken dinner served with kolaches, sides and desserts from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Legionnaire Ballroom at Wapsi Park. Adults eat for $11, children ages 5-10 eat for $5. Children 4 years of age and younger eat free. Carryouts are $12. Additional festivities include a raffle, bake sale, silent auction and games.
Victor — St. Bridget Parish is hosting a chicken and ham family-style dinner and country store Sept. 17 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the church.
Wellman — St. Joseph Parish is hosting its annual Harvest Dinner Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Buffet meal includes broasted chicken, pork loin, homemade noodles, sides and desserts. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 4-10, and free for children 3 years of age and under. Carryouts and delivery available – call (319) 646-2244 ahead of time or up until 1:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Festivities include a country store and an auction, which begins at 1:30 p.m.
Davenport — A benefit for Emily Jackson will take place Sept. 9 at Col Ballroom. Proceeds will help with medical expenses. For more on Emily go to

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