Upcoming events



Albia — Knights of Columbus will hold fish fries on Fridays during Lent from 5-7 p.m. at the KC Hall.

Clinton — Knights of Columbus fish fries will take place at St. Boniface Hall on Fridays through March 26 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Menu includes fried or baked fish, baked potato, French fries, coleslaw, applesauce, bread and drink. Grilled cheese sandwiches will be available. Cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 3-12 and free for children younger than 3. Seven jumbo shrimp will cost $8. Carryouts willl be available.

Davenport — St Alphonsus fish fries take place through March 26. Menu includes beer batter fried and baked fish, potatoes, onion rings, coleslaw, desserts and beverages. All you can eat: Cost for adults is $8 and cost for children is $3. Serving 4-7 p.m. Carryouts are available. Call (563) 322-0987 for more information.


DeWitt — Fish fries will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall Fridays through April 2 from 5-7:30 p.m. Menu includes all-you-care-to-eat whole catfish and fillets, or a single serving of boiled shrimp, and baked potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, pudding, dinner rolls and beverages. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. Proceeds benefit the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph School and the St. Joseph youth group’s service trip. For carryouts and delivery, call (563) 659-3640.

Harper — Knights of Columbus will hold fish fries March 19  and 26 from 5-8 p.m. All will be held in the KC hall. Whole catfish will be served.

Iowa City — Knights of Columbus fish dinners will take place each Friday through March 26 from 5-7 p.m. at the KC Family Center. Menu includes catfish  for $9, shrimp for $10, salmon for $12, spaghetti, sides and beverages.

Knoxville — Knights of Columbus fish fries will take place at St. Anthony Parish Fridays during Lent at 6 p.m.

Mechanicsville — Knights of Columbus are holding a fish fry  March 19 from 5-7:30 p.m. at St. Mary Church. All-you-can-eat menu includes fish, baked potato, French fries, coleslaw, bread, dessert, coffee and lemonade. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children younger than 5.  Carryouts will be available.

Mount Pleasant — Fish fries will take place in Manning Hall on Fridays at 6 p.m. during Lent.

Newton — Knights of Columbus fish fries will take place on Fridays at 5 p.m.  through March 26 at the McCann Center.

Pella — Knights of Columbus will hold a fish fry at St. Mary Church from 6-8 p.m March 19 and 26.


Davenport — This year’s St. Ambrose University Lawrence J. McCaffrey Lecture of Irish-American Studies will feature Mick Moloney, international musician and professor of Irish studies. “Irish-American Songs From Old New York: Edward Harrigan and the Roots of American Musical Theater” will take place Wednesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. in the Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard streets, one block west of Harrison Street. The lecture is free and open to the public.


Albia — Stations of the Cross will be held each Friday during Lent at 5:10 p.m. at St. Mary Church.

Camanche — A soup and sandwich supper will be held on Wednesday evenings during Lent at 6 p.m. followed by the rosary at 6:45 p.m. and Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. at Church of the Visitation.

Clinton —  The public is invited to join the Clinton Franciscan Sisters at Vespers each Sunday during Lent at 6 p.m. at The Canticle, 841 13th Ave. N. The prayer service includes Scripture reading, reflection and song and lasts about 40 minutes. For details call the Sisters of St. Francis, (563) 242-7611.

Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Cathedral March 18 at 7:15 p.m. Confessions will begin at 6 p.m.

Davenport — Our Lady of Victory Parish will offer Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m., soup suppers at 6:30 p.m. and prayer reflections at 7:15 p.m. each Friday during Lent.

Davenport — Adoration will take place each Wednesday during Lent from 4-5 p.m. at St. Mary Church. Mass is at 5:30 p.m., with a soup supper to follow in the parish center.

Pella — St. Mary Parish will offer Stations of the Cross March 18, 19, 26 and April 2 at 3 p.m.


Albia — A Lenten study, “Your Spiritual Garden: Tending to the Presence of God” by Pegge Bernecker, will be held each Monday at 1:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary Parish.

Clinton —  A “Peace Soup” discussion and dinner will take place at St. Boniface Hall March 24 at 6 p.m. Jim Ott, school psychologist with the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, will speak. Ott is actively involved in addressing issues related to poverty as a member of the Bridges Steering Committee and as a participant in Project Hope. He has facilitated “Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World” groups for the past two years.

Harper — A public auction of contents of St. Elizabeth Church will take place at 20456 285th St. March 20 at 10 a.m. Items must be paid for on March 20.

Iowa City — St. Patrick Church is offering a Lenten reflection group entitled, “The Way of Suffering as a Way of Redemption.” Those who are living with illness, as well as family members and caretakers, are invited. This group will meet weekly through the Lenten season on Tuesdays (March 23 and 30) from 7-8:30 p.m. in the parlor at St. Patrick Church. The group will be co-led by David Klemm, a professor of theology and ethics at the University of Iowa, and his wife, Catherine Deming, a licensed mental health counselor with the Counseling Center of Iowa City.

Iowa City — The Davenport Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will hold its annual meeting April 15 at St. Patrick Church. The day will include Mass with Bishop Martin Amos, tours of St. Patrick Church, installation of 2010-12 officers, speakers Sister Marie Vittetoe and Father Ed Fitzpatrick, awarding of DCCW scholarships, a gourmet luncheon and Irish entertainment. All Catholic women in the diocese are welcome. Cost is $15.

Wilton — St. Mary Parish is hosting GriefShare sessions on Sundays from 6:30-8 p.m. at the church. The series, sponsored by the Durant-Wilton Ministerial Association, is a weekly seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close. People may participate in any sessions they choose. For more information contact St. Mary’s at (563) 732-2271, or Gloria Dei Lutheran, Durant, (563) 785-4936, or John Lyons in Wilton at (563) 349-0920.


Iowa City — St. Wenceslaus Parish will hold a spring bake sale March 27 from 8-11 a.m. at the church hall. Kolaches, cinnamon rolls and other baked goods will be available. Local merchants will have tables to browse. There will be complimentary coffee.

Oxford — The youth group of St. Mary Parish in Oxford and St. Peter Parish in Cosgrove will present St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s Night March 20 from 5-9 p.m. at St. Mary’s Auditorium, 133 E. Main St. Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. in the auditorium. The evening will include dinner, a Euchre tournament, children’s games and a cash bar.

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