Upcoming events



DeWitt — Fish fries will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall Fridays through April 2 from 5-7:30 p.m.

LeClaire — Knights of Columbus Council 13084 will hold a fish fry on Good Friday after 6 p.m. service.



Davenport — St. Ambrose of Milan was a master of theology, philosophy, arts, governance and diplomacy, a renowned writer and speaker, and a courageous advocate for social justice. Scholar Marcia Colish will examine the issues that preoccupied him in his own day, as well as those of his ideas regarded as authoritative in modern times. “Saint Ambrose: Yesterday and Today” will take place Tuesday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the St. Ambrose University Christ the King Chapel. The presentation is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Davenport — Human migration has been a source of epidemics throughout history. As the amount and speed of migration increases in our global society, so do the risks of major epidemics. Dr. Rossanne Philen from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will address this issue during the upcoming Hauber Chair Lecture. “Migration and Disease” will take place Tuesday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the Rogalski Center at St. Ambrose University. Part of the university’s yearlong Migration Project, the lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.


Davenport  —  The next healing Mass will be Friday, April 16, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 10th and Iowa streets. Confessions start at 6 p.m., praise music at 6:40 p.m., and Mass at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome.


Coralville — People of faith across Iowa are caring for God’s creation by reducing energy use in their own homes, reducing pollution and saving money in the process. Bring a team from your congregation to a training workshop to learn how to get your faith community involved in a Cool Congregations stewardship program. It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 15, at Community of Christ, 2121 South Ridge Drive, Coralville. It is co-hosted by Trinity Episcopal and Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City. Register online at www.iowaipl.org/calendar or contact Lisa Martin at sciclone1@mchsi.com or (319) 338-9930 or (319) 330-4565.

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 DDCCW scholarships, a gourmet luncheon and Irish entertainment. All Catholic women in the diocese are welcome. Cost is $15. For more information about the annual meeting or DDCCW, call (319) 338-2716 or (319) 337-3850.

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.


Davenport — A Project Renewal “Run for Renewal” will take place Saturday, April 17. A half-mile kids’ “Treat House Trot” is slated for 8:30 a.m. A 5K run/walk will take begin at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Project Renewal youth program. For more information, call (563) 324-0800 or visit www.projectrenewal.net. People can also register at www.getmeregistered.com.

Iowa City — St. Patrick Church will host an open house April 13 to commemorate the tornado that destroyed the historic St. Patrick Church in downtown Iowa City on Holy Thursday 2006. Tours will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a closing prayer service at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Mount Pleasant — The annual Spring Smorgasbord, sponsored by the Altar & Rosary Society, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11 at Manning Hall. Menu: turkey, meatballs, ham, potatoes and gravy, variety of salads, desserts and beverages. Adults, $8; children ages 4-10, $3.50; ages three and younger, free.

Mount Pleasant — A trivia night will be held at 7 p.m. on April 24 at St. Alphonsus Manning Hall, 607 S. Jackson St.  Reserve your table of eight or your individual spot by April 15.  Cost per person is $10. BBQ pork sandwiches and fixings will be available for a free-will donation along with lemonade, iced tea and coffee.  Participants may bring their own beverages. The evening will include a silent auction, mulligans, 50/50 drawing, and door prizes. Cash prizes for top three teams will be awarded. For more information or to make reservations, contact Lynn Fedler at (319) 986-6666 or the parish office at (319) 385-8410. Proceeds will offset the costs of preparing a pallet of meals for Kids Against Hunger. Groups from St. Alphonsus will be packaging meals May 15.

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