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Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle Parish will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday April 11 from 2-4 p.m. There will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the rosary, 3 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy, music, Words of Mercy, the sacrament of reconciliation and benediction.

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.

Fort Madison — A celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday will take place at Sacred Heart Church April 11. Confessions begin at 2:30 p.m. Divine Mercy Holy Hour will be at 3 p.m., and Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m.



Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish is offering monthly caregiver support meetings on the second Wednesday of the month from 1-2:30 p.m. Janet Rubelmann, a parishioner of St. John Vianney, is the support meeting facilitator. For further information, call Rubelmann, (563) 514-7090 or Nancy McBride, minister of pastoral care, (563) 355-5766. All caregivers 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.

Newton — Sacred Heart Parish will hold an all-parish faith festival, “Praying as Jesus Taught Us,” April 18 and 21. People of all ages will gather to share a meal, pray, and learn about the Catholic faith and traditions. Participants will explore the meaning of the Lord’s Prayer, look at the seven specific petitions in the prayer, and experience the Lord’s Prayer through gestures and song. No need to pre-register. Attend either of two days: Sunday, April 18, from 10:30 to 1 p.m., or Wednesday, April 21, from 6-8:30 p.m.


Wheatland — The following retreats are slated at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat near Wheatland: “Knit One, Pray Too,” a day of knitting, fellowship and prayer, will be offered from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 13. The fee is $15 and includes lunch. “Desert Pilgrim Spiritual Memoir Workshop,” sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library and Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, will be held from 9:30 a.m.-noon Friday, April 16. Morning fee: freewill offering. A private retreat will follow the workshop. Fee for lunch and afternoon: $15. To register for either retreat, contact Barbara Gross at (563) 336-8414 or olpretreat@gmail.com.


Camanche — Church of the Visitation will hold a fundraising breakfast April 18 from 8 a.m. to noon in the parish hall. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. Menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls, coffee, milk and juice. Proceeds go to the building fund.

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 start 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.

Muscatine — Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish and its Stewardship Committee are sponsoring a Parish Volunteer Recognition Dinner from 5-7 p.m. on April 18 at the Bishop Hayes Catholic School gym. The dinner will be a time of sharing that provides an opportunity to personally and publicly thank the volunteers. All parishioners and volunteers are invited.

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