Upcoming events



Bettendorf — An Our Lady of Fatima rosary rally will take place Oct. 16 at noon at the southwest corner of Middle Road and 23rd Street. Catholics will pray the four mysteries of the rosary for peace. For more information, call Bill Grothus at (563) 332-7180.

St. Paul — A public square rosary crusade will take place at St. James Church Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. Catholics will pray for the conversion of America. For more information, call Marilyn Walljasper at (319) 470-6830.



Davenport — The next presentation of the “Called and Gifted” series will be held at Sacred Heart School (parish center) in Davenport. Part I will be held on five successive Tuesday evenings, 6:30-9 p.m., beginning Oct. 19. Brochures with registration forms are available at parishes in the Davenport Deanery. The purpose of “Called and Gifted” is to help Catholics discover God’s call by discerning their unique spiritual gifts and charisms. For information, call (563) 332-6733 or (563) 355-0798.

Davenport — St. Anthony Parish is beginning a fall session of Grief Share, a program for people experiencing the death of a loved one. At the meetings, participants will experience loving support and learn valuable information to help them.   Each session is self-contained, so people may join at anytime. The new 12-week session began Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 6:30-8 p.m. at  St. Anthony Parish Center. For more information, call Dennis Xuereb at (563) 332-1396,  Ginny Carpenter at (563) 650-1783 or Sister Judy Herold at (563) 322-3303.  

Solon — “Strong Catholic Families: Strong Catholic Youth,” to be held at St. Mary Parish Oct. 28-29, will teach parish leaders how to train parents in forming children’s faith and explain why that training is important. Parents will have the opportunity to receive the training Oct. 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Schedule for Oct. 29 is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register for Oct. 28, Oct. 29 or both dates, visit www.davenportdiocese.org. Potential trainers should attend the entire event. For Oct. 29, the cost is $25 per person ($75 maximum per parish). Parents wishing to attend Oct. 28 only should e-mail Barb Butterworth at butterworthb@davenportdiocese.org. Please include your name, parish, phone number and e-mail address. Deadline is Oct. 25.


Coralville — Choices Medical Clinic of Iowa City will hold a fundraising banquet Thursday, Nov. 9, from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Coralville Marriott. Guest speaker will be Thomas Glessner, founder and president of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA), a public interest law firm founded in 1993 and committed to legal counsel and training for pregnancy resource centers. Dinner is complimentary. The evening will include an opportunity to donate to Choices Medical Clinic. RSVP by Oct. 18 to (319) 337-0575 or informedchoiceia@gmail.com.

Iowa City — Knights of Columbus will offer dinners from 5-7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month through November at the KC Family Center, 4776 American Legion Road.  The Oct. 12 dinner will feature Irish stew. Freewill donations will be accepted.  For more information, e-mail kofc842@gmail.com or call (319) 341-9097. Carry-outs are available.

Newton — The McCann flea market and craft sale will take place Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the McCann Center. Rummage goods, toys, baked goods, wood items, crafts, jewelry, ceramics and more will be featured. Rolls, soup, sandwiches, pies and beverages will be served. Proceeds go to the Sacred Heart Scholarship Fund.

Toronto — St. James Parish is sponsoring a soup and sandwich supper Oct. 10 from 4-7 p.m. at the Toronto Fire Station. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger and free for preschool-age children. Menu includes several kinds of soups and sandwiches, plus relishes, desserts, lemonade and coffee.

Toronto — St. James Parish is sponsoring a community breakfast at the Toronto Fire Station from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the third Sunday of each month through April. The next breakfast is Oct. 17. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. Preschool-age children are admitted free. Menu includes pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, ham, hash browns, toast, coffee, milk and orange juice.

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