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 mysteries of the rosary for peace. For more information, call Bill Grothus at (563) 332-7180.

Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Oct. 15 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. Everyone is welcome.

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.

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.


Washington — The retreat “Prayer as the Foundation of our Spiritual Lives” will be offered Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. James Church. Included are a noon meal, morning coffee and rolls. To register, mail a $15 check made out to “St. James Parish” to Fr. Bill Kneemiller, PO Box 187, Hills, IA, 52235. Walk-ins are welcome, and scholarships are available. For more information, call Fr. Kneemiller at (319) 679-2271.


Davenport — A Theology on Tap event for young adults will take place Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Phil & Larry’s Saloon. Father Marty Goetz will present “Teach Me How to Pray.” For more information, contact Susan Urbaniak, (563) 650-3283 or qctheologyontap@gmail.com.

Davenport — Sacred Heart Cathedral’s rummage sale will take place Oct. 14-16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Maximum Storage, 4850 Wapello Ave. For sale will be tools, lawn equipment, furniture, baby items, household items, hotel furniture, lamps, nightstands, pictures and more.

Davenport — A “Trunk Treasures” rummage sale will take place at St. Ambrose University in the parking lot at the corner of Gaines and Lombard streets Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Furniture, books, baked goods, clothing and more will be for sale. The event is a fundraiser for the Upward Bound students’ year-end trip.

Davenport – The Kahl Home’s annual fall bazaar will take place Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.at 1101 W. Ninth St. There will be baked goods, crafts, holiday decorations and white elephant treasures. Proceeds benefit the Kahl Home for the Aged and Infirm.

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.  For more information, e-mail kofc842@gmail.com or call (319) 341-9097. Carry-outs are available.

Melcher — Sacred Heart Parish will hold its fall dinner Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Turkey, ham, homemade noodles and more will be served. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-10 and free for children younger than 5.

Muscatine — Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish will hold an Octoberfiesta Oct. 24 from 1-5 p.m. at St. Mathias Church. German and Mexican food and adult and children’s beverages will be served. There will be family games, kids’ crafts, a rosary craft, cookie walk, apple dipping, yard games and live music.

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.

Rock Island, Ill. — A remembrance honoring the late John Kiley, who served as the Diocese of Davenport’s social action director, is planned for Saturday, Oct. 16, with an unofficial “fun run” on Arsenal Island in Rock Island, Ill., and a gathering at the Blue Cat Brew Pub in Rock Island. The free, three-mile fun run/walk is open to everyone and begins on the Arsenal at 5 p.m. For more information or to volunteer, please e-mail kileyrun@gmail.com or call Julie Davenport at (563) 449-4388. 

Rock Island, Ill. — The Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Admission is free. The choir’s music and multimedia presentation is a soulful fusion of gospel and contemporary African style. Each child in the choir has experienced personal tragedy, having lost one or both parents in the African AIDS crisis or other calamities. Now through their music and dance, they share Watoto’s vision: “Rescue a Child, Raise a Leader and Rebuild a Nation.”

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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