Upcoming events



Dubuque — “Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America, a traveling exhibit featuring the untold stories of women who played a significant role in shaping the nation’s social and cultural landscape,” is at The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium  through May 22. The museum is located at 350 East Third St. Concurrently the Dubuque Carnegie-Stout Public Library is hosting the “Local Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America Art Exhibit,” which will continue through May 22.


Davenport — “Praying to St. Jude: The Recent Contours of Urban Catholic Education” is the topic for The Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture on March 29 at St. Ambrose University. Timothy Walch, Ph.D., director of Hoover Library, West Branch, and an author and commentator, will present the lecture at 7 p.m. in the Rogalski Center Ballroom on campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception follows. For more information, contact Father Chuck Adam at (563) 333-6151 or AdamCharlesA@sau.edu.


Iowa City — Father Joseph Van Phung will speak on “Finding God in Persecution and Hardship” at the Newman Catholic Student Center, 104 E. Jefferson St., March 24 from 7:30-9 p.m. A Vietnam native, he is pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish in Mount Pleasant. The free, public event is sponsored by the Journeys in Faith Discussion Group and the Newman Center. If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation to attend, call (319) 337-3106.


Clinton — An Introduction to Centering Prayer workshop will be held Saturday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to noon at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 1105 LaMetta Wynn Drive. Joan and Bob Timmons of Davenport will present at the free event. Books and materials will be available to purchase. Centering Prayer is a quiet way of deepening a relationship with God beyond words, thoughts and emotions. Reservations are appreciated: call the parish office at (563) 242-3311. For more information or directions, call Martha Hayes at (563) 243-4440.

Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Fairfield — Jefferson County Right to Life invites the public to join in silent prayer each weekday from noon to 1 p.m. as part of the 40 Days for Life campaign. Prayer will take place in the basement meeting room of the First National Bank downtown, from March 9 to April 15.

Washington — A healing Mass will be celebrated Friday, March 11, at 7 p.m.. at St. James Church.


Iowa City — Men of the Diocese of Davenport are called to a conference on prayer March 26 at St. Patrick Church. The conference opens with Mass at 7 a.m., followed by adoration and the rosary. The first presentation begins at 9 a.m. A light breakfast and sack lunch are included in the $25 registration fee. For more information, call (319) 331-6763 or visit www.stwenc-ic/kc/purementality.php.


Davenport — A Theology on Tap event for young adults will take place March 10 at 7 p.m. at Phil & Larry’s Saloon. Msgr. Bob Gruss will speak on “What’s the Minimum I Can Do and Still be Catholic?”

Davenport — A Spaghetti Supper Benefit for All Saints Catholic School’s production of “Bugsy Malone, Jr.” will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in the All Saints World Café, 1926 Marquette St., Davenport. Advance ticket prices are $5 per adult, $3 for a child age 5-10 and $20 for a family of four or more. Tickets at the door are $7 per adult, $5 for a child ages 5–10. Tickets are available through the school office by calling (563) 324-3205. The musical “Bugsy Malone, Jr.” will be presented on April 15, 16, and 17 at the Assumption High School Auditorium in Davenport.

Davenport — A trivia night will take place at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish Center March 12 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Cost is $10 per person, teams of 8. Bring your own snacks. Call Tom Bribriesco to make a reservation: (563) 326-3442.

Davenport — The St. Patrick Society, QCA, will host its Gathering of the Clan Luncheon on Friday, March 11, at the Col Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To purchase tickets, call (563) 324-2524. Grand Parade XXVI will take place March 12 at 11:30 a.m. at Fourth Avenue and 23rd Street in Rock Island, Ill. A special Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church in Rock Island. The Post-Parade Bash will be at the Col Ballroom in Davenport from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 12. Admission is $15; people 15 years and younger are admitted free. 

Fairfield — Jefferson County Right to Life will hold a soup luncheon at St. Mary Catholic Church Hall March 13 after 10 a.m. Mass, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Father Stephen Page will make several homemade soups. Desserts will also be served.  A freewill offering will be taken.

Iowa City — Fish dinners will be served at the KC Family Center, 4776 American Legion Road, from 5-7 p.m. Fridays during Lent except for Good Friday. Entrée choices are red beans and rice for $5, shrimp jambalaya for $6, catfish for $9, fried shrimp for $10 and salmon for $12. There will be weekly non-fish options. Carryouts are available. For more information, call (319) 351-5370.

Lone Tree — St. Mary parishes of Lone Tree and Nichols will hold a pancake breakfast with sausage, ham and eggs March 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lone Tree American Legion. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. 

Muscatine — Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Father Jason Crossen’s Irish stew dinner March 17 at Gannon Hall from 3-7 p.m. Authentic Irish stew, fresh breads, homemade desserts, Irish beer, lemonade, coffee, hotdogs and chips will be served. Many raffle items will be available. Cost is $7 per adult, $3 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and younger. “To go” orders are available. For tickets, call (563) 554-9539 or visit the parish office at 215 W. Eighth St.

Toronto — St. James Parish is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat soup and sandwich supper Sunday, March 13, from 4-7 p.m. at the Toronto Fire Station. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger, and free for preschoolers. Menu includes four soups, five kinds of sandwiches, relishes, beverages and desserts.

Toronto — St. James Parish is sponsoring a community breakfast at the Toronto Fire Station from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 20 and April 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.

West Liberty — The Knights of Columbus of St. Joseph Church will hold fish fries on the following Fridays during Lent: March 11 and 25, and April 8 and 15. The fish fries will be held at St. Joseph’s Parish Life Center from 5-7:30 p.m. Menu includes catfish fillets, baked potato, coleslaw, baked beans, dessert and drinks. Prices are $8.50 for adults and $4 for children younger than 13.

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