Upcoming events



Davenport — A panel discussion on Catholicism in China will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Rogalski Center of St. Ambrose University. Leading the panel will be Sister Janet Carroll, liaison for Maryknoll’s China programs. Earlier in the day, a 3 p.m. reception will take place in the Christ the King Chapel gathering space, with informal discussion about the Catholic Church in China and related topics.


Davenport – Father Dan Mannhardt will celebrate a healing Mass Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 1 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings, 5816 Telegraph Road. There will be individual prayers after Mass, with an opportunity to receive the sacrament of reconciliation.


Hills – A healing Mass with Msgr. Marvin Mottet, Father Troy Richmond and Father William Kneemiller will be celebrated Friday, Oct. 14, at St. Joseph Parish.  Confessions start at 6:30 p.m., and Mass begins at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Houghton – A public square rosary crusade will be held Oct. 15 at noon at St. John’s.  Local organizer Marilyn Walljasper, quoting literature from a national rosary campaign, said the United States is in great need of public prayer, repentance and conversion. For more information, call Walljasper at (319) 470-6830.


Bettendorf – A centering prayer support group meets at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more information, call Judy at (563) 355-0611.

Bettendorf – An “Understanding Grief Educational Program” will be offered at St. John Vianney Church. Participants meet on Tuesdays in the Vianney Room from 1-2:30 p.m. through Nov. 1. An RSVP is helpful. Call Nancy McBride at (563) 355-5766 or Gail Votroubek at (563) 421-5404.

Davenport – Soak­ing with a Purpose prayer meetings will take place Oct. 14 and 28 at 7 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings, 5816 Telegraph Road. Participants will be led in praise and worship music.

Davenport – The Marycrest Alumni Asso­ciation will host Homecoming 2011 on Oct. 7-9. Festivities begin on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. when alumni will meet at Kelly’s Circle Tap. An open house will be held Oct. 8 from 1-4 p.m. at the Marycrest Senior Housing Campus. Mass will be celebrated Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Humility of Mary Center. Brunch will be held at the Outing Club. Cost is $22. To sign up for the brunch, call (309) 796-3910.  

Fort Madison – KDME Divine Mercy Radio is welcoming the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, to an event from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in McAleer Hall. The day will cover sanctification of time and growth in virtue and vocations to religious life. A freewill offering will be collected. Lunch will be offered for pre-registrants for $5. Contact Carol Janosik at (319) 372-7809 or cjanosik@iowatelecom.net.

Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat at 2664 145th Ave. will hold an open house recognizing the retreat ministry of Director Sister Joann Kuebrich, staff and volunteers on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 3–5 p.m. For more information, call (563) 336-8414.


Wheatland – “Come to the Quiet,” a silent retreat day, will take place Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Cost is $15, which includes lunch. Sessions with a spiritual director will be available for a separate fee. To register, call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail.com.


Bettendorf — The University of Notre Dame Glee Club will perform Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church. Suggested donation is $10 for adults, $5 for students and $20 for families.

Davenport – Theology on Tap for young adults will meet Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in the upper level of Phil & Larry’s Saloon. Sister Bobbi Bussan will speak on homelessness in the Quad Cities.

Davenport – St. Anthony Parish will hold its first holiday bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 9, from 1-5 p.m. Baked goods, gifts, hand-made crafts and St. Anthony cookbooks will be available. For more information, call Mary Beth at (563) 391-4668.

Davenport — Cinder­ella’s Cellar has received a donation of designer clothing and accessories. Clothing is available at 230 W. 35th St. Hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit The Kahl Home for the Aged and Infirm.

Fort Madison – On Oct. 19, Catholic singer and songwriter Lynn Cooper will give a musical witness at McAleer Hall in Fort Madison. Her concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Suggested deadline for pre-registration is Oct. 12. Send your name, parish and town and the number of people for a light meal that begins at 5:45 p.m. to Margie Mountz at mtpleasantstaldre@diodav.org or 607 S. Jackson St., Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641.

Iowa City – St. Wenceslaus Parish’s fall turkey dinner will take place Sunday, Oct. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $4 for children ages 4–10 and free for children younger than 4. Carryouts will be available at the south entrance of the parish hall from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kolaches will be for sale. Ron Johnson and Jill VanDorpe will provide music.

Riverside – St. Mary Parish will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Sunday, Oct. 16, from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the parish center. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children and free for children younger than 5. Proceeds benefit religious education. A Schwan’s truck will be present to take pre-orders or sell items.

Toronto – St. James Parish will hold a soup and sandwich supper Sunday, Oct. 23, from 4-7 p.m. at the Toronto Fire Station. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 12 and younger and free for preschoolers. Four kinds of soup and five kinds of sandwiches will be served.

Toronto – St. James  Parish is holding 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 date is Oct. 16. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger and free for preschoolers.

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