Upcoming events



Albany, Ill. – A healing Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Parish Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. The sacrament of reconciliation will be available beforehand.

Davenport – A healing Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Cathedral Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. The sacrament of reconciliation will be available beforehand.



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” is 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.

Clinton — Mayor Rodger Holm has proclaimed Oct. 24, 2011, UN Day in Clinton. He will read the proclamation and preside at the raising of the UN flag on the city’s memorial flagpole Oct. 24 at 11 a.m.   Sister Janice Cebula, OSF, encourages people to join for the event at Sixth Avenue South and the riverfront.

Davenport — A “Come and See” Catholic inquiry on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults takes place Wednesdays from 7-8:30  p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church. Anyone interested may call Judi Droll at (563) 322-3665 or Father Mike  Spiekermeier at (563) 322-7994.

Davenport — A slideshow preview of the planned Eagles’ Wings pilgrimage to the International Euchar­istic Congress in Dublin, Ireland, in June 2012 will be shown Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. at 5816 Telegraph Road. For more information, call (563) 324-7263.


Clinton — A pilot post-CEW retreat called “Spirit Alive: A Charism Experience Weekend” will take place Nov. 11-12 at Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace Church. The retreat is for people who want to discover their unique spiritual gifts. The retreat runs Friday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Go to www.incarnateinstitute.org to register or to download and mail a hard-copy brochure. For more information, email info@incarnateinstitute.org or call (319) 431-8764.


Davenport — Kahl Home for the Aged and Infirm will host its annual autumn bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21.  The event includes a taco bar, baked goods, crafts, bazaar items and white elephant articles. The Kahl Home is at 1101 W. Ninth St.

Fort Madison — Holy Trinity Catholic Schools’ God’s Portion Day will take place Oct. 22-23 at the junior/senior high school. Events begin Oct. 22 with dinner at 5 p.m., followed by auctions. On Oct. 23, breakfast will be served from 8-10 a.m. The day will include a baked goods room, country store, knick-knack room, spirit booth, auctions, lunch and dinner, student presentations, a kids’ zone and raffle.

Iowa City – The St. Patrick Parish Needle-workers’ bazaar will take place Saturday, Oct. 29, from 3-6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 30, from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will include a quilt raffle, bake sale and more.

Keokuk — Church of All Saints’ fall bazaar and festival will be Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bazaar items: antiques, heirlooms and collectibles, baked goods, candy, religious goods, crafts, Christmas items and more. A turkey/

mashed potatoes/gravy dinner with sides and plenty of desserts will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets may be purchased at the door the day of the dinner. Events are at 2981 Plank Road.

Knoxville — St. Anthony Parish’s fall dinner will take place Nov. 6 from noon to 2 p.m. Dinner includes turkey, ham, dressing, potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salads, rolls and homemade pie. Cost is adults: $8, children ages 5-10, $4; children under 5, free.

Melcher – Sacred Heart Parish will hold its fall dinner Sunday, Oct. 30, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-10 and free for children 4 and younger.

Nichols — St. Mary Parish hosts its annual auction and chicken noodle luncheon on              Sunday, Nov. 6 at St. Mary’s parish hall in Nichols. Silent auction is from 11:30 a.m. to  1 p.m. Regular auction follows. Luncheon  includes homemade chicken and noodles served with mashed potatoes, soup and sandwiches, homemade desserts and more.

Richmond – Holy Trinity Parish’s pork loin and beef dinner will take place Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults and $3 for children ages 5-10. The day will include a country store, raffle and silent auction.

Rock Island, Ill. – To celebrate 10 years in the Quad Cities, the Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery will host an open house Sunday, Oct. 30, from 2-4 p.m. at 2200 88th Ave. W. Attendees will be able to meet the Sisters, tour the monastery and retreat house, and enjoy refreshments. For more information, contact Sister Jackie Walsh, (309) 283-2108 or retreats@smmsisters.org.

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.


Coralville – “Life is a Kaleidoscope: Change Your Pattern, Change Your Life” will be presented Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. at St. Thomas More Church. The event will be an interactive presentation on accountability and is designed to assist others in building communication skills and relationships by understanding the power of language and actions. The presenters’ mission is to bring hope to families who may be dealing with a struggling child and to empower individuals. For more information, call (319) 330-5971 or (563) 357-1260.

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