Upcoming events



Davenport — St. Anthony Parish offers a “Just” Soup Lenten program on four Thursdays in March. Participants  meet at 6 p.m. in the parish center for soup, followed by presentations on an issue of justice. March 8 will feature Michael Gayman, director of Oaks of Mamre Catholic Worker house in Davenport. March 22 features Ellen Reilly, homeless liaison for Davenport Community School District, and Rusty Boruff, director of the 180 Zone, a faith-based nonprofit organization. The final session is March 29 with Kent Ferris, director of social action for the Diocese of Davenport, and Karina Garnica and Gricelda Garnica, diocesan immigration counselors.

Davenport – St. Ambrose University theology faculty members Micah Kiel and the Rev. Matthew Coomber will present “A Challenging Peace: Wrestling with Violence and Nonviolence in the Bible” March 22 at 7 p.m. in the Rogalski Center. This Wilber Symposium on the Christian Tradition and Nonviolence is free and open to the public.

Davenport – Father John Surette, SJ, will present “Spirituality for Those Who Care for Earth” Saturday, March 10, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Humility of Mary Center, 820 W. Central Park Ave. Cost is free.


Iowa City – Catholic Studies Scholars at the Newman Catholic Student Center will present seminars on March 25 and April 1. On both Sundays, Zoraida Oyola-Rebaza will present from noon to 12:45 p.m., and Jessica Ducharme will speak from 1-1:45 p.m. Zoraida’s first presentation will be about the life and work of St. Francis Solano. Her second presentation will be a cello performance of songs he used in evangelization. Ducharme’s first presentation is a history of music in the Church, especially women’s contributions. Her second presentation will explore the lives of Catholic female composers and musicians.


Davenport — Artwork from the collections of John Bloom, 1906–2002; Edward Catich, 1906–1979; and Isabel Bloom, 1908–2001, are on view at the St. Ambrose University Morrissey Gallery in the Galvin Fine Arts Center lobby. The show will run through May 12 and is free and open to the public.


Bettendorf — A 40 Days for Life campaign continues through Palm Sunday, April 1. Supporters may choose a time slot to pray on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood,  Sign up at woniojeanne@gmail.com or (563) 355-4188.

Clinton — The Sisters of St. Francis invite the public to join them at vespers – evening prayer – at The Canticle at 6 p.m. March 11, 18 and 25, and April 1.

Davenport —  A healing Mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 15, at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 7:15 p.m. Confessions begin at 6 p.m. and praise music at 6:30 p.m.

Davenport —  A healing Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, March 13, at 1 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings. Sacrament of reconciliation will be available at 12:45 p.m.


Davenport —  Soaking With a Purpose prayer meeting will take place March 9 and 23 at 7 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings.

Davenport —  Ignatian prayer group meetings will last four weeks beginning March 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings. Cost is $45. Call (563) 324-7263 to register.


Riverside – The Iowa City Catholic community will host an overnight retreat March 23-25 for men at St. Mary Parish. For more information, call Bill Doucette at (319) 541-9814.

Wheatland – Two events are slated at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat.  On March 13 is “Come to the Quiet” from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On March 21 is “Knit One, Pray Too!” from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fee for each event is $20, which includes lunch. For registration, call (563) 336‐8414 or emailolpretreat@gmail.com.


Blue Grass — St. Andrew Parish’s annual garage sale will take place Friday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 333 W. Lotte St.

Burlington – Ss. John & Paul Boy Scout Troop 3 will hold a spaghetti supper fundraiser March 10 at St. John’s cafeteria from 5-7:30 p.m. Freewill offerings will be taken.

Clinton – St. Edwards Council of the Knights of Columbus will hold fish fries at St. Boniface Hall from 4:30-7 p.m. on Fridays through March 30. Shrimp will be served for $9; otherwise the fish fry is $8 for adults, $4 for children 3-12 and free for children younger than 3. For carry-outs, call (563) 242-0902.

Davenport — A trivia night to benefit Quad Cities Interfaith will take place at St. Paul the Apostle Church March 24 at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. To reserve a table, call Beth at (563) 322-4910.

Davenport — A Mad Hatter Tea Party will take place Saturday, March 17, at 3 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings. Ladies may bring a tea cup, tea to share and a “mad hat.”

Hills — A soup supper will take place at St. Joseph Church Sunday, March 18, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. Proceeds from the supper and a raffle will go towards a well project at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Zorange, Haiti.

Hills – St. Joseph Parish will host Leo Vitangcol, a singer, guitarist and worship leader, March 17-18. His conference on “Music, Healing and Gifts of the Holy Spirit” will take place March 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. Freewill donations will be taken. The weekend of March 17-18, Vitangcol will also be at all Masses at St. Joseph Church and St. Mary churches in Lone Tree and Nichols. After each Mass, he will give a short presentation on “Music and Healing.”

Iowa City – Fish fries will be held at the cafeteria at Regina Catholic Education Center on Fridays through March 30 from 5-8 p.m. Cost is $10 for a catfish, cod, shrimp, salmon or combo dinner and $6 for a kids’ meal. Carryouts are available by calling (319) 338-5436.

Iowa City — Knights of Columbus Council 842 will hold dinners of catfish, shrimp or salmon Fridays during Lent from 5-7 pm at the KC Family Center.  Kids’ meals will be available.  For more information, call (319) 341-9097.

Muscatine – A Knights of Columbus fish fry will take place Fridays during Lent except Good Friday at the KC Hall, 2011 Houser St., from 4:30-7 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12 and free for children younger than 5.

Newton – Fish fries take place Fridays through March 23 at 5 p.m. in the McCann Center.

Oxford – Fish suppers will take place at St. Mary Hall on March 9 and 23 from 5-8 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12.

Toronto — St. James Parish will sponsor a soup and sandwich supper March 11 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.

West Liberty — St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus will hold fish fries at St. Joseph’s Parish Life Center on March 16 and 30 from 5-7:30 p.m. Cost is $9.50 for adults and $4.50 for people younger than 13.

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