Upcoming events


Bettendorf — Padre Alberto and Padre Marcio from Our Lady of Reconciliation in Peru will speak at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the church. They will speak on their ministry work in Peru, which has a sister parish to Lourdes. Bring a snack to share.
Davenport –   Soak­ing With A Purpose prayer meetings will take place Fridays, Sept. 28 and Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings.  Also, a healing Mass will be celebrated there Oct. 9 at 1 p.m.
Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Friday, Sept. 21, at Sacred Heart Cathedral 10th and Iowa streets. Con­fessions start at 6 p.m., praise music at 6:30 p.m., and Mass at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome.
Grand Mound – A Padre Pio prayer group will meet Sunday, Sept. 30, for adoration from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and Mass at 5 p.m. A meal will follow Mass. Bring fresh fruit.
Moline, Ill. – A Quad Cities Interfaith prayer vigil for jobs and jobs equity will take place Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. at First Christian Church, 1826 16th St. To RSVP or get more information, call (563) 322-4910.
Muscatine – A public square rosary rally will take place Oct. 13 at 11:45 a.m. on the steps of St. Mathias Church, 215 W. Eighth St. There will be song, the Angelus, rosary and Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Bettendorf – St. John Vianney Parish will offer an “Under­standing Grief Edu­cational Program” in October and November. Participants will meet for seven Tuesdays in the Vianney Room from 1-2:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 2. They do not have to talk. Attendees need not be affiliated with a church. An RSVP is not necessary, but helpful. Call Nancy McBride at (563) 355-5766 or Gail Votroubek at (563) 421-5404.
Iowa City — The Davenport Diocese’s Justice and Peace Advocacy Team will meet Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level of St. Patrick Church. All are welcome.
Moline, Ill. – “Under the Tent of Abraham” is the theme for this year’s Muslim-Jewish-Christian Women’s Dialogue at the mosque at 6005 34th Ave. Sessions will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 24 and Oct. 1. No registration required. For more information, call Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB: (309) 283-2118.
Davenport – St. Alphonsus Catholic Church will have a day of retreat with Father Bob Miller on Oct. 15 beginning at 9 a.m. and ending with Mass at 3 p.m. Entitled “Power of the Trinity in Faith in Our Life,” the retreat will be held in the church and St. Clement’s Hall. Fee with meal included is $12. Bring a Bible. Send the reservation and money to Pat Sigler, 11914 Coonhunters Road, Blue Grass, IA 52726 by Oct. 13.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat offers the following event. On Sept. 26 is “Jean Vanier and Henri Nouwen,” 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Fee: $30. All retreats include meals. To register: (563) 336-8414 or olpretreat@gmail.com.
Clinton – “Stop the Hate; Show the Love,” a walk for peace, will take place Sept. 20. Participants will gather at Clinton Community College at 5 p.m., hear a short program at 5:15 p.m., and begin walking at 5:30 p.m. Walk ends at Ashford University, followed by a short program including music from the Ashford choir and a butterfly release. In case of inclement weather, the event will take place indoors at Clinton Community College. For more information, call Mardell at (563) 244-7006.
Davenport —  Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. is celebrating 22 years of service to the Quad Cities with a New Orleans-style Jazz Brunch at Crow Valley Golf Club Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sarah Marie Young, a Chicago vocalist, will be the featured entertainer. The event also includes an auction. For more information, call (563) 326-1330.
Grinnell – St. Mary Parish’s fall festival will take place Sept. 23 at the church. A pork chop dinner and dessert will be served from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12. Carryouts will be available. There will be a live auction, raffles, bingo, café, country store, hayride and entertainment.
Iowa City – St. Wenceslaus Parish will hold its fall turkey dinner Oct. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-10 and free for children 4 and younger. Takeouts will be available. Jill VanDorpe will offer musical entertainment, and kolaches will be for sale.
Iowa City – The Knights of Columbus at St. Wenceslaus Parish will host a recognition dinner Oct. 13 at the parish hall to congratulate the first recipient of a medical consultant grant and to learn more about Natural Family Planning. Speakers include Dr. Stephen Pallone and his wife, Melinda, who established a grant to assist with tuition to become a medical consultant of the Creighton Model of NFP. Dr. Monica Minjeur of Cedar Rapids, the first grant recipient, also will speak. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. at 623 Fairchild St. For more information, contact David Fetzer at (319) 400-5695 or dafetzer@gmail.com.
Pella – St. Mary Parish will hold its fall festival Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with Mass at 10 a.m. at 726 218th Place. There will be carnival games, a cake walk, face painting, a country store, music, wine and beer tasting, prizes, food, and a “punkin chunkin” contest.  Rain or shine.  Tickets will be sold at the door — prices vary.
Rock Island, Ill. – Professor Chuck Chalberg will impersonate GK Chesterton, a Catholic apologist, at St. Mary’s Schroeder Hall on Oct. 7 from 2-4 p.m. Chalberg portrays the English author on “GK Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense” on EWTN. The Oct. 7 event is hosted by the Quad Cities Chesterton Society. A free-will offering will be taken. For more information, contact Jerry or Donna Schroeder at (309) 764-8657.

St. Paul – People are welcome to the 61st annual God’s Acre Sale at St. James Church the weekend of Oct. 6-7.  The charity auction begins Saturday night with the Holy Trinity Catholic junior class serving food starting at 5 p.m. and followed by the auction from 6–10:30 p.m.
The auction resumes on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. starting with grain sales. A turkey dinner will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Baked goods and homemade candies will be available in the country kitchen.  Raffles for cash prizes will take place throughout the day starting at 3 p.m.; tickets are $5 each or five for $20. A lunch stand will be open in the afternoon and evening.
Wellman – St. Joseph Parish will hold a pork loin and turkey dinner on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-10 and free for children 3 and younger. Carryouts are available. There will be a country store selling homemade noodles, kolaches and baked goods.  Auction begins at 1:30 p.m.
Wilton – St. Mary Parish will hold its fall dinner Sunday, Oct., 7, from noon to 3 p.m. at the parish hall, 308 Spruce St. Ham and turkey will be served. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger. Carryouts will be available. There also will be a country store with crafts, grab bags and homemade goods.

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