Upcoming events


Iowa City — The Diocese of Davenport’s Catholic Young Adult Network invites 18-39-year-olds to its second annual young adult conference, “Called and Chosen,” on Saturday, Sept. 28 at St. Patrick Church, Iowa City, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $20 (includes lunch). Reg­istration deadline is  Sept. 16. For a flyer with a registration form, visit www.davenportcyan.org or email davenportcyan@gmail.com.

Bettendorf — Musician and liturgist David Haas will offer a live concert Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church. Cost is $15 (students and seniors), $20 (adults) or $25 (at the door). He will lead a liturgy workshop Sept. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney. Liturgists, church musicians and choirs are invited to explore music of Vatican II. Lunch will be provided. Fee is $20 (students) or $25 (adults). Scholarships are available. Call (563) 336-8414 to buy tickets to the concert or register for the workshop. Proceeds benefit Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat near Wheatland.
Burlington – The CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) opens for a second season in the Notre Dame School cafeteria on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 6:45 p.m. as Father David Steinle presents “Why Do Catholics Do That?” Child care is provided.
Coralville – St. Thomas More Parish will offer the following Bible studies. On Sundays from 6–8 p.m. is a study and fellowship for couples. This 10-week course on Exodus from the Ascension Press Bible Timeline series began Sept. 8 in the multi-purpose room.  On Mondays from 9:30–11 a.m. beginning Sept. 16 is a 10-week course on James from Ascension Press. On Mondays from 7–8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 16 is a 10-week study called A Quick Journey Through the Bible from Ascension Press in the multi-purpose room. For more information or to register, contact Carol at (319) 338-9290 or jclyon5@msn.com
Davenport – Eagles’ Wings will offer “Just Listen,” an interactive DVD presentation, Sept. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help participants learn to be effective listeners and improve relationships. Registration is $40: call (563) 324-7263. Bring a sack lunch.
Davenport – Eagles’ Wings will continue the biblical counseling series on Sept. 21 at 9:30 a.m. Participants will view and discuss the videos “Hope Focused Marriage Counseling” and “Divorce Recovery, Starting Over Again.” Registration is $40: call (563) 324-7263.

Clinton – The Clinton Franciscans invite people to celebrate the International Day of Peace with a daylong vigil Sept. 20 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Canticle Chapel. The day includes Mass and speakers Sister Michael Marie Burns, Rev. Peter Sickels, Connie Beck, Rev. Dennis Glew, Marcia Flory, Sister Nancy Miller, April Wise, Dick Roberts and members of the Arch community.  Attendees planning to spend the day and have lunch at The Canticle should RSVP by calling (563) 242-7611.
Davenport – All are invited to the Davenport Deanery Year of Faith celebration Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Bishop Martin Amos will lead evening prayer. Knights of Columbus will host a cookout afterward.

Bettendorf – An Understanding Grief Educational Program will take place at St. John Vianney Church in the Vianney Room for seven Tuesdays beginning Sept. 24 from 1-2:30 p.m. Presenter is Gail Votroubek of Genesis Hospice Ber­ea­vement. An RSVP is helpful: call Nancy McBride at (563) 355-5766.
Davenport – Soaking With a Purpose prayer meetings will take place at Eagles’ Wings on Sept. 13 and 27 at 7 p.m.


Wheatland —  Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat invites people to “Come to the Quiet” on Sept. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fee: $20. To register, call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail.com.

Camanche – Church of the Visitation will hold a breakfast fundraiser Sept. 22 from 8-11:30 a.m. Cost is $7 per adult and $3 per child age 6-12. Kids 5 and younger eat free. Menu will include pancakes, waffles, eggs, sausage and more. For more information, call (563) 259-1188.
Davenport – St. Mary Parish will host the Kermes Festival on Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be Hispanic and American food and a yard sale. Proceeds benefit the parish.
Davenport – Bingo Night will take place Sept. 21 from 5–8 p.m. at All Saints Catholic School. Cost is $5 for the first card and $1 per extra card. Proceeds will help send Holy Family Parish youths to the National Catholic Youth Conference. The even­ing includes a silent auction, bake sale, prizes and NCYC videos. Bingo starts at 6 p.m.
Davenport – “The Triumph,” a documentary described as exploring a prophecy unfolding in Medjugorje, will be shown Sept. 22 at 12:30 p.m. at Cinemark-Rave The­atres. Call (563) 340-8595 to reserve $10 tickets. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, visit www.TheTriumph.org.
Davenport – “Treasures in Heaven,” a garage sale, is Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the All Saints School gym. Proceeds benefit the Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish Center Building Fund. A bounce house and food will be available.
Davenport – A trivia night will take place at Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish Center Sept. 14.  Doors open at 6 p.m.; games begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, tables of eight. Mulligans, door prizes and babysitting will be available. The high school youth group will sell walking tacos and drinks. Proceeds will help send parish youths to the 2013 National Catholic Youth Con­ference.  For reservations or more information, call Dori Hesse at (309) 764-6909 or (309) 912-1611.
Davenport – A bus trip to Sinsinawa, Wis., will honor the venerable Father Samuel Mazzu­chelli. The bus tour leaves St. Anthony Church at 8 a.m. Sept. 18 and returns by 6 p.m. The trip includes visits to the Dominican Sisters’ museum and rosary chapel in Sinsinawa; St. Augustine Church in New Diggings, Wis.; and St. Patrick Church in Benton, Wis. For $40 reservations, call (563) 355-7874.
DeWitt – St. Joseph Parish will hold its Fall Festival Sunday, Sept. 15 from 3–7 p.m. A beef and pork dinner will cost $9 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Carry-outs are available: call (563) 659-3514, ext. 124 after 1 p.m. the day of the festival. The event includes bingo, a raffle, bake sale, pop walk, farmers market, children’s games and silent auction.
East Pleasant Plain – Ss. Joseph & Cabrini Parish invites people to its annual bazaar on Sept. 15. Mass is at 9:30 a.m. A buffet dinner with chicken and pork loin is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 3 to 12 years, and free for children younger than 3. A large auction starts at 1 p.m. The day includes a country store, crafts, baked goods, a raffle, Larry’s Horse & Carriage rides, silent auction, kids’ games and a caramel apple booth.
Lone Tree – St. Mary’s fall auction is Sept. 22 at the Lone Tree American Legion. Silent auction runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch starts at 11 a.m. Regular auction follows at 1 p.m. People may bid on homemade pies, cakes and crafts.
Mechanicsville – St. Mary Parish will hold its annual ice cream social and country store on Sept. 22 in the parish hall from 4-6:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children and free for children 3 and younger. A meal will be served. The event includes crafts, baked goods and a quilt raffle.
Melrose — St. Patrick Parish will hold its fall festival Sept. 29 beginning with 10 a.m. Mass, followed by a dinner of ham and roast beef from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 11 and free for children 4 and younger. Carry-outs are available: call (641) 777-6203 by noon Sept. 28. The event includes a country store, raffle, cash drawings and an auction that begins at 1 p.m.
Pella – St. Mary Parish invites people to its Fall Fest on Sept. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day includes “punkin chunkin” (a pumpkin launching event), a country store, children’s games, cake walk, face painting, hay rack rides, foods, beer, wine sampling, bingo and cotton candy. For more information, call Phyllis Fisher at (641) 628-3630 or Jennifer Smart at (641) 628-1437.
Sigourney – St. Mary Parish’s fall festival is Sept. 15 at St. Mary Hall. A smoked pork chop meal – hamburger or chicken for kids – will be served from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $10 at the door or $5 for children 5 and younger. Carry-outs will be available. Raffle tickets for a hand-made quilt are $1 for one, $5 for six or $10 for 12. Tickets for a cash/gift card drawing are $5. Day includes children’s games. St. Mary Sampler cookbooks will be on sale for $15 at the door.
Solon – St. Mary Parish will hold its Harvest Festival on Sept. 22. A pork and chicken dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12. Purchase tickets at weekend Masses, the parish office or at the door. Carry-outs will be available. The day includes children’s and family activities, a country store, silent auction. There will be a raffle with a first prize of a Kinnick Stadium suite for Oct. 26. Raffle tickets cost $5 each or five for $20.

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