Upcoming events


Burlington – The CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will be open in the Notre Dame School cafeteria at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 2 as   Deacon Bob Glaser shares his personal journey of faith. Child care is provided. Jennifer Alongi will speak Oct. 9.
Davenport – People are invited to sign up for the Called & Gifted Program in which individuals discern their spiritual gifts and take a major step in discovering God’s call for their lives. The program will be presented at St. Paul the Apostle School, 1007 E. Rusholme St., on Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 8 to Nov. 5 in the media center. The program is produced by the Catherine of Siena Institute. For questions and registration, contact Tasha Havercamp at (563) 322-7994 or davstpauldoe@gmail.com, or Steve Barton at (563) 355-7522 or rsbarton@aol.com.
Davenport — The Social Action Office of the Diocese of Davenport and the Blessed John XXIII fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order are participating in “Melting Ice, Mending Creation: A Catholic Approach to Climate Change.” The event is Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at St. Vincent Center, diocesan headquarters. The program highlights the Pontifical Academy of Science’s Working Group statement, “Fate of Mountain Glaciers in the Anthropocene,” and a viewing of a talk by James Balog, the science photographer behind the documentary “Chasing Ice.” The Transitus Prayer service will follow the presentation. For more information, call Kent Ferris at (563) 324-1911.
Iowa City – Youth speaker Justin Fatica of Hard As Nails Ministry will speak to the Catholic community on Oct. 2 from 6:45-8:15 p.m. at St. Patrick Social Hall. His talk is geared towards teenagers, but all are welcome.

Columbus Junction – A healing Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church Oct. 2 Confessions at 6 p.m., rosary at 6:30 p.m., Mass at 7 p.m. Adoration, praise and worship follow Mass.

Bettendorf – An Understanding Grief Educational Program is taking place at St. John Vianney Church in the Vianney Room on Tuesdays through Nov. 5 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 – A Soaking With a Purpose prayer meeting will take place at Eagles’ Wings on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. There will be a cookout and pot blessing, weather permitting. Bring a lawn chair and your own meat.
Davenport – The Grief Support Group at St. Anthony Parish will start a nine-week program on Oct. 1. The group meets on Tuesdays from 3:30–5 p.m. at the school library at the far end of the church parking lot. People of any faith background who are grieving the loss of a loved one are invited. To join or get more information, call Barbara at (309) 756-0133, Ginny at (309) 523-9251, Nadine at (563) 391-5161, or Dennis at (563) 332-1396.
Rock Island, Ill. – The annual Women’s Dialogue interfaith meeting will explore: “What does your faith tradition say about the stranger?” at the Tri-City Jewish Center Sept. 30 and Oct. 7 from 7-8:30 p.m. For more information, call Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB, at (309) 283-2118.

Wheatland – Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat will offer the following events. On Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon is a mini-retreat on praying the rosary. Mass is at 10 a.m. Fee of $8 includes lunch. On Oct. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is “Knit One, Pray Too!” Bring yarn. Fee is $20, includes lunch. From Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. to Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. is “You Tended the Garden; Now Pick the Fruit” with Pat Shea, Ph.D. Explore the challenge of living the second half of your life with all its necessary losses without defining the years left by those losses. Learn to reap the fruits of curiosity, flexibility, generativity, contentment and wisdom. Fee: $150. To register: (563) 336-8414 or olpretreat@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  $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat near Wheatland.
Burlington – The public is welcome to a free tour of Catholic churches on Oct. 13 from 1-5 p.m. Tours begin every 15 minutes at St. Paul Church at 508 N. Fourth St. in Burlington, St. John Church at 700 Division in Burlington and Ss. Mary & Patrick Church at 420 W. Mt. Pleasant in West Burlington.
Brooklyn – St. Patrick Parish’s bazaar and supper is Oct. 6. A steak dinner will be served from 3:30–6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger, and $1 for preschoolers 4 and younger. For carry-outs, call (641) 522-7715 after 1 p.m. Oct. 6. The day includes a raffle for cash prizes; drawing is at 6 p.m. Booths open at 2 p.m. There will be a baked goods booth, country store and farmers market, and grab bags.
Davenport – The Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. welcomes supporters to its second annual Night at the Shelter SleepOut Oct. 4-5 at Modern Woodmen Park. The event aims to increase awareness about homelessness and raise funds for the shelter. Activities include live music, a performance by Comedy Sportz, games, food, poverty simulation and an outdoor movie. Admission is $10. Visit www.humilityofmaryshelter.com to register.
Davenport – Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. is celebrating 21 years of service to the Quad Cities with a jazz brunch at Crow Valley Golf Club on Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $60. Vocalist Sarah Marie Young will be accompanied by piano and string bass. An auction will offer lunch for six with KWQC personality Paula Sands, a 16-seat suite for a River Bandits baseball game and 10 Ferris wheel tickets, and breakfast for six at the Putnam Museum with a private tour of the “Diana: A Celebration” exhibit. For more information, call (563) 326-1330.
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.
Iowa City – St. Wenceslaus Parish’s fall turkey dinner is Oct. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-10 and free for children under 4. Take-outs are available from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ron Johnson and Jill VanDorpe will provide music. Kolaches will be sold.
Lost Nation – Melvin and Irene Duwa will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with an open house Oct. 12 from 4-7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Lovilia – St. Peter Parish welcomes people to its fall dinner and auction Oct. 13. Dinner of roast beef or ham is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 4 to 12. To place carry-out orders, call (641) 946-7337 on Oct. 12 or on Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon. Live auction is at 1 p.m. The day also includes a silent auction, country market, games and a raffle for $1,000 in cash prizes. For more information or to purchase raffle tickets, email stpeterslovilia@gmail.com.
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.
Wellman — St. Joseph Parish invites people to its annual fall dinner Oct. 6 with grilled pork loin and turkey from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carryouts are available: call (319) 646-2244 after 9:30 a.m. the day of the dinner. The event includes a country store selling homemade noodles and more, a raffle for a quilt and many other items, and an auction that begins at 1:45 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-10 and free for children ages 5 and younger. A new stairway chair lift is in the vestibule, and street level entry is at the west tunnel of the church hall.
West Burlington – Ss. Mary & Patrick Parish’s fall festival is Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A pork and turkey dinner with homemade pies costs $8.25 for adults and $3.50 for children. Day includes a country store, children’s games, raffle for cash prizes and a raffle for a homemade quilt.
Wilton – St. Mary Parish’s fall ham and turkey dinner is Oct. 6 from noon to 3 p.m. at the parish hall. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and younger. Carry-outs are available. The event includes a country store, crafts, grab bags and homemade treats.

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