Upcoming events


Davenport – Father Bill Kneemiller has reserved a chartered bus for March 29, headed to St. Francis Parish in West Des Moines for the Iowa Men’s Conference. The bus will leave from Davenport, with a stop at St. Patrick Parish in Iowa City to pick up participants. The trip costs $30 for travelers leaving from Davenport and $22 for Iowa City travelers. A group discount is available, along with scholarships for seniors in high school and college-age men. For more information, call Fr. Kneemiller at (563) 321-0124, or visit www.iowacatholicmensconference.com.

Bettendorf – People are welcome to a Life in the Spirit Seminar over seven Thursdays, through April 10, from 7-9 p.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Chur­ch. The seminar consists of presentations, small group sharing, prayer and music. For more information, email CircleOfLovePrayerGroup@gmail.com.
Burlington – The CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will be open in the Notre Dame School cafeteria at 6:45 p.m. March 19 for “Catholic Witness to Muslims” by Tony Kan­aan. A Catholic born in Lebanon, he will discuss the Blessed Mother as a bridge between Catholics and Muslims.
Clinton – Peace Soup sessions will take place at St. Boniface Center, 2520 Pershing Boulevard, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. during Lent. The events include free soup suppers and presentations on world religions and their paths to peacemaking. March 18 is Buddhism, March 25 is Judaism, April 1 is Islam and April 8 is Christianity.
Davenport – Eagles Wings will hold a biblical counseling class March 15 at 9:30 a.m. Topics include “Grief and Loss” and “Psychiatric Care and Medication.”  If you are interested in attending but are not registered for the series, call (563) 324-7263. Cost is $40.
Davenport – On March 27, Father Robert Grant will present “Ecocide: Violence and the Environment” at 7 p.m. in the Rogalski Center at St. Ambrose University.
Davenport – Journalist and author Cokie Roberts will visit St. Ambrose Univer­sity’s Christ the King Chapel March 28 from 10-11:30 a.m. She will speak about founding mothers and courageous Sisters in U.S. history.
Iowa City – The Knights of Columbus of St. Wenceslaus Parish invite people to the second annual Culture of Life Dinner with several speakers at the parish hall March 29 at 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.stwenc-ic.com or call David Fetzer at (319) 400-5695.

Bettendorf – Bill Grothus invites people to a peaceful hour of prayer and witness to recognize marriage as a union of one man and one woman. The hour will begin on March 22 at noon at the corner of Happy Joe Drive and Middle Road.
Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 20 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Confessions start at 6 p.m, praise music at 6:30 p.m and  Mass at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome.
Davenport – Eagles’ Wings will hold SWAP prayer meetings March 14 and 28 at 7 p.m. The meetings include a brief teaching, Scripture meditation, praise and worship.
Des Moines County – An Introduction to Centering Prayer is taking place at churches in Burlington, Dodge­ville and West Burlington during Lent. Ruth Skeens facilitates. The next session is March 16, 9 a.m., St. Paul Church, Burlington. For a full schedule, visit http://ssjohnpaulburl.org.

Iowa City – The Davenport Diocese’s junior high rally, “The Thirsty Games,” is March 23 from 9:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at Regina Catholic Edu­cation Center. Key­note presenters are Oddwalk Ministries. The day includes discipleship training, Mass, lunch and games. To sign up, contact your parish’s youth leader.


Clinton – People are invited to a Lenten retreat, “Moving Into Compassion – Embracing Our Lepers,” at The Canticle on March 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Sister Nancy Miller, OSF, will facilitate. Suggested donation is $25 (includes lunch). Reg­ister by March 17 at www.clintonfranciscans.com or (563) 242-7611.
Coralville – St. Thomas More Parish’s Lenten renewal/retreat is March 31 to April 2.  Brother Robert Sylvester, JD, C.S.C. will present.  The theme is taken from Ash Wednesday’s Epistle reading:  “We are ambassadors for Christ.”  Br. Bob, a former lawyer on Capitol Hill, is currently in ministry helping people integrate their faith into work. All sessions are open to the public. Freewill donations will be accepted.
Rapids City, Ill. – Teresa Tomeo will lead a mission of mercy, “In Search of Truth” at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church March 29 and 30. Schedule for March 29 is 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 30 is 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for both days, $15 for Saturday or $10 for Sunday. Clergy get in free. One guest is admitted free with each ticket. For more information, contact Cathy Fouts at SJMissionofMercy@gmail.com or (309) 523-2798.

Blue Grass – St. Andrew Parish’s annual garage sale will be March 21 from 4-8 p.m. and March 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 333 W. Lotte St. If you have questions, call Mary Nelson at (563) 381-2781 or Jeanie Ferring at (563) 381-4604.
Clinton – All Fridays through April 11, St. Edwards Knights of Columbus Council will hold fish fries from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Boniface Hall, 2520 Pershing Blvd. Cost for meals of white fish is $9 for adults, $5 for children 3-12 years old and free for children younger than 3. Seven jumbo shrimp cost $10.
Cosgrove – A community blood drive will be held March 13 in St. Peter’s Church Hall from 3-7 p.m. The Altar & Rosary Society will provide refreshments. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.  Contact person is Trish Rohret at  (319) 545-2086 or trish@southslope.net or www.uihealthcare.org/bloodcenter for appoin­t­ments.
Davenport – St. Alphonsus Parish will hold fish fries on Fridays through April 11 from 4-7 p.m. Meal is $9 for adults and $3 for children. Desserts cost $1.
Fort Madison – The Century Strong gala with a fundraising dinner, concert and auction for Holy Trinity Catholic Schools is March 22 at 6 p.m. at Roling Hall. Tickets cost $50 and are available at the school offices. Holy Trinity is soliciting sponsorship donations. For more information, contact Devel­op­ment Director Lori Wilson at (319) 371-4028.
Grinnell – The Knights of Columbus will hold fish fries on Fridays during Lent from 5-7 p.m. in the religious education center. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-14, free for children 4 and younger, or $20 for a family. Proceeds benefit youth scholarships.
Hills – St. Joseph Parish’s annual soup supper at 209 Brady Street is March 16 from 4-6 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for youths ages 12-18 and free for children  11 and under.
Iowa City – The Knights of Columbus of St. Mary Parish will hold fish fries at the KC Family Center, 4776 American Legion Road, on Fridays through April 11 from 5-7 p.m. Catfish dinners are $12; shrimp and salmon dinners are $10 each.   For more information, call (319) 341-9097 or e-mail kofc842@gmail.com.
Mechanicsville – On March 30, St. Mary Parish will hold a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. and live auction at 12:30 p.m. in the church basement. For more information, call Ryan Crock at (319) 533-1999.
Mount Pleasant – A trivia night will be at 7 p.m. on April 12 at St. Alphonsus Manning Hall, 607 S. Jackson Street.  Reserve a table of eight or an individual spot by April 1. Cost per person is $10. Sandwiches will be available for a freewill donation along with beverages. The evening will include a silent auction, mulligans, and door prizes. Cash prizes for top three teams will be awarded. For more information or to make reservations, contact the parish office at (319) 385-8410.
Muscatine – The Knights of Columbus will hold a shrimp or catfish dinner at Saints Mary and Mathias Catholic School beginning at 5 p.m. Fridays during Lent (excluding Good Friday). Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children younger than 5.
West Liberty – The Knights of Columbus of St. Joseph’s Parish will hold fish fries on March 14, March 28 and April 11 in the Parish Life Center.  Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and free for children under 5.

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