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. For more information, call Fr. Kneemiller at (563) 321-0124.

Burlington – The CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will be open in the Notre Dame cafeteria from 6:45-8 p.m. April 2 as Andi Lewis discusses the  Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center of Hiawatha.
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. April 1 is Islam and April 8 is Christianity.
Davenport –  Father Don Goergen, OP, will speak on “Teilhard de Chardin: Scientist, Priest, Mystic” (1881-1955) during a fundraiser for Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat on April 4 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church. Cost is $10 before March 28 and $15 at the door. For more information, email olpretreat@gmail.com or call (563) 336-8414.
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.
Davenport – St. Ambrose University invites students entering seventh or eighth grade to Health Careers Adventure Camp July 21-25 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Local health care facilities and fitness agencies will help students explore various health professions. Cost is $200 until July 1 and $225 after July 1. Scholarships are available. For more information, call Anne Lansing at (563) 333-6128 or lansingannem@sau.edu.
Dubuque – “Dubuque’s Got Sisters!” is an experience for those exploring a call to become a Catholic Sister. Sisters will accompany participants on a 24-hour tour of four tri-state area convents and share experiences through praying, dining and storytelling. There is no fee. The event begins April 11 at 5 p.m., and ends April 12 at 6 p.m. To register or get more details, contact Sister Ginny Heldorfer, OSF, at heldorferv@osfdbq.org or (952) 457-5193.
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, call David Fetzer at (319) 400-5695.
LeClaire – “Death Over Dinner,” an overview of advance care planning for health care, is April 8 from 6:15-7:45 p.m. at Our Lady of the River Parish. Learn the difference between a living will, advance directive, power of attorney, Iowa Physician Order for Scope of Treatment and more. Pizza will be served.
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.

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 30, 9:30 a.m., Ss. Mary & Patrick Church, West Burling­ton. For a full schedule, visit http://ssjohnpaulburl.org.
Grand Mound – A Catholic charismatic renewal Mass will be celebrated at Ss. Philip & James Church March 30 at 5 p.m. Praise music with Colleen Tague begins at 4:30 p.m. From 6-6:30 p.m., Father Bill Kneemiller will present “Deliver­ance and True Free­dom for Teen and College Age Youth.” At 6:30 p.m., there will be a meal with recipes from the TV show “3 Steps to Incredible Health.” To help cook, call (563) 847-2271.

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.”  On each day is 9 a.m. Mass and a talk, then 7 p.m. prayer and a talk. All sessions are open to the public. Freewill donations will be accepted. For more information, call (319) 337-2173.
Davenport – Eagles’ Wings will hold a Lenten retreat day April 3. “A Cloud of Wit­nesses” is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with lunch provided. There will be talks, afternoon prayer and silent meditation. Registration is $10: call (563) 324-7263.
Melrose — The Knights of Columbus of Albia sponsor a 24-hour adoration the first Friday of the month at St. Patrick Church in Melrose. Mass begins at 8 a.m., followed by 24 hours of adoration, and closes with benediction at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday. For more information or to sign up for an hour, call Tony Humeston at (641) 932-4121.
Moline, Ill. – The Secular Discalced Carmelite Community of St. Joseph and the Prophet Elijah invites people to join in the study of prayer in the tradition of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. The group meets on the second Sunday of each month at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Church. For more information, call Annette at (563) 359-7052 or Donna at (563) 323-1719.
Wheatland – Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat welcomes people to the following events. On April 1 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. is “Come to the Quiet — Awakening Spring.” Fee: $20. On April 2 from 10 a.m. – noon is “Bible in Iraq,” a mini-retreat with Father Bill Kneemiller. Mass is at 10 a.m., followed by the program and then lunch. Fee: $8 for lunch. From April 5 at 9 a.m. to April 6 at noon is “Thomas Merton: A Contemplative Prophet” with Father Donald Goergen, OP. The retreat aims to integrate action and contemplation in participants’ lives. Fee: $125. To register: (563) 336-8414 or olpretreat@ gmail.com.


Bettendorf – St. John Vianney Parish will host a “first Friday” fish dinner from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on April 4 in the SJV Activity Center. Baked fish or a fish taco dinner is $8; a grilled cheese meal costs $3 and desserts are $1.
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.
Davenport – Project Renewal’s 5K run/walk “Run For Renewal” and half-mile “Treat House Trot” are Saturday, April 12.  Proceeds go to Project Renewal’s youth program.  Regis­ter at www.projectrenewal.net. To volunteer, call (563) 324-0800.
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.
Davenport – Assumption High School’s April Knight gala and auction is April 25. Early bird raffle tickets cost $1 and will be drawn April 9 for six $500 prizes. Grand-prize raffle tickets cost $99 and will be drawn April 25 for prizes up to $25,000. Download tickets at assumptionhigh.org.
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.
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.
Nichols – Knights of Columbus Council 3189 will hold a pork loin dinner March 30 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish Hall. Cost is $8 per person or $15 per couple.
Oxford – The Knights of Columbus will hold a fish/shrimp supper on April 4 at St. Mary Hall from 5-8 p.m. Cost for adults is $9 for fish or $11 for shrimp. Cost for children 12 and under is $5 for fish or $7 for shrimp.
West Liberty – The Knights of Columbus of St. Joseph’s Parish will hold fish fries on 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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