Upcoming events


Burlington – The CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will be open in the Notre Dame cafeteria from 6:45-8 p.m. April 9 as Father Marty Goetz, Stacy Edwards and Courtney Edwards discuss the sacrament of baptism.
Clinton – In 2003, 23-year old human rights activist Rachel Corrie was killed by an Israeli military bulldozer in the Gaza Strip as she tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian family’s home. Rachel’s parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie, will share their family story April 11 at 7 p.m. at The Canticle.
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 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 $15 at the door. For more information, email olpretreat@gmail.com or call (563) 336-8414.
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 Journeys in Faith Speaker’s Forum will have Father Rudolph Juarez, pastor at St. Patrick Parish,  deliver the presentation:  “Toward a Theology of Immigration:  A Local Perspective.”  He will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, at the Newman Catholic Student Center. He will address how all nations experience the influx and exodus of people, and how this phenomenon affects society and the Church.
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.

Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Thursday, April 10 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.
Des Moines County – An Introduction to Centering Prayer is taking place during Lent. Ruth Skeens facilitates. The next sessions are April 6, 9 a.m., St. Mary Church, Dodge­ville;  10:15 a.m. at St. Paul Church, Burlington. For a full schedule, visit http://ssjohnpaulburl.org.

Wheatland – Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat welcomes people to the following events. 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. On April 6 at 5 p.m. is a Taize’ Vigil Service, supper following. Free will offering. On April 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is “Blessing for Leaders:  Wisdom from the Beatitudes Applied to Leadership” with Dan Ebener, professor of organizational leadership, St. Ambrose University. Fee: $25. 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.
Clinton – The Pregnancy Center invites people to a Walk for Life on April 26 beginning at the band shell on the Riverfront.  Regis­tra­tion starts at 8:15 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9 a.m.  You may also register online at www.pregnancycenterclinton.org.  For more information, call the center at (563) 242-6628.
Coralville – City Circle Acting Company will present “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts April 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and April 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $22 for adults, $17 for students and seniors and $12 for children 10 and younger.  Call (319) 248-9370 or visit www.coralvillearts.org.
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 – St. Wenceslaus Parish’s spring bake sale is April 12 from 8-11 a.m. at the parish hall. There will be kolaches, cinnamon rolls, other baked goods and free coffee.
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.
LeClaire – Our Lady of the River Parish will hold its third annual trivia night May 3 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 28200 226 Street Place. The event will benefit the parish hall remodeling project. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the Cinco de Mayo-themed event. Details: 10 questions for 10 rounds; taco boats, chips and cheese, snacks and drinks for sale; each team may bring its own food, beer, wine and soda; eight to 10 people per team (ages 12 and up); $10 per person; door prizes; 50/50, and mulligans for sale. Money will be awarded to first- and second-place teams. Contact Janice at (563) 289-3232 or tjvrom@gmail.com to reserve a table.
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.
North English – St. Joseph Parish’s Altar & Rosary will hold a salad luncheon May 1 at 11 a.m. at the church. Entertainment is by Clarence and Dorothy Havercamp (the Hat People). There is no charge.
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 a fish fry on  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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