Parish Organizations

Family Life
The ministry of Family Life promotes the dignity and value of human life in all its forms, particularly in relation to the quality of family life within the parish and community. It proclaims that family life is sacred and that God's love is revealed and communicated in new ways each day through Christian families.

Family Life Ministries at SJV

Caregiver Support This group meets once a month in the Vianney Room and presents relevant topics regarding caregiving and support for caregivers.
Contact: Health Ministry (563) 332-7910 ext 122, [email protected]

Christian Family Movement
Contact: Maureen Conrad, (563) 940-5921 / Janene Misak, (563) 349-7832, [email protected]

Donut Sunday Social Gatherings in the Activity Center when the space is available following Sunday Masses to enjoy refreshments and share in our community.
Contact: Julie Mishler (563) 332-7910 ext. 110, [email protected]

Grief Share (Health Ministry)  Individual / family support for those grieving the loss of a loved one is available year round. Please, call. There is a series of grief education classes, that are ongoing throughout the year, followed by a grief support group for learning, sharing and praying.
Contact: Deb Morse (563) 340-8585, [email protected]

Marriage Prep
Contact: Daryl Fortin (563) 940-5000, [email protected]


Social Action Ministries at SJV

Community Outreach  SJV supports our local communitues with Thanksgiving baskets, Angel gifts at Christmas, school supplies in the fall, and the local teenage pregnancy program throughout the year.
Contact: Jan Stevenson (563) 332-5001 x111, [email protected]

Haiti Committee  The mission of the Haiti Committee is to help our twin parish, Notre Dame du Rosaire in Jean-Denis, Haiti, to improve the quality of their physical, economic social and spiritual lives. Our vision is to do this through a long term relationship with Notre Dame du Rosaire parish, through partnerships and projects and by working within the needs discerned by the Notre Dame parish.
Contact: Mark Blaser (309) 236-0865, [email protected] Mission Website:

Health Ministry
Contact: Deb Morse (563) 332-7910 x122, [email protected] or [email protected]

Hospital Communion Ministers SJV Eucharistic Ministers take communion every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday to Trinity at Terrace Park.
Contact: Deb Morse (563) 340-8585, [email protected]

Hospital Visitors Hospital visits are made daily to Genesis East and Genesis West Campuses.
Contact: Deb Morse (563) 340-8585, [email protected]

Knights of Columbus
Contact: Dan D'Alessandro (563) 289-8024, [email protected]

Meal Site (formerly Free Kitchen)  A ministry that helps feed the poor and underprivileged. Once a month, SJV prepares, delivers and serves a hot meal for approximately 75 people in downtown Davenport. Volunteers are needed in 2 areas: 1) prepare food in the SJV kitchen (about two hours a month) and 2) bake homemade cookies or cupcakes.
Contacts: Diane Cassatt (563) 332-1247 or Sue Cassatt (563) 355-8187, [email protected]

Prayer Shawl Ministry  Meets twice a month to knit and crochet shawls for those in need of comfort and prayer.
Contact: Helen Dorr (563) 343-7715, [email protected]

St Francis of Assisi Pet Ministry: Our mission is to promote compassion for all God's creatures and to encourage pet owners and caretakers with love; to support all who care about animals with prayer and action. Anyone and everyone can participate, you don't have to own a pet to get involved. We meet on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00pm in the Activity Center.
Contact: Kim McCool (563-340-0071), [email protected], Facebook:

Social Justice Committee
Contact: Allison Ambrose, (563) 508-6011, [email protected]