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, [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]
Forever Young (70+) A group of parishioners seventy years of age and over - single, married or widowed - who meet monthly to enjoy community within the church. Watch the weekly bulletin for details each month.
Contact: Rosemary Gordy (563) 332-5637, [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]
Contact: Daryl Fortin (563) 940-5000, [email protected]
Mom's Morning Mothers of all ages gather each week on Tuesday mornings from 9-11:00 for friendship, support, and laughter. Babysitting is available in our nursery during this time. It's a great way to meet other moms and have a much deserved break. We follow the Bettendorf School Calendar. Click here for the Mom's Morning Schedule for 2019-2020.
Contact: Juliana Robinson (563) 676-9066, [email protected]
Social Action Ministries at SJV
Back Pack Program This program works with Neil Armstrong School to provide, on a monthly basis, supplemental food supplies to the needy school children of the area. Backpacks With Snacks List
Contact: Nicky Stevenson (563) 332-7910 x113, [email protected]
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: Cathy Miller (563) 332-8404, [email protected] Mission Website: sjvhaiti.wordpress.com.
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: Lee Ann Picchiotti (563)650-4105, [email protected]
Knights of Columbus
Contact: John Salkeld (563) 332-4132, [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: Jeanne Kohn (563) 332-7636, [email protected]
Social Justice Committee
Contact: Judy Benevento (563) 343-0443, [email protected]