Church Life Ministries at SJV
Baking / Funeral Luncheons Several times throughout the year, volunteers are asked to provide baked goods for sales, fundraisers, dinners, etc.
Funeral luncheon buffets are prepared and served to families as needed, upon request, following funeral Masses. With each funeral, individual parish volunteers are called to provide a side dish, salad, or dessert, and bring it to the church on the day of the service. A team of volunteers is also present to set up, serve, and clean up the meal.
Contact: Julie Mishler (563) 332-7910, [email protected]
Curé of Ars Guild Our patron, St. John Vianney, was appointed parish priest of a remote French hamlet called Ars, where his reputation as a confessor and director of souls made him known throughout the Christian world. Subsequently, he became known universally as the “Curé of Ars.” From this title, our SJV women’s guild was named and it is comprised of all women of the parish, regardless the ministry in which they serve the parish. Contact: Deb Morse (563) 340-8585, [email protected]
The Curé of Ars Board coordinates the activities of the following women’s circles, providing service and social activities for our parish community. The Board hosts one social event per year for all women of the parish.
- St. Ann's Circle Serves as host for church receptions following 1st Reconciliation, Confirmation, and 1st Communion; fundraises with an annual poinsettia sale in December. Monthly meetings are held at 6:30pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month , September through May, at local restaurants. Details are published in the parish bulletin.
Contact (2019-20): Cindy Corrigan (563) 344-9969, [email protected]
- St. Anthony's Circle Sponsors the Ladies’ Fall Luncheon to welcome new parishioners and provides donations to Winnie’s Place and Bettendorf Middle School for children in need at Christmas. St. Anthony's Circle also sells Advent Wreaths as a fundraiser to help support Cure of Ars. Monthly meetings are held at 9:30am on the 2nd Thursday of each month, September through May, at SJV in the Vianney Room.
Contact (2022): Kim McCool (563) 340-0071
- St. Margaret's Circle Infamous for their annual turkey salad sale fundraiser and supporters of various outreach ministries. Monthly meetings are held at noon on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, September through May, at local restaurants. Details are published in the parish bulletin.
Contact (2019-20): Carol Harrison (563) 355-2982
- St. Monica's Circle Serve as host for the annual Senior Brunch for graduating students, sponsor the Valentine bake sale fundraiser, and provide Christmas gifts to residents of Bettendorf Health Care Center. Monthly meetings are held at 7:00pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month, September through may, in members’ homes. Details are published in the parish bulletin.
Contact (2019-20): Bonnie Kapolnek (563) 332-1009
St. Teresa's Circle Connecting women to each other through social, service, and spiritual-building opportunities within our parish and community. Projects include Operation Gratitude (shipping unwanted Halloween candy to military personnel), acknowledging first year baptism anniversaries of our parish children, partnering with Bridgeview House, and creating and hosting Purposeful Pause nights of reflection during Advent and Lent. Meetings are the third Thursday of each month at 7:30pm in the East Room. Join us.Contact: Maureen Durick or Dominique Friebel, [email protected]
Fish Dinner Team Fish dinners are served annually on two Fridays during Lent. The team of volunteers plan, prepares, serve, and clean up a baked fish meal that fed a record crowd in 2018. Fish tacos, shrimp tacos, grilled cheese, and clam chowder are on the menu as well. Proceeds support various ministries within SJV and beyond.
Contact: Tim Conrad (309) 235-7363, [email protected]
Men's Fellowship Promoting fellowship and positive social opportunities in a faith-centered environment for adult men of our parish. Key activities include coordination of our annual parish picnic, golf outing, Valentine dinner and dance, and SJV Night at the Ballpark with the River Bandits. All parish men 21 years old and up are invited to participate. Meetings are held at 6:30pm on the 1st Thursday of each month in the Parish Activity Center.
Contact: Dan Drescher (563) 370-0172, [email protected]
Prayer Chain (E-Mail & Mail) A network of prayer warriors providing prayerful support for those requesting it. E-mails are sent to the network as requests become known; those who prefer mail receive a weekly update of requests.
Contact: Mary Rehmann (563) 355-6709, [email protected]
Rosary / Communion at Bettendorf Health Care
Contact: Health Ministry (563) 332-7910 x122, [email protected]
Stewardship Commission Coordinates a variety of social and service activities that help our parish thrive through the sharing of our time, talent, and treasure, to build up the Church, live out a Christ-centered life, and make stewardship a way of life at SJV.
Contact: Dan & Katie Schlader (563) 275-9338, [email protected]
Welcome Center Located in the Gathering Space, parishioner volunteers staff our Welcome Center after all weekend Masses, to greet those new to SJV, register new members, and answer questions about our parish life. Welcome gifts are provided to all new members when they register.
Contact: Dan & Barb Drescher (563) 370-0172, [email protected]