March 2, 2017
A team of 27 people from the Diocese of Davenport and elsewhere provided medical and dental care to Haitians in the Jean-Denis area of Haiti last month. Ann Wester, coordinator for the Haitian Connection mission group of St. John Vianney Parish in Bettendorf, said the majority of volunteers were from the parish. Others came from Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish in Muscatine; Iowa City; Dubuque, Iowa; and from the Quad-City area. They met with a team from Hands Together of Palm Beach, Fla.
December 22, 2016
KEOTA — In a few weeks, new college graduate Maggie VanRoekel will head to Bolivia to help provide educational opportunities to marginalized citizens. As a volunteer with Franciscan Mission Services, she will spend two years living in solidarity with students at Unidad Academica Campesina in Carmen Pampa, teaching English and participating in ministerial work.
December 6, 2016
Since 2006, the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque, Iowa, have worked to bring safe water to villages in Tanzania and Honduras through its Sister Water Project. With support from Safe Water for Life and Dignity (SWLD), the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in Davenport, Holy Spirit Sisters, Salvatorian Missions, Dubuque Rotary Club and many donors, the Sister Water Project has completed or restored more than 125 well projects in Tanzania and 10 water systems in Honduras.