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
 
 
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 person: Julie Mishler 332-7910 ext. 110
 
Forever Young (50+) A group of parishioners fifty 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 persons: Jesse Ivy 332-1078
 
Grief Share 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 person: SJV Health Ministry Team 332-7910 ext.122
 
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. Mom's Morning Schedule for 2017-2018
Contact person: Juliana Robinson 563-676-9066.
 
 

Social Action Ministries at SJV

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 person: Becky Bray 332-9127 Website: http://www.thehaitianconnection.org/
 
Prayer Shawl Ministry Meets twice a month to knit and crochet shawls for those in need of comfort and prayer.
Contact person: Jeanne Kohn (563) 332-7636
 
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 person: Nicky Stevenson 332-7910 x113
 
Meal Service of Scott County We deliver lunches once a week to area homebound. Our Route number is #14.
Contact person: Bob & Julie 370-5113 & 370-6114
 
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.
Contact person: Diane Cassatt 332-1247 or Sue Cassatt 355-8187 
 
Annual Red Cross Blood Drive As a parish, SJV conducts a blood drive in conjunction with QC Red Cross
Contact person: Julie Mishler ext. 110
 
Hospital Visitors/Communion Ministers Hospital visits are made daily to Genesis East and Genesis West Campuses. SJV Eucharistic Ministers take communion every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday to Trinity at Terrace Park.
Contact person: Nancy McBride 355-5766
 
School Supply Distribution SJV distributes donations to local needy school children on an annual basis.
Contact person: Jan Stevenson 332-5001 x111
 
Angel Gifts at Christmas SJV program provides needy children with parishioner provided Christmas presents.
Contact person: Jan Stevenson 332-5001 x111
 
Thanksgiving Baskets Collects parishioner donated food stuffs and distributes to needy of parish, community to provide for a Thanksgiving Dinner.
Contact person: Jan Stevenson 332-5001 x111