Upcoming events



Bettendorf — Catholics will meet at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 1:40 p.m. July 5 to pray the rosary and conclude at 3 p.m. with the Divine Mercy Chaplet. The prayers are part of a nationwide effort to seek God’s forgiveness and healing in the United States. For more information, visit www.Call2Fall.com.

Davenport — L’Arche and Leap of Faith invite people to a musical concert July 5 at 2 p.m. at the chapel at St. Ambrose University. Seventy members from L’Arche communities — for people with and without disabilities — in Clinton, Chicago, Kansas City, St. Louis, Jacksonville, Fla.; and Mobile, Ala.; will be participating in a regional gathering on St. Ambrose’s campus. For more information, e-mail Jo Anne Horstmann at  joanne@larcheusa.org.

Davenport — A half-day silent retreat including two Centering Prayer sessions, a silent break and Lectio Divina will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Humility of Mary Center July 11.


Davenport — The Sisters of Humility invite the general public to pray with them at 11:40 a.m. Wednesdays during a special Mass for peace. It will be celebrated in the Magnificat Chapel at the Humility of Mary Center, 820 W. Central Park Ave.

Hills —  Msgr. Marvin Mottet will preside at a healing Mass at St. Joseph Church July 3. Confessions begin at 6:15 p.m. and Mass begins at 7 p.m. A second healing Mass will be celebrated Sept. 4.

Iowa City — People meet to pray the rosary and receive Communion at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Melrose Meadows Retirement Community. All Catholics are welcome.

Iowa City — Centering Prayer groups meet from 7-8 p.m. Mondays at the Mercy Hospital chapel, and from 9-11:30 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at a member’s home. For more information, call Maureen Kelley at (319) 338-8284.

Melrose — The Knights of Columbus of Albia sponsor a 24-hour adoration the first Friday of the month at St. Patrick Church in Melrose. Mass begins at 8 a.m., followed by 24 hours of adoration, and closes with benediction at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday. For more information or to sign up for an hour, call Tony Humeston at (641) 932-7709.

Moline, Ill. — The secular discalased Carmelite community of St. Joseph’s and the prophet Elijah meets the second Sunday of each month from 1-3:30 p.m. in the basement of St. Mary Church. For more information, call Leslie Schadt, OCDS, at (563) 370-3559.

Rock Island, Ill. — The secular Franciscans meet at 2 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at the Jardine Auditorium at Trinity Medical Center West Campus, 2701 17th St. For more information, call Kent Ferris in Muscatine at (563) 264-0120.


Davenport — A Catholic Single Mothers Support Group invites new members for prayer and discussion on positive parenting and balancing life’s demands. Mothers will meet and hear a different speaker monthly in an informal setting. To take part, call Joan at (563) 323-0175.

Davenport — A group meets for Ignatian Lightworks exercises on Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 1-2:30 p.m. at 2803 McKinley Ave. For more information, call (563) 324-7263.

Donahue — The Eudist Associates of Iowa meet the second Tuesday of each month from 6-8:30 p.m. at Eagles Wings Retreat Center.  Dinner, teaching from St. John Eudes’ work and prayer will take place. For more information, call (563) 324-7263.

Oxford — The annual diocesan meeting of the National Catholic Society of Foresters will take place July 14 at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Auditorium. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon. For reservations, call (319) 828-4490.


Burlington — Notre Dame schools are selling tickets for their 12th annual Pot O’ Blue and Gold Raffle. More than $150,000, including a $100,000 grand prize, will be awarded Aug. 8. Each ticket costs $100. Proceeds will go toward capital improvements, curriculum, faculty support and tuition assistance. To buy a ticket, visit www.notredamefoundation.com. For more information, call (319) 754-8431 ext. 385.

East Pleasant Plain — Sylvester and Janet (Strabala) Fritz of Brighton will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Parish Hall.

Harper — A fish fry will take place in the Knights of Columbus Hall from 5-8 p.m. July 3.

Hills — St. Joseph Church is hosting a farmers’ market on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. Vendors may call (319) 679-2271 to reserve a space. No fee is required, but donations are appreciated.

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