Upcoming events



Bettendorf — A candlelight vigil will take place at the pro-life Women’s Choice Center, 2711 Happy Joe Drive, Bettendorf on Friday, Jan. 22. This event is for people of all faiths. For those who desire, there will be a rosary at the WCC before the event at 6:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., there will be a program inside Heritage Church behind the center. At 8 p.m., there will be a prayer service outside the abortion clinic. At 8:15 p.m., refreshments will be served inside the Women’s Choice Center.

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.

Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Friday, Jan. 15 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 10th and Iowa streets. Confessions begin at 6 p.m., praise music at 6:30 p.m. and Mass at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome.


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.


Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish is offering monthly caregiver support meetings on the second Wednesday of the month from 1-2:30 p.m. Janet Rubelmann, a parishioner of St. John Vianney, is the support meeting facilitator. For further information, call Rubelmann, (563) 514-7090 or Nancy McBride, minister of pastoral care, (563) 355-5766. All caregivers are welcome.

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.

Moline, Ill. — The secular discalced 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.


DeWitt — A Christian Experience Weekend for women will take place Jan. 22-24 at St. Joseph School. The men’s weekend is Feb. 5-7 at the school. For the women’s CEW, the contact person is Becky Townsend at (563) 370-3035. The contact for the men’s CEW is Leo McGarry at (563) 650-3677. The deadline to register for the women’s weekend is Jan. 22, and deadline for the men’s weekend is Feb. 5.


Davenport — St. Ambrose University will be celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan. 18 from 1:15 to 10 p.m. with a gospel choir, a people’s march, dinner, screening of Spike Lee’s film “Bamboozled,”  and presentation by Msgr. Marvin Mottet. All events are free except the dinner ($5 per person, reservations required). Events will take place at various locations on the St. Ambrose University campus, 518 W. Locust St. For more information and the complete schedule, go to www.sau.edu, or contact Michael Dixon at (563) 333-6264 or DixonMichaelG@sau.edu. To make a dinner reservation, contact Jennifer Tuite at (563) 333-6273 or tuitejennifera@sau.edu.

Grand Mound —  Ss. Philip & James Parish will hold a soup supper Sunday, Jan. 24,  from 4-7 p.m. Menu includes all-you-can-eat chili and chicken noodle soup with cornbread and desserts. A bake sale will feature homemade treats. Cost is $6 for adults and   $2.50 for children younger than 12.

Melcher — Sacred Heart Parish’s Altar & Rosary Society will hold a chicken noodle dinner Jan. 16 at 5 p.m. in the church hall. After dinner, the Knights of Columbus will have a Bunco party at 7 p.m.

Muscatine — The Knights of Columbus will hold a pancake breakfast Jan. 17 from 8:30-11 a.m. in Gannon Hall. Pancakes, eggs and sausage will be served.

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