Upcoming events



Davenport  —  The next healing Mass will be Friday, April 16, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 10th and Iowa streets. Confessions start at 6 p.m., praise music at 6:40 p.m., and Mass at 7:15 p.m. All 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.

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.


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.

Coralville — People of faith across Iowa are caring for God’s creation by reducing energy use in their own homes, reducing pollution and saving money in the process. Bring a team from your congregation to a training workshop to learn how to get your faith community involved in a Cool Congregations stewardship program. It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 15, at Community of Christ, 2121 South Ridge Drive, Coralville. It is co-hosted by Trinity Episcopal and Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City. Register online at www.iowaipl.org/calendar or contact Lisa Martin at sciclone1@mchsi.com or (319) 338-9930 or (319) 330-4565.

Newton — Sacred Heart Parish will hold an all-parish faith festival, “Praying as Jesus Taught Us,” April 18 and 21. People of all ages will gather to share a meal, pray, and learn about the Catholic faith and traditions. Participants will explore the meaning of the Lord’s Prayer, look at the seven specific petitions in the prayer, and experience the Lord’s Prayer through gestures and song. No need to pre-register. Attend either of two days: Sunday, April 18, from 10:30 to 1 p.m., or Wednesday, April 21, from 6-8:30 p.m.


Burlington — Everyone is invited to the 31st annual God’s Portion Day, Sunday, April 18 at Notre Dame Schools. A gigantic live auction begins at 10 a.m., with breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch at noon. For more information, contact Deb at debonstarr@aol.com.

Camanche — Church of the Visitation will hold a fundraising breakfast April 18 from 8 a.m. to noon in the parish hall. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. Menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls, coffee, milk and juice. Proceeds go to the building fund.

Davenport — A Project Renewal “Run for Renewal” will take place Saturday, April 17. A half-mile kids’ “Treat House Trot” is slated for 8:30 a.m. A 5K run/walk will start at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Project Renewal youth program. For more information, call (563) 324-0800 or visit www.projectrenewal.net. People can also register at www.getmeregistered.com.

Davenport — Tickets for a May 6 screening of Joey Pantoliano’s documentary “No Kidding, Me Too” are on sale at the Capitol Theatre box office. Pantoliano will take questions after the 6:30 p.m. screening. “Stomp the stigma of mental illness in our community,” say promotional materials for the event. For tickets, call 888-512-7469 or visit www.thecapdavenport.com. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Iowa City — A Creole spaghetti dinner will take place April 28 from 5-8 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Family Center. Freewill offerings will be accepted.

Muscatine — Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish and its Stewardship Committee are sponsoring a Parish Volunteer Recognition Dinner from 5-7 p.m. on April 18 at the Bishop Hayes Catholic School gym. The dinner will be a time of sharing that provides an opportunity to personally and publicly thank the volunteers. All parishioners and volunteers are invited.

Wilton — St. Mary Parish’s spring, family-style ham and turkey dinner will take place at the parish hall April 25 from 1-4 p.m. The afternoon will include a country store, crafts, grab bags, homemade candies and goodies. Cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children ages  5-12 and free for children 4 and younger. The public is invited, and carryouts are available.

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