Upcoming events



Clinton — Students in John Zimmerman’s Environ-mental Biology class at Ashford University will observe Earth Day by giving a presentation called “Earth Day in Perspective” on Thursday, April 22. The presentation, co-sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton, will be held at The Canticle, 841 13th Ave. N., from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and is open to the public. 

Davenport — “Gandhi and Jesus: The Saving Power of Nonviolence,” a book by Terrence Rynne, will be the subject of a talk by the author at 7 p.m. April 29 at the Humility of Mary Center in Davenport. The Sisters of the Humility of Mary are presenting the program. There is no admission fee, but please RSVP early at (563) 323-9466 to secure a seat.

Iowa City — Terrence Rynne, Ph. D. will be giving the Journeys in Faith Speaker’s Forum presentation on Wednesday, April 28, from 7:30–9 p.m. in the chapel at the Newman Catholic  Student Center, 104 E. Jefferson St. He is an author, peace advocate and founder of the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking.  He will speak on “Gandhi and Jesus:  The Saving Power of Nonviolence.”  All are welcome.  For more information, contact Father Ed Fitzpatrick at (319)337-3106.



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.

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.


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.

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 Blessed John XXIII fraternity of the Secular Franciscans meets at 2 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at Trinity Hospital, 2701 17th St.  For more information, call Kent Ferris in Muscatine at (563) 264-0120.


Clinton — The Pregnancy Center is sponsoring a Walk for Life in downtown Clinton April 24. The event is an opportunity to show support for life and to help raise financial donations from family, friends and co-workers. The event will take place at the Riverside Band Shell. Sign-in is at 8:45 a.m., and the two-mile walk begins at 9 a.m.  Please contact the office at (563) 242-6629, Monday to Friday, or stop in from noon to 5 p.m. at 240 N. Bluff Blvd., Suite 105 (Bluff Professional Building) to pick up a Walk for Life brochure. The walk will be held rain or shine.

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 — An Altar & Rosary plant sale will take place at St. Wenceslaus Church, 630 East Davenport St., Saturday May 8, from 8 a.m. to noon.

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.

Mount Pleasant — A trivia night will be held at 7 p.m. on April 24 at St. Alphonsus Manning Hall, 607 S. Jackson St.  Cost per person is $10. BBQ pork sandwiches and fixings will be available for a free-will donation along with lemonade, iced tea and coffee.  Participants may bring their own beverages. The evening will include a silent auction, mulligans, 50/50 drawing, and door prizes. Cash prizes for top three teams will be awarded. Proceeds will offset the costs of preparing a pallet of meals for Kids Against Hunger. Groups from St. Alphonsus will be packaging meals May 15.

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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