Upcoming events



Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Cathedral July 16. Confessions begin at 6 p.m., praise music at 6:40 p.m. and Mass at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome.

Davenport — Afterglow Ministry teams meet for prayers for healing and personal needs Saturdays after 4 p.m. Mass at St. Alphonsus Church.

Davenport — A SWAP (Soaking With A Purpose), quiet prayer and worship group will meet the second and fourth Friday evenings of the month at 7 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings Retreat Center, 5816 Telegraph Road. Call (563) 324-7263 for more information.


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.


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.


Davenport — Our Lady of Victory Parish, sponsored by the Diocese of Davenport, invites people to “save the date” for the 2011 Marriage Encounter Weekend. It will be held Friday, Feb. 18, through Sunday, Feb. 20, at the church. It’s a gift married couples can give themselves to revitalize, strengthen and enrich their marriage. The cost is $95 for couples (financial assistance is available) and is open to couples of all faiths. Contact Tracy or Joe Ripslinger at (563) 388-0355 or tracyrip@mchsi.com for information regarding the weekend or to have an application mailed to you.


Garryowen — St. Patrick’s Church will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving on Saturday, July 24, for 170 years as a parish and also to honor parish founder Father Samuel Mazzuchelli for his beatification. The 6 p.m. Mass will be at the church, 28914 46th Ave., Bernard, Iowa. The Dominican nuns from Sinsinawa Mound, Wis., will lead the singing at Mass with their organist. Their bell choir also may perform outside church before Mass. Sister Mary Paynter, OP, vice postulator for the cause of beatification for venerable Samuel Mazzuchelli, will talk about the priest. All are invited to a free ice cream social in the hall from 4-5:30 p.m.

Lovilia — St. Peter Church will celebrate the 100th anniversary of laying the cornerstone beginning with a Mass at 10:30 a.m. July 25. Afterward, guests may stay in the church for a presentation on the history of the stained-glass windows or visit the cemetery for a presentation about five of the parish’s first families and its first priest. Guests also may eat lunch in the church hall. The historical presentations will be given three times. An auction will begin at 1:30 p.m. Raffle prizes will be drawn after the auction.

Melcher — Sacred Heart Parish will hold a parish picnic Sunday, July 25 from 4-7 p.m. Hamburgers, pork burgers and hot dogs will be served, and there will be games and activities for children and adults. Freewill donations will be accepted.

Southeast Iowa — Southeast Iowa Catholic Singles will meet July 19 for Burlington Bees ballgame. Meet at the ticket counter at 6 p.m. The group also will gather July 31 for Downtown After Sundown, an old-fashioned night in Bonaparte, from 7-10 p.m. For more information, call Carol at (319) 463-5585.

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