Upcoming events



Davenport — A healing Mass will take place at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 10th and Iowa streets, Friday, Jan. 21. Confessions start at 6 p.m., praise music at 6:30 p.m., and Mass at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome.

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.


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.

Washington — Msgr. Marvin Mottet will celebrate a healing Mass at St. James Church Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. Confessions begin at 6:15 p.m.


Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish is offering 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.


Clinton — Christian Experience Weekends (CEWs) will take place at Prince of Peace School in February and March. The women’s weekend is Feb. 18-20, and the men’s weekend is March 4-6. The retreat begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday and ends at 5 p.m. Sunday. The weekend includes talks, discussion, special services and Masses, and time for reflection, food and fun. Religious and lay people conduct the weekend. Fee is $35, which includes meals. People unable to pay are not turned away. For more information, call Madonna Berry at (563) 249-4281 or (563) 242-2414 or Danny McGrath at (563) 242-0593.

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.

DeWitt — Christian Experience Weekends (CEWs) will take place at St. Joseph School this winter. The women’s weekend is slated for Jan. 28-30, and the men’s weekend is Feb. 11-13. The CEW begins on Friday night at 8 p.m. and ends at about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. It includes talks, discussions and activities conducted by religious and lay people. Cost is $35. No one is turned away for financial reasons. To register for the women’s weekend, contact Sue Thole at (563) 659-8686 or thole. susan@yahoo.com. To sign up for the men’s weekend, contact Jason Fuglsang at (563) 659-2444 or jmfugsab@iowatelecom.



Davenport — The resale shop Cinderella Cellar, 230 W. 35th St., is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Kahl Home for the Aged and Infirm. Cinderella Cellar is operated by volunteers from the Catholic Service Board.

Davenport – At St. Ambrose University, Chicago-area pianist and teacher Mark Valenti will present a varied program on early 20th century music on Sunday, Jan. 23, at 3 p.m. This free, public event is part of the St. Ambrose University “Year of the Piano” celebration. The recital will take place at the Galvin Fine Arts Center, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard streets. For more information, contact Terri Flynn at (563) 333-6001.

Grand Mound — Ss. Philip & James Parish will hold an all-you-can-eat chili or chicken noodle soup supper Jan. 16 from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $2.50 for children. There also will be a bake sale. Call (563) 847-7572 by Jan. 15 to preorder deliveries.

Muscatine — Theology on Tap events for young adults will take place at Wine Nutz, upstairs in the Pearl Plaza, from 7-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 13, 18 and 27 and Feb 1. Topics include “Bible: Fact or Fiction?,” “Scripture AND Tradition,” “Where’s the Bible: Liturgy and the Lectionary,” and “Matthew, Mark, Luke and John: Do they All Agree?”

Newton — An intergenerational faith festival, “Becoming a Disciple,” will take place at Sacred Heart Parish. Parishioners may attend Jan. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Jan. 12 from 6-8:30 p.m. Both dates include a meal. No pre-registration is needed. Households will receive a take-home kit with ideas and suggestions for living out discipleship. Participants will explore the dynamics of discipleship through study of Jesus and the New Testament disciples. People of all ages are welcome.

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