Upcoming events



Hills — A healing Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at St. Joseph Church. Confessions will begin at 6:15 p.m.


Clinton —  “Blue Gold: World Water Wars” is the next film in the Prince of Peace Pax Christi four-part series, From REAL to REEL: a Film Series With a Message. It will be shown on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at The Canticle, home of the Sisters of St. Francis, 841 13th Ave. N., beginning at 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. The Sisters say “Blue Gold” exposes the corporate giants, private investors and corrupt governments who are vying for control of water.  There will be discussion and refreshments following the film. For more information call Sisters of St. Francis, (563) 242-7611 or visit www.clintonfranciscans.com.


Des Moines — The annual Prayer for Life event, co-sponsored by the Iowa Catholic Conference, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 8. The day kicks off at 9:30 a.m. at the Catholic Pastoral Center in Des Moines. The main speaker is Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic manager who resigned after assisting in the performance of an abortion and viewing the baby on ultrasound. Following a training session and lunch, participants will be invited to go to the Capitol to meet their legislator and then participate in a rally in the rotunda at 3 p.m. There will be a suggested donation for lunch. Please RSVP by calling Iowa Right to Life at (515) 244-1012 or e-mailing iowa@iowaRTL.org.

Iowa City — Speaker and author Matthew Kelly’s “Passion and Purpose” event will take place Saturday, Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Patrick Church. The event aims to inspire Catholics and explore Catholicism’s application in various aspects of life. For a registration form and details about the day, visit www.newevangelization.org. Tickets are $50 and also can be purchased in the Iowa City area from Cheryl Schropp at (319) 337-2856 or Dan Teets at (319) 337-4314, in the Quad-Cities area from John Muenster at (563) 343-1355 or Rosie Megraw at (563) 322-3768, or in Muscatine from Kay Flanders at (563) 299-9526.


Hills – A soup supper will take place at St. Joseph Church Sunday, Jan. 30, from 4-6 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12 and free for children younger than 5.

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. 27 and Feb 1. Topics include “Scripture and Tradition – Why We Need Both” and “Liturgy and the Lectionary – Where Do I Find a Bible in a Catholic Church?”

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