Upcoming events



Davenport — Msgr. Robert Gruss will lead the fourth annual holy hour for fathers Monday, June 20, from 7-8 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Adoration will be in the church instead of the adoration chapel. The hour is open to men, women and children to pray for fathers.

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.

Davenport — Par­ishioners from the Catholic parishes of Scott County are invited to join with the Knights of Columbus, Loras Council 532, for an annual Memorial Day Mass to be held at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 804 E. 39th St., at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 30. Bishop Martin Amos will preside at the Mass at the Priests’ Circle. Bring a lawn chair; chairs will be provided for people with a handicap. In case of inclement weather, the Mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 916 East Rusholme St., at 9:30 a.m.  A sign indicating such change would be posted at the cemetery entrance at 7:30 a.m.


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.


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 — A support group, sponsored by Mercy Hospice, is being offered to provide information and support to individuals who are coping with the loss of a loved one. “Walking through Grief” will meet from 3:30-5 p.m. May 31 at Mercy Medical Center — South Campus, boardroom. The group is open to anyone and there is no cost. For more information, please contact Mercy Home Care and Hospice at (563) 244-3766.

Davenport — A Soaking With a Purpose (SWAP) meeting will take place  Friday, May 27, at 7 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings Retreat Center, 5816 Telegraph Road.

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.


Wheatland — The retreat “Walking for Spirit” will take place Tuesday, June 7, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Fee is $15, which includes lunch. Participants will discover that walking and bird watching can lead to inner peace, mental focus and spiritual awareness. Presenters are Lisa Martin and Sister Joan Sheil, CHM. To register, call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@ gmail.com.


Bettendorf — Funds raised at “Clifford the Big Red Dog” at the Family Museum in Bettendorf  June 11 from 5-8 p.m. will benefit Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. Cost for the event is $5 per person, which will include admission to the Family Museum, food and entertainment. Call Humility of Mary Housing at (563) 326-1330 to make reservations or for more details.

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.

Williamsburg — On Memorial Day, May 30, a Freedom Run 5K run/walk will begin at 8 a.m. at Williamsburg Junior/Senior High School. The Catholic Youth Organization of St. Joseph Parish in North English, St. Mary Parish in Williamsburg and St. Patrick Parish in Marengo is organizing the event. Runners and walkers of all ages may participate. Awards will be given for males and females in nine age categories, and there will be an overall, first-place award for male and female participants. Entry fee is $20 per person through the day of the race. For a registration form, contact Greg Stolze at (319) 668-9072 or gstolze@williamsburg.k12.ia.us.

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