Upcoming events



Davenport — A Mass of Thanksgiving to celebrate the 25th jubilee of Father Chuck Adam will be held at 3 p.m. June 26 in Christ the King Chapel on the St. Ambrose University campus. A picnic reception will follow.

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.


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.

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.


Rock Island, Ill. – A retreat for people facing a life-threatening illness, “Be Still and Know That I Am God,” will take place at the Benet House Retreat Center, 2200 88th Ave. W., Wednesday, June 15, 1-4 pm.  Fee is $15. Caregivers also are welcome. Participants will reconnect with the resources of faith and community. Presenters are Lynn Batcher, Chaplain Bob Hansen and Sister Helen Carey, OSB.

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.

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