Upcoming events


Albia – A Faithful Citizenship and Religious Freedom seminar will take place Tuesday, July 10, from 7-8 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 730 Benton Ave. W. Presenter will be  Tom Chapman, executive director, Iowa Catholic Conference. Attendees will learn what the Church is encouraging Catholics to do in political involvement, the current situation with religious freedom in the United States and more about “Political Responsibility Do’s and Don’ts for Churches.”
Davenport — People are invited to the “Life in the Spirit” seminar at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. from July 5 to Aug. 23. This seminar will be presented by members of the Blessed Trinity Prayer Group consisting of parishioners from Bet­ten­dorf and Davenport parishes. Fee is $10. Babysitting will be provided. For questions and registration, contact Jeanne Wonio at (563) 355-4188 or schweet@mchsi.com.
Bettendorf – A centering prayer support group meets at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. After centering prayer, participants will discuss the book “Taste of Silence.” For more information call Judy at (563) 355-0611.
Davenport —  Sacred Heart Cathedral is celebrating Saturday night Mass at 5 p.m. through Sept. 1. The sacrament of reconciliation will be offered an hour before, at 4 p.m.  During the fall and winter months, Saturday night Mass will be held at 4 p.m.
Davenport — Several events are slated at Eagles’ Wings, 5816 Telegraph Road. On June 29, Marcia will share slides of her pilgrimage to the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin and journey to shrines of Ireland. On Tuesday, July 10, at 1 p.m., Father Tim Regan will celebrate a healing Mass. Reconciliation will be at 12:45 p.m. On Friday, July 13 and 27, at 7 p.m. are SWAP prayer meetings. For more information, call (563) 324-7263 or email marcia@eagleswings.ws.
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.
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.
Moline, Ill. – The Secular Discalced Carmelite Community of St. Joseph and the Prophet Elijah invites people to join in the study of prayer in the tradition of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. The group meets on the second Sunday of each month at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 412 10th St. For more information, call Annette at (563) 359-7052 or Donna at (563) 323-1719.
Rock Island, Ill. – A silent, directed retreat, “Listen With the Ear of Your Heart,” will take place at the Benet House Retreat Center at St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Ave. W., from Sunday, July 22, 4 p.m. to Wednesday, July 25, 5 p.m. Registration is $250. To sign up, contact Sister Jackie Walsh at (309) 283-2108 or retreats@smmsisters.org.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat will offer “Mid-Summer in the Quiet” on Tuesday, July 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Reflect on the theme of humility. The day is participants’ to shape after a brief introduction. Fee is $20, including lunch. Also, private or directed retreats are available Sunday through Friday beginning July 22 at 7 p.m. to Friday at noon. There will be shared prayer and meals and an optional conversation with a guide. Massage is extra. Fee is $50 per day. For direct inquiries, call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail.com.
Davenport – Quad Cities Interfaith welcomes people to a Taco Night Fundraiser at Azteca, 4811 N. Brady St. (Walnut Center) from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. Cost is $10 per person for a buffet dinner. Drinks not included. For tickets, call (563) 322-4910.
Davenport — Holy Family Church will host a Michael John Poirier concert to benefit the Women’s Choice Center in Bettendorf. The evening of stories, songs and adoration will take place July 8 at 7 p.m. Freewill offerings will be taken.
Davenport – The 2012 Assumption Booster Club Golf Outing will take place Friday, Aug. 3, at Emeis Golf Course with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost of $85 per golfer includes four-person scramble, 18 holes with cart, beverage tickets, skins game, hole-in-one prizes, hole pin events and a steak dinner at Rookies sports bar. Dinner only is $25. Proceeds support athletics at Assumption High School. For more information, call Bill LaMar at (563) 343-0899.
Davenport – The Assumption High School class of 1967 will hold a reunion Aug. 3-4. An informal gathering will take place Friday, Aug. 3, at Circle Tap, 1345 W. Locust St., on the patio at 6 p.m. No reservations re­quired. On Saturday, Aug. 4, there will be a dinner, social gathering and DJ at the Knights of Columbus Club House, 1111 W. 35th St. Cocktails are at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Dress is comfortable. Reservations are re­quired. Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony Church at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5. For more information, call Mary Marietta at (563) 359-5809.
Iowa City — St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus will host a first Friday fish fry  July 6 at the KC Family Center, 4776 American Legion Road, from 5-7 p.m. Dinner will include cod or shrimp, coleslaw, potato, bread, baked beans and dessert. Freewill donations will be accepted. For more information, call (319) 351-5370.
Sugar Creek – Ss. Mary & Joseph Parish invites people to a lawn social Sunday, July 8. A beef and pork dinner will be served from 3-7:30 p.m. Cost is $7 in advance or $7.50 at the door for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and younger. Carry-outs will be available. Kim and Rose Strait will provide violin music before the Corn Fed Girls perform. Music starts at 5 p.m. There also will be games, prizes, a country store and homemade quilt raffle. For advance tickets, call Elaine Burken at (563) 689-3105. The church address is 3218 110th St., Preston.

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