Bettendorf — Cathy and Ken Miller will present “Twinning Partnerships, The Road to Social Change” on Nov. 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in St. John Vianney Parish’s activity center.
Davenport — Msgr. Cesare Pasini, prefect of the Biblioteca Aposatolica Vaticana in Rome, will present the lecture, “Progressing with Freedom Toward Humility: Images and Thoughts of Ambrose of Milan,” at 5 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Rogalski Center Ballroom at St. Ambrose University.
Clinton — Sister Jan Cebula, OSF, will speak on her experience on an Interfaith Peace-Builders delegation study tour of Palestine/ Israel. Her free presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at The Canticle.
Dubuque – “The Laity after Vatican II: Collaboration in Ministry,” a lecture by Zeni Fox on Dec. 2, will begin at 2 p.m. in Terence Donaghoe Hall, Clarke University. Parking will be available in campus lots on Clarke Drive. The event is free and open to the public.
Iowa City – Regina Catholic Education Center President and CEO Lee Iben will host a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University (FPU) on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8 p.m. Jan. 16 through March 13, 2013. The classes will educate participants on how to eliminate debt. Cost is $95. To register, call (319) 351-1415 or email email@example.com.
Davenport — The Feast of St. Ambrose Mass, celebrated by Bishop Martin Amos and Msgr. Cesare Pasini, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in Christ the King Chapel at St. Ambrose University. As part of the ceremony, the McMullen Awards will be presented.
Davenport – At Eagles’ Wings on Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is “Listening, the Sacrament of Encounter” video presentation by Rev. Russ Parker followed by discussion, practice and prayer. Bring a sack lunch. Registration is $20. A healing Mass will be celebrated there Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. Also, a Soaking With A Purpose prayer meeting is at 7 p.m. Dec. 14.
Iowa City – On Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., people will gather in Lower City Park for a candlelight vigil to mourn the loss of a child. After a few remarks, music and a moment of silence, the attendees are invited to leave a candle at a statue in remembrance of children. There is an indoor heated warming house (shelter 8). For more information, call Bruce at (319) 936-0745.
Rock Island, Ill. – Traditional, semi-monastic Vespers or Evening Prayer will be held during the four Sundays of Advent at 4:30 p.m. at St. Mary Church. The Confraternity of the Fathers of St. Joseph welcomes all to this 30- to 40-minute Advent Prayer of the Divine Office or Liturgy of the Hours in English, with a touch of Latin. A simple meal will be served afterward. The dates are Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23.
Davenport – The St. Anthony grief group will begin its nine weekly meetings in the St. Anthony Parish Library on Dec. 4 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The group will not meet the Tuesdays of Christmas or Jan. 1, so it will meet through Feb. 12. For more information or to register, call facilitators Dennis at (563) 332-1396, Ginny at (309) 523-9251, or Nadine at (563) 391-5161. What is said in the group remains confidential.
Davenport – Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church invites people to a Marriage Encounter Retreat Weekend Nov. 30 and Dec. 1-2. Cost is $95, which includes five meals. Contact Joe and Tracy Ripslinger at (563) 388-0355 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
LeClaire – Our Lady of the River Parish is hosting a mini-retreat Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon that focuses on Christmas Time. The retreat will include a PowerPoint presentation on the history of the season, a craft project related to the season, prayer service and reflection afterwards. Refreshments will be served.
Buffalo — St. Peter Church will hold a cookie walk Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at the rectory, 406 Fourth St. Cost is $10 for a large container and $7 for a small container. There will be photos with Santa.
Davenport – All are welcome to the CHM Holiday Movie and Gift Swap presented by the Congregation of the Humility of Mary on Dec. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Humility of Mary Center. The event is free. The movie “The Story of Change” starts at 6:45 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring new or gently used items for re-gifting. Then shop the swap for a gift for someone on your list.
Davenport – St. Anthony Parish’s Christmas Mini-Bazaar will take place in the parish library on Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Dec. 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The mini-bazaar will include crafts, knitted items and holiday gifts. Food will be available.
Grinnell – More than 100 nativity displays will be exhibited Friday, Nov. 30, from 5-8 p.m. in the basement of St. Mary Church during an event titled “No Room at the Inn.” Other features include local choirs and a live nativity. Admission is free. Donations will be distributed to St. Joseph’s homeless shelter for families in Des Moines; Poweshiek County food pantry at MICA; and Grinnell, Brooklyn and Montezuma Ministerial associations for use with local transient/ homeless populations. Register for nativity-related items, which will be given away at 8 p.m.
Iowa City – St. Patrick Parish’s choir will present an Advent Choral Service on Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. at St. Patrick Church. The service will feature choral and organ selections as well as Scripture readings and congregational singing. Bishop Martin Amos will preside over this one-hour service that will be free and open to the public. To learn more, visit www.
stpatsic.com or call the parish office at (319) 337-2856.
Iowa City – St. Wenceslaus Parish’s holiday bazaar will take place Dec. 8 from 8-11 a.m. and 5-6 p.m. and Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be baked goods, booths to browse, attic treasures, Scrip and a silent auction.