Upcoming events


Grand Mound — On April 6 from 10 a.m. to noon, Ss. Philip & James Parish will host Leo and Mina Vitan­gcol’s conference on “The Revival of a New Pentecost in the Acts of the Apostles.” The talk will also involve healing music and prayers for release of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The conference concludes with a freewill offering and a light lunch. Call (563) 847-2271 for more information.
Burlington —  On April 3, Father Bruce DeRammelaere will share his story of conversion to the Catholic Church during the CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) in the Notre Dame High School cafeteria from 6:45-8 p.m. On April 10, the CAFÉ topic is “Divorce and the Catholic Church.” Father David Steinle will be the presenter with Lee and Ruth Skeens sharing briefly their personal journeys of divorce and the Church.
Davenport —Jeanette Rodriguez will present “Out of the Ashes: Mestiza/o Christianity,” a Chair of Catholic Studies lecture, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom of St. Ambrose University on April 16 at 7 p.m. She is professor of theology and religious studies, and women and gender studies at Seattle University.
Davenport — The Diocese of Davenport will offer a Diocesan Support Day on human resource issues on April 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. via webinar and at St. Vincent Center, 780 W. Central Park Ave. There is no charge. To register by April 1 to attend in person, visit https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=jBCNk4oRvXNBQvJ%2AKn0t7g. To sign up for the GoToWebinar by April 8, visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/977137529.For more information, contact Laurie Hoefling at hoefling@davenportdiocese.org or (563) 888-4220.
Bettendorf — People will pray for healing of victims of abortion on March 29 at noon on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood on Tech Drive. For more information, call Jeanne at (563) 355-4188.
Fort Dodge — Iowa Catholic Daughters of the Americas will gather for the 50th Biennial State Convention. The three-day event begins April 19 at the Best Western Starlite Motel and will cover bylaws changes, resolutions and election of new officers. All Catholic Daughters of America members may attend by contacting their local regents and/or district deputies to register. Registrations should be sent to State Secretary Jan Grundmeyer by April 1 at 1830 Buchanan Delaware Ave., Masonville, IA, 50654.
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.
West Burlington – Ss. Mary & Patrick Parish’s Altar & Rosary Society is sponsoring a bus trip to Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in LaCrosse, Wis., on April 24. The bus leaves West Burlington Mall at 6 a.m. and will stop in Davenport at the CASI parking lot to pick up passengers. Cost for the bus and lunch is $55. Chaplain will be Father David Steinle. Pilgrims will return at 10:30 p.m. Call Connie Trautner at (319) 754-7924 or Suzanne Brueck at (319) 208-9825 for more information or to register by April 8.
Coralville – A mini-retreat titled “Stories of Healing” will be held April 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Speakers will be Father Walter Helms and parishioners Mary Schepker, Jim Schepker and Mary Jedlicka Humston. They will talk about navigating their journeys of spiritual, emotional and/or physical healing. Suggested donation is $10. An optional catered lunch will follow the retreat and costs $10. Registration and refreshments begin at 8:30 a.m. To register or help, contact Carol Lyon at jclyon5@msn.
com  or at (319) 338-9290.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat will hold the following events. On April 3 from 10 a.m. to noon is a mini-retreat with Father Bill Kneemiller. He will celebrate Mass at 10 a.m. and lead sharing on ministry of deliverance and healing. Lunch follows. Fee: $8. On April 7 at 5 p.m. is a Taize Vigil Service. Churches of all faith traditions are invited. Supper follows. Freewill offering. On April 10 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. is “Be the Change:  Creating Great Food” with local growers and Prairie staff. Plan your spring garden, learn basic how-to’s from master gardeners and receive a Prairie cookbook.  Fee: $30. To register, call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail.com.
Bettendorf — A volunteer training session will take place at the pro-life Women’s Choice Center April 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Vicki at (563) 332-0475 to reserve a spot. Lunch will be provided.
Davenport – Project Renewal is announcing its annual 5K Run/Walk “Run For Renewal” and 1/2 mile “Treat House Trot” on April 20.  All proceeds go to Project Renewal’s youth program.  Register online at www.projectrenewal.net or print a form to mail.  Project Renewal provides educational and recreational activities for children during the school year and summer in a safe environment.  To volunteer, call (563) 324-0800.
Iowa City —  St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus will host a pancake breakfast on April 7 for a freewill offering from 8 a.m. to noon at the KC Family Center, 4776 American Legion Road. Proceeds  support the works of the Knights. For more information, call (319) 341-9097 or e-mail kofc842@gmail.com.
LeClaire – Trivia Night at Our Lady of the River Church, 28200 226th St. Place, is April 20. Doors open at 6 p.m. Trivia starts at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. For table reservations, email chris@ccx.net or call (563) 505-6703. The event includes raffle prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and first and second-place cash payouts. Teams may include eight to 10 people ages 12 and up. Sloppy Joes, hot dogs and drinks will be available; attendees also may bring their own food and beverage.  Proceeds will go toward remodeling the parish hall.
Mechanicsville — St. Mary Parish will hold lunch at noon and an auction at 12:30 p.m. April 7 at the church. Funds raised go to the second phase of the roof project. For more information, call Ryan Crock at (319) 533-1999.
Wilton — St. Mary Parish’s spring dinner with ham and turkey will take place at the parish hall, 701 E. Third St., on April 14 from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and younger. Carryouts are available. The event includes a country store.

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