Upcoming events


Bettendorf — Catholics are welcome to discern their spiritual gifts through the Called and Gifted program in the activities center at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. from April 16 to May 14. Cost is $32. Registration is due April 15. For more information, contact Nikki Gartner at (563) 370-3360 or jngartner@aol.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.
Coralville — The next St. Thomas More Parish Bible study for couples will be on Psalms. An introductory session is on April 21 from 6-8 p.m. Participants will socialize, watch an introductory DVD, have the opportunity to ask and answer questions, and register for the 10-week session on Psalms: The School of Prayer. The regular session will begin May 5.  For more information, contact Carol at (319) 338-9290 or jclyon5@msn.com.
Clinton — The closing session of the lecture series “Celebrating Vatican II: Sharing the Vision” will take place at 2 p.m. April 21 at Prince of Peace Church. Titled    “The Church in the Modern World:  Vatican II’s Challenge for Our Time,” the talk will feature Sister Marlene Weisenbeck, FSPA, former president of the Leadership Con­ference of Women Religious; Most Rev. Daniel Turley, Bishop of Chulucanas, Peru; and Jamie Manson, columnist with the National Catholic Reporter. For more details see www.facebook.com/catholicsisters or call Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, (563) 242-7611.
Coralville — Rosalie Riegle will speak at St. Thomas More Church on April 23 at 7 p.m.  as part of her book tour. She is the co-founder of two Catholic Worker houses in Michigan and the author of “Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak Out for Peace,”  “Doing Time for Peace: Resistance, Family and Community” and two books on the Catholic Worker movement.
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 Christian Consumer,” a presentation by Laura Hartman, will be held April 20 from 7-8 p.m. at the Humility of Mary Center. Hartman, author of “The Christian Consumer: Living Faithfully in a Fragile World,” explores consumption from an ethical and a Christian perspective.
Iowa City – Mary Beth Hanus, victim outreach and prevention manager for the Archdiocese of Omaha, will lead training for Diocese of Davenport catechists on the Circle of Grace safe environment program at St. Patrick Church on April 26. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and the first session runs from 10 a.m. to noon.  Session two will take place from 12:30 – 2 p.m. Lunch will be available for $6.50, paid in advance. Registration is due April 15. Email Barb Butterworth at butterworthb@davenportdiocese.org for a registration form or call Mary Wieser at (563) 888-4241 for more information.
Davenport —  A healing Mass will be celebrated April 19 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Confessions start at 6 p.m., praise music at 6:30 p.m., and Mass at 7:15 p.m.
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) 932-7928.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat will hold the following events. From April 19-20, 7 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Saturday, is “What is Pilgrimage?” Dianne Prichard, pastor of Community Church of Toronto and Immanuel United Church of Christ in Big Rock, will help participants develop a greater sensitivity to God’s presence and inspiration, learn basic spiritual disciplines and experience ways to read Scripture. Fee: $100. On April 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is “Desert Day for Clergy,” a day of quiet reflection and nutritious food. The day is open to pastors of all denominations. To register, call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail.com.
Davenport – All Saints Catholic School will hold a taco and bingo night April 27. Food starts at 4 p.m.; bingo starts at 6 p.m. Dinner cost is $7 or, for kids 10 and younger, $3. Bingo will include six cards and 18 games. Proceeds go to the eighth-grade class trip and a new commercial refrigerator.
Davenport – St. Ambrose University’s Habitat for Humanity Chapter will hold its second annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser April 14 from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Rogalski Center ballroom on campus. Tickets are $6 each or $10 for two. To join in the event, contact Megan Van Hoorn at vanhoornmegana@sau.edu or (815) 575-4875.
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.   To volunteer, call (563) 324-0800.
DeWitt — On April 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. is the St. Joseph Parish Altar & Rosary Spring Salad Luncheon in Harness Hall, 417 Sixth Ave. Cost is $6 per adult.
Iowa City — St. Patrick Parish will host a new member Irish tea gathering on April 21 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the St. Patrick Social Hall. Parishioners who have registered since November 2009, when the church was dedicated, are welcome. Attendees will meet fellow newcomers and ministry leaders and learn about parish ministries. RSVP by April 16 to Sheryl at (319) 351-1015 or sschw1@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.
North English — St. Joseph’s Altar & Rosary Society will host a salad luncheon and tea April 25 at 11 a.m. The event will feature comedian Judy Richmond and musician Peggy Wardenburg.
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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