Upcoming events


Burlington – The CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will be open in the Notre Dame School cafeteria at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 4 as Father Marty Goetz presents “Saints and Canonization.”

Clinton – The Sisters of St. Francis and students of Ashford University invite people to join them Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Canticle chapel for prayerful solidarity with participants in the School of the Americas watch in Georgia.
Davenport —  Eagles’ Wings will host a Soaking With a Purpose prayer meeting on Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. The meeting includes spontaneous praise, worship and Scripture meditation.
Davenport – A healing Mass will be celebrated at Eagles’ Wings on Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. There will be prayers for healing and an opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation.

Davenport – Married couples are invited to a Marriage Encounter Retreat Weekend to renew their relationship, improve communication and enhance their mutual commitment.
The event takes place Dec. 6-8 at Our Lady of Victory Church. All discussions are private between spouses. Cost is $95 and includes five home-cooked meals.
To register, call Joe and Tracy Ripslinger at (563) 388-0355 or email tracy@ripslinger.com.
Grand Mound – The Advent retreat “The Light of Christ Heals” will be at Ss. Philip & James Church, 606 Fulton, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day is presented by Marcia and Cyndi of Eagles’ Wings of Davenport.  Lunch is included and registration is $15 at the door.
Wheatland – Eastern Iowa Contemplative Outreach will host an Advent retreat, “Dark Nights and Doubts in Our Lives,” on Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Participants will view the second part of a video by Father Ron Rolheiser. People wanting to speak with a spiritual companion can make appointments during individual quiet time. Lunch is provided as part of the $25 fee for the day. Scholarships are available. For more information, email jen­senyetta@gmail.com or call (563) 355-1162. Registration is due Nov. 30.
Wheatland – Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat welcomes people to the following events. On Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. is a Taize’ vigil service. Churches of all faith traditions are invited. Supper follows. Freewill offering. On Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon is a mini-retreat with Father Bill Kneemiller: “Advent and the Joy of Receiving the Light of Christ.” Mass is at 10 a.m.; lunch follows the retreat. Fee: $8. On Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. is “Weaving Prayers and Baskets” with Sister Kathleen Storms. Learn simple basket weaving in the context of prayer and meditation. Fee: $30. To register, contact (563) 336-8414 or olpretreat@gmail.com.

Buffalo – St. Peter Parish will host a cookie walk in the rectory at 406 Fourth St. on Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10 for a large container or $7 for a small container. Bring a camera for photos with Santa.
Davenport – The Marycrest Alumni Association will host the annual St. Nicholas Day celebration with the Sisters of Humility on Dec. 8 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Congregation of the Humility of Mary Center, 820 W. Central Park Ave. Marycrest alumni, faculty, staff and friends are invited to drop by for conversation and refreshments. For more information, call Linda VanHese at (563) 322-3332.
Davenport – All are welcome to attend the fifth annual CHM Holiday Movie and Gift Swap, presented by the CHM Care of Earth committee, on Dec. 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Humility of Mary Center, 820 West Central Park Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Movies start at 6:45 p.m. and include the short film “The Story of Solutions,” which explores how to create a more just, sustainable economy. There will also be videos on people who care for the Earth. After the movies will be a gift swap. Bring new or gently used items.
Davenport — An additional showing of a movie about the miracle of Medjugorje, “The Triumph,” will be offered at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at Rave Cinemas. Tickets are $5. The 2 p.m. showing is sold out.  Contact Dawn Blocklinger at (309) 738-5354 or dawn.blocklinger@gmail.com for tickets.
Davenport – Our Lady of Victory Youth Ministry is hosting a family bus trip to downtown Chicago on Nov. 30. There are 56 seats available and the cost per seat is $25. This trip is open to anyone. To sign up, contact Tommy Fallon at davolvym@diodav.org or (563) 391-8384.
Iowa City – On Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., people across the nation, including Lower City Park in Iowa City, will gather 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. Everyone is invited to the indoor heated warming house (shelter 8) at the park. For more information, call Bruce of St. Patrick Parish at (319) 936-0745.
Iowa City – Johnson County Right to Life will hold a bake sale Nov. 23 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Church. Proceeds benefit youths attending the Midwest March for Life in January 2014. Donations of baked goods will be accepted at the church Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Iowa City – The 13th annual Regina Legend of the Fall: Bob Brown Memorial Trail Run and Walk through Hickory Hill Park will be held Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, at 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Regina cross country program and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, in honor of Coach Bob Brown, who died in 2007 from pancreatic cancer. Fee is $25.  To register, visit https://secure.getmeregistered.com/LegendOfTheFall. For more information, contact Chad Swope at (319) 321-6986 or chadswope@uiowa.edu


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