Burlington – The CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will be open in the Notre Dame School cafeteria at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 18 as students share their experiences at the National Catholic Youth Conference.
Davenport — To help married and engaged couples live out a teaching of the Church, a short course on Natural Family Planning begins Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church. Contact Al and Beth Budelier at (563) 324-7040 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and registration, or visit www.ccli.org.
Davenport – St. Paul the Apostle Parish invites people to an adult study, “Pillar I: The Creed,” beginning Jan. 13 in Denning Hall. The 12-part study is designed to take participants through the Catechism and show how their personal journey fits into the story of salvation Catholics pray each Sunday in the Creed. The study takes place Mondays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost of the study binder is $25. To register, contact Rosie Megraw at (563) 343-5761 or email@example.com.
Iowa City — A kickoff breakfast for the CRS Rice Bowl will be Jan. 25 from 9-11 a.m. at St. Patrick Church. Participants will receive materials and ideas for this Catholic Relief Services program, which encourages participants to fast, pray and give during Lent. The Diocese of Davenport asks one or two people from each parish or school to serve as Rice Bowl coordinators. Send names of coordinators to the diocesan social action office by Dec. 19. For more information or registration, contact Esmeralda Guerrero at firstname.lastname@example.org or (563) 888-4210.
Clinton – The Sisters of St. Francis invite people to pray Advent vespers every Sunday during Advent at 6 p.m. in The Canticle chapel. Reflections will focus on the “O Antiphons of Advent.” Upcoming dates are Dec. 15 and 22.
Coralville – St. Thomas More Parish will host a Blue Christmas service for people suffering from a loss on Dec. 22 at 4 p.m. The service includes Scripture reflections, prayers and solemn songs of hope and comfort. A soup supper follows.
Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Dec. 20 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) 932-4121.
Bettendorf – A centering prayer support group meets at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish on Monday mornings at 9 a.m. For more information call Jul at (563) 355-0611.
Iowa City — Centering prayer groups meet from 7-8 p.m. Mondays at the Mercy Hospital chapel, and from 9-11:30 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at a member’s home. For more information, call Maureen Kelley at (319) 338-8284.
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. For more information, call Annette at (563) 359-7052 or Donna at (563) 323-1719.
Clinton – The Clinton Franciscans will host an Advent Retreat: “Giving Birth to Peace” on Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Canticle, 841 13th Ave. N. The day will focus on the teachings of peace in Scripture and the writings of St. Francis and St. Clare. Sister Nancy Miller, OSF, will facilitate the retreat. Suggested offering, including lunch, is $25. Register by calling (563) 242-7611 or emailing email@example.com.
Wheatland – Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat welcomes people to the following event. On Dec. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is “Come to the Quiet.” Fee: $20. To register, contact (563) 336-8414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Davenport – Eagles’ Wings will host “Creating From the Heart of Christmas” on Dec. 13 from 6–9 p.m. Participants will be open to experience the Holy Spirit through artistic expression. Bring a canvas or paper (11×16 or larger) and water color or acrylic paints. Eagles’ Wings has pastels, colored pencils and crayons. Wine, cheese and worship music will be provided. Registration is $15: email@example.com or (563) 324-7263.
Davenport – All Saints Catholic School will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Dec. 14 from 4-6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Cost is $8 for adults or $6 for students and senior citizens. Proceeds support the school gala Feb. 22.
Iowa City – St. Wenceslaus Parish’s holiday bazaar will take place the weekend of Dec. 14-15. On Saturday from 8-11 a.m., there will be a bake sale, trash to treasure booths, crafts and silent auction items. The bazaar also will be open after Saturday 5 p.m. Mass and after the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses on Sunday.