Upcoming events


Burlington – The CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will be open in the Notre Dame School cafeteria at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 8 as Father Marty Goetz discusses “Marriage and Family” (based on the survey by Pope Francis).

Clinton — People wondering how to be more peaceful are welcome to join a Campaign Nonviolence Study Group hosted by the Sisters of St. Francis Center for Active Nonviolence and Peacemaking. The group is derived from the Pace e Bene book “Engage.” Meetings are Jan. 14 and 21 and Feb. 11 and 18 at Zion Lutheran Church, 439 Third Ave. S. from 1-3 p.m. and Jan. 21 and 28, and Feb. 11 and 18 from 6-8 p.m. at the Canticle, 841 13th Ave. N. The cost is $25 to purchase the book. Scholarships are available. To register or to get additional information, contact Lori Freudenberg at (563) 242-7611 or lfreudenberg@clintonfranciscans.com. Deadline for registration is Jan. 5.

Davenport – An icon workshop will take place at Eagles’ Wings Jan. 20–24 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Iconographer Leanne Spacek will teach students as they write an icon of St. Kateri Tekakwitha. Supplies are included. Bring a sack lunch. Registration is $300. A $100 down payment is needed to hold a space. Call Cyndi Jarvis at (563) 323-9945.

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 elizabethimel@yahoo.com for more information and registration, or visit www.ccli.org.


Davenport — A Biblical Walk through the Mass will be offered the first Thursday of each month through April in the St. Anthony Parish Center from 6:30-8 p.m. The Adult Faith Formation Com­mittee is offering the five-part DVD series series so people understand what Catholics say and  do at Mass.

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 megrawr@gmail.com.

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 date is Dec. 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.

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