Upcoming events


Burlington – The CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will be open in the Notre Dame School cafeteria at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 22 as Father David Steinle discusses “Why do Catholics Do That at Mass?” part 2.

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 —  A short course on Natural Family Planning begins Jan. 19 in the gathering space at St. Paul the Apostle Church. Subsequent classes are Feb. 16 and March 16.  All classes are from 3-6 p.m. Free childcare is provided. More information and registration is online at http://register.ccli.org. Contact Al and Beth Budelier at (563) 324-7040 with questions.

Davenport – St. Paul the Apostle Parish invites people to an adult study, “Pillar I: The Creed,” that began 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.


Newton – A free Vibrant Faith @ Home PLUS workshop will aim to give parish leaders tools to empower families to grow in faith at home. The workshop will take place Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Sacred Heart Church. Presenter is Leif Kehrwald, a team leader for Vibrant Faith @ Home. To register for the workshop, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/vibrant-faith-home-plus-newton-ia-tickets-7759060559.

Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Jan. 17 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Confessions start at 6 p.m, praise music at 6:30 p.m and  Mass at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome.

Dewitt – TEC (Teens Encounter Christ), a retreat for 11th-12th graders, will be held Feb. 15-17 at St. Joseph Parish, beginning on Saturday at 10 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. on Monday. TEC helps teens in discerning the next steps in their faith journey.  Cost is $55 per person. For more information, go to http://www.davenportdiocese.org/faithform/TEC.htm or call the Davenport Diocese’s Office of Faith Formation at (563) 888-4240.

DeWitt – St. Joseph Parish will host a women’s Christian Experience Weekend on Jan. 24-26 and a men’s weekend Feb. 7-9. For more information, contact Vicki Judge at (563) 659-3878 or vicki_judge@hotmail.com or Scott Porth at (563) 659-5986 or sjporth@iowatelecom.net. A registration form is at www.stjoseph-dewitt.weconnect.com.

Riverside – The Iowa City Deanery will be hosting Christian Experience Weekends at St. Mary’s in Riverside. The women’s CEW is Feb. 21-23, and the men’s retreat is Feb 28 and March 1-2.  For more information, call Janis Vittetoe at (319) 863-3704 or Denny Vittetoe at (319) 653-1927 or email cewicdeanery@gmail.com.

Wheatland —  Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat invites people to the following events. On Jan. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is “New Beginnings: Come to the Quiet.” Fee: $20. On Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is “Winter Wonderland.” Bring cross-country skis, sleds, snow shoes or hiking boots. Sit by the fireplace sipping hot chocolate and savor a hot lunch. Fee: $20 (Friday or Saturday overnight available for an additional $40 per night).To register, call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail.com.

Camanche – Church of the Visitation will host a breakfast in the parish hall Sunday, Jan. 19, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $7 per adult, $3 per child age 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. Menu includes pancakes, waffles, eggs and more.  Contact the parish office at (563) 259-1188 or camanchevisitation@diodav.org for more information.

Des Moines — The second annual Midwest March for Life will begin Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. on the west steps of the Iowa State Capitol Building. The Roe v. Wade Effect lunch and program will be at the Iowa Events Center. Lunch buffet will begin serving at 12:30 p.m. The program will begin at 1 p.m. A youth event targeted to college and high school students will be at the Iowa Events Center from 2:30-4:30 p.m. with speaker Bryan Kemper and a live band.

Fort Madison – A pro-life march organized by North Lee County Right to Life will take place downtown on Saturday, Jan. 18. Participants will gather at the southwest corner of Central Park (10th Street and Avenue F) at 10:15 a.m. The march will begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at McAleer Hall on the corner of 11th Street and Avenue E for refreshments.

Grand Mound – Ss. Phillip & James Parish will host a dinner with all-you-can-eat chili or chicken noodle soup on Jan. 26 from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $2.50 for children. Call (563) 847-7572 by Jan. 25 to preorder deliveries for Grand Mound homebound people.

LeClaire — Knights of Columbus Council 13084 of Our Lady of the River Parish is holding a spaghetti supper Saturday, Jan. 18, after the 5 p.m. Mass.  A free will offering will be accepted. On Jan. 26, the KCs are hosting a free-throw contest from 1-3 p.m. at the LeClaire Rec Center for boys and girls ages 10-14. Call Steve Fye at (563) 289-4900 for information.

Ottumwa – St. Mary of the Visitation Parish is hosting its annual spaghetti dinner on Sunday, Jan. 26, in the church hall at Court and East Fourth Streets. Serving times will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4:30-6 p.m.  Price is $8 for an adult, $4 for children ages 4-10 and free for children 3 and younger.  Call (641) 682-4559 or (641) 683-1537 for more information.  Carry-outs will be available.


Clinton – Mercy Hospice, a service of Mercy Medical Center, needs volunteers to spend time with terminally ill patients.  Hospice volunteers perform various tasks such as baking goodies, reading, playing music or providing companionship. A training class will be held Jan. 28 and 30 for interested persons. To register, call Ashley Spain at (563) 244-5496 or email spainam@mercyhealth.com. A great need exists for volunteers in the Savanna, Ill., area.

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