Upcoming events



Burlington — “Sacred Heart of Jesus, A True Love Story” will be presented by Father James Kubicki, SJ. The national director of the Apostleship of Prayer will make his presentation Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9-11 a.m. at St. Paul Church, 508 N. Fourth St. Registration and light breakfast start at 8:30 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. All are welcome and there is a free-will offering.

Burlington – The CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will be open in the Notre Dame School cafeteria at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 29 for “Faith in Daily Life:  Sports”  with Father Marty Goetz and Jennifer Goetz.

Iowa City – The Newman Center scholars will present their seminars Feb. 2 and 9 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Newman Catholic Student Center. Pre­senters for Feb. 2 are Katherine Cobb on “Scrupulosity,” Jessica Kohler on “Catholicism and the Classics in the Classroom” and Alex Iben Cahill on “Heroic Catholics in Academia.” Presenters for Feb. 9 are Mary Springer on “Architectural Styles of Area Catholic Chur­ches,” Brian Prugh on “What Makes a Work of Art Catholic” and Robert Soto on “World of Numbers.”


Rock Island, Ill. – “Remembering Jesus,” a multi-week DVD series on a Catholic approach to Alzheimer’s disease, will begin Feb. 2 at St. Pius X Catholic Church from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Farrell Hall. A schedule of future dates will be distributed on Feb 2. Suggested donation is $5.

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.event brite.com/e/vibrant-faith-home-plus-newton-ia-tickets-7759060559.

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.

Clinton – Prince of Peace Parish invites adults to Christian Experience Weekends Feb. 14-16 for women and Feb. 28 to March 2 for men at Prince of Peace Catholic School. Cost is $35, which includes meals. Persons unable to pay are not refused. Registration forms are at www.jcpop.org. For more information, call Pam Drury at (563) 259-8966 or Tom Gerardy at (319) 480-6097.

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.

DeWitt – TEC (Teens Encounter Christ), a retreat for 11th-12th graders, will be held Feb. 15-17 at St. Joseph Parish. 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.

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.

Rock Island, Ill. – Benet House Retreat Center at St. Mary Monastery invites people to “Beatitudes for Leaders” with Dan Ebener on Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reflect on the elements of leadership that include wisdom, empathy, humility, justice, mercy, service, peace and courage. Cost is $40 (includes lunch). For more information, contact Sister Jackie Walsh at (309) 283-2108 or retreats@smmsisters.org.

Wheatland —  Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat invites people to the following events. 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. On Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. is a Taize’ vigil service. Supper follows. Free will offering.

Coralville — The Stephen Ministry group at St. Thomas More Church is sponsoring “Promises of Marriage,” an evening of ideas, stories and activities that will help you celebrate your relationship. Enjoy some “date” time and fellowship, which includes wine, cheese, coffee and dessert, and an hour-long presentation by parishioner and marriage and family therapist Phil Striegel, Ph.D.  The event is Feb. 9 from 6–8 p.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. For more information or to register, contact Carol at jclyon5@msn.com or (319) 338-9290. Suggested donation is $10 per couple.

Davenport — Holy Family Teddy Bear Club is celebrating 25 years. Alumni, former teachers and friends are welcome to an open house Jan. 25 from 4-6 p.m. at 1341 W. Pleasant St. Visit with Mrs. Hodges (formerly Miss VanAcker), Mrs. Roche and Mrs. Conger.

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 hosting a free-throw contest from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 26 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.

Rock Island, Ill. – The documentary film “Band of Sisters” will be shown Jan. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Pius X Parish’s Farrell Hall, 2502 29th Ave. Free will offering at the door. The film features Catholic Sisters in the U.S. and their work for social justice. For more information email bileddoc@yahoo.com.

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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