Upcoming events


Iowa City – On Feb. 23 at 3 p.m., rarely performed Catholic texts will be featured in a concert titled “The Agony and the Ecstasy” at First Presbyterian Church. The program includes the Tenebrae Respon­sories by Tomas Luis de Victoria, a priest and 16th century composer, along with excerpts from The Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross. For more information, call (641) 472-1539 or visit www.icchamber singers.org.

Burlington – The CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will be open in the Notre Dame School cafeteria at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 12 for “Faith in Daily Life:  Extended Family” with Dan Snyder.

Burlington — “Sacred Heart of Jesus: A True Love Story” will be presented by Father James Kubicki, SJ, on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9-11 a.m. at St. Paul Church. Registration and light breakfast start at 8:30 a.m. All are welcome, and there is a free-will offering.

Clinton – Kit Evans will present “Be The Change, From Gandhi to King and Now You,” a free event hosted by the Clinton Franciscan Center for Active Nonviolence and Peacemaking. This presentation will be held on Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. at Clinton Community College and at 6 p.m. at Ashford University. Evans is a nonviolence trainer with Pace e Bene and former trainer with the National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere. For more information, see www.clintonfranciscans.com or call (563) 242-7611.


Davenport – John Haught, Ph.D., will deliver the lecture, “What is Really Going on in the Cosmos and What Should We Be Doing About It?” on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Rogalski Center at St. Ambrose University. Distinguished research professor in theology at Georgetown University, he will examine the role of faith in science as people seek to understand human identity, vocation and happiness. This Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture is free and open to the public.

Davenport — A Biblical Walk through the Mass is 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.

Hiawatha – Writer and theology school president Father Ron Rolheiser will lead a faith formation conference April 5 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. “Living the Ups and Downs of Our Faith: Dark Nights and Doubt, a Failure of Faith or a Failure of Imagination?” will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The $25 fee covers breakfast, lunch and materials. Registration is due March 24. A registration flyer is at www.davenportdiocese.org/faithform/ index.htm.

Iowa City – The Newman Center scholars will present their seminars Feb. 9 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Newman Catholic Student Center. Pre­senters 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.”

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.

West Burlington – An introduction to Bible study will take place at Ss. Mary & Patrick Parish Center on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 8:30-11 a.m. The event is for anyone who has little experience navigating the Bible. Bring a Bible and a friend. Instructors include Mark Lewis, Ruth Skeens and Terry Wallace. For more information, contact Skeens at (319) 572-0302 or burlssjohn paulPA@diodav.org.

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.

Davenport — Our Lady of Victory Parish invites adults with disabilities, their friends and family to a renewal day at the parish center on Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Designed to help participants deepen their relationship with God, the day includes social time, activities, sharing, singing and prayer.  Cost is $15 or $10 for volunteers, who must be VIRTUS-trained. Lunch will be served. Register by Feb. 15. For more information, call Karen at (563) 210-3470.

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.

Wheatland —  Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat invites people to the following events. On Feb. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is “Love Comes Softly: Come to the Quiet.” Fee: $20. On Feb. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is “Knit One, Pray Too!” with Karen Brooke, Ann Green and Anne Johnson. Bring yarn. Fee: $20, includes lunch. On Feb. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. is “A Prairie Val­entine.” Enjoy lunch with your loved ones and stay for a stroll in the prairie. Fee: $20/person, $30 for two, $45 for three. To register, call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail.com.

Coralville – At St. Thomas More Church, “Promises of Marriage,” an evening of ideas, stories and activities to help spouses celebrate their relationship, will take place Feb. 9, from 6–8 p.m. Participants will have “date” time and fellowship, which includes wine, cheese, coffee and dessert, and an hour-long presentation by St. Thomas More parishioner and marriage and family therapist Phil Striegel, Ph.D. For more information or to register, contact Carol Lyon at jclyon5@msn.com or (319) 338-9290. Suggested donation is $10 per couple.

Davenport – Sacred Heart Cathedral will be hosting a St. Valentine’s pancake breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 9 following the 9 a.m. Mass. The event is sponsored by the Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus. Cost is $8 per person and free for children under age 5. Proceeds will benefit Sacred Heart’s new diocesan hall and gathering space.

Preston – Ss. Mary & Joseph Parish of Sugar Creek-Bryant will hold an omelet and pancake breakfast Feb. 23 at Preston Town Hall from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. For tickets, call Elaine Burken at (563) 689-3105. The day includes a bake sale and silent auction.

Riverside – St. Mary Parish will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and bake sale Feb. 16 from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-10 and free for children under 5. Proceeds will benefit St. Mary’s steeple fund.

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