Upcoming events


Davenport — An afternoon with Lynn Cooper will take place Feb. 23 from 3-4:15 p.m. at St. Anthony Parish. “Of Like Hearts,” music and story, will be led by Cooper, a contemporary Catholic singer/songwriter and is sponsored by the St. Anthony Adult Faith Formation Committee. A free will offering will be taken for the concert. A light supper will follow and is provided by the parish. For supper reservations call the parish office at (563) 322-3303.
Davenport —  St. Ambrose University’s fifth annual Gospel Fest, a free event featuring The Westbrook Singers and other choirs and artists from the Quad Cities, is Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel on campus.
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.icchambersingers.org.

Bettendorf – People are welcome to a Life in the Spirit Seminar over seven Thursdays, Feb. 27 to April 10, from 7-9 p.m., with an optional introductory evening on Feb. 20, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Release the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit given in baptism. In preparation for Easter and Pentecost, this seminar aims to strengthen participants’ witness to Jesus. The seminar consists of presentations, small group sharing, prayer and music. For more information, email CircleOfLovePrayerGroup@gmail.com.
Burlington – The CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will be open in the Notre Dame School cafeteria at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 26 for “The Sacrament of Marriage” by Father Marty Goetz and Jessica and Aron Kehoe.
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.
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.
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 burlssjohnpaulPA@diodav.org.

Davenport — Eagles’ Wings will host a Soaking With a Purpose prayer meeting Feb. 28 from 7-9 p.m.
Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Feb. 21 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.
Des Moines County – An Introduction to Centering Prayer will take place at churches in Burlington, Dodgeville and West Burlington during Lent. Ruth Skeens will facilitate. Schedule follows: March 8, 3:45 p.m., St. John Church, Burlington; March 16, 9 a.m., St. Paul Church, Burlington; March 23, 8:45 a.m., St. John Church, Burlington; March 30, 9:30 a.m., Ss. Mary & Patrick Church, West Burlington; April 6, 9 a.m., St. Mary Church, Dodgeville; April 6, 10:15 a.m., St. Paul Church, Burlington; April 12, 4:15 p.m., Ss. Mary & Patrick Church, West Burlington.
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 – Prince of Peace Parish invites adults to Christian Experience Weekend 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 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.
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. From Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. to Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. is a men’s retreat: “Who Will Separate Us from the Love of Christ?” Father Michael Schaab, pastor of St. Pius X Church, Rock Island, Ill., will present. Fee: $75. On March 2 at 5 p.m. is an ecumenical Taize Vigil Service, supper following. Freewill offering. To register, call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail.com.


Iowa City – The Knights of Columbus of St. Mary Parish will hold fish fries at the KC Family Center, 4776 American Legion Road, Feb. 28 to April 11 from 5-7 p.m. Catfish dinners are $12; shrimp and salmon dinners are $10 each.   For more information, call (319) 341-9097 or e-mail kofc842@gmail.com.
Lone Tree – St. Mary parishes of Lone Tree and Nichols host their annual, joint parish pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 2, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lone Tree American Legion.  Adults pay $6; children ages 6-12 pay $3 and children younger than 5 get free admission.

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