Calendar of Events


Page updated April 9, 2024

Some events may be in order by group type. Some events are also listed in our Calendar of Events category section besides this area


Through May 29
Iowa City — St. Patrick Parish is offering GriefShare sessions on Wednes­days from 6:30-8 p.m. in the lower level of the church (Zaga room). Register at and search zip code 52240. Questions, call the parish office at (319) 337-3856.

Online — Catholic sisters from six midwest congregations, including the Clinton Franciscans, have created a calendar for Earth Month in April. “Flowing Forward: A Water-Wise Earth Month Calendar,” is intended to raise awareness about water conservation and sustainability efforts. For more information and to access the calendar, go to


April 13
Ottumwa — St. Patrick Parish is hosting a liturgical sewing workshop from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the church hall. Learn the basics of sewing linens, vestments and more. Lunch and all needed materials will be provided for a $10 registration fee, due at the door. Call Mary Perry at (641) 208-6028 to register.

April 15
Moline, Ill. — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is hosting Pathways to the Divine, a monthly program to explore the core and depth of one of the world’s religions, honor the differences among faiths while emphasizing similarities. The April program will take place at First Church of Christ Scientist, 5510 Avenue of the Cities, from 6-8 p.m. An online option is also available. Go to for more information.

April 16

Moline, Ill. — The Christ Child Society of the Quad Cities will host an appreciation event for those who are interested in or have supported the cause of serving infants and children in need. The event is from 6:30-8 p.m. at Butterworth Center, 1105 8th St. Learn about the work of Christ Child and enjoy a social evening. A guest speaker will guide attendees through “creating a spring bouquet.” Materials provided. The event is free. Light refreshments provided. One basket with two tickets to see Charlotte’s Web at PlayCrafters Barn Theater on July 25 at 7:30 pm. will be given away as a door prize. RSVP by April 9 to

April 18
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish is hosting “Social Justice Thursday” from 6:30-8 p.m. Micah Kiel, theology professor at St. Ambrose University, will talk about the social teachings of St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.

Online — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is hosting “Sheer Joy: Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality,” from 6-7:30 p.m. Fee is $20. To register go to
retreat or call (563) 374-1092.

April 21

Centerville — Catholic musicians Steve Angrisano and Francesca LaRosa will perform at Simon Estes Auditorium in Centerville at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $10. Group tickets are available. For more information or to purchase tickets go to or call St. Mary Parish at 641-437-1984.

April 28
Iowa City — The Iowa chapter of the Society of Catholic Scientists is hosting a talk by Father Joseph Sia at Newman Catholic Student Center at 7 p.m. Father graduated with a medical degree in his native Philippines and studied genetics at the University of Iowa before heeding the call to enter the priesthood. He will discuss how, through medicine and science, he came to a richer appreciation of his faith in God. Father Sia will also preside at Mass at 6 p.m. For more information about the Society of Catholic Scientists visit

May 1
Wheatland — Father Dennis Martin will preside at Mass at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat at 10 a.m.

May 4
Rock Island, Ill. — Christ Child Society “Do Whatever He Tells You” day of prayer and recollection with the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Farrell Hall at St. Pius X Parish. Lunch provided. No cost to attend but a free will offering accepted. Reservations by April 30 at Mary Anne Dockery-Jackson at or call/text to 309-738-4679.

May 9
North English — St. Joseph Parish is hosting its annual Altar and Rosary Tea and Salad Luncheon at 11 a.m. in the church basement. Guest speaker is Mary Husband, volunteer seamstress for University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

May 11
Bettendorf — Women’s Choice Center’s Hike for Life will take place at Veterans Memorial Park. For information or to register go to
hikeforlife .

May 17
Moline, Ill. — Humility Homes & Services, Inc. is hosting a pickleball tournament fundraiser at the Quad City Tennis Club. Teams can register for $125 per team or opt for the VIP package for $200. Registration closes May 10. To register or inquire about sponsorship opportunities go to

The Diocese of Davenport’s Social Action Office hosts a monthly Lunch and Learn presentation online via Zoom. In the April Lunch and Learn, Dennis Tarasi, associate professor of biology at St. Ambrose University, offered a presentation on the intersection of human health and the climate crisis. Watch the recording on YouTube at View a slideshow of the presentation at For more Lunch and Learn recordings, go to the Diocese of Davenport’s YouTube channel at

July 17-24, 2024
Indianapolis — The 10th National Eucharistic Congress will take place June 17-21, 2024 as part of the three-year National Catholic Revival. The Diocese of Davenport received 250 discounted tickets at $200 each; these will be available on a first come, first served basis — limit 2 per person — and are available now. For more information, including how to request these discounted tickets, go to
national-eucharistic-congress-2024. Tickets for the National Eucharistic Congress are available to the public through the National Revival website (, and will cost $350 per person.


Online/Rock Island, Ill. — For a list of upcoming Benet House Retreat Center events go to

Clinton — The Franciscan Peace Center hosts a bi-weekly podcast, The “Center.” Join host Marsha Thrall in exploring how active nonviolence and peacemaking are necessary and transformative practices within everyday life. Listen at or on your favorite podcasting app. Please note that the views expressed are individual views that do not necessarily reflect the views of the Clinton Franciscans.

Davenport — The Catholic Messenger hosts a monthly podcast, Catholic Messenger Conversations, with host Barb Arland-Fye. Listen to the podcasts at or on your favorite podcasting app.

Davenport — Humility Homes and Services, Inc. (HHSI) is seeking donations of cleaning supplies and hygiene products to distribute to persons in need. A detailed list is available at mpfy86r7. Drop off at HHSI’s Corner Closet Donation Center at 525 Fillmore St. in Davenport. Donors may also purchase items from HHSI’s Amazon Wish List at To make a one-time or recurring donation go to

Davenport — Father Bill Kneemiller is hosting a second-hand sale of antique tricycles, antique farm tools and 10 double-pane exterior windows to raise money for the Holy Land Military Rosary project. Contact Father Kneemiller at (563) 321-0124 for more information.

Online/Rock Island, Ill. — For a list of upcoming Benet House Retreat Center events go to

Davenport — St. Anthony Parish is hosting a book study on “Broken, Bankrupt, and Dying,” which focuses on the U.S. healthcare system, Mondays at 6 p.m.

The Catholic Service Board seeks new members to join the organization for fellowship, fun and to assist its endeavors to support the Kahl Home in Davenport and other nonprofit organizations. For more information about Catholic Service Board or for membership information, contact CSB Vice President Pam Brandt at or 563-505-9305.

Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center in Hiawatha, iowa offers programs and retreats year-round. Discover upcoming programs and retreats at

Project Rachel is a confidential, post-abortion healing ministry of the Catholic Church offering hope and healing to women and men hurting from past abortions. Call (563) 333-4107 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Or, email

Natural Family Planning courses
Learn the Couple to Couple League method of Natural Family Planning (NFP), which gives couples the knowledge to track fertility signs as a way to achieve or avoid pregnancy. NFP is the only method of family planning approved by the Catholic Church and modern, symptom-based methods demonstrate an accuracy of about 99% in identifying times of fertility and infertility, according to the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology. Self-paced, online classes are available. Go to or contact Al and Beth Budelier at (563) 324-7040 or for more information.

Earth Month Calendar
Catholic sisters from six midwest congregations, including the Clinton Franciscans, have created a calendar for Earth Month in April. “Flowing Forward: A Water-Wise Earth Month Calendar,” is intended to raise awareness about water conservation and sustainability efforts.
With Earth Day expanding from a single day to a month-long observance, the “Flowing Forward” calendar offers daily insights, resources, and tips to inspire individuals to take action in conserving water and protecting our planet. It serves as a valuable tool for promoting environmental consciousness and fostering sustainable practices.
For more information and to access the calendar, go to

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