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Page updated May 14, 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 griefshare.org and search zip code 52240. Questions, call the parish office at (319) 337-3856.

May 14
Davenport — Blue Mass for law enforcement, fire, medics/ EMS, corrections officers and dispatchers begins at 5:30 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church. All welcome to honor first reponders.

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May 16
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is hosting “Dare to Care: Balancing Caregiving and Self-Care” with mental health nurse practitioner Chris McCormick Pries from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee is $35 and includes lunch. Register online at www.theprairieretreat.org or call 563 374-1092.

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 www.humilityhomes.org/acesforchange.

May 22
Online — The Iowa Catholic Conference is hosting a webinar recapping the 2024 Iowa legislative session May 22 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Hear the ICC’s perspective on advocacy efforts regarding important issues. Register at https://tinyurl.com/4fy7yudt.

May 25
Coralville — St. Thomas More Parish will host several staff members from Pax Christi USA at 4 p.m. for a discussion about peace and justice.

May 2024
“Movies that Matter” series
The Franciscan Peace Center, a ministry of the Clinton Franciscans, announces the launch of “Movies that Matter: Informing Your Vote,” a virtual film and discussion series. Beginning this month, the series will offer monthly access to documentaries addressing a spectrum of topics relevant to voters. Each film will be available to stream over a week-long period, and participants will have the opportunity to engage in one of two post-screening discussions via Zoom. The first film, “Building the American Dream,” will be available May 15-28. Discussions will take place May 29 at 10 a.m. and May 30 at 7 p.m. There is no cost to participate. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/FPCmovieseries.

June 6
Online — The diocesan Office of Social Action is hosting a virtual lunch and learn, “Learning How Iowa Legal Aid Can Help,” at noon via Zoom. Register at www.davenportdiocese.org/
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June 9
Iowa City — The next Faith Journeys speaker at St. Mary Parish will be Sister Agnes Giblin, BVM. She will share her story of faith and encourage participants to nurture and nourish the seeds of faith during a 2 p.m. presentation in the church. A reception will follow in the parish hall. The talk will be livestreamed and available later on St. Mary’s YouTube channel.

June 10
Solon — St. Mary Culture of Life Ministry and Guiding Star Project are hosting Cycle Show, an educational, interactive fertility awareness workshop for girls ages 9-13 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the St. Mary parish hall. A parent presentation will take place the evening before. Cost is $50; scholarships are available (email colsolonstmary@gmail.com). For more information or to register go to https://guidingstarproject.com/
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June 17
Coralville — A Juneteenth celebration will take place at St. Thomas More Parish. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by a prayer service and witness talk at 6:30 p.m. If you are planning to attend the dinner and/or want to carpool from Davenport, contact Thomas Mason IV at thomasmason1928@gmail.com.

June 22
Des Moines, Iowa — The Iowa March for Life is an opportunity to proclaim the value of all human life and advocate for the protection of life in Iowa State law. A rally will take place at 1 p.m. in the Iowa State Capitol rotunda, followed by the March for Life at 1:45 around the Iowa State Capitol and Supreme Court buildings.

Aug 9-11
Davenport — St. Philomena Academy Youth Camp is a Catholic ministry for middle and high school students in the Davenport Diocese and surrounding communities. Early bird pricing is available through June 1. To register a camper or sign up to volunteer, go to https://www.
saintphilomenaacademy.com/

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 www.davenportdiocese.org/
national-eucharistic-congress-2024. Tickets for the National Eucharistic Congress are available to the public through the National Revival website (www.eucharisticcongress.org/), and will cost $350 per person.

ONGOING

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

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 https://clintonfranciscans.com 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 www.catholicmessenger.net/podcasting 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 https://tinyurl.com/ 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 https://tinyurl.com/yc6fs9kj. To make a one-time or recurring donation go to https://humilityhomesandservices-bloom.kindful.com/.

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

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
pambrandt8@gmail.com or 563-505-9305.

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

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 projectrachel@diodav.org.

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 https://ccli.org/main-nfp/ or contact Al and Beth Budelier at (563) 324-7040 or elizabethimel@yahoo.com for more information.


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