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Page updated June 11, 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

June 13-15 
Davenport — Our Lady of Victory Parish is hosting a rummage sale at JFK School June 13-14 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and June 15 from 8 a.m.-noon.

June 15
Iowa City — St. Patrick Parish is hosting JuneFest from 5:30-9 p.m. at the church. Festivities include games, food, music, bingo and a dunk tank. Tickets are $1 to purchase food and play games.

June 17

Coralville — A Juneteenth celebration will take place at St. Thomas More Parish with a prayer service and witness talk at 6:30 p.m.

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Davenport — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is co-hosting Pathways to the Divine, a monthly program exploring and celebrating the similarities and difference between some of the world’s major religions. The June program will take place at Trinity Episcopal Church, 121 W. 12th St., from 6-8 p.m. An online option is available. For more information, go to www.olpretreat.org.

June 18
Online — Nuns Against Gun Violence (NAGV) is hosting a webinar, “Firearms and Faith: Navigating Catholic Social Teaching in a World of Gun Violence,” at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Featured guests are Jennifer Kryszak, director of strategic planning for the Franciscan Peace Center, and Angela Howard-McParland, justice resource manager for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. Register at https://tinyurl.com/
NAGV618

June 20-22
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Garage Sale to benefit its sister parish in Haiti is June 20 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., June 21 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. and June 22 8 a.m. – noon. Donations of gently used furniture, household items, children’s clothing, books, toys, sporting equipment, gardening and outdoor items, appliances, electronics, games and puzzles are welcome. Drop off times are June 18 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and June 19 from 8 a.m. until noon. Items not accepted include car seats, textbooks, VHS tapes, stuffed animals, adult clothing, mattresses and plastic promotional cups and bottles. Questions, contact Janene Misak at janenemisak1000@msn.com or 563-349-7832.

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.

June 23
Davenport — QC Young Adults Faith on Tap will feature Father Thom Hennen, pastor of Sacred Heart Cathedral, from 4-7 p.m. in the upper room at Jersey Grille.

June 26
Peosta, Iowa — Divine Word College Seminary in Epworth, Iowa is hosting an annual benefit golf outing at Timberline Golf Course. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. for four person, 18-hold best-ball format. Social and dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Cost is $80 per golfer or $25 for dinner only (no golf). Proceeds will assist Divine Word students with their educational expenses. To play or sponsor contact Mark Singsank at 563-876-0097 or singsank@dwci.edu.

June 27
Online — The Franciscan Peace Center, a ministry of the Clinton Franciscans, hosts “Movies that Matter,” a virtual film and discussion series. This month’s film, “A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting,” will be available to stream online from June 11-27. A presentation and discussion will take place over Zoom June 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. There is no cost to stream the film or to participate. Register at https://tinyurl.com/ClintonMTM

July 3
Wheatland — Father Bob Cloos will celebrate Mass at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat at 10 a.m.

July 10
Davenport — Marriage and annulments — question and answer session. An open forum on marriage, divorce and annulment, presented by the Tribunal Staff at the Diocese of Davenport, begins at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Parish gathering space. Bring questions and learn what the Church teaches about marriage, divorce and the healing ministry of annulment. No reservation required. Questions? Call Beth Blough, tribunal auditor at 563-888-4236.

July 14
Wheatland — Father Bud Grant and Ray Wolf will present “The Spiritual and the Science Sides of Climate Change” from 1-6 p.m. at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Cost is $35. Go to www.theprairieretreat.org, email olpretreat@chmiowa.org or call 563-374-1092 to register.

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. 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 For general information, please visit the National Eucharistic Congress website.

Indulgences related to the National Eucharistic Congress
Catholics who participate in the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage at any point between May 17 and July 16 will be granted a plenary indulgence, according to a decree issued by the Apostolic Penitentiary and approved by Pope Francis. The Apostolic Penitentiary is the Vatican office that oversees issues related to the forgiveness of sins.

The plenary indulgence will also be granted to people who are elderly, infirm or cannot leave their homes for a serious reason and who participate in spirit with the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage, uniting their prayers, pains or inconveniences with Christ and the pilgrimage. This indulgence is granted under the usual conditions of sacramental confession, Eucharistic Communion and prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father. The faithful may also apply this indulgence on behalf of the souls of the faithful departed in Purgatory.

The Apostolic Penitentiary also requests that all priests endowed with the appropriate faculties for hearing confessions present themselves willingly and generously in administering the sacrament of penance to all who participate in the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage.

A second decree, which the Apostolic Penitentiary issued with Pope Francis’ approval, states that Archbishop Timothy Broglio or a bishop assigned by him may impart the papal blessing with plenary indulgence after Mass to participants at the National Eucharistic Congress. Participants (whether in person or via electronic media) must be truly repentant and motivated by charity, provided the usual conditions haven been met for indulgences — sacramental confession, Eucharistic Communion and prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father.

For more information visit https://www.davenportdiocese.org/documents/2024/4/Indulgences.pdf

Sign up for Totus Tuus – 2024
Nine parishes in the Diocese of Davenport are hosting week-long Totus Tuus programs this summer. Totus Tuus is a youth catechetical program with an emphasis on sacraments, vocations, and developing a friendship with Jesus and his mother Mary. Each location has a morning program for elementary-aged youths and an evening program for junior high- and high school-aged youths.
The schedule is as follows:
June 8 – 14: St. Joseph, Columbus Junction
June 15 – 21: Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Clinton
June 22 – 28: St. Alphonsus, Mount Pleasant
July 6 – 12: St. Mary of the Visitation, Ottumwa
July 7 – 12: St. Mary, Pella
July 7 – 12: Sacred Heart, Newton
July 13 -19: St. Mary, Solon
July 20 – 26: St. Patrick, Iowa City
July 27 – Aug. 3: St. Joseph, DeWitt
To sign up, contact the hosting parish. For more information to go https://davenportdiocese.org/totus-tuus.

 

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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