Calendar of Events


Page updated July 16, 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

July 20
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is hosting “The Joy of Forgiveness” from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee is $35. Register at, email or call 563-374-1092.

July 21-28
Rock Island, Ill. — Benet House Retreat Center at St. Mary Monastery is hosting a weeklong retreat, “Surrender and Intention,” from 4:30 p.m. July 21 to 4 p.m. July 28. This is an opportunity for more extensive periods of centering prayer to deepen the personal practice of contemplative prayer. Two routes are available. Cost is $700 by June 21 or $715 after June 21. For more information or to register for this and other Benet House retreats, go to or call 309-283-2108.


July 25
Clinton — The Clare Award is given to honor a woman who exemplifies the characteristics of St. Clare and the values of the Clinton Franciscans to live and promote active nonviolence, pursuing peace with justice in right relationship with all of creation. Clinton Franciscans will honor Marie Dennis with the Clare Award at 6:30 p.m. at Rastrelli’s Tuscany Special Events Center, 2417 Cleveland St. Dennis, the senior director of Pax Christi’s Catholic Nonviolence Initiative and former co-president of Pax Christi International, will speak at the award ceremony. This event is open to the public.

Moline, Ill. — A benefit performance for Christ Child Society of the Quad Cities of “Charlotte’s Web” will be at Play Crafters Barn Theater, 4950 35th Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults or $15 for children under 18. Intermission concessions provided at no additional cost. For questions or additional information contact

July 26-27
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is hosting “Big Steppers: Men Willing to Step Up For Their Own Mental Health,” from 5 p.m. July 26 through 2 p.m. July 27. Gain spiritual insight into masculinity centered on Christ, not cultural expectations of manhood. Fee is $85. Learn more or register at, email or call 563-374-1092.

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

Aug 11
Davenport — The Beat Must Go On pro-life event is 6:15-7:30 p.m. on the Sacred Heart Cathedral east lawn. Event includes a speaker, music and games. Bring chairs, blankets, beverages and snacks. In case of inclement weather, event will be inside Sears Hall. For more information contact Brad Merritt at 563-529-1820.

Aug 13
Davenport — St. Alphonsus Parish Altar and Rosary Society is hosting a retreat wtih Father Bob Miller and Dr. Mark Nimo from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the school gym. The event will focus on Julian of Norwich and her visions and wisdom about prayer. Cost is $12. Call 563-940-1873 for more information or to register.

Aug 16
Davenport — Steve Angrisano will perform at a fundraiser concert for Mary’s Meals at 5:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral. No cost to attend; donations will be accepted.

Aug 21
Solon — Steve Angrisano will perform at a fundraiser concert for Mary’s Meals at 5:45 p.m. at St. Mary Parish. No cost to attend; donations will be accepted.

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:
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



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

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

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.

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