Iowa City — People meet to pray the rosary and receive Communion at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Melrose Meadows Retirement Community. All Catholics are welcome.


Davenport — A community meeting on Davenport Promise will be held from 6-8 p.m., Feb. 17, in the Rogalski Center at St. Ambrose University in Davenport. Davenport Promise is an economic development incentive to help attract workers and employers to the city. It would offer college scholarships to Davenport students enrolled in public and private schools in the city.

Wilton — St. Mary Parish is hosting a 13-week, Scripture-based  bereavement program, GriefShare, on Sundays from 6:30-8 p.m. through April 5. All are welcome to each session, no pre-registration needed. A workbook will cost $15, but no one will be turned away for inability to pay. Sessions include video and discussion. For more information, call Father Jim Vrba at (563) 732-2271.


Davenport — A weekend retreat for all married couples in the Davenport Diocese will take place Feb. 13-15 at Our Lady of Victory Parish. Couples will have opportunities to talk privately and enjoy five home-cooked meals. For a brochure, contact Doug and Kyle Rick at, or call (563) 391-3794.

Knoxville — A WATCH spiritual renewal weekend will take place at St. Anthony Church, 1202 Woodland Dr., from 7 p.m. March 6 to 3 p.m. March 8. There will be no overnight stays, and meals and refreshments will be provided. Cost is $35, and scholarships are available. To register, call St. Anthony Parish at (641) 828-7050.


Davenport — A Theology on Tap event for young adults will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at Phil & Larry’s Saloon. Maggie Schoonmaker will present “Sacred Sex and the City.” For more information, call Susan Cleveland at (563) 650-3283.

Ottumwa — St. Mary of the Visitation’s spaghetti dinner will be served in the parish hall Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-10 and free for children 3 and younger.  Carryouts are available. For more information call (641) 683-1537 or (641) 682-4559.

Preston — Ss. Mary & Joseph Parish of Sugar Creek/Bryant will hold an omelet and pancake breakfast, bake sale and silent auction Feb. 22 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Preston Town Hall.

Riverside — The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Valentine’s Day steak and roast beef dinner at St. Mary Catholic Church on Feb. 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $9. All proceeds support youth ministry. Carryouts are available. For more information, call Tom Sieren at (319) 325-8701.

West Liberty — A Knights of Columbus fish fry will take place Feb. 20 from 5-7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Life Center. Cost is $8.50 for adults and $4 for children younger than 13.

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