Clinton — Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be sung at Prince of Peace Church, 1105 Lametta Wynn Drive, at 3 p.m. April 19. The date, the second Sunday of Easter, is Divine Mercy Sunday.

Davenport — The Sisters of Humility invite the general public to pray with them at 11:40 a.m. Wednesdays during a special Mass for peace. It will be celebrated in the Magnificat Chapel at the Humility of Mary Center, 820 W. Central Park Ave.

Fort Madison — A Divine Mercy holy hour will take place at Sacred Heart Church, April 19 at 3 p.m., the hour of great mercy. There will be an opportunity to receive the sacrament of reconciliation beginning at 2:30 p.m. Following the holy hour, Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m.  All are invited.

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.

Iowa City — Centering Prayer groups meet from 7-8 p.m. Mondays at the Mercy Hospital chapel, and from 9-11:30 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at a member’s home. For more information, call Maureen Kelley at (319) 338-8284.

Melrose — The Knights of Columbus of Albia sponsor a 24-hour adoration the first Friday of the month at St. Patrick Church in Melrose. Mass begins at 8 a.m., followed by 24 hours of adoration, and closes with benediction at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday. For more information or to sign up for an hour, call Tony Humeston at (641) 932-7709.


Davenport — A Catholic Single Mothers Support Group invites new members for prayer and discussion on positive parenting and balancing life’s demands. Mothers will meet and hear a different speaker monthly in an informal setting. To take part, call Joan at (563) 323-0175.

Davenport — A group meets for Ignatian Lightworks exercises on Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 1-2:30 p.m. at 2803 McKinley Ave. For more information, call (563) 324-7263.

Donahue — The Eudist Associates of Iowa meet the second Tuesday of each month from 6-8:30 p.m. at Eagles Wings Retreat Center.  Dinner, teaching from St. John Eudes’ work and prayer will take place. For more information, call (563) 324-7263.


Dubuque — Robert Gordon will present “Deepening the Practice of Lectio Divina” at Shalom Retreat Center, Dubuque, from April 17-19. For information, call Sister Kathryn Ann Kobelinski at (414) 282-7310. Cost is $200.


DeWitt — St. Joseph Parish annual Lenten fish fries will be held Fridays through April 10 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 613 10th St. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Menu includes two, whole catfish or Pollock fillets or boiled shrimp, baked potato, green beans, coleslaw, dinner roll and beverage.

LeClaire — Knights of Columbus will sponsor a fish fry on Good Friday at Our Lady of the River Parish. Fried fish, baked fish, grilled cheese, French fries, onion rings, baked potatoes, seafood gumbo, coleslaw, cornbread and desserts will be served. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under.

Long Grove — St. Ann Parish will host a trivia night April 17 as a fundraiser for Catholic youths. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; trivia begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $80 per table or $10 per person. Call (563) 285-4596 to register. Bring your own snacks; drinks can be purchased at the event.

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