Bettendorf —  Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Church from 2-4 p.m. April 19. The celebration will include adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the rosary, confession, music, benediction and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

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 — A healing Mass will take place Thursday, April 16, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Confess-ions begin at 6 p.m., praise music begins at 6:45 p.m., and Mass begins at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome.

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 — 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.


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.


Burlington — Notre Dame schools’  30th annual God’s Portion Day will take place Sunday, April 19. Breakfast will be served and booths open at 8 a.m. A live auction begins at 10 a.m, and a $5,000 cash raffle will follow at about 8 p.m. Inflatable kids games will be available at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served until 2 p.m.

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.

Wilton — St. Mary Parish will host its spring dinner from 1-4 p.m. April 26 at the parish hall, 308 Spruce Street. A family-style ham and turkey dinner, along with a country store selling crafts, grab bags and homemade goods, will be featured. Cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger. Carryouts are available, and the public is invited.

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