Davenport — A half-day, silent retreat including two Centering Prayer sessions, a silent break and Lectio Divina  will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 13 at the Humility of Mary Center.

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.

Sugar Creek — Ss. Mary & Joseph Parish will host a Corpus Christi Mass and procession June 13 at 4:30 p.m. It will take place at St. Joseph Church, 3218 110th St., Preston. Dinner will follow at the parish hall.


Hills — St. Joseph Church will host a farmers’ market every Saturday beginning June 6 from 8 a.m. to noon in the church parking lot. Vendors may call (319) 679-2271 to reserve a space. No fee is required, but donations are appreciated.

Iowa City — People are invited to celebrate the retirement of Raymond Pechous, principal of Regina High School in Iowa City. The celebration will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall on American Legion Road in Iowa City on Thursday, May 28, from 4-7 p.m. Pechous has worked at Regina Catholic Education Center since 1988.

Iowa City — A celebration of Father Mike Phillips’ 40th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood will begin with 10 a.m. Mass at St. Wenceslaus Church May 31. A reception will follow. Fr. Phillips has requested no gifts. People may donate to a pro-life charity in his name.

Iowa City — A celebration of Father Wally Helms’ 40th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood will begin with 11 a.m. Mass at St. Thomas More Church May 31. Lunch will follow. RSVP by calling (319) 337-2173.

Iowa City — A “Kiss the Pig Hoedown” for St. Patrick Parish will take place from 6-8 p.m. June 13 across the street from the site of the new church, 4330 St. Patrick’s Drive, off Lower West Branch Road. Father Rudolph Juarez, pastor, will kiss a pig as the culmination of a youth fundraiser. A barbecue meal will cost $5 per person. Country music, kids games and photo opportunities will be available for free.

Muscatine — The Muscatine Catholic community will break ground for a faith formation center addition at Bishop Hayes Catholic School on Saturday, May 30, after 5 p.m. Mass. Time for fellowship and refreshments will follow.

Newton — A spaghetti supper and silent auction fundraiser for Larry Norcross will take place May 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the McCann Center at Sacred Heart Church, 1115 S. Eighth Ave. E.

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