Priest to offer retreat on using Bible

By Anne Marie Amacher

DAVENPORT — A daylong retreat on using the Bible to help deal with everyday stresses will feature a former Redemptorist priest who served at St. Alphonsus Parish in Davenport.

Father Bob Miller, who served the parish in the late 1970s when he was a Redemptorist priest, will host the event Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Church and St. Clements Hall, said Pat Sigler who is organizing the event.

Coffee and rolls will be served beginning at 8 a.m. A light lunch will be served at noon. Participants are welcome to stay for Mass, to be celebrated at 3 p.m. that day.

Fr. Miller left the Redemportists in 1990 and joined the Archdiocese of Chicago as a diocesan priest. There he works at St. Dorothy Parish. He preaches missions and retreats nationally, Sigler said. Fr. Miller also celebrates healing and charismatic Masses and teaches in the archdiocesan formation program.

Nearly 100 people have signed up for the event and about two dozen seats remain. Cost for the event, which includes coffee/rolls and the lunch, is $8. Make checks payable to St. Alphonsus Altar & Rosary.

To register, mail a check, a note with your name, address, phone number and parish to Pat Sigler at 11914 Coon Hunters Road, Blue Grass, Iowa, 52726. Phone numbers are needed to confirm reservations. For further information, call Sigler at (563) 381-1086.

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