Upcoming events

LECTURES

Davenport — On Thursday, April 28, several students from the St. Ambrose University College of Arts and Sciences will present projects, papers and research during the Undergraduate Scholars Conference. The conference will also include a keynote address by alumnus Ted Stephens III, “From Iowa to New York City: What a Liberal Arts Education Can Do for You.” The first session is from 3:15–4:45 p.m.; the keynote address is at 5 p.m., and the second session is from 6-7:30 p.m. The conference will take place at the Rogalski Center and is free and open to the public.

LITURGY/PRAYER

Fort Madison – A pro-life rosary will be recited Saturday, May 7, across from the Planned Parenthood office at 22nd Street and Ave. H following 8 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Church.

MEETINGS

Clinton — A new support group, sponsored by Mercy Hospice, is being offered to provide information and support to individuals who are coping with the loss of a loved one. “Walking through Grief” will meet from 3:30-5 p.m. May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at Mercy Medical Center — South Campus, boardroom. The group is open to anyone and there is no cost. For more information, please contact Mercy Home Care and Hospice at (563) 244-3766.

Coralville — Catholic Daughters of the Americas will hold their 49th biennial Iowa State Convention April 29 to May 1 at the Holiday Inn. The theme is “Renewed in the Spirit.” Speakers are Sister Charla Bulko of Dubuque and Larry Sholstrom of Iowa City. The Saturday evening banquet speaker is Tom Jacobs, a recording artist, retreat facilitator and storyteller from the Kansas City area. State Chaplain Father Robert Lathrop, pastor of Church of All Saints in Keokuk, will celebrate the Masses.

RETREATS

Blue Grass — St. Andrew Parish is sponsoring a parish mission May 1-5 at 6:30 p.m. nightly. There will be five evenings of prayer, singing and reflections in response to the preaching of Father Pete Schavitz, CSsR, a Redemptorist priest from St. Louis. For more information, contact St. Andrew Church at (563) 381-1363 or Judy Freeman at (563) 381-1511.

Rock Island, Ill. — “Mary Day of Prayer: Grace and Gratitude” will take place Thursday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Benet House Retreat Center, 2200 88th Ave. W. Participants will travel Mary’s journey as mother and disciple and ponder the characteristics that helped her to live her life fully. Presenter is Sister Margaret Murphy, OSB. Fee is $30, which includes lunch.

SOCIALS

Bettendorf — A trivia night to benefit Noelia Hurtado, 2, will take place May 6 at 7 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish’s activity center. Noelia has been receiving treatment for a brainstem tumor. Cost for trivia night is $10 per person, eight-person teams, adults only. An optional 10 “mulligans” will cost $10, and an optional double round will cost $5. Bring snacks; beverages will be available for a donation. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1 each for a movie night basket, game basket and Hawkeyes basket. RSVP by May 1 to (563) 332-7564. Leave a voicemail with the team captain’s name and phone number. For more information, contact Nicky at re@stjohnvianneybettendorf.org.

Davenport — A Theology on Tap session for young adults will take place Thursday, May 12, 7 p.m. at Phil & Larry’s Saloon. Msgr. Marvin Mottet will present “The Story of a Real-Life Exorcist.”

Davenport – A concert to benefit St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School teachers going on a mission to Haiti this summer will be held in the Redstone Room at River Music Experience May 3 from 6-9 p.m. The event will feature local talent including Firesale, The Myers Brothers, Carver, Angela Meyer and Page Kaekert

North English — St. Joseph Parish’s Altar & Rosary Society will hold a May tea on Thursday, May 5, at St. Joseph Church. Comedian Judy Richmond will present “The Homespun Country Humor of Cousin Annie.” Peggy Wardenburg will provide music. Enter­tainment begins at 11 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon. Cost is free.

Washington — A Theology on Tap event for young adults will take place Wednesday, May 11, at Dodici’s Shop. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m., and the presentation begins at 7:15 p.m. Father Bill Kneemiller will present “A New Twist on Yoga and Other New Age Movements.”

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