Upcoming events

LITURGY/PRAYER

Davenport – The next healing Mass will be Friday, Feb. 17, at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 7:15 p.m.

Davenport — Soaking With a Purpose Prayer meetings will take place Feb. 10 and 24 at 7 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings, 5816 Telegraph Road.

Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings. For those who attended a healing workshop last fall, gather at 11 a.m. to “practice” listening to the Holy Spirit and praying for one another.

Iowa City — The Diocesan Choir will practice Feb. 12 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Church.  Participants will practice and learn music for the Rite of Election and Chrism Mass.

Keokuk – Author and homilist Father Tom Allender will lead Church of All Saints’ parish mission, “Life’s Journey,” Saturday, Feb. 18 to Thursday, Feb. 23 at 310 S. Ninth St. Fr. Allender will serve as celebrant and homilist for Masses at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 18 and 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Feb. 19. He also will celebrate Mass and speak at 9 a.m. Feb. 20, 21 and 23. He will speak at 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 and 21. For more information, call (319) 524-8334.

MEETINGS

Iowa City —  The Diocese of Davenport’s Justice and Peace Advocacy Team will meet in the lower level of St. Patrick Church Monday, Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, contact Loxi Hopkins at (563) 888-4212 or loxihopkins@yahoo.com.

RETREATS

Clinton – Prince of Peace Parish will hold Christian Experience Weekends Feb. 17-19 for women and March 2-4 for men at Prince of Peace Catholic School. Fee is $35. Persons unable to pay are not refused. For a registration form and more information, call Janis Burken at (563) 522-2859 or Dan Birdsley at (563) 242-7078. Forms are also available at www.jcpop.org.

Davenport – An ecumenical renewal day Feb. 25 will benefit adults with disabilities. This event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory’s parish center.  For more information, call Karen at (563) 386-3781.

Davenport – Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church and the Diocese of Davenport invite people to the Marriage Encounter Weekend Feb. 17-19. Cost is $95 per couple; financial assistance is available. To sign up, call (563) 388-0355 or email tracy@ripslinger.com.

Fort Madison – Holy Family Parish will hold the 20th Christian Experience Weekend at McAleer Hall March 9-11. The fee is $35 per person. For more information, contact Michael Panther at (319) 372-2485 or michael.panther@gmail.com.

Riverside – The Iowa City Catholic community will host an overnight retreat on March 2-4 for women and on March 23-25 for men at St. Mary Parish. For more information, call Julia Neff at (319) 541-1906 or Bill Doucette at (319) 541-9814.

Wheatland —  Several events are slated at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. “A Prairie Valentine” will take place Feb. 14 for couples from 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Cost is $30. Later, the men’s retreat  “The Oneness of All” will take place Feb. 17-18 from 7 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Saturday. Fee is $100 (add $30 for optional Saturday overnight). A Lenten “Come to the Quiet” will take place Feb. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fee is $20. On Feb. 28, “Weaving Prayers & Baskets” will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee is $30. For direct inquiries, call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail.com.

SOCIALS

Coralville —  St. Thomas More Parish’s Lenten soup supper will take place Wednesday, Feb. 22, following evening Mass. Freewill donations will be accepted.

Fort Madison – Holy Family Parish’s first Mardi Gras celebration will be held at McAleer Hall on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 5-11 p.m. The fundraiser includes dinner, casino games, music, a photo booth, silent auction and king’s cake raffle. Tickets are $25 each and are available at the parish office, Knights of Columbus Hall and after weekend Masses through Feb. 12. For more information, call (319) 372-2127.

Fort Madison – Southeast Iowa Catholic Singles will meet Friday, Feb. 10 at the Elks for dinner and a movie. Price is $11.99 and may be purchased from Jimmy Wendorf at Fort Madison City Hall. The group also will meet Wednesday, Feb. 15, for a Mardi Gras-themed potluck at McAleer Hall at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Janie Feany at (319) 372-5836.

Iowa City – A benefit for Haiti, in association with St. Joseph Parish in Hills, will feature performances by local bands at Gabe’s Iowa City Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. Cost is $5. Proceeds will go toward building a well in Zorange, Haiti.

LeClaire – Knights of Columbus will hold an Ash Wednesday fish fry Feb. 22 immediately following the 6 p.m. Mass at Our Lady the River Church. Cost is $9 per adult and $4 for children ages 10 and younger. Carry-outs are available.

Ottumwa – St. Patrick Parish’s Altar & Rosary Fellowship will be hosting a Valentine breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $6 for people ages 10 and older, $3 for children ages 3-9, and free for children 2 and younger.

Oxford – Youths from St. Mary Parish in Oxford and St. Peter Parish in Cosgrove will present a Mardi Gras celebration Saturday, Feb. 18 at St. Mary Parish Hall. Mass will be celebrated at the hall at 4 p.m. Dinner is from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $7 for students in grades seven to 12, $5 for kindergarteners to sixth-graders, and free for children younger than 4. There also will be a euchre tournament, children’s games and a raffle for cash prizes.

Preston – The Altar & Rosary Society of Ss. Mary & Joseph Parish in Sugar Creek will hold an omelet and pancake breakfast Feb. 26 from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Preston Town Hall.  There also will be a bake sale and silent auction.

Riverside – St. Mary Parish’s faith formation pancake breakfast will be held Feb. 12 in the church basement from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-10 and free for children younger than 5. There will be a craft sale, bake sale and raffle for items made by children in faith formation.

Toronto —  St. James Parish will hold a breakfast at the Toronto fire station from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 19. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger and free for preschoolers.

West Liberty — St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus will hold fish fries at St. Joseph’s Parish Life Center on Feb. 17 and March 2, 16 and 30 from 5-7:30 p.m. Cost is $9.50 for adults and $4.50 for people younger than 13.

WORKSHOPS

Fulton, Ill. – The workshop “Building Family Connections” will take place at Unity Christian School Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. The workshop will educate and assist parents to develop practical skills in parent-child communication. Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple. Register by Feb. 17 at (563) 242-6628 or info@pregnancycenterclinton.org.

Wheatland – A Cool Congregations workshop will take place Saturday, March 3, from 1–4 p.m. at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Participants will learn how to measure and reduce their carbon footprint, and how to organize a Cool Congregations program in their faith community. Cost is $25. For more information and to register, visit www.iowaipl.org/cc_calendar.html or email coolcongregations@iowaipl.org.

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