Iowa City – B.P. Waterbury of Iowa City will be the keynote speaker for the Journeys in Faith Speaker’s Forum on Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Newman Catholic Student Center, 104 E. Jefferson St. He will address the topic: “To Jesus Through Mary: One Decade at a Time,” in which he traces his faith journey. The talk is free and all are welcome.
Davenport – A healing Mass will be celebrated Friday, April 20 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Confessions start at 6 p.m.; praise music starts at 6:40 p.m., and Mass starts at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome.
Davenport – Seminarian Jacob Greiner, 30, will be ordained as a transitional deacon at 10 a.m. on April 28 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. He is currently studying for the priesthood at St. Paul School of Theology in St. Paul, Minn. He is a member of Holy Trinity Parish in Keota.
Iowa City — The Diocese of Davenport’s Justice and Peace Advocacy team will meet Wednesday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Church. All are welcome.
Wheatland – Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat invites people to the following events: April 22 is “New Life for The Prairie” from 2–4:30 p.m. A celebration on Earth Day wel comes Prairie Director Kathleen Storms, SSND, plus new staff and advisory committee members. Activities will include a presentation, refreshments, music, a walk and planting of flowers. No fee. “Plant and Picnic at The Prairie” is Monday, April 30, from 4–8 p.m. People may come for an hour or two to weed, prepare for mulching or plant annuals. Tools, plants and picnic will be provided. There is no fee. To register for either event, call (563) 336-8414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buffalo — St. Peter Parish will host a blood drive from 2:30-6 p.m., April 24, at the Buffalo Community Center. To make an appointment sign up at the parish or call Jane at (563) 381-1222.
Davenport — Run for Renewal, a fundraising event for Project Renewal, will be held Saturday, April 21, at Sr. Concetta Park at the intersection of Sixth and Warren streets. The half-mile Kid’s Treat House Trot starts at 8:30 a.m. and is free for children ages 9 and younger. The 5K run/walk starts at 9 a.m. Cost is $20. For more information, call Project Renewal at (563) 324-0800, or visit www.projectrenewal.net.
Davenport — John F. Kennedy Catholic School seventh graders will host a blood drive from 2-6 p.m., April 25, at the Our Lady of Victory Parish Center.
Iowa City – The Informed Choices of Iowa City Medical Clinic “Walk for Life” is on May 5. Walk locations are at City Park, Iowa City; Kent Park, Oxford; and Lake Macbride State Park, Solon. The 2-mile walk starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 10 a.m. For more information, call (319) 337-0575.
LeClaire – Our Lady of the River Parish is hosting a “Trivia Night” on May 5 to benefit its kitchen remodeling project. Doors open at 6 p.m. and trivia starts at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall, 28200 226th St. Place. Trivia will consist of 10 rounds of 10 general knowledge questions played by teams of eight to 10 people. Anyone ages 12 and up may participate. If you don’t have a table, come anyway and be assigned to a table. Cost is $10 per person with a table minimum of $50. Contact Chris by phone at (563) 505-6703 or email her at email@example.com to reserve a table. Reservations are appreciated.
Mechanicsville – St. Mary Church will host a lunch at noon and an auction of baked goods, quilts and other parishioners’ donations at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 22.
Wilton – St. Mary Parish’s spring ham and turkey dinner will take place at the parish hall Sunday, April 22, from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger. Carryouts will be available. There will be a country store with crafts, grab bags and homemade goods.