SAU CFDD
May 312012
 

EDUCATIONAL
Clinton – The Sisters of St. Francis will welcome Deb Dawson of the African Soul, American Heart Foundation on Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m. at The Canticle, 841 13th Ave. N. She was inspired by the story of “Lost Boy” Joseph Akol Makeer to help establish a boarding facility for orphan girls in Sudan.  As a boy, Joseph  walked across Africa to escape genocide in South Sudan. Dawson will provide an update on the organization’s efforts to help rebuild and provide food, housing, clothing, and access to education and health care for children victimized by violence in their homeland.
Davenport — People are invited to the “Life in the Spirit” seminar at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. from July 5 to Aug. 23. An explanation and sign-up session with Msgr. Marvin Mottet is Thursday, June 21, from 7–8 p.m. in the church’s gathering space. This seminar will be presented by members of the Blessed Trinity Prayer Group consisting of parishioners from Bettendorf and Davenport parishes. Fee is $10. Babysitting will be provided. For questions and registration, contact Jeanne Wonio at (563) 355-4188 or schweet@mchsi.com.
LITURGY/PRAYER
Bettendorf – A centering prayer support group meets at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. After centering prayer, participants will discuss the book “Taste of Silence.” For more information call Judy at (563) 355-0611.
Davenport —  Sacred Heart Cathedral is celebrating Saturday night Mass at 5 p.m. from May 26 to Sept. 1. The sacrament of reconciliation will be offered an hour before, at 4 p.m.  During the fall and winter months, Saturday night Mass will be held at 4 p.m.
Davenport — Several events are slated at Eagles’ Wings, 5816 Telegraph Road. On June 2, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., is Healing Ministry Workshop 4. Registration is $80. On June 8 and 22, 7 p.m., is a Soaking With a Purpose meeting. On June 12, 1 p.m., is a healing Mass. On June 14, 10 a.m. to noon, is prophetic art day for children, for a donation. Call to register. On June 28, 9:30 to 3 p.m., is the “Just Listen!” training course. Registration is $35. For more information, call (563) 324-7263 or email marcia@eagleswings.ws.
Hills —  A healing Mass with Msgr. Marvin Mottet,  Father William Kneemiller and Father Troy Richmond will be celebrated Friday, June 1, at St. Joseph Church.  Confessions start at 6 p.m. and Mass at 7 p.m. All are welcome.
MEETINGS
Davenport — The St. Anthony Church grief group facilitators offer a 9-week Grief Support Group. It started May 1 and runs from 3:30-5 p.m. in the parish’s library, just north of the church.  For more information, call Dennis at (563) 332-1396 or Nadine at (563) 391-5161, or the parish office at (563) 322-3303.
Moline, Ill. – The Secular Discalced Carmelite Community of St. Joseph and the Prophet Elijah invites people to join in the study of prayer in the tradition of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. The group meets on the second Sunday of each month at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 412 10th St. For more information, call Annette at (563) 359-7052 or Donna at (563) 323-1719.
RETREATS
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat will offer several events in June. “What is Good Food Today?” is June 7 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The day will include discussion on a food revolution and offer healthy cuisine from local growers. Fee: $30. Private or directed retreats are available from Sunday, June 10, at 7 p.m.  to the following Friday at noon. Cost is $50 per day. “Come to the Quiet” is June 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fee is $20, which includes lunch. For direct inquiries, call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail.com.
SOCIALS
Bettendorf – Humility of Mary Housing is hosting a family night of activities at the Family Museum Saturday, June 9, 5–8 pm.  The cost is $5 per person, which includes admission and many exhibits, food and entertainment.  Funds raised will support the continued work of Humility of Mary Housing for single-parent families who have experienced homelessness.  For more information, call (563) 326-1330.
Bettendorf – The Women’s Choice Center of the Quad Cities will hold a “Gathering for Life” to share information about the center on Thursday, June 21, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The gathering will be in the conference room of the center, 2711 Happy Joe Drive. Attendees will receive a ministry update, meet the staff, hear a client testimonial, tour the facility and clinic, see a live ultrasound and receive light refreshments. RSVP to Leigh Geramanis at (563) 332-0475 or leighg@womenschoicecenter.org.
Clinton – The Catholic Historical Center at St. Boniface will host a ceremony June 2 at 11 a.m. to recognize the center’s acceptance into the National Register of Historic Places.  The center is located at 2520 Pershing Blvd.
Davenport —  The Father Ken Martin Golf Outing and dinner will be held Aug. 29 at Emeis Golf Course.  Funds raised assist families facing a financial crisis that may force them to take their children out of a Scott County Catholic school. For information about sponsorship opportunities or other questions, call Jim Tiedje at (563) 391-2820 (home) or (309) 743-7746 (work).
Iowa City — The Knights of Columbus Council 842 will host first Friday fish fries June 1, July 6 and August 3 at the KC Family Center, 4776 American Legion Road, from 5-7 p.m. For more information, call (319) 351-5370.

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