Davenport – St. Paul the Apostle Parish’s Social Action Committee will host guest speaker Michael Gayman, director of the Oaks of Mamre Catholic Worker House in Davenport. He will speak on Wednesday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the gathering space of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. His topic will be “Catholic Worker House: The Many Ministries, What We Can Do Together.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bettendorf — A prayer vigil for the support of women religious in the Davenport Diocese will be held June 11 at 7 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church. The following morning, June 12, a special Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. for the Sisters, many of whom are represented by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). The Vatican has ordered reform of LCWR, citing serious doctrinal problems. The leaders of the LCWR will travel to Rome June 12 to meet with Vatican officials about their concerns.
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 – A healing Mass will be celebrated Thursday, June 14, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 10th and Iowa streets. Confessions start at 6 p.m., praise music at 6:40 p.m., and Mass at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome.
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 Friday, June 8 and 29, are SWAP meetings with praise, worship and prayer at 7 p.m. On June 29, Marcia will share slides and graces of her pilgrimage to the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin and journey to shrines of Ireland. On Tuesday, June 12, at 1 p.m. Father Ed O’Melia will celebrate a healing Mass. Reconciliation will be at 12:45 p.m. On Thursday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to noon is a Prophetic Art Day for kids for a donation. Call to register. From June 18–22 is an Icon Writing class. For more information, call (563) 324-7263 or email email@example.com.
Iowa City — The Diocese of Davenport’s Justice and Peace Advocacy Team will meet Wednesday, June 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level of St. Patrick Church. For more information, call the diocesan social action office at (563) 324-1911.
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.
Rock Island, Ill. – A silent, directed retreat, “Listen With the Ear of Your Heart,” will take place at the Benet House Retreat Center at St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Ave. W., from Sunday, July 22, 4 p.m. to Wednesday, July 25, 5 p.m. Reflect on the experience of God in your life and meet daily with a certified spiritual director. Register and pay in full by June 22 to save $15. Registrations with payments received after June 22: Pay $250. To sign up, contact Sister Jackie Walsh at (309) 283-2108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat will offer several events in June. 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 email@example.com.
Bettendorf – Humility of Mary Housing is hosting a family night of activities at the Family Museum Saturday, June 9, 5–8 p.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinton — Kathy Kelly, a peace activist, author, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, will receive the Clare Award from the Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton at a public program and reception on Sunday, June 10 in Clinton. Kelly is co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. She will speak on the topic “Eyewitness to War: Witness for Peace” at the June 10 award presentation at 2 p.m. at The Canticle, home of the Sisters of St. Francis, 841 13th Ave. N. For more information, call (563) 242-7611 or visit www.clintonfranciscans.com.
Davenport – Our Lady of Victory Parish will hold a rummage sale June 14 and 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 16 from 8 a.m. to noon in the gym of John F. Kennedy Catholic School, 1627 W. 42nd St.
Iowa City — The Knights of Columbus Council 842 will host first Friday fish fries 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.
Welton – St. Anne’s will hold a parish dinner Sunday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Buzzy’s. Menu includes beef, grilled chicken, salad bar and homemade desserts. There will be a raffle. Cost is $9 for adults, $4.50 for children ages 5-12 and free for children younger than 5.