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EDUCATIONAL
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. through 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 29, Marcia will share slides of her pilgrimage to the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin and journey to shrines of Ireland. On Tuesday, July 10, at 1 p.m., Father Tim Regan will celebrate a healing Mass. Reconciliation will be at 12:45 p.m. On Friday, July 13 and 27, at 7 p.m. are SWAP prayer meetings. For more information, call (563) 324-7263 or email marcia@eagleswings.ws.
Iowa City — People meet to pray the rosary and receive Communion at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Melrose Meadows Retirement Community. All Catholics are welcome.
Melrose — The Knights of Columbus of Albia sponsor a 24-hour adoration the first Friday of the month at St. Patrick Church in Melrose. Mass begins at 8 a.m., followed by 24 hours of adoration, and closes with benediction at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday. For more information or to sign up for an hour, call Tony Humeston at (641) 932-7709.
MEETINGS
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. — The Blessed John XXIII fraternity of the Secular Franciscans meets at 2 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at Trinity Hospital, 2701 17th St.  For more information, call Kent Ferris in Muscatine at (563) 264-0120.
RETREATS
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. Register and pay in full by June 22 to save $15.  Registrations with payments received after June 22 will pay $250.  To sign up, contact Sister Jackie Walsh at (309) 283-2108 or retreats@smmsisters.org.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat will offer “Mid-Summer in the Quiet” on Tuesday, July 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Reflect on the theme of humility. The day is participants’ to shape after a brief introduction. Fee is $20, including lunch. Also, private or directed retreats are available Sunday through Friday beginning July 22 at 7 p.m. to Friday at noon. There will be shared prayer and meals and an optional conversation with a guide. Massage is extra. Fee is $50 per day. For direct inquiries, call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail.com.
SOCIALS
Davenport – The 2012 Assumption Booster Club Golf Outing will take place Friday, Aug. 3, at Emeis Golf Course with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost of $85 per golfer includes four-person scramble, 18 holes with cart, beverage tickets, skins game, hole-in-one prizes, hole pin events and a steak dinner at Rookies sports bar. Dinner only is $25. Proceeds support athletics at Assumption High School. For more information, call Bill LaMar at (563) 343-0899.
Davenport – The Assumption High School class of 1967 will hold a reunion Aug. 3-4. An informal gathering will take place Friday, Aug. 3, at Circle Tap, 1345 W. Locust St., on the patio at 6 p.m. No reservations re­quired. On Saturday, Aug. 4, there will be a dinner, social gathering and DJ at the Knights of Columbus Club House, 1111 W. 35th St. Cocktails are at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Dress is comfortable. Reservations are re­quired. Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony Church at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5. For more information, call Mary Marietta at (563) 359-5809.
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.
Sugar Creek – Ss. Mary & Joseph Parish invites people to a lawn social Sunday, July 8. A beef and pork dinner will be served from 3-7:30 p.m. Cost is $7 in advance or $7.50 at the door for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and younger. Carry-outs will be available. Kim and Rose Strait will provide violin music before the Corn Fed Girls perform. Music starts at 5 p.m. There also will be games, prizes, a country store and homemade quilt raffle. For advance tickets, call Elaine Burken at (563) 689-3105. The church address is 3218 110th St., Preston.
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.

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