Davenport – A new, six-week session of the Virtues class begins Wed., Aug. 29, from noon to 2 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings Retreat Center, 5816 Telegraph Road. The class is designed to help participants get more from reading Scripture and grow in their relationship with the Lord. Call Cyndi to learn more or to register at (563) 323-9945.
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 — The Sisters of Humility invite the general public to pray with them at 11:40 a.m. Wednesdays during a special Mass for peace. It will be celebrated in the Magnificat Chapel at the Humility of Mary Center, 820 W. Central Park Ave.
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.
Iowa City — Centering prayer groups meet from 7-8 p.m. Mondays at the Mercy Hospital chapel, and from 9-11:30 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at a member’s home. For more information, call Maureen Kelley at (319) 338-8284.
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.
Davenport — Grieving adults are invited to attend Grief Support meetings at St. Anthony’s Parish Library on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The first of nine free, weekly sessions was Aug. 7. Participants may join on any day. For more information, call (563) 322-3303.
Davenport — A Soaking With A Purpose prayer meeting will take place Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings.
Iowa City — The Diocese of Davenport’s Justice and Peace Advocacy Team will meet Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level of St. Patrick Church. All are welcome. 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.
Wheatland – Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat invites people to the following event. On Aug. 20 and 21 (select one) is “Journeying With Jesus Through Human Desires & Holy Longings,” 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fee: $30.Visit www.chmiowa.org to learn more. For direct inquiries: (563) 336-8414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinton — The Catholic Historical Center at St. Boniface is open at 2520 Pershing Blvd. The museum contains numerous articles, pictures and memorabilia from the five previous Catholic parishes of Clinton, Mount St. Clare school and Our Lady of Angels school. St. Boniface, built in 1908, also contains the religious records of members of the five former parishes. The center is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon through August. People may stop by during that time or make an appointment for a tour by calling (563) 243-8033, (563) 242-6166 or (563) 243-3942.
Davenport – St. Alphonsus Parish will hold its annual festival Saturday, Aug. 25, from 5-9 p.m. at Birchwood and Boies avenues. A pork loin dinner will be served from 5-7:30 p.m. for $7 for adults and $4 for children. The event includes a concession stand, children’s games, inflatables, raffle, country store and entertainment.
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).
DeWitt – St. Joseph Parish, 417 Sixth Ave., will hold its fall festival Sunday, Sept. 16, from 3–7 p.m. A beef and pork dinner will cost $9 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Carryouts will be available: call (563) 320-3659. The event includes bingo, a raffle, bake sale, pop walk, farmers market, children’s games and silent auction.
Iowa City – St. Wenceslaus Parish will raffle off a 1940s “flower garden” quilt at the parish’s fall dinner Oct. 9. The estate of Edna and Kae Englert donated the queen-size quilt, valued at $300. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. People need not be present at the drawing to win.
Iowa City — The Knights of Columbus at St. Patrick Church will be collecting 5 cent redemption cans and bottles the third Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at the west side of St. Patrick Church near the entrance to the Day Chapel. No need to sort cans. Proceeds benefit “Right to Life” organizations in Johnson County.
Petersville — Immaculate Conception Church, 2885 145th St., welcomes people to a beef and pork dinner Sunday, Aug. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Carryouts are welcome. The day will include Mass at 11 a.m., a country store and raffle.