Iowa City – Jerzy Rubach, Ph.D., will speak on “The Catholic Church in Poland: A Personal Reflection” Nov. 8 from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Newman Catholic Student Center. He will address his experience of growing up Catholic in Poland and witnessing Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Poland that led to the liberation of his country.
Rock Island, Ill. – St. Ambrose University Assistant Professor of Theology Micah Kiel will speak on “The Stones of Corinth” Oct. 28 from 1:30-4 p.m. at Benet House Retreat Center. What can archeology and history reveal about Paul’s community in Corinth and what he wrote and why? How can Christians find a helpful message for today? Fee: $20. Contact Sister Jackie Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or (309) 283-2108 for more information.
Davenport – At Eagles’ Wings, people will pray for the United States and the upcoming elections Oct. 31 at 6:30 p.m. A Soaking With A Purpose prayer meeting will take place there at 7 p.m. Nov. 9. A healing Mass will be celebrated there Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. Also, Bishop Martin Amos will bless the ministry during an open house celebration of Eagles’ Wings 20th birthday Nov. 18 between 3 and 5 p.m.
Davenport – Quad Cities Interfaith’s 2012 public meeting will take place Oct. 25 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish Center. Local congregations will bring up issues to be addressed, re-kindle their commitment to building strong congregations and develop strategies to work together in 2013.
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.
Davenport – Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church invites people to a Marriage Encounter Retreat Weekend Nov. 30 and Dec. 1-2. The retreat is designed for spouses to give the gift of love to each other, renew their marriage relationship, improve communication and enhance their mutual commitment. All discussions are private between spouses. Cost for the weekend is $95, which includes five home-cooked meals. Contact Joe and Tracy Ripslinger at 563-388-0355 or email@example.com for more information.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat will offer the following event. On Nov. 7 is “Ranger Rosary Workshop” from 10 a.m. to noon with Father Bill Kneemiller. Mass opens the day, followed by a workshop on making the Ranger Rosary and lunch. Fee: $8. To register: (563) 336-8414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camanche – Church of the Visitation will hold its annual holiday bazaar Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day will include a quilt raffle, bake sale, silent auction, holiday items and local arts and crafts. The public is welcome and there is no admission charge.
Davenport — Assumption High School’s senior class will hold a spaghetti supper Nov. 4 from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens.
Davenport — Quad Cities Interfaith’s fundraising breakfast will be Nov. 13 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the Rogalski Center at St. Ambrose University. There is no charge to attend, but guests will be asked to donate to QCI. To RSVP, call (563) 322-4910.
Davenport — All Saints Catholic School is sponsoring a K-12 chess torunament Nov. 17 at 1926 N. Marquette St. Fee is $10. Matches begin at 9 a.m. and end around 1-2 p.m. For more information, call Eileen O’Brien at (563) 271-2563 or George Meister at (563) 343-8551.
Davenport – St. Alphonsus Church will hold a craft show Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Handmade quilts, floral, stained glass, candles, jewelry and more will be for sale. A quilt and other items will be raffled. Refreshments and lunch will be served. For more information, call Pat Sigler at (563) 343-5902.
Davenport — St. Mary Parish’s 40th annual bazaar and authentic Mexican breakfast will take place Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Nov. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be trash and treasures, a bake sale, Christmas items and raffles. Luncheon on Saturday is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $8. Proceeds will pay for the parish’s insurance.
Keota — Holy Trinity Parish’s harvest dinner will take place Nov. 4 at St. Mary’s Parish Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Homemade candy will be for sale, and a raffle will be in the afternoon. Tickets are available at the door.
Nichols – An annual auction and luncheon will take place at St. Mary’s parish hall Nov. 4. Silent auction is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Regular auction follows.
Richmond – Holy Trinity Parish’s fall pork loin and beef dinner will take place Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults and $3 for children ages 5-10. The day includes a country store, raffle and silent auction.
Tipton — St. Mary’s Christmas bazaar will take place at the church hall Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be crafts, a cookie walk and food stand.
Iowa City – Choir directors and members, accompanists, cantors, and anyone involved in music ministry are invited to a workshop Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick Church. For the first hour, the workshop will focus on selecting music for the liturgy. For the final two hours, accompanists will meet in one group and cantors/singers in another to work on their ministries. Faculty for the workshop will be Patti McTaggart of St. Mary Parish, Iowa City, and David Pitt of Loras College, Dubuque.Cost is $10 at the door. If you will attend, notify McTaggart at (319) 337-4314 or email@example.com.