Davenport – “The Child Next Door,” a human trafficking conference, will take place Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Ambrose University. Cost is $25/$35 CEU. A free kickoff event is Nov. 14 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the John Deere Planetarium at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. Visit http://brakingtraffik.org.
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.
Muscatine – Iowa Interfaith Power & Light is co-sponsoring an event to share information with faith communities about how to save money and care for the Earth through energy efficiency and renewable energy. The event is Nov. 18 from 3-5 p.m. at Faith United Church of Christ, 3307 Mulberry Ave. For more information, contact Susan Guy at email@example.com.
Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Nov. 16 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Confessions start at 6 p.m., praise music at 6:30 p.m., and Mass at 7:15 p.m. Theme is “Healing of the Family Tree.” All are welcome.
Davenport – St. Paul the Apostle Parish has made the following changes to its 8:30 a.m. weekday Mass schedule and Saturday confession time. Tuesday 8:30 a.m. Mass has been changed to 5:30 p.m. and will follow an hour of adoration from 4-5:15 p.m. The sacrament of reconciliation will be available during adoration on Tuesdays. Instead of Saturday afternoon reconciliation, the sacrament will be available from 9:15-10:30 a.m. on Saturdays.
Davenport – At Eagles’ Wings, a Soaking With A Purpose prayer meeting will take place 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.
Iowa City — The Diocese of Davenport’s Justice and Peace Advocacy Team will meet Wednesday, Nov. 28, 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.
Davenport – Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church invites people to a Marriage Encounter Retreat Weekend Nov. 30 and Dec. 1-2. Cost is $95, which includes five meals. Contact Joe and Tracy Ripslinger at (563) 388-0355 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wheatland – Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat offers the following events. On Nov. 13 is “Gratitude Come to the Quiet” from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The day is yours after an introduction to gratitude. Fee: $20. From Nov. 16-18 is “Becoming Conscious – Tuning in to God’s Universe” from 7 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Sunday. Participants will be led through teaching and practice of energization, simple yoga and meditation, supplemented with chant, breathing exercise and affirmations. The weekend includes sharing, art, journaling and prayer. Fee: $200. To register: (563) 336-8414 or email@example.com.
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.
Clinton – The Peru sister parish annual benefit dinner sponsored by Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace Parish, will be Nov. 9 at the Tuscany Event Center at Rastrelli’s Restaurant. Tickets are available by calling the parish office at (563) 242-3311. Entertainment will be by Ron Tegler. There will be a sale of Peruvian crafts created by women in Chulucanas, Peru. For more information, call (563) 242-7611.
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 tournament 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, stained glass, candles, jewelry and more will be for sale. A quilt and other items will be raffled. 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.
Iowa City — St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus Council 842 will host a pancake breakfast on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. to noon at the KC Family Center, 4776 American Legion Road. Freewill offerings will be accepted. Veterans eat free. For more information, call (319) 430-3791.
North English – St. Joseph Parish’s Altar & Rosary Society will hold a salad luncheon Nov. 10 at 11:30 a.m. and a silent auction at 12:30 p.m.
Ottumwa – St. Patrick Parish’s annual fall dinner is Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for people 10 and older, $4 for children ages 4-9, and free for children 3 and younger. A quilt raffle will take place at 1 p.m.
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.
West Branch – St. Bernadette Parish is hosting a soup supper and bake sale Nov. 11 from 3-7 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 3-10, and free for children younger than 3. The event includes a themed basket, craft and bake sale area.
West Point – Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary will hold a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 12. At 10:30 a.m. is a flag raising outside the gym, or inside if inclement weather. At 10:45 a.m. is a guest speaker and student documentary presentation. At 11 a.m. is a student and staff music tribute. At 11:11 a.m. are taps and a 21 gun salute.