Bettendorf — Cathy and Ken Miller will present “Twinning Partnerships, The Road to Social Change” on Nov. 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in St. John Vianney Parish’s activity center.
Davenport — Msgr. Cesare Pasini, prefect of the Biblioteca Aposatolica Vaticana in Rome, will present the lecture, “Progressing with Freedom Toward Humility: Images and Thoughts of Ambrose of Milan,” at 5 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Rogalski Center Ballroom at St. Ambrose University.
Dubuque – “The Laity after Vatican II: Collaboration in Ministry,” a lecture by Zeni Fox on Dec. 2, will begin at 2 p.m. in Terence Donaghoe Hall, Clarke University. Parking will be available in campus lots on Clarke Drive. The event is free and open to the public.
Fort Madison – Holy Family Parish will present a parish mission Nov. 26, 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. each evening at Ss. Mary & Joseph Church. Speaker will be Michael Cumbie, a Catholic lay evangelist and Protestant clergy convert who travels the nation preaching the truth of the Church.
Iowa City – Regina Catholic Education Center President and CEO Lee Iben will host a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University (FPU) on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8 p.m. Jan. 16 through March 13, 2013. The classes will educate participants on how to eliminate debt. Cost is $95. To register, call (319) 351-1415 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Davenport — The Feast of St. Ambrose Mass, celebrated by Bishop Martin Amos and Msgr. Cesare Pasini, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in Christ the King Chapel at St. Ambrose University. As part of the ceremony, the McMullen Awards will be presented.
Davenport – At Eagles’ Wings on Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is “Listening, the Sacrament of Encounter” video presentation by Rev. Russ Parker followed by discussion, practice and prayer. Bring a sack lunch. Registration is $20. A healing Mass will be celebrated there Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. Also, a Soaking With A Purpose prayer meeting is at 7 p.m. Dec. 14.
Iowa City – On Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., people will gather in Lower City Park for a candlelight vigil to mourn the loss of a child. After a few remarks, music and a moment of silence, the attendees are invited to leave a candle at a statue in remembrance of children. There is an indoor heated warming house (shelter 8). For more information, call Bruce at (319) 936-0745.
Wheatland – A Taize vigil service will take place at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat on Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. Taize is an ecumenical movement drawing Christians together in prayer. Future services will be held the first Sunday of each month at 5 p.m., followed by a soup supper. For more information, email Sister Kathleen Storms at email@example.com or Jo Anne Horstmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Davenport – The St. Anthony grief group will begin its nine weekly meetings in the St. Anthony Parish Library on Dec. 4 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The group will not meet the Tuesdays of Christmas or Jan. 1, so it will meet through Feb. 12. For more information or to register, call facilitators Dennis at (563) 332-1396, Ginny at (309) 523-9251, or Nadine at (563) 391-5161. What is said in the group remains confidential.
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 email@example.com for more information.
Buffalo — St. Peter Church will hold a cookie walk Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at the rectory, 406 Fourth St. Cost is $10 for a large container and $7 for a small container. There will be photos with Santa.
Davenport – St. Anthony Parish’s Christmas Mini-Bazaar will take place in the parish library on Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Dec. 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The mini-bazaar will include crafts, knitted items and holiday gifts. Food will be available.
Iowa City – St. Wenceslaus Parish’s holiday bazaar will take place Dec. 8 from 8-11 a.m. and 5-6 p.m. and Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be baked goods, booths to browse, attic treasures, Scrip and a silent auction.