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: $20.
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 email@example.com.
Coralville – St. Thomas More Parish’s Stephen Ministry will offer a Blue Christmas service Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. People dealing with a death, family crisis or other hurt are welcome to a quiet time of reflection with Scripture readings and songs of hope and comfort. Soup supper follows.
Davenport – A National Night of Prayer for Life will take place Dec. 8 from 9 p.m. to midnight at Sacred Heart Cathedral’s adoration chapel. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Dec. 21 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Confessions start at 6 p.m., praise music at 6:30 p.m., and Mass at 7:15 p.m.
Davenport – At Eagles’ Wings a healing Mass will be celebrated Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. Also, a Soaking With A Purpose prayer meeting is at 7 p.m. Dec. 14.
Rock Island, Ill. – Traditional, semi-monastic Vespers or Evening Prayer will be held during the four Sundays of Advent at 4:30 p.m. at St. Mary Church. The Confraternity of the Fathers of St. Joseph welcomes all to this 30- to 40-minute Advent Prayer of the Divine Office or Liturgy of the Hours in English, with a touch of Latin. A simple meal will be served afterward. Upcoming dates are Dec. 9, 16 and 23.
Davenport – The St. Anthony grief group began 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.
Clinton — “Unwrapping the Gift of Faith: Releasing the Energy of Love in Our World” is the theme of this year’s Advent retreat at The Canticle. The retreat opens at 7 p.m. Dec. 7, and closes Dec. 9 at noon. For registration details, call (563) 242-7611, or visit www.ClintonFranciscans.com.
Wheatland — The following event is slated at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat on Tuesday, Dec. 11: Advent Come to the Quiet, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fee: $20. To register: (563) 336-8414 or email@example.com.
Clinton – The Catholic Historical Center at St. Boniface, 2500 Pershing Blvd., will host an open house Dec. 9. Doors open at 1 p.m.; program begins at 1:30 p.m. Attendees will hear Christmas music, sing along, and hear the Christmas story. Freewill offerings will be accepted to benefit local families.
Davenport – The Sacred Heart Cathedral Choir Ensemble will present a free Advent concert in the cathedral on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. The concert will include solo, duet and trio performances, as well as choral pieces for Advent and Christmas. A reception will follow in the rectory. Due to construction on the LeClaire Street entrance, please use the Iowa and 10th Street entrances. For more information, call (563) 940-3053.
Davenport – All are welcome to the CHM Holiday Movie and Gift Swap presented by the Congregation of the Humility of Mary on Dec. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Humility of Mary Center. The event is free. The movie “The Story of Change” starts at 6:45 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring new or gently used items for re-gifting. Then shop the swap for a gift for someone on your list.
Iowa City – St. Patrick Parish’s choir will present an Advent Choral Service on Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. at St. Patrick Church. The service will feature choral and organ selections as well as Scripture readings and congregational singing. Bishop Martin Amos will preside over this one-hour service that will be free and open to the public. To learn more, visit www.stpatsic.com or call the parish office at (319) 337-2856.
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.