Apr 042013
 

CONFERENCES
Grand Mound — On April 6 from 10 a.m. to noon, Ss. Philip & James Parish will host Leo and Mina Vitan­gcol’s conference on “The Revival of a New Pentecost in the Acts of the Apostles.” The talk will also involve healing music and prayers for release of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The conference concludes with a freewill offering and a light lunch. Call (563) 847-2271 for more information.
EDUCATIONAL
Burlington —  On April 10, in the Notre Dame High School cafeteria from 6:45-8 p.m. the CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Eve­ning) topic is “Divorce and the Catholic Church.” Father David Steinle will be the presenter with Lee and Ruth Skeens sharing briefly their personal journeys of divorce and the Church.
Clinton — The closing session of the lecture series “Celebrating Vatican II: Sharing the Vision” will take place at 2 p.m. April 21 at Prince of Peace Church. Titled    “The Church in the Modern World:  Vatican II’s Challenge for Our Time,” the talk will feature Sister Marlene Weisenbeck, FSPA, former president of the Leadership Con­ference of Women Religious; Most Rev. Daniel Turley, Bishop of Chulucanas, Peru; and Jamie Manson, columnist with the National Catholic Reporter. For more details see www.face
book.com/catholicsisters or call Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, (563) 242-7611.
Coralville — Rosalie Riegle will speak at St. Thomas More Church on April 23 at 7 p.m.  as part of her book tour. She is the co-founder of two Catholic Worker houses in Michigan and the author of “Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak Out for Peace,”  “Doing Time for Peace: Resistance, Family and Community” and two books on the Catholic Worker movement.
Davenport —Jeanette Rodriguez will present “Out of the Ashes: Mestiza/o Christianity,” a Chair of Catholic Studies lecture, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom of St. Ambrose University on April 16 at 7 p.m. She is professor of theology and religious studies, and women and gender studies at Seattle University.
Davenport — The Diocese of Davenport will offer a Diocesan Support Day on human resource issues on April 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. To sign up for the GoToWebinar by April 8, visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/977137529.For more information, contact Laurie Hoefling at hoefling@davenportdiocese.org or (563) 888-4220.
LITURGY/PRAYER
Davenport – A Divine Mercy Sunday event will take place at Sacred Heart Cathedral from 2-4 p.m. April 7. There will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the rosary, singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet at the Hour of Mercy, music, words of mercy, the sacrament of reconciliation and  benediction.
Davenport — At Eagles’ Wings, a healing Mass will be celebrated April 9 at 1 p.m. SWAP prayer meetings are April 12 and 26 at 7 p.m. For those registered for the Biblical Counseling Course: April 20 at 9:30 a.m.
PILGRIMAGES
West Burlington – Ss. Mary & Patrick Parish’s Altar & Rosary Society is sponsoring a bus trip to Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in LaCrosse, Wis., on April 24. The bus leaves West Burlington Mall at 6 a.m. and will stop in Davenport at the CASI parking lot to pick up passengers. Cost for the bus and lunch is $55. Chaplain will be Father David Steinle. Pilgrims will return at 10:30 p.m. Call Connie Trautner at (319) 754-7924 or Suzanne Brueck at (319) 208-9825 for more information or to register by April 8.
RETREATS
Coralville – A mini-retreat titled “Stories of Healing” will be held April 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Speakers will be Father Walter Helms and parishioners Mary Schepker, Jim Schepker and Mary Jedlicka Humston. They will talk about navigating their journeys of spiritual, emotional and/or physical healing. Suggested donation is $10. An optional catered lunch will follow the retreat and costs $10. Registration and refreshments begin at 8:30 a.m. To register or help, contact Carol Lyon at jclyon5@msn.com  or at (319) 338-9290.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat will hold the following events. On April 7 at 5 p.m. is a Taize Vigil Service. Churches of all faith traditions are invited. Supper follows. Freewill offering. On April 10 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. is “Be the Change:  Creating Great Food” with local growers and Prairie staff. Plan your spring garden, learn basic how-to’s from master gardeners and receive a Prairie cookbook.  Fee: $30. From April 12-14, Friday at 7 p.m. to Sunday at 10 a.m. is “Magnificat Women and Men.” Sister Mary Penelope Wink, CHM, will speak on being grateful for participants’ personal and collective past, living the present and walking with an open-to-God heart into the future. Fee: $125. To register, call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail.com.
SOCIALS
Bettendorf — A volunteer training session will take place at the pro-life Women’s Choice Center April 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Vicki at (563) 332-0475 to reserve a spot. Lunch will be provided.
Camanche – Church of the Visitation will hold a fundraiser breakfast at the church at 1028 Middle Road on April 7 from 8-11:30 a.m. Cost is $7 per adult, $3 per child age 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. Menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and more. For more information, call (563) 259-1188.
Davenport – Project Renewal is announcing its annual 5K Run/Walk “Run For Renewal” and 1/2 mile “Treat House Trot” on April 20.  All proceeds go to Project Renewal’s youth program.  Register online at www.projectrenewal.net or print a form to mail.   To volunteer, call (563) 324-0800.
DeWitt – On April 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. is the St. Joseph Parish Altar & Rosary Spring Salad Luncheon in Harness Hall, 417 Sixth Ave. Cost is $6 per adult.
Iowa City —  St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus will host a pancake breakfast on April 7 for a freewill offering from 8 a.m. to noon at the KC Family Center, 4776 American Legion Road. Proceeds  support the works of the Knights. For more information, call (319) 341-9097 or e-mail kofc842@gmail.com.
LeClaire – Trivia Night at Our Lady of the River Church, 28200 226th St. Place, is April 20. Doors open at 6 p.m. Trivia starts at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. For table reservations, email chris@ccx.net or call (563) 505-6703. The event includes raffle prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and first and second-place cash payouts. Teams may include eight to 10 people ages 12 and up. Sloppy Joes, hot dogs and drinks will be available; attendees also may bring their own food and beverage.  Proceeds will go toward remodeling the parish hall.
Mechanicsville — St. Mary Parish will hold lunch at noon and an auction at 12:30 p.m. April 7 at the church. Funds raised go to the second phase of the roof project. For more information, call Ryan Crock at (319) 533-1999.
Wilton — St. Mary Parish’s spring dinner with ham and turkey will take place at the parish hall, 701 E. Third St., on April 14 from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and younger. Carryouts are available. The event includes a country store.

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