Davenport — The Physical Therapy Department at St. Ambrose University is teaming up with Iowa Wheels for the World to collect and distribute wheelchairs and other mobility equipment around the world. Manual wheelchairs, aluminum crutches and canes, and foldable walkers can be dropped off April 26 and 27, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the St. Ambrose Center for Health Sciences Education.
Burlington – The last night the CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will be open for the season is April 24 at 6:45 p.m. in the Notre Dame High School cafeteria. The event will feature a stewardship fair with more than 40 ministries in the Des Moines County parishes, door prizes, food, fun and fellowship.
Coralville — The next St. Thomas More Parish Bible study for couples will be on Psalms. An introductory session is on April 21 from 6-8 p.m. Participants will socialize, watch an introductory DVD, have the opportunity to ask and answer questions, and register for the 10-week session on Psalms: The School of Prayer. The regular session will begin May 5. For more information, contact Carol at (319) 338-9290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.facebook.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 – A bioethics panel simulation will take place at the St. Ambrose University Rogalski Center April 18 at 7:30 p.m. Members of local hospital ethics boards and St. Ambrose faculty members will participate in a hospital ethics committee simulation. A discussion will follow the event, which is free and open to the public.
Davenport – “The Christian Consumer,” a presentation by Laura Hartman, will be held April 20 from 7-8 p.m. at the Humility of Mary Center. Hartman, author of “The Christian Consumer: Living Faithfully in a Fragile World,” explores consumption from an ethical and a Christian perspective.
Davenport – The St. Ambrose University Health Careers Adventure Camp June 10-14 offers participants the opportunity to learn about a variety of health professions through hands-on learning sessions provided by faculty and practicing clinicians. On-site supervision, T-shirt, team bag, daily snacks and lunch, transportation to and from job shadow experience and program costs are included in the program fee. Cost is $200 until May 15 and $225 after May 15. A $35 scholarship rate is available to students in the free or reduced lunch program. For registration information, contact Alisa Rusch at (563) 333-5892 or RuschAlisaR@sau.edu.
Iowa City – The Journeys in Faith Speaker’s Forum will sponsor Nicholas Rossi, M.D. and James E. Davis, M.D. to address “Healthcare and Catholicism: Historical Perspectives” on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Newman Catholic Student Center. Dr. Rossi will address the historical perspective of the science-religion debate as this relates to current medical ethics. Dr. Davis will explore how these issues impact specific clinical problems.
Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated April 19 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 — A Soaking With a Purpose prayer meeting will take place at Eagles Wings on April 26 at 7 p.m. For those registered for the Biblical Counseling Course: April 20 at 9:30 a.m.
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish will hold its annual garage sale May 17-18 in the parish activity center. Proceeds will support ongoing missionary work with St. John Vianney’s sister parish in Jean Denis, Haiti.
Davenport – All Saints Catholic School will hold a taco and bingo night April 27. Food starts at 4 p.m.; bingo starts at 6 p.m. Dinner cost is $7 or, for kids 10 and younger, $3. Bingo will include six cards and 18 games. Proceeds go to the eighth-grade class trip and a new commercial refrigerator.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
North English — St. Joseph’s Altar & Rosary Society will host a salad luncheon and tea April 25 at 11 a.m. The event will feature comedian Judy Richmond and musician Peggy Wardenburg.