Upcoming events

EDUCATIONAL
Coralville — The next St. Thomas More Parish Bible study for couples will be on Psalms. Sessions will begin May 5 at 6 p.m.  For more information, contact Carol at (319) 338-9290 or jclyon5@msn.com.
Clinton — A discussion of what today’s Church is asking of the Vatican II generation will begin at Prince of Peace Church on May 9 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. in the family room. This conversation will focus on Scriptural references for contemporary issues while exploring the history and evolution of Church teachings.
Davenport — The St. Ambrose Bible and Justice Conference will be held May 30-June 2 at St. Ambrose Uni­versity. The conference is intended to foster discussion about the relevance of the Bible to modern social issues. Standard rate is $200, all meals are included; student and retired rate: $150; Quad-Cities residents: $75. For more information, contact Micah Kiel at kielmicahd@sau.edu or (563) 333-6121; Matthew Coomber at coombermatthewjm@sau.edu or (563) 333-6041. Visit www.sau.edu/Bible_and_Justice_Conference.html.
Davenport – The St. Ambrose University Health Careers Adven­ture Camp June 10-14, for students entering seventh and eighth grades, 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.
LITURGY/PRAYER
Cedar Rapids — On May 10, a gathering commemorating the fifth anniversary of the immigration raid in Postville will begin at noon at the park across from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, 111 Seventh Ave. SE.  A walk for justice will follow at 12:30 p.m. to Immaculate Conception Church. There an interfaith prayer for reconciliation and a call for reform of immigration policies will take place at 1:15 p.m. For more information, contact Rockne Cole at rocknecole@gmail.com or (319) 358-1900.
Melrose — The Knights of Columbus of Albia sponsor a 24-hour adoration the first Friday of the month at St. Patrick Church in Melrose. Mass begins at 8 a.m., followed by 24 hours of adoration, and closes with benediction at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday. For more information or to sign up for an hour, call Tony Humeston at (641) 932-7928.
Washington —  A healing Mass will be celebrated May 3 at St. James Church.  Confessions and rosary at 6 p.m., Mass at 6:30 p.m.and adoration, praise and worship from 7-9 p.m.
MEETINGS
Iowa City — The Diocese of Davenport’s Justice and Peace Advocacy Team will meet Wednesday, May 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level of St. Patrick Church. All are welcome. For more information, call the diocesan social action office at (563) 324-1911.
RETREATS
Wheatland —  Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat  invites people to the following spring events. On May 5 is a Taize Vigil Service at 5 p.m. On May 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is “May Flowers Come to the Quiet.” Fee: $20. On May 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is “Celebrating Mothers: A Perfect Gift for Mother’s Day” with Sister Judith Carrara, CHM. E-mail a favorite recipe from your mother’s kitchen to kathleenstorms@yahoo.com before May 8. Fee: $50 for two. On May 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is “Knit One, Pray Too!” Fee: $20. To register, call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail.com.
SOCIALS
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.
Camanche — Church of the Visitation’s Altar & Rosary Society welcomes people to its annual garage sale May 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and May 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  in the parish hall, 1028 Middle Road. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase both days.
Mount Pleasant — St. Alphonsus Parish invites people to trivia night at 7 p.m. May 4 at Manning Hall. Cost per person is $10. Food and beverages will be available for a freewill donation. The evening will include a silent auction, mulligans, and door prizes. Cash prizes will be awarded. For more information or to make reservations, call the parish at (319) 385-8410. Proceeds will be used toward a new sound system for the church hall.
Ottumwa — Seton Catholic School will hold a carnival on May 3 from 6-8 p.m. There will be games, face painting, dunk tank, raffles and more.  Pro­ceeds go toward the purchase of new technology equipment for students. All are welcome.

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