Davenport – A college fair will take place at the parish center of St. Mary Catholic Church, 516 Fillmore St., on May 19 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Representatives of St. Ambrose University, Western Illinois University and local community colleges will attend. Students will learn more about admission steps, campus visit days, financial aid, academic programs and extracurricular activities.
Davenport – Eagles’ Wings Retreat Center will host the following classes. On Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. May 15 to June 19 is a class in creating a sacred art journal. Students will meditate and reflect on the Word of God; Mary, mother of mercy; and the saints. Cost is $65, including supplies. Bring a Bible. From June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily is an icon workshop with iconographer Leanne Spacek. Students will write the icon “Mother of Mercy, Gate of the Dawn.” Registration is $300. To sign up for either workshop, call Cyndi Jarvis at (563) 323-9945.
Davenport — The St. Ambrose Conference on Bible and Justice will be held May 30-June 2 at St. Ambrose University. The conference will explore how the ancient texts of the Bible might address modern justice concerns including gender, empire, poverty and the environment. Free on-campus housing is available for the first 100 delegates who register at either the “standard” or “student and retired” rate of $200 or $150, respectively. Fee for Quad-Cities residents is $75. All meals are included. For more information, contact Micah Kiel at (563) 333-6121 or Matthew Coomber at (563) 333-6041. Register at 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. Cost is $225. 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.
Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated May 17 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Confessions start at 6 p.m., praise music at 6:30 p.m., and Mass at 7:15 p.m.
Sugar Creek – Ss. Mary & Joseph Parish invites people to its 158th annual Corpus Christi celebration on June 1 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 3218 110th St., Preston. Mass will be followed by a procession — including streamers, banner carriers and flower girls — to four outdoor chapels. The Altar and Rosary Society will serve a meal afterwards in the parish hall.
Davenport — The Grief Support Group at St. Anthony Parish welcomes anyone coping with the loss of a loved one to a nine-week program beginning June 4. The group meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. at the school library at the far end of the church parking lot. To join or get more information, call one of the facilitators: Ginny at (309) 523 9251, Nadine at (563) 391-5161 or Dennis at (563) 332-1396.
Iowa City — The Diocese of Davenport’s Justice and Peace Advocacy Team will meet 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.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat invites people to the following spring events. On May 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is “Praying with Images” with Sister Kathleen Storms, SSND. Bring a camera and capture the Creator’s artistry in photos. Fee: $20, lunch included. From May 31 at 7 p.m. to June 2 at 10 a.m. is “Quilts Without Corners” with Maria Delsing. Learn to make and top finish a circular quilt. Bring quilting supplies and a sewing machine. (List of needed quilting supplies will be sent upon registration.) Fee: $125. To register, call (563) 336-8414 or email email@example.com.
Wheatland – A centering prayer spring retreat will take place May 25 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. The day will include centering prayer, Lectio Divina, lunch, a video or DVD with discussion, and time for solitude. A massage will be available for $15 for 15 minutes. Coffee, tea and muffins will be served from 9-9:25 a.m. Cost is $20. Reservations are due May 23. For more information, call Barb at (563) 322-1579 or Lolita at (563) 285-7242.
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 – Our Lady of Victory Parish welcomes donations of used items in good condition for its June rummage sale. The parish cannot accept large exercise equipment, TVs, computers, large kitchen appliances, baby furniture that does not meet new safety requirements and used infant car seats. Items may be dropped off at the John F. Kennedy school gymnasium on June 8-9 from noon to 3 p.m., June 10 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., June 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or June 12 from 8-10 a.m. The sale will be held at the JFK school gym on June 13-14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 15 from 8 a.m. to noon. Call Maryetta Masterson at (563) 386-9250 for more information.