Upcoming events

EDUCATIONAL

Davenport —All high school juniors and their families are invited to discover the advantages — and affordability — of a private college education. St. Ambrose University “Junior Pre­view Day” includes a campus tour and information about admissions and financial aid. The next Junior Preview Day is Friday, April 25. To schedule a visit or for more information, call (563) 333-6300 or (800) 383-2627, or go to www.sau.edu/visit.

Davenport – St. Ambrose University invites students entering seventh or eighth grade to Health Careers Ad­ven­ture Camp July 21-25 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Local health care facilities and fitness agencies will help students explore various health professions. Cost is $200 until July 1 and $225 after July 1. Schol­arships are available. For more information, call Anne Lansing at (563) 333-6128 or lansingannem@sau.edu

Davenport — The 41st annual ILLOWA Psychology conference, “Suicide: In­ter­vention, Preven­­tion, Postven­tion, and the College Student Reasons for Living Inventory” will be presented by Dr. John Westenfeld, professor of counseling psychology, University of Iowa. The presentation is April 26 from 1-2 p.m. in the Galvin Fine Arts Center at St. Ambrose University. For more information, email AndersonRobinA@sau.edu.

Davenport — Couple to Couple League invites you to attend a series of classes on Natural Family Planning to learn a method that is natural and safe, 99 percent effective, and morally acceptable. Classes start at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 18 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish. For more information and to register go to http://www. ccli.org. For ques­tions call or e-mail Beth or Al Budelier at (563)324-7040, elizabethimel@yahoo.com.

LITURGY/PRAYER

Bettendorf — Divine Mercy Sunday will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church from 2-4 p.m., April 27. Ador­ation of the blessed sacrament, rosary and prayers; 3 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy; confessions, meditative music and benediction will be held.

Grand Mound — A Healing Mass will be held April 27 at Ss. Philip & James Parish. Praise music with confessions available from 4:30-5 p.m., Mass at 5 p.m. with Father Bill Kneemiller, talk on deliverance ministry from 6-6:20 p.m., prayers for gifts of the Holy Spirit with prayer teams at 6:20 p.m. Meal available in the parish hall at 6:45 p.m. RSVP for the meal by calling (563) 321-1024.

RETREATS

Burlington — Joy of Forgiveness retreat will be held May 3 at St. Paul Church Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sandy Hoenig, a certified counselor and conflict resolution facilitator, will lead the retreat. Lunch will be served. Cost is $10. Regis­tra­tion deadline is April 28. Mail names and phone numbers of registrants to Joy of For­giveness, P.O. Box 415, West Burlington, IA 52655. Include a check payable to Adult Faith Forma­tion.

Coralville — How can people view world events through a Christian, hope-filled perspective when inundated with sadness, violence and suffering? How do Christians trust in God’s promises during difficult times? Seek answers to these questions at the 10th annual St. Thomas More Mini-Retreat, “Hope in a Discouraging World” on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Thomas More Church. The keynote speakers are Father Thomas Doyle and Mary Potter Kenyon. To attend or help at the retreat, contact Carol Lyon at (319) 338-9290 jclyon5@ msn.com. A suggested retreat donation is $10.

Wheatland – Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat welcomes people to the following events. On May 4 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. “Two In­spirational Popes” will be discussed by Corinne Winter of St. Ambrose University in Davenport. She will look at Popes John XXIII and John Paul II with emphasis on their exemplary lives, what they have taught us about faith and spirituality. Fee: $20. On May 4 at 5 p.m. is a Taize vigil service. Taize is an ecumenical movement draw­ing Christians of all denominations together in unified and compassionate prayer. Supper follows. Free will offering. To register: (563) 336-8414 or olpretreat@gmail.com.

SOCIALS

Bettendorf — A trivia night to benefit the upcoming medical ministry international mission trip to Arequipa, Peru, will be held May 3 in the Lourdes Catholic School gym. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person with tables of 8. Soft drinks and treats available for purchase. To reserve a table, contact Cathy at (563) 332-6273 or email cgthennes@gmail.com.

Clinton – The Preg­nancy Center invites people to a Walk for Life on April 26 beginning at the band shell on the Riverfront. Regis­tra­tion starts at 8:15 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9 a.m. You may also register online at www. pregnancycenterclinton.org. For more information, call the center at (563) 242-6628.

Davenport – Assum­p­tion High School’s April Knight gala and auction is April 25. Grand-prize raffle tickets cost $99 and will be drawn April 25 for prizes up to $25,000. Download tick­ets at assumption high.org.

Davenport – Hu­mil­ity of Mary Housing, Inc. is starting its 25th year of hosting one of the largest indoor “garage sales” in the area to benefit single parents and their children in a program that takes them from homelessness to hopefulness. The spring semi-annual benefit sale will be May 16 and 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3805 Mississippi Ave., the office and donation center for Humility of Mary Hou­sing. Dona­tions can be dropped off at the same address, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., through May 9.

Davenport — The senior thesis work of two student-artists will be on display at the latest St. Ambrose Uni­versity Catich Gallery show. “White Noise,” featuring the work of Brittney Allen, and “Closing up the Cottage,” featuring the work of Leah Richter, will open together April 30. An artist talk and opening reception will take place May 8, from 4:30-5 p.m. and 5-7 p.m., respectively. The show, which is free and open to the public, will run through May 14. The gallery is in the Galvin Fine Arts Center and is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, or by appointment. For more information, contact Leslie Grossman at (563) 333-6444 or GrossmanLeslieA@sau.edu, or go to www.sau.edu/Catich.

Dixon — St. Ambrose University opens its observatory to the public for a night of stargazing on May 3 beginning at sunset. Visitors may use the observatory’s telescopes or bring their own. The St. Ambrose Menke Observatory is located at the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center, near Dixon. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Robert Mitchell at MitchellRobertC@sau.
edu or (563) 333-6141. On the day of the event, the same number may be called for a recorded message that will either confirm the event or report a cancellation. Maps and directions are available at www.sau. edu; search for “menke.”

LeClaire — Our Lady of the River Parish will hold its third annual trivia night May 3 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 28200 226 Street Place. The event will benefit the parish hall remodeling project. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the Cinco de Mayo-themed event. Details: 10 questions for 10 rounds; taco boats, chips and cheese, snacks and drinks for sale; each team may bring its own food, beer, wine and soda; eight to 10 people per team (ages 12 and up); $10 per person; door prizes; 50/50, and mulligans for sale. Money will be awarded to first- and second-place teams. Contact Janice at (563) 289-3232 or tjvrom@
gmail.com to reserve a table.

North English – St. Joseph Parish’s Altar & Rosary will hold a salad luncheon May 1 at 11 a.m. at the church. Entertainment is by Clar­ence and Dorothy Hav­ercamp (the Hat People). There is no charge.

Wilton – St. Mary Parish’s spring ham and turkey dinner is April 27 from noon to 3 p.m. at the parish hall. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-10 and free for children 4 and younger. There will also be a country store with crafts, grab bags and homemade goods.

To list an event, e-mail
steele@davenportdiocese.org.

 

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