Jun 122014

Clinton — The Sisters of St. Francis will host Erik Mollenhauer, environmental educator with Voices from the Land, on June 17 at 7 p.m. at The Canticle, 841 13 Ave. N. Mollenhauer will deliver a presentation called “Coming Home to Nature in a Modern World,” which addresses the necessity of understanding the “wisdom of nature” in order to lead a fulfilling life. Admission is free; for more information visit or call (563) 242-7611.
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 lansing
Davenport — High school students who are participating in high school mock trial competition, considering a career in law, or wanting to improve their competitive, critical thinking and debate skills, are invited to the St. Ambrose University Mock Trial summer program. The one-day program will take place Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Coaching staff, team members and alumni of the St. Ambrose Mock Trial Team will present the various parts of a mock trial case utilizing actual case materials. The cost is $50 per student; coaches of attending students may attend for free. For information or to register, contact Henry Marquard at or (563) 264-6210.
Davenport — Project Rachel evening Mass and awareness program will take place June 18 at 7 p.m., at Sacred Heart Cathe-dral. Project Rachel offers hope and healing through post-abortion ministry. All are invited to pray for and learn about the “restarting” of this pastoral ministry in the Diocese of Davenport. The program will include an introduction to Project Rachel Ministry and suggestions/opportunities for those interested in being involved in or supporting the ministry.
Davenport — St. Ambrose University is hosting a Young Writer Camp June 16 – 20 from 8:30 -11:30 a.m. It is open to students entering grades 3-9. Participants will experiment with a variety of creative techniques and celebrate their work through a published anthology of writing. Cost is $100 and includes materials, snacks, and a copy of the group anthology of writing. $10 extra for a t-shirt. For more information, contact Dick Hanzelka at (563) 333-6380 or
Davenport — Eagles Wings is hosting a DVD series, “Unbound” by Neal Lozano. The series will focus on habitual sinning and how to break free. An introduction morning will take place July 19 from 9:30- 11:30 a.m. Cost is $10. Register (563) 324-7263.
Bettendorf — Deacon John Weber will be offering a Scripture class on the Gospel of St. Mark. Classes will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes in Bettendorf in the parish center on Saturday mornings from 9-10:30 a.m. Classes began May 24.
Davenport — Eagles Wings will host SWAP (Soaking with a Purpose) prayer meetings June 13 and June 27 at 7 p.m. The chapel will be open at 6:30 p.m. for quiet prayer.
Davenport — The Sisters of Humility invite the general public to pray with them at 11:40 a.m. Wednesdays during a special Mass for peace. It will be celebrated in the Magnificat Chapel at the Humility of Mary Center, 820 W. Central Park Ave.
Moline, Ill — The Secular Discalced Car­melite Community of St. Joseph and the Prophet Elijah is hosting a study of prayer in the tradition of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross the second Sunday of every month at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. Call Annette (563) 359-7052 or Donna at (563) 323-1719 with questions.

Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie is hosting a Centering Prayer Retreat July 27 – Aug. 1. This six-day retreat with Kathryn Ann Kobelinski, SSND, will give attendees an opportunity to pray in community, view videos, and experience Lectto Divina in an atmosphere of silence and solitude. Enjoy the solitude of nature and locally-grown food. Cost is $300. For information or to register call (563) 336-8414.

Rock Island, Ill. — The Saint John XXIII fraternity of the Secular Franciscans meets at 2 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at Trinity Hospital, 2701 17th St. For more information, call Kent Ferris in Muscatine at (563) 299-6107.
Iowa City — Young Adult Catholics (Y.A.C) meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 7:30-9 p.m. at St. Patrick Church in the Zaga Room downstairs.
Bettendorf — Our Lady of Lourdes will be holding a Mass in Celebration of Life on June 14 at the Veteran’s Memorial Park Band shell in Bettendorf at 5 p.m. A dinner will be served following Mass. Donations will be accepted and proceeds will go to the Women’s Choice Center.
Davenport — JFK School at Our Lady of Victory is hosting a rummage sale June 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 13 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and June 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pro­ceeds will benefit the church.
Davenport — June Theology on Tap will take place at 7 p.m. June 12 at Jersey Grille.
Knoxville — St. Anthony Church will be hosting an open house for Father Steve Ebel’s retirement on June 29, 2-4 p.m. in the parish hall.
Oxford — A benefit for Larry Eister will take place June 28 at St. Mary’s Hall. Dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m., with a silent auction, 50/50 tickets, and a post-dinner live auction. Eister had a heart attack and a bad fall down the steps that led to a brain injury on Dec. 31, 2013. He has been in the hospital and rehab since. All the money raised at the benefit will help the family with Larry’s medical expenses. Dona-tions can be sent to: c/o Larry Eister Benefit, First Trust and Savings Bank, 102 Augusta Ave., P.O. Box 486, Oxford, IA 52322. To help at the benefit or donate items or a dessert, sign up at the church or contact Courtney (319) 631-1202.

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