Jun 262014

Davenport — The public is invited to learn more about St. Ambrose University’s new Physician Assistant Studies program, the first program of its kind offered in the Quad Cities and western Illinois region. Info sessions will take place at the Rogalski Center July 10 from 5-6 p.m., July 23 from noon-1 p.m., and Aug. 6 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The informational meetings are free and will include a question and answer session. For more information, call (563) 333-5827, or go to
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 — 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. To register call (563) 324-7263.
Bettendorf — Deacon John Weber is offering a Scripture class on the Gospel of St. Mark. Classes are 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 meeting 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.
Davenport — A Young Adult Holy Hour is held the fourth Thursday of each month at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The next Holy Hour will occur June 26 at 7:30 p.m.
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.
Grand Mound — Ss. Philip & James Church will begin hosting monthly Healing Masses. The next Healing Mass is June 29 at 5 p.m. Guests can also participate in eucharistic adoration from 3-4 p.m., worship music from 4:30-5 p.m., and a potluck at 6:30 p.m. Future Healing Masses will take place the last Sunday of the month. For more information contact Father Bill Kneemiller (563) 321-0124.

Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie is hosting a Centering Prayer Retreat July 27 – Aug. 1. This six-day retreat with Sister Kathryn Ann Kobelinski, SSND, will give attendees an opportunity to pray in community, view videos, and experience Lectio 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 Church is hosting a farewell weekend and reception for Father Tim Sheedy. Light refreshments will be available after Masses, and a potluck will take place from noon-3 p.m. June 29.
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney and Our Lady of Lourdes parishes will host a “Haiti Garage Sale” to benefit ongoing mission and economic development efforts in Jean Denis, Haiti. The sale will be July 11 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and July 12 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, 1506 Brown St.
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. Proceeds will benefit his medical costs. Dona­tions can be sent to: c/o Larry Eister Benefit, First Trust and Savings Bank, 102 Augusta Ave., P.O. Box 486, Oxford, IA, 52322.
Preston — Ss. Mary & Joseph Sugar Creek is hosting a lawn social July 13 from 3-7:30 p.m. Beef and pork dinner is $7.50 in advance, $8 at the door for adults. Cost is $4 for ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and under. Carry outs are available. Games, prizes, a country store and refreshments will be available. For advance tickets, contact Elaine Burken at (563) 689-3105.

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