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Bettendorf — Women’s Choice Center is hosting its next Mug & Muffin informational meeting on Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. Call Julia at the Center at (563) 332-0475 to reserve a spot.
Davenport — Natural Family Planning courses will be offered at St. Paul the Apostle Church beginning Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. Register online at or contact Al and Beth Budelier at (563) 324-7040 or elizabeth­
Columbus Junction — A bilingual Healing Mass will take place at St. Joseph Church Sept. 5. Confessions will be heard 6 to 6:45 p.m., Mass at 7 p.m., and eucharistic adoration and prayers for healing following Mass.
Davenport — Eagles’ Wings will host SWAP (Soaking with a Purpose) prayer meetings Sept. 12 and 26 at 7 p.m. The chapel will be open at 6:30 p.m. for quiet prayer.
Davenport — An Introduction to Center-ing Prayer workshop will be held Sept. 13 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church’s McEleny Hall. Regis-tration and refreshments will start at 8:30 a.m. Bob and Joan Timmons are the presenters. Cost is $10 and will include Father Thomas Keating’s book, “Open Mind, Open Heart.” The prayer group that forms will begin meeting weekly, Sept. 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For questions and to register, call Helen Schiltz at (563) 388-3927
Cedar Rapids — Catholic journalist and author Kerry Weber will speak about her book “Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned and Keep Your Day Job” at Mount Mercy University’s Chapel of Mercy Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Space is limited; RSVP required. Visit https://mtmercy. to RSVP.
Davenport — The annual St. Alphonsus retreat will take place Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church. The theme is “A God of Renewal and Passion for His Church.” The cost is $10, and includes a light lunch and beverages. Registration and fee can be sent to St. Alphonsus Church, 2618 Boies Avenue, Davenport, IA 52802 or call Laura Patton at (563) 940-1873.
Iowa City — St. Patrick Parish is hosting a Spiritual Retreat on Sept. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Topics will be “Mary, Model of Faith,” “The Vocation to Holiness,” and “The Christian Meaning of Suffering.” The retreat begins with Mass at 8:30 a.m.. Call (319) 337-2856 for more information. La Iglesia Catolica San Patricio le invita a un Retiro Espiritual Sabado 6 de Septiembre de 8:30 a.m. a 3:30 p.m. Las hermanas de Morelia Michoacan impartiran los Temas: “Maria Modelo de Fe,” Voc­acion a la Santidad,” y “El Sentido Cristiano del dolor.” El Retiro dara inicio con la Misa a las 8:30.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is hosting Cooking up a Storm Sept. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., learn to prepare earth-friendly and health friendly foods from scratch, cost is $25. To register for the event contact: (563) 336-8414 or
East Pleasant Plain — Ss. Joseph & Cabrini Parish is hosting its annual bazaar Sept. 21. Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., and a chicken breast and pork loin buffet lunch will follow from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Auction at 1 p.m; country store, crafts and bake goods, kids’ games, carriage rides, raffle and silent auction will also be offered.
Solon — St. Mary Parish is hosting its Harvest Festival Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pork and chicken dinners to be served. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children 6-12. Children and family activities, a country store and silent auction will be offered. $5 raffle tickets for a chance to win a Kinnick Stadium Suite for the Hawkeye’s Nov. 1 football game. Contact St. Mary’s Church at (319) 624-2228 for tickets and more information.
Victor — St. Bridget Parish is hosting a chicken and ham supper Sept. 21 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Adults pay $10, children pay $5. The event will include a country store with homemade goods, a silent auction and a quilt raffle.

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