Columbus Junction — Members of the Melkite and Byzantine Catholic Churches will celebrate the Divine Liturgy Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, and the public is invited. Experience worship of the Trinity as celebrated in Antioch (where Christians were first called Christians) for the past 1,700 years.
Iowa City — People meet to pray the rosary and receive Communion at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Melrose Meadows Retirement Community. All Catholics are welcome.
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.
Clinton — Sisters of St. Francis are hosting an advent retreat, “Coming Home to Christmas,” Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Canticle. For more details visit www.clintonfranciscans.com or call 563-242-7611. Admission is a $25 donation, lunch included. Deadline to register is Dec. 1.
LeClaire — Our Lady of the River Parish is hosting a mini-retreat Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon on preparing for Christmas through prayer. The event is free and open to the public.
Rock Island, Ill. — A young adult mini-retreat will take place Dec. 13 at Benet House Retreat Center from 10 a.m. to noon. The grounds will be open for reflection and fellowship following the retreat. For questions and registration, contact Sister Bobbi Bussan at rbussan@
smmsisters.org, or Luke Ebener at davstpaulym
@diodav.org. Free will offering.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie is hosting a contemplative Winter Retreat Dec. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register call (563) 336-8414 or email sweethelenstory@
Muscatine — Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish is hosting a Life in the Spirit Seminar on Nov. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parish’s Mazzuchelli Center. Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided; no cost. Call (563) 263-1416 for questions.
Buffalo — St. Peter Church is hosting a Cookie Walk Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the parish rectory. Cost is $10 for a large container and $7 for a small container.
Burlington – The CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will not take place Nov. 26 due to Thanksgiving. It will resume Dec. 4.
Davenport — St. Anthony Parish and Holy Family Parish are offering a parish renewal Nov. 23-25 with John Donahue-Grossman. The theme will be “Feeding the Hungers of Our Lives.” No cost; Holy Family will host 9 to 10 a.m. sessions Nov. 24-25, with 7 to 8:30 p.m. each day at St. Anthony. A social will take place after each evening event.
DeWitt — St. Joseph Parish is hosting a Christmas Cookie Walk Dec. 6 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the parish’s Harness Hall. $5 per pound, create your own trays. Containers provided. Recycled Christmas decor will also be for sale.
Iowa City — St. Wenceslaus Parish is hosting a Holiday Bazaar Nov. 22 from 8 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. and Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to noon. Homemade kolaches, cinnamon rolls, attic treasurers, silent auction, crafts.
Iowa City — St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus Council 14481 is hosting a pancake and sausage breakfast Nov. 23 in the social hall from 8 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick Church. The Trinitarians of Mary will be selling rosaries and other items after all Masses in the narthex and social hall.