Cedar Rapids — John Allen Jr., senior Vatican analyst for CNN and associate editor at The Boston Globe, will give a lecture Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy on Mount Mercy University’s campus. There is no cost to attend.
Davenport — St. Ambrose University Teacher Education Program is hosting an open house for high school students, parents and academic advisors Feb. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rogalski Center. Cost is $10 per person, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and snack. Registration required; for more information or to register call (563) 333-6116, email firstname.lastname@example.org or www. sau.edu/education.
Davenport — St. Ambrose University is hosting the Eastern Iowa/Western Illinois Veterans Conference Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Rogalski Center. The event is free and open to the public; veterans will be given priority registration. The event theme is “Seek the Middle Ground: Bridging the Divide from Military to Civilian.” For more information or to register, go to www.sau.edu/
Clinton — Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace Parish is hosting an 8-week Oremus Catholic prayer study on Mondays from March 9 through May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the church. There is no program March 23. Cost is $15 for workbooks. Contact Deacon Jeff Scheutzle for more information at email@example.com. Registration is requested by March 2.
Davenport — A healing Mass will take place Feb. 19 at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 7 p.m. Praise music begins at 6 p.m., and the sacrament of reconciliation will be offered at 6 p.m.
Iowa City — Father Jacques Philippe will speak about conversion at St. Mary Parish Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.; St. Wenceslaus Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at a men’s retreat; Feb. 21 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at a women’s retreat. For more information contact Dan Teets at firstname.lastname@example.org or (319) 337-4314 ext 105 or Mila Grady at email@example.com or (319) 354-8162.
Keokuk — All Saints Parish is reciting the rosary Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish is hosting a GriefShare grief support group from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday afternoons from Feb. 22 to May 24. There will be no meeting Easter Sunday. Persons are welcome to begin attending the group at any point. Each session is “self-contained,” so participants will not have to attend in sequence. However, participants should attend the first three sessions, if possible. For more information or to sign up, call the parish at (563) 332-7910 and ask for Helen or Alicia in health ministry.
Clinton — St. Edward’s Knights of Columbus Council #707 will host Lenten fish fries every Friday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Boniface Hall. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 through 12 and free for children under 4 years old. Cost for a shrimp dinner is $10. Carryout available. The Ladies Auxiliary will host a bake sale during the fish fries.
Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle Parish is hosting Ignite Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The theme for the evening is “Down from the Mountain top; Sustaining the Encoun-ter.” The evening will consist of praise music, a message and testimony. All ages welcome, babysitting is available.
Davenport — St. Anthony Parish is hosting “Just” Soup Lenten Soup and Speaker evenings Feb. 25 and March 4, 18 and 25 from 6-7:45 p.m. Each week’s speaker will share a presentation on a social justice issue.
Davenport — St. Alphonsus Parish will host lenten fish fries Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. from Feb. 20 to March 27. Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children.
DeWitt — St. Joseph Parish will host fish fries on Fridays during Lent from 5-7:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall. Cost is $10.50 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 through 12, and free for children 4 years and under. Grilled cheese is available.
Lone Tree — Parishes in Lone Tree and Nichols are jointly hosting a pancake breakfast March 1 at the Lone Tree American Legion from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 6 through 12, and free for children under 5.
Preston — Ss. Mary & Joseph Parish, Sugar Creek is hosting an omelet and pancake breakfast Feb. 22 at Preston Town Hall from 7 a.m. to noon. Adults pay $7, children 6-12 pay $4, and children under 5 years old eat free. For tickets, call Elaine Burken at (563) 689-3105.
Riverside — St. Mary Parish is hosting a pancake breakfast Feb. 22 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 10, and children under 5 eat free. Proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Education Center Building Fund.
West Liberty — Knights of Columbus of St. Joseph Parish are hosting fish fries Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. from Feb. 20 to March 27 at the Parish Life Center. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children under 5.