Apr 022015

Clinton — The Franciscan Peace Center Social Justice Film Fest continues April 21 with Gasland, a film about the natural gas driling boom. Screening starts at 6:30 p.m.; event is free and open to the public.
Davenport — A lecture about women in Iran will take place at St. Ambrose University April 6 at 7 p.m. Hamideh Sedghi, an Irani-born scholar of gender politics in Iran, will speak. For information, contact MEI Coordinator Ryan Dye at (563) 333-6389 or
Burlington — The CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will take place April 8 at 6:45 p.m. in the Notre Dame cafeteria. Pastors from the three Des Moines County parishes will participate in “stump the clergy.”
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. Cost is $15 for workbooks. Contact Deacon Jeff Scheutzle for more information at
Centerville — Jim Ennis, executive director of Catholic Rural Life, will speak at St. Mary Church April 11 at 9 a.m. There is no cost to attend, and lunch is included. The event is part of the Justice and Peace Speaker Series in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. Reser-vations requested: contact Brother Daryl Char­ron, C.PP.S., at daryl. or (816) 835-0344.
Davenport — Eagles’ Wings is hosting its first SWAP meeting of the year April 10 at 7 p.m. The meeting will include praise, worship and a short teaching, followed by adoration in the chapel.
Davenport — Assumption High School’s 29th annual April Knight, “Big Fright on April Knight,” will take place April 17. Cost per person is $65 through April 10, $75 after April 10 and $100 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to dress in a spooky/ scary theme. For more information visit or contact Susie Foster at (563) 326-5313 x 281 or
Iowa City — The next Worldwide Marri­age Encounter weekend will take place May 1-3 at the Highlander Clarion Hotel. There is a $50 application fee for the weekend and a donation is requested at the close of the weekend to help cover expenses. To sign up for a weekend visit iowa-wwme. org. For more information call Jeff or Janet Francois at (563) 608-3305.
Keokuk — All Saints Parish will host rosary prayer April 8 at 6:30 p.m., with adoration to follow.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is hosting Come to the Quiet April 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $20; to register contact (563) 336-8414 or
Moline, Ill. — The Secular Discalced Carmelite Community of St. Joseph and the Prophet Elijah is hosting prayer sessions in the tradition of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross at St. Mary Parish. The prayer sessions will take place at 1 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month. Call Annette at (563) 359-7052 or Donna at (563) 323-1719 with questions.
LeClaire — Our Lady of the River Parish is hosting a Good Friday fish fry April 3 at 7 p.m in the parish hall following Good Friday Liturgy at 6 p.m.
Coralville — The Iowa Knights of Columbus 114th annual State Convention will take place April 10 through 12 at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. The theme of the convention is “Go Make a Difference” in response to Pope Francis’ call for greater involvement of Catholic laymen in the works of New Evangel-ization. For more information or to reserve a room visit
Fairfield — St. Mary Parish is hosting “wine and canvas” fundraiser in the social hall April 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. Register at or call (515) 829-0661.
Davenport — Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. (HMHI) will hold its semi-annual Fresh Start Benefit Sale April 24 and 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will take place at the HMHI office and donation center located at 3805 Mississippi Ave. Donations for the sale can be dropped off Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Needs include single beds, dressers and sofas to help furnish apartments for families in need.
Keokuk — Showboat Saturday Night will take place at St. Vincent School April 11 from 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. Admission is $20; Italian dinner and musical entertainment included. Proceeds will go toward Keokuk Catholic Schools’ capital improvement/brick fund.
Ottumwa — St. Mary of the Visitation Parish is offering raffle tickets for a grand prize of $10,000 and other prize amounts ranging from $250 to $2,000. Ticket price is $100 and only 500 will be sold. The main event drawing will take place April 12. For more information call (641) 682-4559.
Wilton — A spring dinner will take place at St. Mary Church April 19 from noon to 3 p.m. Family-style ham and turkey dinner will be served. Adults pay $10, and children ages 5 to 10 pay $5. Children 4 and under eat free. Carry-outs available.

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