Davenport — St. Anthony Parish hosts a weekly grief support group Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. All faiths are welcome; begin at any session. The meeting takes place in the old St. Anthony’s school building to the rear of the Main Street parking lot. Walk-ins welcome. For questions call Dennis at (563) 332-1396, Ginny at (309) 523-9251 or Nadine at (563) 391-5161.
Davenport — St. Ambrose University is hosting the Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies program this summer, June 11-14 and July 9-12, taught through the Center for Ministry Development. Deadline to apply is May 22. For more information or to register contact Chris Clow at email@example.com or at (563) 333-6189.
Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle Parish is hosting a grief ministry for those enduring any type of hurt. The group meets on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in McEleney Hall. Sessions began May 7 and run for 10 weeks. The first four weeks are open, after that the group will become closed to new people until a new 10 week session begins. For more information contact Judi Droll at (563) 322-3665 or (563) 340-6196.
Davenport — Eagles Wings will not have a prayer meeting May 22.
Davenport — Couples are invited to attend a series of classes on Natural Family Planning to learn a method that is natural & safe, 99 percent effective, and morally acceptable. Classes are June 14, July 12 and Aug. 2 from 3 – 6 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Parish. Free childcare available. For more information and to register go to http://register.ccli.org For questions, contact Al and Beth Budelier at (563) 324-7040 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is hosting a Marriage Spirituality retreat May 30 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Faciliators are Deacon Daryl and Pat Fortin. Retreat consists of a day of reflection on what it means to live out your marriage vocation with God as the third partner. Activities include prayer, talks, walks and conversation on how to grow together spiritually as a couple. Day concludes with Mass at 4 p.m. with Msgr. Frank Henricksen. Cost is $40 per couple. Also, Our Lady of the Prairie is hosting a retreat on the works of GK Chesterson, a quotable and exuberant defender of Catholic Christianity, June 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost to attend is $25. To register for either event or for more information call (563) 336-8414.
Davenport — St. Mary Parish is hosting a retirement party for Father Ed O’Melia June 27 following the 5 p.m. Mass. The festivities will be held outdoors behind the rectory (weather permitting).
Riverside/Richmond — A silver jubilee of the ordination to the priesthood of Father David Brownfield will take place May 31 with a 2 p.m. Mass at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Riverside and an open house reception from 4 – 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish Life Center in Richmond. For more information contact Jessica Miller at (319) 648-2331 or email email@example.com.