May 212015

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 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 For questions, contact Al and Beth Budelier at (563) 324-7040 or
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

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