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Davenport — Young writers who wish to experiment with a variety of creative techniques are invited to participate in St. Ambrose University’s Young Writer’s Camp this summer. The camp, intended for students entering grades 3-9, will take place July 13 through 17, from 8:30-11:30 a.m., in McMullen Hall. The $100 fee includes materials, snacks and an individual copy of the group anthology of writing. For more information, contact Ann Berger at or Darcie Kress at
com. For information about online registration using a credit card, email Teri McDonald at

Bettendorf — The family of Dolores Kunkel invites you to her memorial Mass celebrating her life on June 17 at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. A luncheon will be served right after the Mass. For questions call Our Lady of Lourdes (563) 359-0345.
Burlington — Women’s prayer group meets every Thursday at St. John’s chapel from 1:30-2:30 p.m. E-mail questions to Betty
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 — 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:// For ques­­tions, contact Al and Beth Budelier at (563) 324-7040 or
Iowa City — Meetings for persons interested in supporting pro-life work will take place at St. Wenceslaus Parish June 13, July 25 and Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. Pro-life rosary prayer will take place June 18, July 22 and Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. Contact Mary Anderson with questions at
Moline, Ill. — The Secular Discalced Carmelite Community of St. Joseph and the Prophet Elijah are hosting a study of prayer in the tradition of St. Theresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross the second Sunday of each month at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. Call Annette at (563) 359-7052 or Donna at (563) 323-1719.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat will host a Summer Solstice Taize’ Vigil Service June 17 at 6:30 p.m. Taize’ is an ecumenical movement which draws Christians of all denominations together in compassionate prayer. Pre-registration is encouraged; no fee to attend. An event honoring fathers, mentors and guides will take place June 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; meander the trails, enjoy a cookout and listen to words of wisdom. Fee is $25. To register for an event or for more information call (563) 336-8414.
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish is hosting a Haiti Mission Garage Sale June 25 from 4 – 8 p.m.; June 26 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.; and June 27 from 7 – 11 a.m. Proceeds help ongoing missionary work in Jean Denis, Haiti.
Clinton — The Franciscan Peace Center’s ongoing Social Justice Film Fest continues on June 25 with “Food, Inc.” The screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. at The Canticle. Free and open to the public. For more information visit www. ClintonFranciscans.
com or call (563) 242-7611.
Davenport — On June 17, St. Ambrose University will host an author talk by New York Times best-selling author Donald Harstad, a retired county sheriff from Elkader, Iowa. Harstad will speak at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the SAU Library on campus. The talks are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Joyce Haack at (563) 333-6247 or
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).
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.

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