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
firstname.lastname@example.org or Darcie Kress at
com. For information about online registration using a credit card, email Teri McDonald at McDonaldteresak@sau.edu.
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 email@example.com.
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://
register.ccli.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.