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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.
Iowa City — The RCIA Institute will take place Aug. 14-15 at St. Patrick Parish in Iowa City. Cost is $45 before July 24 and $55 after. Rooms can be reserved at the Clarion Highlander. Register at For questions contact Tammy Norcross at (563) 333-6132 or
Iowa City — Meetings for persons interested in supporting pro-life work will take place at St. Wenceslaus Parish Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. Pro-life rosary prayer will take place Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. Contact Mary Anderson with questions at
Keokuk — All Saints Parish will celebrate holy hour July 29 at 7 p.m.
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 — Learn simple basket weaving in the context of prayer and meditation Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. A simple picnic basket will be made. Fee is $30. A retreat into the universe story will take place Aug. 9 at 5 p.m. to Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. Deepen your awareness of the universe as the primary revelation of the divine, awaken a consciousness of the sacred dimension of earth, and more. Enjoy vegetarian meals from the prairie gardens. Limited to 12 women participants. Fee is $500. To register contact: (563) 336-8414 or
Brighton — The annual St. Mary’s Polishville bazaar will take place Aug. 9 at the Polishville Community Center. Ham or roast turkey dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A raffle will take place at 2 p.m. For more information or directions call Teresa Mottet at (641) 472-0544.
Davenport — A Black and White Gala to support pro-life activities will take place Aug. 14 at St. Ambrose University. A Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel, with a 6:30 p.m. dinner and auction in the Rogalski Center. Look for more details in future editions of The Catholic Messenger.
Davenport — St. Mary Parish is hosting a Hispanic food sale fundraiser Aug. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. behind the church. Steak tacos, enchiladas, Mexican corn on the cob, tortas and gorditas are among the food items which will be for sale.
Grinnell — St. Mary Parish is hosting a program titled “The Common Good and Climate Change” July 25 at 1 p.m. at the Drake Library in Grinnell. The aim of the program is to create a better understanding of our responsibility to care for the natural environment and to protect the most vulnerable among us. The 60 minute presentation is composed of two guest speakers: Father Bud Grant, an environmental theologian and professor at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, and John Clayton, a local native life enthusiast who is trained on climate reality through Al Gore’s foundation. The event is free and open to the public.
Goose Lake — Assumption & St. Patrick Parish in Charlotte is hosting a beef and pork dinner with all the trimmings, including beverage and dessert on Aug. 9 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Millennium Ballroom in Goose Lake. Carry-outs are available. Cost is $10 for adults, $5.50 for children ages 4-12 years and free for children under 4 years old. Tickets available at the door the day of the event. There will also be a gift basket silent auction, children’s games, bingo and a country store.
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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