GriefShare’s Surviving the Holidays seminar can help participants discover how to deal with emotions, what to do about traditions, learn helpful tips for surviving social events and finding hope for the future. The seminar is Dec. 6 from 2-4 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish, Bettendorf. For more information call (563) 332-7910.
Burlington — Cafe (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will continue Dec. 9 with a presentation on Bible studies. The event begins at 6:45 p.m. in the Notre Dame cafeteria.
Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle Parish is hosting a holiday healing prayer service Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.
Davenport — Congregation of the Humility of Mary is hosting its annual Holiday Gift Swap Dec. 3 from 6-8 p.m. at the Humility of Mary Center. Bring a new or gently used item. Leftover items will be donated to the Humility of Mary Housing and Shelter programs.
Davenport — Eagles’ Wings is hosting a mini-retreat day to celebrate the beginning of the Year of Mercy and the Immaculate Conception Dec. 8. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. with adoration continuing throughout the morning until Mass begins at 1 p.m. Quiet prayer and meditations from “The Diary of St. Faustina” as well as Scripture will be shared in the tradition of Collatio, a community form of lectio divina. No registration needed; free-will offering. Bring a sack lunch if staying all day.
Davenport — St. Anthony’s grief support group is offered every Tuesday from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the old school building behind the church. Each session is stand-alone. For questions contact Dennis at (563) 332-1396.
Davenport — For busy couples who’ve been wanting to learn Natural Family Planning — the new Couple to Couple League Online Self-Paced Course is now available. Learn to chart your fertile and infertile times, know your body and improve your marriage through learning NFP. Courses available when you are. Register at www.ccli.org. For questions or to register for the next on-site class (held at St. Paul the Apostle, Davenport) contact Al and Beth Budelier (563) 324-7040 or elizabethimel@
Iowa City — St. Patrick Parish’s Respect Life Ministry will host a Gifts for Baby Jesus — St. Nicholas Party Dec. 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the social hall. Bring a new baby gift for donation to Informed Choices Clinic. Pizza will be served for a free-will donation, and guests can participate in Bingo, fun activities, singing and meeting “St. Nicholas.” Children must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone. RSVP by Dec. 3 to email@example.com or (319) 855-8475.
Iowa City — The Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly 267 will host a breakfast with Santa Claus event Dec. 12 from 8 a.m.-noon at the KC Hall on American Legion Road. Guests are asked to bring an unwrapped gift for a boy or girl to help needy families this Christmas. Free will donation for breakfast. Contact Ron Conner at (319) 430-7137 or Jim Denneny (319) 321-9512 for information.
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.
Iowa City — Mourn the loss of a child Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in Lower City Park’s warming house (Shelter 8). The candlelight vigil will include words of remembrance, music and a moment of silence. Attendees are invited to leave a candle at the statue in remembrance of children. For more information call Bruce Titus at (319) 936-0745
Keokuk — All Saints Parish is offering Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Dec. 9 from 1-7 p.m. Pray the rosary at 6:30; benediction 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) 271-9273 with questions.
Buffalo — St. Peter Parish is hosting a Cookie Walk Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10 for a large container of cookies, $7 for a small container.
Davenport — St. Anthony Parish is hosting a Christmas concert featuring the adult choir, youth choir and youth string ensemble Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. A reception in the parish center will follow. No cost to attend. Additionally, the parish will have a Prelude to Christmas program on Christmas Eve from 3:15 p.m. until the start of Mass at 4. It will feature a nativity play, performances by the youth choir and youth string ensemble and the youth liturgical dancers. The adult choir will have a Prelude to Christmas program at 10:30 p.m. before the 11 p.m. Mass on Christmas Eve.
Davenport — Our Lady of Victory Parish is hosting a Fair Trade Festival Dec. 5-6 in the gathering space. Saturday’s hours are 4-6 p.m. and Sunday the festival will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
DeWitt — St. Joseph Parish is hosting its annual Cookie Walk Dec. 5 from 9-11:30 a.m. in Harness Hall. A variety of Christmas cookies with containers will be available for $5 per pound. Recycled Christmas decor will also be for sale.
Hiawatha, Iowa — Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, 120 E. Boyson Rd., is hosting a Holiday Bazaar Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Purchase handcrafted gifts