Dec 102015

Burlington — Cafe (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will continue Dec. 16 with a kickoff to Christmas. 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 — 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 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 — 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 praying the rosary Dec. 16 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.
Wheatland — On Dec. 16, take part in an Advent Taize’ Vigil Service at 6:30 p.m at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. David Haas is the special guest artist for the event. Taize’ is an ecumenical movement, drawing Christians of all denominations together in unified and compassionate prayer. Pre-registration encouraged; no cost to attend. To register call (563) 336-8414 or go to
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 adult choir will present its seasonal music concert at 3 p.m., Dec. 20, in the church. Admission is free.
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 — 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.

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