Mar 242016

Burlington — Cafe (Catholic Adult Fellow­ship Evening) continues March 30 at 6:45 p.m. in the Notre Dame Cafeteria with a presentation on the Divine Mercy Chaplet with Diane Mansheim.
Clinton — The Franciscan Peace Center is hosting Ted Talk discussions every Tuesday on the Sisters of St. Francis Facebook page. View the March 29 talk, “A Saudi woman who dared to drive” at, then join conversations beginning at 11 a.m. on the sisters’ Facebook page. Read what others have to say on the topics and contribute as much or as little as you like.
Coralville — St. Thomas More Parish is hosting a mini-retreat April 16 from 8:45-noon. The retreat will feature author Cecil Murphey, writer of “90 Minutes in Heaven.” The theme of the retreat is “Bloom Where You Are Planted: Growing and Being Nourished in God’s Love.” Suggested donation is $10. RSVP to Mary Humston (319) 337-5916 or Mary Schepker (319) 665-2011.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa — Attend a presentation about the chemistry of sex, fertility and relationships from a Catholic perspective April 15 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Mount Mercy University’s Betty Cherry Heritage Hall. Cost is $50 or $35 for students. For more information and to register call Sue at (319) 270-0054 or email
Davenport — St. Ambrose University is hosting a lecture on Saint Ambrose of Milan March 29 at 3:30 p.m. in the Lewis Boardroom of Ambrose Hall. For more information, contact Ethan Gannaway at (563) 333-5823, or go to
Davenport — St. Ambrose University is hosting a lecture on racial justice in our health care system March 31 at 7 p.m. in the Rogalski Center. For more information on the lecture, call Father Brian Miclot, professor of philosophy, at (563) 333-6129.
Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle Parish is hosting “Ignite” on March 31 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The theme is “From Isolation to Embrace: Experiencing the Arms of Mercy.” Babysitting available for 1-8 year olds.
Davenport — Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday April 3 from 2-4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Walk through the holy doors, adore the Blessed Sacrament and enjoy beautiful music.
Davenport/Iowa City — Jason Evert, founder of the Chastity Project, will speak at St. Patrick Parish-Iowa City April 27 and at Our Lady of Victory Parish-Daven­port on April 28. Both evenings follow the same time schedule. In his first presentation from 6-7:15 p.m., he will speak to parents about how to prepare children for purity. Teens can enjoy a pizza dinner during that time slot. A presentation for teens, “Love or Lust?” will take place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. and includes confession, adoration and music. Parents are encouraged to attend the teen talk as well. For more information contact Megan at (319) 572-7480 or
Davenport — The next Natural Family Planning class series at St. Paul the Apostle Parish will begin May 8 from3-6 p.m. Free childcare available. Register online at Contact Al and Beth Budelier with questions at (563) 324-7040 or elizabethimel@yahoo.
Keokuk — Celebrate Holy Hour at All Saints Parish March 29 at 7 p.m.
Mount Pleasant — St. Alphonsus Parish is hosting two mini-retreats featuring the Saint Benedict Press’ “Doors of Mercy” program. Retreats take place April 8-9 or May 13-14. Cost is $35 per person. To attend, call parish office at (319) 385-8410.
Indianapolis, Ind. — U.S. bishops, priests and seminarians are invited to the National Federation of Priests’ Councils convocation April 18-21 at the Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel. Speakers are Father Tom Rosica, Dan Misleh, Paul Jarzembowski, Michael O’Loughlin and Father Ralph O’Donnell. For more information, or to register, go to Individual day registration and onsite registration are available.
Wheatland — Attend a weekend program entitled “Compassion for our Fragile Earth” April 22-24 at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Explore a more spiritual, deeper way of relating to Earth. Fee is $125. Register at (563) 336-8414 or olpretreat
Davenport — Isabel Bloom crosses commemorating the 160th anniversary of Sacred Heart Cathedral are available in limited quantities. They are available on the cathedral’s website at:
cathedral-store or at the SHC office for $35. Questions call the parish office at (563) 324-3257. All proceeds benefit the Diocesan Hall Building Fund.
Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle Parish-Davenport is hosting a Film Festival in April. Each Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. in the parish’s Denning Hall, guests can bring a lawn chair or blanket and watch a faith-themed movie. The schedule is as follows: April 7, The Human Experience (PG13); April 14, War Room (PG); April 21, Woodlawn (PG); April 28, The Mission (PG). No cost to attend.
Davenport — Assumption High School’s annual April Knight gala will take place April 29 from 6:30-11 p.m. $50,000 in raffle prizes will be given out. For more information or to be added to the April Knight invitation list contact Susie Foster at (563) 326-5313 or
Iowa City — A Culture of Life Dinner will take place April 23 at St. Wenceslaus Parish Hall at 5:30 p.m. To register go to or call (319) 400-5695.
LeClaire — Knights of Columbus are hosting a Good Friday fish fry March 25 following the 6 p.m. Mass at Our Lady of the River. Suggested offering is $10 for adults and $4 for children ages 10 and under. Carry outs available.

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