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Burlington — Cafe (Catholic Adult Fellow­ship Evening) continues April 6 at 6:45 p.m. in the Notre Dame Cafeteria with a presentation on Liturgy of the Hours with Father Marty Goetz and Deacon Bob Glaser.
Burlington — Ss. John & Paul Parish is hosting a three day Mercy celebration at St. Paul Catholic Church. On April 1, Bishop Martin Amos will celebrate Mass at 5:30 p.m., followed by a talk on God’s mercy. A light meal will be served after the Mass. On April 2, author and Catholic radio show host Patrick Madrid will speak from 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Lunch will be served between the presentations. On April 3, celebrate the Divine Mercy Sunday Mass for the Keokuk Deanery at 4 p.m. Prayers begin at 2 p.m.
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.
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 a grief ministry for those enduring any type of hurt. The group meets on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in McEleney Hall. Sessions begin April 7 and run for 10 weeks. The group consists of listening, sharing, hands-on activities and prayer. For more information contact Judi Droll at (563) 322-3665 or (563) 340-6196.
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 from 3-6 p.m. Free childcare available. Register online at Contact Al and Beth Budelier with questions at (563) 324-7040.
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. 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.

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