May 192016

Clinton — Franciscan Peace Center’s ongoing Film Festival continues May 19 with “Welcome to Shelbyville.” The film focuses on how African-American and white residents of a small town learn to integrate with a growing Latino and Muslim population. The event starts at 6:30 p.m.; no cost to attend.
Clinton — the Franciscan Peace Center hosts Ted Talk discussions every Tuesday on the Sisters of St. Francis Facebook page. View the May 24 talk, Anand Giridhar­adas – “A Tale of Two Americas. And the Mini-mart Where They Collided,” then join conversations beginning at 11 a.m. on the Facebook page. Read what others have to say on the topics and contribute as much or as little as you like.
Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle Parish is hosting Ignite on May 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Iowa City — Newman Center’s summer Mass schedule began May 16. Monday-Friday Masses will be celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Sunday Masses will take place 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. No Mass will be celebrated on Saturdays.
Keokuk — Celebrate Holy Hour at All Saints Parish May 19 and 26 at 7 p.m.
Sugar Creek — Ss. Mary & Joseph Parish is celebrating a Corpus Christi Mass and procession May 28 at 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be served at the parish hall following the procession.
Bettendorf — St. Thomas Aquinas Guild of the Quad Cities monthly meeting will be at 10 a.m. May 21 at St. John Vianney Church (north entrance). This month’s talk is “Are We Human? The Humani­tarian Crisis of Today” by Dr. Majdi A. Omar and Ann Garton. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. For more information or questions email stthomasaquinasguild
Clinton — Persons interested in putting a stop to human trafficking may attend meetings the second Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. in The Canticle. Call Lori Freudenberg at (563) 242-7611 for more information.
Davenport — the Davenport Citizens Advisory Panel, comprised of the Civil Rights Commission, LULAC, NAACP and Quad Cities Interfaith, will hold a press conference May 24 at 1 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 3707 Eastern Ave. on the ongoing relationship with the Davenport Police Department.
Iowa City — Understanding Your Grief is a professionally led ongoing support group for people whose spouse or significant other has died in the last three years. Meetings are the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 5:15-6:30 p.m. at Iowa City Hospice, 1025 Wade St. To RSVP or for more information contact Julie Bockenstedt at (319) 688-4217 or
Clinton — The Franciscan Peace Center is hosting a silent preached retreat at The Canticle, home of the Sisters of St. Francis, June 2-7. The contemplative retreat will be facilitated by Father Goergen, a Dominican priest, professor, retreat master and author. Register at or call (563) 242-7611 for more information. Deposit is $25 and a suggested offering is $100 for retreat and meals only, $225 for retreat, meals and a private room and $175 for retreat, meals and a semi-private room.
Wheatland — ‘Meet’ GK Chesterton at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat June 4 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Explore the defender of Catholic Christianity’s body of literature. Fee is $20.
To register contact
(563) 336-8414 or
Wheatland — Learn to use clay as prayer at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat June 9 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with Sr. Kathleen Storms. Limited to 8 participants. Fee is $35. To register contact (563) 336-8414 or
Davenport — Irish Tenor Mark Forrest will lead a special Year of Mercy holy hour of prayer, song, adoration and healing June 5 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and concludes at 9 p.m. Free will offering.
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.
Bettendorf — Persons interested in volunteering with the Women’s Choice Center can attend an informational meeting June 14 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Center. RSVP to Kathy at (563) 332—0475 or
Clinton — The Franciscan Peace Center, together with Northend Outreach Ministries, is seeking volunteers for its Summer Food Program. To become a volunteer, email with your name, phone number, and days you prefer to volunteer.
Dubuque — The Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque are seeking volunteers for a mission trip Sept. 23-30 to Honduras with the Sister Water Project.To participate in the Sister Water Project Mission trip, visit www.osfdbq. org or email Pat Sievers at for an application form. Applications are due by May 31 to Sievers by email or write to 3390 Windsor Ave., Dubuque, IA 52001. For more information, contact Sister Kathy Knipper at (563) 583-9786 or knipperk

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