Clinton — The Franciscan Peace Center hosts Ted Talk discussions every Tuesday on the Sisters of St. Francis Facebook page. View the July 26,” Why We Shouldn’t Trust Markets with Our Civic Life,” then join the conversations beginning at 11 a.m. on the Facebook page. Read what others have to say and contribute to the conversation.
Davenport — A healing Mass will be held Aug. 11 at St. Alphonsus Parish. Confessions at 6 p.m., praise and worship music at 6:30 p.m., Mass at 7 p.m. After Mass, stay and have the opportunity to be prayed over by one of the prayer ministry teams for physical, emotional or spiritual healing or for a greater release of the Holy Spirit in your life.
Davenport — Father Ed O’Melia celebrates Mass every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. in the Genesis West Hospital chapel.
Keokuk — Celebrate Holy Hour at All Saints Parish July 28 at 7 p.m
Bettendorf — Widows and Widowers from St. John Vianney Parish in Bettendorf meet the third Wednesday of each month at noon in the dining room at Bettendorf Hy-Vee, 2900 Devils Glen Road. Purchase what you want for lunch. This is a time of hospitality. The group hopes you will join them. Bring a friend.
Rock Island, Ill. — St. Thomas Aquinas Guild of the Quad Cities will have its monthly meeting July 23 starting at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, 2208 4th Ave. Father Joseph Sia, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Columbus Junction and a priest of the Diocese of Davenport, will speak on “From Scientist to Seminary.” A native of the Philippines, Fr. Sia came to the United States to do post graduate work in medicine and accepted a call to the priesthood. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. For more information visit: stthomasaquinasguildqc.com, which also has links to the Guild’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Davenport — St. Alphonsus Parish Altar & Rosary Society will hold its annual retreat Aug. 29. “From Rupture to Redemption: Knowing God and being Known by God” will be presented by Father Bob Miller and Dr. Mark Nemo. The retreat will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the parish. Cost is $10 and includes a sack lunch. Please bring a Bible. For more information or to register by Aug. 20, contact Laura Patton at (563) 940-1873 or Sue Marshall at (563) 322-0987.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat will host Works of Mercy in Action, Aug. 7 from 2-5 p.m. Come for a day of sharing about programs and projects that have offered support to those in need of mercy -— homeless, incarcerated, flood victims, etc. Learn abot the many volunteer opportunities that await your mercy. No cost. To register contact: (563) 336-8414 or olpretreat@ gmail.com.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat will host Knit one, Pray Too! Aug. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Facilitators are Karen Brooke, Ann Green and Anne Johnson. Seasoned knitters and novices are invited to bring their latest projects for a relaxing day of knitting, sharing, praying and enjoying the Prairie. Cost is $20. To register contact: (563) 336-8414 or olpretreat@ gmail.com.
Brighton — St. Mary’s will have its Polishville Annual Bazaar, Aug. 7 starting at 11 a.m., raffle at 2 p.m. Dinner and dessert will be served. Adults pay $10 for meal, children 5 to 12 years old pay $5, and children under 5 get in free. For more information, call (319) 694-3495.
Clinton — The Catholic Historical Center will host a special day at the museum for anyone who was involved with the former St. Mary Parish and its parishioners. The event will take place July 24 from 3-7 p.m. in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus corn boil.
Clinton — The Sisters of St. Francis will celebrate 150 years as a congregation with a reunion the weekend of Sept. 30-Oct. 2. To join the celebration call for tickets at (563) 242-7611 or go to the website (ticket deadline is Aug. 1). at www.clintonfranciscans.com
Davenport — The Quad Cities Theology on Tap meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at Jersey Grille at 7 p.m. Theology on Tap is a monthly gathering for young adults in the Quad Cities area to meet, connect and learn about theology.
Welton — A memorial will be dedicated at the site of the former St. Anne Church July 24 at 2 p.m.