Clinton — The Franciscan Peace Center hosts TED Talk discussions every Tuesday on their Facebook page. The Nov. 29 discussion is “Ken Cook: Turning the farm bill into the food bill.” View the video beforehand at http://bit.ly/2erwv9i.
Clinton — The Sisters of St. Francis, in conjunction with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges and the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, are holding a “Getting to Yes” peer advisory group Dec. 2 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. for Clinton area residents to help resolve conflict resolution issues in the community. RSVP to Lori at (563) 242-7611 by Nov. 30.
Clinton — The Sisters of St. Francis are hosting an Advent retreat about living mercy at The Canticle, 841 13th Ave. N., Clinton. Dec. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Deepen your understanding of what mercy means in everyday situations. Suggested donation of $25 includes lunch. For more information go to clintonfranciscans.com or call (563) 242-7611. Register by Nov. 28. Those who wish to spend more time in prayerful reflection should ask about additional accomodations at The Canticle, the home of the Sisters of St. Francis.
Burlington — Cafe (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) takes place every Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. in the Notre Dame cafeteria.
Davenport — The Quad Cities Theology on Tap meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at Jersey Grille, Davenport 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.
Iowa City — Young Adult Catholics (Y.A.C.) meet the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 7:30-9 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish in the Zaga Room downstairs.
Davenport — A Grief Support Group at St. Anthony Parish meets every Tuesday 3:30-5 p.m. in the church library. For more information contact any of the facilitators: Dennis at (563) 332-1396, Ginny at (309) 523-9251, Sue at (563) 381-9050 or the parish secretary at (563) 322-3303.
Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle Parish is hosting a grief ministry for those enduring any type of hurt. The group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 6-8 p.m. in McEleney Hall. The group consists of listening, sharing, hands-on activities and prayer. For more information contact Tory Dohrn at (563) 359-5575.
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 julie.bockenstedt@
Burlington — Catholics interested in centering prayer can participate in an ecumenical centering prayer group Monday nights from 5:15-6:15 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church.
Clinton — The Sisters of St. Francis are hosting Advent Vespers, “Gifts of the Season,” Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 11 18, at 6 p.m. at The Canticle, 841 13th Ave. N., Clinton.
Keokuk — Holy Hour will take place at All Saints Parish Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.
Wheatland — A Taize’ vigil service will take place Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Join in with Christians of all denominations in a unified and compassionate prayer. Pre registration is encouraged; no cost to attend. Call (563) 336-8414 with questions.
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.
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.
Courage is a Catholic support group for men and women experiencing same sex attraction. Encourage is a group for friends and family members of persons experiencing same sex attraction. For more information call Marianne Agnoli (563) 888-4242; Father Thom Hennen (Courage), (563) 888-4255; Father Tony Herold (Encourage in English), (563) 888-4363; or Father Joseph Sia (Encourage in Spanish), (319) 728-8210.
Hiawatha, Iowa — Participate in a day of self renewal at Prairiewoods Dec. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This day of pampering features two 40-minute holistic services of your choice, group energy work, a private guest room, access to walking trails, lunch and hours of free time. Cost is $95. Register at least a week in advance at www.Prairiewoods.org or (319) 395-6700.
Wheatland — Come to the Quiet Dec. 6 at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Reflect on the gift of peace. Cost is $20. To register call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail. com.
Bettendorf —Widows and Widowers from St. John Vianney Parish 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. Bring a friend. Leo O’Neill and Jim Wadle organize the get-together.
Buffalo — St. Peter Parish is hosting a cookie walk Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at the rectory. Cost is $10 for a large container and $7 for a small container. Pictures with Santa are available; bring your own camera.
Davenport — Churches United of the Quad City Area is hosting the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Dec. 3. The train will arrive at 1:45 p.m. at the corner of Western Avenue and West River Drive. Festivities will include music, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus (starts at 12:30 p.m.), hot chocolate and cookies. Cost is a suggested donation of non-expired non-perishable food items. All donations will go to the 25 Churches United food pantries throughout the Quad-City area.
DeWitt — St. Joseph Parish is hosting a Christmas cookie walk Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Harness Hall. Cost is $5 per pound; containers are provided.
Iowa City — The Newman Singers will perform at the Newman Center on the University of Iowa Campus Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m. Order tickets at newmansingers.com, by phone at (319) 338-8812 or in person at the Newman Center Music Office.
LeClaire — Knights of Columbus are hosting a breakfast at Our Lady of the River Church Hall Nov. 27 following 8 a.m. Mass. A free will donation will be accepted.
Davenport — Mary Costello, an author and member of Sacred Heart Cathedral, is collecting stories about the late Msgr. Marvin Mottet to include in a book she is writing about him. She is looking for people to share stories about him that are funny, spiritual or simply share some memories about his life. The stories will be edited for clarity and visual detail. Please provide your story, name, city, and a contact number and/or email address to: marycharlotte@
mediacombb.net or to Sacred Heart Cathedral Rectory, 422 E. 10th St., Davenport, Iowa, 52803.