Dec 082016
 

EDUCATIONAL
Clinton — The Franciscan Peace Center hosts TED Talk discussions every Tuesday on their Facebook page.
FELLOWSHIP
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.
GRIEF SUPPORT
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. The next session begins Jan. 17. For more information contact Tory Dohrn at (563) 359-5575.
Iowa City — Understanding Your Grief is a 7-session support group program open to adults who are dealing with the death of a loved one. Pre-registration required. Weekly sessions begin Jan. 10 from 3:30-5 p.m. at Iowa City Hospice, 1025 Wade St. To RSVP or for more information contact Julie Bockenstedt or Donita Hermsen at (319) 351-5665.
LITURGY/PRAYER
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.
Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle Parish’s Come to the Water ministry is hosting a Blue Prayer Service Jan. 10 to pray for those who are enduring the grief of losing a loved one. Contact Tory Dohrn at (563) 359-5575 for more information.
Davenport — Sacred Heart Cathedral will offer an 8 a.m. Mass every morning (except Mondays) and 5:30 p.m. each evening throughout Advent. Each Wednesday confessions will be heard following the 5:30 p.m. Mass.
Davenport — Eagles’ Wings, 5816 Telegraph Rd., is hosting an introduction to Unbound ministry Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. No need to register; a free-will offering will be accepted.
West Liberty — The Byzantine Catholic Outreach is having a Divine Liturgy for the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Dec. 25 at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Church.
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.
MEETINGS
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.
RETREAT
Davenport — Eagles’ Wings, 5816 Telegraph Rd., is hosting an Advent Retreat Day Dec. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The theme is “waiting with expectancy.” Adoration of the Blessed Sacra-ment is at noon and closing Mass is at 1 p.m. Reconciliation is available. Bring your Bible and a sack lunch. A free-will offering will be accepted.
SOCIAL
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.
Davenport — St. Anthony’s adult choir, children’s choir and string ensemble will give a Christmas Concert at the church Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. The concert is free and will be followed by a desert reception.
Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle is hosting Ignite Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Doors open at 6 p.m. and babysitting is available for $5 per family. This is an opportunity to retreat from the intensity of holiday preparations and focus on Advent.
Iowa City — Sing Christmas carols with Johnson County Right to Life outside Emma Goldman Center Dec. 14 from 1-2 p.m. and at Planned Parenthood Dec. 16 from 11 a.m. to noon.

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