Dec 222016
 

EDUCATIONAL
Clinton — The Franciscan Peace Center hosts TED Talk discussions every Tuesday on their Facebook page.
Davenport — A six day Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course will take place March 2, 3, 4, 16, 17, and 18 at Genesis East Medical Office Building 2’s lower level conference room. Cost is $225 before Feb. 15 and $250 after. Forty contact hours are available. Preregist-ration is required at genesishealth.com.

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 at 6:30 p.m. 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.
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.
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.
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
Wheatland — Come to the Quiet Jan. 11 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Study the philosophy of Thomas Merton. Fee is $20. Register by calling (563) 336-8414 or send an email to
olpretreat@gmail.com.

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.
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.

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