May 182017

Clinton — The Sisters of St. Francis are hosting a showing of the movie “Papers” at 6:30 p.m. May 18 at the Canticle. The movie focuses on the challenges of undocu­mented youth.
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.
Keokuk — A program, “Apparitions of Mary” will take place May 20 from 2-3:30 p.m. at All Saints Parish.
Muscatine — A Healing Mass will be celebrated May 18 at Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish. Confessions begin at 6 p.m., praise and worship at 6:30 p.m. and Mass at 7 p.m. Individual prayers for healing will follow Mass.
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.
West Burlington — An informational meeting about a pilgrimage Nov. 8-17 to the Holy Land with Father Marty Goetz will take place May 19 at 6 p.m. at Ss. Mary & Patrick Parish Center.
Davenport — St. Alphonsus Parish will host a retreat on how the Holy Spirit moves us, makes us walk and pushes the church forward. Father Robert Miller and Mark Nimo will lead the retreat Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the parish, 2618 Boies Ave. The title of the retreat is “Do not resist the Holy Spirit.” The cost is $10. A light lunch will be served. Call Laura Patton at (563) 940-1873 for reservations.
Iowa City — Experience the Byzantine Gospel at a retreat presented by Eastern Catholics for Eastern Iowa on June 3 at St. Wenceslaus Chur­ch from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The all-ages retreat will focus on who God is and how we can worship him. Day­care provided; lunch included. No cost to attend; register at
Wheatland — Learn simple basket weaving in the context of prayer and meditation June 1 at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Make a tote bag. Event begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Limited to 8 participants. Fee is $50. To register call (563) 336-8414 or send an email to 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 Rd. Purchase what you want for lunch. This is a time of hospitality. Bring a friend.
Burlington — Fa­ther Mary Goetz is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood June 11. Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. at St. John’s. A reception will follow from 5-8 p.m. at Burlington Notre Dame.
Davenport – St. Thomas Aquinas Guild of the Quad Cities will host its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on May 20 at St. Paul the Apostle’s Denning Hall, 916 E Rusholme St. Bishop Martin Amos will present “Episcopal Reflections.” Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and a light breakfast will be served. Guild membership is not required.
Davenport — Sacred Heart School reunion will be held on June 24 starting at 3 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m., with a picnic to follow on the grounds. There is no cost to attend, but RSVPs are requested so enough food can be ordered. Go to Questions may be directed to or (563) 324-3257.
Oskaloosa — Father Tom Spiegel will mark his 50th anniversary as a priest by celebrating Mass at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on June 4 at St. Mary Parish. Receptions will follow.
Bettendorf — The St. John Vianney Haiti Committee will sponsor its annual garage sale. Drop off days are June 13-14 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sale days are June 15 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., June 16 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and June 17 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the activity center.

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