Iowa City — High school and college students can learn how to defend the pro-life message July 15 from 10 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. at St. Wenceslaus Parish. This is a free one-day workshop designed to equip students to become effective ambassadors for life. Learn more and register at www.
lifedefenders.training or call (319) 855-8475. The event is sponsored by Johnson County Right to Life.
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 Dennis at (563) 332-1396, Ginny at (309) 523-9251, Sue at (563) 381-9050 or the parish secretary at (563) 322-3303.
West Liberty — The Byzantine Catholic Outreach at St. Joseph Parish will celebrate Divine Liturgy July 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Clinton — Persons interested in putting a stop to human trafficking may attend meetings the second Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. at The Canticle. Call Lori Freudenberg at (563) 242-7611 for more information.
Davenport — St. Alphonsus Parish will host a retreat on how the Holy Spirit moves people, makes them 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.
Hiawatha, Iowa — A Rachel’s Vineyard retreat for women who have been affected by abortion will take place at Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center Nov. 10-12. Contact Haley Brimmer for more information at (319) 364-8967 or haley
Wheatland — Come to the Quiet July 11 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Reflect on St. Benedict’s “little rule” to listen with the ear of one’s heart. Fee is $20. Also on July 11 is a light supper and Visio Divina through Film event. Light supper is served at 5:30 p.m. and the film, “When Love is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story,” begins at 6 p.m. The film will tell the story of the people who started AA and AlAnon. Fee is $15. To register for either event call (563) 336-8414 or send an email to
Libertyville, Ill. — Eagles’ Wings is hosting a pilgrimage to Marytown and the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe on Sept. 23. The deluxe motor coach will leave Our Lady of Victory-Davenport’s parking lot at 6:30 a.m. and return at 7:30 p.m. Send $79 registration fee along with your name, address, phone number and email address to: Eagles’ Wings, 5816 Telegraph Rd., Davenport, Iowa, 52804. Questions contact Marcia at marcia@ eagleswings.ws or (563) 324-7263.
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.
Brighton — The annual Polishville Bazaar is scheduled for July 9 at the Polishville Community Center. A Swiss steak or boneless chicken breast dinner will be served from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Adults pay $10, children ages 5-12 years old pay $5, and children under 5 years old eat free. Bingo will take place from noon – 1 p.m. if there is enough interest. Three quilts will be raffled off at 2 p.m. ; names will be drawn for cash raffles as well. Need not be present to win. For more information or for directions call Teresa at (319) 694-3495.