Calendar f events for Nov. 16

Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish will hold a one-day session on Surviving the Holidays, as part of the GriefShare programs the parish has been providing as support for those who are grieving. The session is Dec. 3 from 2-4 p.m. in the East Room. Contact the church office at (563) 322-7910 ext. 122 for questions.
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.
Davenport — A free educational symposium for healthcare professionals and faith community leaders on Hospice Health and Supporting Grief will be held Dec. 15 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Genesis Heart Institute, Lower Level, Adler Education Center. The address is 1236 E. Rusholme St.
Iowa City — Iowa City Hospice is hosting a self-help support meeting Nov. 15 from 5:15-6:30 p.m. for adults who have experienced a death. The meeting will be in the Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Ave. Go to
icgriefsupport for more information or call Kara at (319) 688-4218.
Davenport – A Healing Mass is celebrated on the fourth Wednesday of every month at St. Mary Parish. A bilingual Mass will be celebrated at 5:15 p.m., followed by adoration and prayers for healing. Confessions will be heard before Mass through communion.
Davenport – A Healing Mass is celebrated the second Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings. Adoration is at noon and confessions before Mass.
Iowa City — A candlelight vigil to mourn the loss of a child will take place at Lower City Park’s indoor heated warming house (Shelter 8) on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Share the memory of your special child with others who understand. For more information, call Bruce at (319) 936-0745.
Iowa City — The Byzantine Catholic Outreach in Iowa has changed service locations and times. Divine Liturgy is celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 3:30 p.m. at St. Wenceslaus Parish. Confessions will be heard at 3 p.m. Contact Adam with questions at
Muscatine – A Healing Mass is celebrated the third Thursday of the month at Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish. Confessions begin at 6 p.m., rosary at 6:30 p.m., bilingual Mass at 7 p.m. and ask for prayers for healing following Mass.
Clinton — The Sisters of St. Francis in Clinton, with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges and the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, are holding a “Getting to Yes” First Friday Fixes peer advisory group. The meeting is Dec. 1 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Sisters of St. Francis Administrative offices, 843 13th Ave., N. The group is designed for Clinton-area residents to help resolve conflict issues. RSVP to Lori at (563) 242-7611.
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.
Bettendorf — St. Thomas Aquinas Guild of the Quad Cities will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on Nov. 18 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, 2546 Tech Drive. Rev. Jon Yarian will speak on “Gaining a Grip on Grief.” Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and a light breakfast will be served. For more information visit stthomas
Clinton — The Franciscan Peace Center’s Social Justice Film Festival will continue Nov. 16 with a showing of Food Chains. This film reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast foods and supermarkets. The movie will start at 6:30 p.m. at The Canticle. There is no cost to attend.
Davenport — Eagles’ Wings in Davenport is hosting an intro to unbound prayer ministry Nov. 30 from 7-8 p.m. For questions or to register call (563) 324-7263 or email
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is offering a men’s retreat, Christmas in the View of St. Francis, Dec. 1-3. Father Michael Schaab will lead the retreat. In the spirit of St. Francis, participants will reflect on how the incarnation of Christ reveals who God is and who Christians are called to be every day of the year. Cost to attend is $125. Registration must be made by three days prior to the retreat day. Price includes home-cooked meals. To register, call (563) 336-8414 or visit:
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.
Buffalo — St. Peter Parish is hosting a cookie walk Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. – noon in the rectory. A large container of cookies costs $10 and a small container costs $7. “Santa” will be available for pictures; bring your own camera.
Burlington — Catholic Adult Fellowship Evenings take place every Wednesday from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the Notre Dame cafeteria.
Davenport — St. Anthony Parish is hosting its annual Christmas concert on Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. The concert will feature the parish’s adult and children’s choirs, children’s string ensemble and liturgical dance team. Admission is free and a reception will follow.
DeWitt — St. Joseph Parish is hosting a Christmas Cookie Walk on Dec. 2 from 9-11 a.m. in Harness Hall. Cookies sell for $6 a pound. Containers are provided.
Houghton — The Hootin’ Days committee is hosting a Schwartz’ Chicken fundraiser at the KC Hall Nov. 18 from 5-8 p.m.

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