Iowa City — An Advent study/retreat will take place at St. Patrick Parish on Thursdays through Dec. 21. Two sessions are available: 9:15-10:30 a.m. or 6:30-7:45 p.m. There is no cost to participate. Contact Sheryl to register at (319) 855-8475.
Muscatine — Theology on Tap’s ADVENT-ageous series will take place on Thursdays through Dec. 21 at Missipi Brew from 7-9 p.m. The series is designed to stimulate the mind and heart for Advent.
Bettendorf — Find help and encouragement after the death of a loved one. Grief Share is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life. St. John Vianney Parish’s Health Ministry will begin a new 13-week Grief Share program on Jan. 14 from 2-4 p.m. in the East Room (lower level of church office).
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.
Iowa City — Iowa City Hospice hosts regular support groups and events for those affected by loss and grief. For a listing of events visit https://tinyurl.com/
icgriefsupport 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 — The Iowa City Catholic Worker and St. Thomas More Stephen Ministry invite you to a special Blue Christmas Service Dec. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Catholic Worker House, 1414 Sycamore St. The service will be a quiet reflection of Scripture readings and songs of hope and comfort. A potluck dinner will follow.
Iowa City — The Byzantine Catholic Outreach in Iowa’s December liturgy schedule is as follows: Dec. 25 — Nativity of our Lord —3:30 p.m. Divine Liturgy; Dec. 26 — Synaxis of the Theotokos — 10 a.m. Divine Liturgy and baptism of Irene Michelina Kemner. All services are at St. Wenceslaus Parish.
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 for prayers for healing following Mass.
Clinton — The Franciscan Peace Center will hold an Anti-Trafficking Committee meeting Jan. 17, at 9 a.m. at The Canticle, 843 13th Ave. N. Contact Lori 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.
Natural Family Planning builds strong families. It is medically safe, morally acceptable, and highly effective. For more information, visit www.ccli.org and click on “About NFP.” The next class series begins Jan. 14. Contact Al and Beth Budelier with any questions and to register: (563) 324-7040, firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for the Marguerite Ritzinger Scholarship of the Diocese of Davenport are being accepted now through Feb. 1, 2018. Any Catholic individual who plans to attend a college or university next fall may apply for a $1,000 scholarship. Applications must include an essay, copy of a high school or college transcript and two reference letters — all sent together along with the application form. Forms are available on the diocesan website at www.davenportdiocese.org/finance-library.
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.
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.
Knoxville — The Knoxville Knights of Columbus are hosting a brunch at St. Anthony Parish on Dec. 31 following 10:30 a.m. Mass. A free-will donation will be accepted.
Davenport — Eagles’ Wings is looking for people of faith to join its ministry of personal spiritual growth and healing. Positions include: co-chairman of the board, finance/fund raising, maintenance, and ministry. For more information or to express interest, contact Marcia at (563) 343-1481. Terms are three years and can be held by couples.