Calendar for March 29

LeClaire — Our Lady of the River Parish is hosting a Good Friday Fish Fry in the parish hall following the 6 p.m. service. Menu includes fried and baked fish, shrimp scampi, clam chowder, crab cakes, grilled cheese, French Fries, baked potatoes, onion rings, cole slaw, cornbread, beverages and desserts. Suggested freewill offering: $10 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger. Carry-outs available.
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 recently began a new 13-week Grief Share program on Sundays 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 is hosting a free day camp for children who have experienced the death of a loved one, Kamp Kaleidoscope, April 7 at River City Community Church from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Register by March 29 to Julie Bockenstedt or Kim-berly Peterson at (319) 351-5665.
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 — An ecumenical Solstice Taize’ Vigil Service will take place April 15 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Through prayer, readings, song, and silence join a praying community in compassionate prayer for world needs.
Iowa City — The Byzantine Catholic Outreach in Iowa will celebrate Typica April 8 at 4 p.m. at St. Wenceslaus Parish. Contact Adam with questions at contact
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 prayers for healing following Mass.
Davenport — A new Unbound training series will begin April 7 at Eagles’ Wings. Classes take place April 7, May 12, June 16 and July 7 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Registration is $100. Bring a sack lunch. For more information call (563) 324-7263 or send an email to marcia@
Davenport — Immaculee Ilibagiza, a Rwanda genocide survivor and best-selling author, will share her story April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Central High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25 and are available at
Moline, Ill. — Benet House is sponsoring a mini-retreat, “Bound­less Compassion: Creating a Way of Life” with Sister Joyce Rupp on April 16 from 7-9 p.m. at Christ the King Parish, 3209 60th St. A book signing will take place at 6 p.m. Cost is $25; register at retreats or call (309) 283-2108.
Chicago — The 50th annual National Convo­cation of Priests will take place April 23-26 at the Millenium Knick­er­bocker Hotel in Chicago. The convocation is open to all U.S. Catholic priests and bishops. For more information visit http://
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.
Burlington — Divine Mercy Parish and KCDM radio are hosting a retreat April 7-8 at St. John Church. The facilitator is Michael Cumbie, a nationally-renowned Catholic lay evangelist and protestant clergy convert. For more information contact Tony Miller at (319) 850-0300.
Coralville — St. Thomas More Parish is hosting a mini-retreat, “Sing Hallelujah! Come On! Get Happy!” April 28 from 8:45 a.m. – noon. A suggested donation of $10 will be accepted. To register, contact Mary Schepker at (319) 665-2011; Mary Humston at (319) 337-5916 or Karyl McCarty at (319) 560-6944.
Pella — St. Mary Parish is hosting a WATCH (We Are The Church) retreat from April 6 at 7 p.m. to April 8 at 3 p.m. WATCH offers a weekend of activities focused on self, relationship with God, sacraments, and importance of Christian community. Participants go home in the evening. For more information please contact Janet Paulson at or the parish at (641) 628-3078. Cost to attend is $30.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is Lectio Divina through Current Writers April 6 from 6-9 p.m. Fee is $15. To register contact (563) 336-8414 or
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 — A two-day seminar on making vestments will be offered April 13-14 at St. Patrick Parish. Two sessions will be offered each day: the first from 9 a.m. to noon, and the second from 1-4 p.m., with a break for lunch. For more information or to register, contact the St. Alphonsus liturgical sewing group at or call (563) 275-0444.
Mount Pleasant — Young Adult Ministry meets Thursdays at St. Alphonsus Church in the library. Bible study is at 6 p.m. with a social to follow at 7 p.m. at the Press Box.

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