Calendar of Events

Davenport — Stephen Hamilton will perform a concert at St. Anthony Church on May 5 at 3 p.m. Proceeds go toward McAnthony Window. Tickets for the concert, which is open to the public, are $10 in advance for adults or $15 at the door. Tickets for children under 18 years are $5 in advance and at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at or by sending a check and information to the parish at 417 N Main St., Davenport, Iowa, 52801.
Iowa City — Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings, director of the Cushwa Center for the study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame, will speak at the University of Iowa April 25 at 7 p.m. in room W151 of the Pappajohn Business Building. The presentation will be on searching for the American saint: canonization and American culture.
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 — St. Paul the Apostle Parish is hosting a Blue Mass to honor first responders on May 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Wheatland — Celebrate Mass at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat May 1 at 10 a.m. with Father Francis Odoom. After Mass a slide presentation or a tour will take place followed by lunch. A free will offering will be accepted.
Bettendorf — All men are invited to “Called to Virtue: A Catholic Men’s Conference” on May 18 from 8 a.m. to noon at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Speakers are Bishop Thomas Zinkula who will speak on “The Vision of the Virtuous Man,” Deacon Chris Kabat of St. Wenc­eslaus Parish in Iowa City who will speak on “Pornography: A Threat to Virtue” and Michael Havercamp, director of evangelization and mission at St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Dav­enport, who will speak on “Challenge and Witness.” The day will include adoration and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and opportunities for con­fession. The event is free but pre-registration is required by May 10. To sign, up visit www.
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.
Iowa City — A 12 week Surviving Divorce group for divorced and separated persons will begin June 4 at St. Patrick Parish. Meet­ings take place Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. in the parlor through Sept. 3. Cost is $15. For more information or to register, contact Stephanie Zeising at (319) 530-5487 or joyingratitude@gmail.
Moline, Ill. — Join in the study of prayer in the tradition of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross with the Secular Discalced Carmelite Community of St. Joseph and the Prophet Elijah on the second Sunday of each month at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Church (in the Marion Center), Moline. For more information, call Barb Grothe, 563-528-9424 or email at
Rock Island, Ill. — Pope St. John XXIII Fraternity meets the first Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. at Unity Point Trinity in Rock Island. For more info contact Candice Chaloupka, at
Rock Island, Ill. — St. Pius X Parish will sponsor a Life in the Spirit Seminar. The seminar meets for seven weeks from 6:30-8 p.m. in McCarthy Hall. Dates are May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10 and 17. Registration forms are in the wooden cabinets by the parish doors or contact Deacon Paul Martin at (309) 236-1715, Msgr. Mark Merdian at (309) 793-7373, ext 211 or Steve Goebel at (309) 756-0866. All are welcome.
Bettendorf — Learn to chart your fertile and infertile times, know your body and improve your marriage through learning NFP! The first class of a three-part series begins May 19 at 2 p.m. The second class will be June 23 at 2 p.m., and the third class will be July 28 at 2 p.m. Free childcare available. To register contact or call 563-343-6809.
Bettendorf — The St. Patrick Society of the Quad Cities will host a golf outing on June 22 at Palmer Hills. The outing will be a fundraiser for Grand Parade XXXV. The four-person preferred event begins with registration at 12:45 p.m. and a shotgun start at 2 p.m. Early bird reservations of $80 per player are due by April 20 ($85 by April 30) and include cart, fees, goodie bag and dinner. Mail paid reservations to St. Patrick Society Golf Tourney, P.O. Box 4487, Davenport, Iowa 52808. Non-golfers can choose a dinner-only option for $15. In case of rain, the dinner will be held and participants will receive a certificate for a round of golf with a cart. For more information email info@ or call (563) 340-6857.
Iowa City — The annual Culture of Life Dinner will take place April 27 at 5:15 p.m. at St. Wenceslaus Parish Hall. Each year, free will donations from the dinner are used for Pope Paul VI Education Grants, which help individuals offset costs of Creighton Model FertilityCare practitioner training. Grants are also given to individuals who wish to attend the annual Women’s HealthCare Matters conference at the institute. The event is being sponsored by the St. Wenceslaus KC council. Register at For more information call (913) 426-5770.
North English — St. Joseph Altar and Rosary Society is hosting its annual salad luncheon and tea May 9 at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Neighbors columnist Wayne Kneeskern.
Iowa City — The St. Wenceslaus Altar and Rosary plant sale will take place May 11 from 8 a.m. to noon and after the 4 p.m. Mass, and May 12 after the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses.

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