Calendar of Events

GRIEF SUPPORT
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish offers Grief Share on Sundays from 2-4 p.m. in the East Room. Class will not be held on Nov. 25. Sessions will be completed on Dec. 9. An additional program called Surviving the Holidays will be held on Nov. 17 from 2-4 p.m.
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.
LITURGY/PRAYER
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish hosts Taize prayer services. The next prayer service is Nov. 29 from 6:30-7:15 p.m. in the SJV Mary Chapel.
Clinton — Sisters of St. Francis Advent Day of Reflection will be Dec. 1 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Canticle. Sister Glenna Czachor, OSF, will serve as facilitator.
Davenport — Eagles’ Wings: euchar­istic adoration at noon on Dec. 13, followed by Mass at 1 p.m. A priest will be available for confession before Mass and prayers for healing will follow the Mass.
Iowa City — Byzantine Catholic Outreach of Iowa celebrates Divine Liturgy the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 3:30 p.m. at St. Wenceslaus Parish.
MEETINGS
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 new “Surviving Divorce” ministry session is under way. Meetings take place Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish. For more information contact Stephanie Zeising at (319) 530-5487 or joyingratitude@gmail.com.
Iowa City — St. Thomas Aquinas Medical Guild of the Quad Cities will meet Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Newman Catholic Student Center, 104 E Jefferson. Dr. Lauris Kaljian, director of the program in bioethics and humanities and professor in the department of internal medicine at the University of Iowa Carver Medical College will speak on “Conscientious practice and common ground in healthcare.” Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and a light breakfast will be served. Guild membership is not required to attend. Talk is open to everyone. For more information visit: www.stthomasaquinas
guildqc.com
Moline, Ill. — The Secular Discalced Carmelite Community of St. Joseph and the Prophet Elijah is 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. Contact Barb Grothe at (563) 528-9424 or
barbgrothe@gmail.com
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 candice11@msn.com.
SOCIAL
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. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at the rectory, 406 Fourth St. Cost is $10 for a large container or $7 for a small container. Take pictures with Santa; bring your own camera.
Clinton — Mention L’Arche (The Arch) when you dine in or carry out at Pizza Hut in Clinton Nov. 19 from 5-7 p.m. and 20 percent of the sales will benefit the L’Arche/Arch Clinton community.
Davenport — A taco dinner fundraiser for All Saints GALA will take place Nov. 17 from 4:30-7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Dinner is $6 and includes three tacos, chips and salsa, a beverage and a dessert.
Davenport — Our Lady of Victory is holding its fourth annual Ethical Trade Fair in the gathering space Nov. 17 from 3-6 p.m. and Nov. 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Some items for sale include direct trade coffee from Juan Ana coffee in Guat­emala, CRS/SERRV items from all over the world and Project Lydia items that help women and children in Malawi, Africa.
Iowa City — Learn about the real St. Nicholas and enjoy crafts, songs, stories, bingo and pizza Dec. 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the St. Patrick social hall. Please bring a baby gift for the Informed Choices Clinic. All youths must be accompanied by parent/chaperone. RSVP by 5 p.m. on Nov. 30 to Sheryl at (319) 855-8475 or sschw1@gmail.com. A free will donation will be accepted for pizza. The event is sponsored by St. Pat’s Respect Life Ministry.
Iowa City — St. Wenceslaus is hosting a holiday bazaar and bake sale Nov. 17 from 8-11 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. and Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon in the church hall. Baked goods, crafts and more will be available.
RETREAT
Pella — A Weekend of Spiritual Renewal will take place Nov. 16-18 at St. Mary Parish. The weekend is ecumenical and co-ed, open to anyone who is seeking deeper faith. For more information contact Pat at (641) 780-3080 or Deacon Don at (641) 780-6186.

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