Calendar of Events

EDUCATIONAL
Clinton — The Franciscan Peace Center will host a free screening of the film “Oblivious” as well as a human trafficking panel discussion Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Clinton Community College, 1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Davenport — Learn more about the Catholic Service Board during an informational coffee Jan. 30 from 9:30-11 a.m. at Kahl Home, 6701 Jersey Ridge Rd. RSVP to Rose Hoenig at (563) 949-9786 or hoenigrose@gmail.com by Jan 28.
GRIEF SUPPORT
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
Iowa City — A candlelight walk for life and chili dinner will take place Jan. 19. Process from St. Mary Parish at 6 p.m. to the Emma Goldman Clinic. The dinner will take place at the parish after the vigil.
Davenport — Taize, a meditative form of common prayer, consisting of simple, repetitive songs, readings, and silence through which “the mystery of God becomes tangible through the beauty of simplicity,” will be held Jan. 27 at Humility of Mary Center in Davenport from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Davenport — Attacking Trafficking is hosting its annual prayer service to end human trafficking Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.
Wheatland — Celebrate Mass at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Feb. 6 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.
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.
Davenport — St. Thomas Aquinas Medical Guild will host its monthly meeting on Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Parish’s Denning Hall, 916 E Rusholme St. Dr. Tim Millea will present “Happiness in health care: the Catholic solution.” Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and a light breakfast will be served. Membership in the guild is not required to attend. For more information visit stthomasaquinas; guild Facebook page: St. Thomas Aquinas Guild of the Quad Cities, or on Twitter: @Thomas AquinasQC.
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.
NFP
For you busy couples who’ve been wanting to learn Natural Family Planning – Please consider joining a live-onsite course taught by a certified and trained teaching couple, or by joining a Couple to Couple League online self-paced course! The first class of the three-class series begins Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. Class 2 will be March 31 and Class 3 will be April 28. Free childcare will be available. Questions or to register for a class, visit www.ccli.org or contact Nick/Jessica Ragsdale at Jessicamartin84
@gmail.com or (563) 343-6809
RETREAT
Clinton — Jesus Christ Prince of Peace Parish is hosting Christian Experience Weekends (CEW) in February. The women’s weekend is Feb. 8-10 and the men’s weekend is Feb. 22-24. Cost is $35 for overnight accommodations and homemade meals. No one will be turned away. Please call Ellen Bentley at (563) 357-2630 or Tom Gerardy at (319) 480-6097 for more information.
Coralville — An informal presentation on the Jewish and Orthodox faiths will take place Jan. 31 from 7-8 p.m. at St. Thomas More Parish.
Davenport — Our Lady of Victory Parish is hosting its annual women’s Christian Experience Weekend (CEW) Feb. 1-3 and the men’s CEW Feb. 15-17. Each weekend begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and ends at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. All activities are held at the OLV Parish Center within John F. Kennedy Catholic School, with all meals and sleeping accommodations provided. The $35 cost includes all meals. No applicants will be refused for financial reasons. For more information, please contact the 2019 lay directors – Kelly Poster at (563) 468-8552 or Shawn Atwater at (563) 650-9206.
DeWitt — The St. Joseph women’s CEW weekend is Jan. 18-20 and the men’s weekend is Feb. 1-3. The purpose of a CEW weekend is to strengthen and enrich your relationship with God. Each weekend begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and ends at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. All activities are held at St. Joseph Church and School. The $35 cost includes all meals. For more information, please contact the 2019 lay directors, Mary Bousselot at (563) 212-5975 or Greg Tigges at (563) 320-3128.

Newton — Sacred Heart Parish is hosting a special evening Feb. 16 with speaker Katie Patrizio talking about “The Nature of Love: What It Is and Why It Means Everything.” Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m., followed by a social hour at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the presentation at 7 p.m. The event will take place at DMACC Conference Center. Tickets are $25. Purchase online at www.shcnewton.com.
Solon — A men’s conference will take place Feb. 2 from 7 a.m. to noon at St. Mary Parish in Solon. John Pridmore (a reformed gangster) and Father Rick Wendell will speak about God’s divine mercy. Register and pay online ($20) at www.solonstmary.org or call the parish at (319) 624-2228.
Solon — A women’s conference will take place Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at St. Mary Parish. Speaker Anna Costa, a recovering addict, will lead a day of renewal helping women understand, embrace and live their feminine genius. Register and pay online ($20) at www.solonstmary.org or call the parish at (319) 624-2228.
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.
Grand Mound — Ss. Philip & James Parish is hosting Soup-er Bowl Sunday Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy all-you-can-eat chili or chicken noodle soup. Adults pay $6, children $3. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Call (563) 847-7572 by Feb. 2 to pre-order deliveries.
other
Clinton — Mention L’Arche/The Arch when you dine in or carry-out from Pizza Hut in Clinton Jan. 21 from 5-7 and 20 percent of the sales will benefit the L’Arche Clinton community.

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