Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish’s Health Ministry will begin a new 13-week Grief Share program Sundays from 2-4 p.m. There will be no class on Nov. 28 due to Thanksgiving. Grief Share is a faith-based program that provides support after the death of a loved one. At this time, all sessions are scheduled to take place in-person in the activity center. Social distancing with masks is highly recommended. There is no cost to participate, and books will be provided. For more information go to griefshare.org. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (563) 332-7910 ext. 122 to leave a message.
Sept. 13 -Dec.6
Bettendorf — A new session of Called and Gifted will start Sept. 13 at St. John Vianney Parish. All classes meet Monday nights from 6:30-9 p.m. Class dates are Sept. 13, 20, 27; Oct. 4, 11, 25; Nov. 8, 22; and Dec. 6. Then, participants will sign up for a personal consultation with local interviewers trained by Catherine of Siena Institute to help determine which charism each might want to explore. The second part of the course, Discernment in Depth, includes small group discussion and meets every other week. Register online at https://learning.siena.org/product/group-reg-bettendorf-ia or contact Maureen Conrad at (563) 940-5921. The $45 registration fee includes all materials.
Online — The next diocesan Social Action Lunch and Learn will take place at noon over Zoom. Patrick Schmadeke, diocesan director of Evangelization, will talk about the intersection between evangelization and social action. Go to https://tinyurl.com/hffxpm3w to register.
Oct. 7, 21, 28
Davenport — Participate in Marian Movement of Priests Cenacles at Eagles’ Wings Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 7, 21 and 28 (no morning prayer group on day of Mass). Pray the rosary, read a selection from the book by Father Gobbi followed by meditation, teaching and personal prayers.
Davenport — A Vinum Non Habent Mission Retreat will take place Oct. 11-13 from 4:30-8 p.m. daily at Christ the King Chapel at St. Ambrose University. Each session will begin with Mass, celebrated by retreat host Father Nicholas Akindele. Hors d’oeuvres are available and all ages are welcome to this free retreat. RSVP by Oct. 4 to VinumNonHabent@gmail.com.
A virtual presentation, The Wonder of Eve, will take place at 7 p.m. The presentation will explore the design and function of the female body and help women learn to appreciate and advocate for their gynecologic health. Participants will learn how tracking menstrual cycles can benefit their health by identifying potential problems and be a natural alternative to the birth control pill for family planning. Register at beautyofeve.eventbrite.com. The presentation is sponsored by Healthy Habits Ministry of St. Patrick Parish in Iowa City and Agape FertilityCare.
Online — The next Exploring Intersections: Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate session will take place at 3 p.m. on the topic of food security. Go to https://exploringintersections.org/how-to-join/ to participate.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is hosting an introduction to honeybees class from 4-6 p.m. During this in-person class, participants will look into and observe a hive, look at different types of hives and the components needed for a hive, types of bees, where to get bees and how to install them. Meal not included. Fee is $20. To register by email contact: olpretreat@
gmail.com or call (563) 336-8414.
Davenport — Eagles’ Wings is hosting adoration and Mass with prayers for healing. Adoration begins at noon and Mass begins at 1 p.m. with reconciliation available before Mass and prayers for healing following.
Online — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is hosting an online concert featuring Paula D’Arcy from 7-8:30 p.m. Guests may watch from home for $20. Or, spend the night at the Prairie with drinks and breakfast provided for $80. To register by email contact: email@example.com or call (563) 336-8414.
Davenport — A White Mass to honor health care workers will be held at 9 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church. Bishop Thomas Zinkula will preside. A presentation by Dr. Robin Goldsmith on “A Physician’s Life in the Field of Dreams…God’s Dreams” will follow in Denning Hall at 10 a.m.
A virtual presentation, The Beauty of Eve, will take place Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. The presentation aims to help women appreciate and advocate for their own gynecologic health, and empower women to know how tracking their cycle can greatly benefit their health. Register at
beautyofeve.eventbrite.com. The presentation is sponsored by Healthy Habits Ministry of St. Patrick Parish in Iowa City and Agape FertilityCare.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is hosting an online concert featuring Paula D’Arcy from 7-8:30 p.m. Guests may watch from home for $20. Or, spend the night at the Prairie with drinks and breakfast provided for $80. To register by email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (563) 336-8414.
Iowa City — St. Patrick Parish is hosting a Women’s Mini-Retreat. Three local women will share their stories about surrendering to God’s will, the power of prayer, and the gift of spiritual friendships. The retreat begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends with a closing prayer at 10:30 a.m. Registration is required as space is limited. There is no cost to attend. Masks and social distancing are requested. Talks will be recorded and placed on St. Patrick’s youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/StPatrickChurchIowaCityIowa/featured. Please RSVP online at https://bit.ly/LampToMyFeetIowaCity
A virtual presentation, The Beauty of Eve, will take place Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. The presentation aims to help women appreciate and advocate for their own gynecologic health, and empower women to know how tracking their cycle can greatly benefit their health. Register at beautyofeve.eventbrite.com. The presentation is sponsored by Healthy Habits Ministry of St. Patrick Parish in Iowa City and Agape FertilityCare.
Iowa City — The next Faith Journeys talk at St. Mary Parish will take place at 2 p.m. followed by refreshments. Originally a dinner was planned, but plans have changed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
While running can be a solitary experience, there is potential for it being deeply communal. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat near Wheatland invites you to participate in a short morning retreat Oct. 30 from 7-9 a.m. Please bring a poem or passage regarding running and spirituality that speaks to you that you would be willing to share. The morning will begin with the sharing of these readings, followed by a one hour run/jog/walk. Afterward, participants will come together for refreshments and share thoughts and reflections on the new day. The event is open to all, whether you are a seasoned runner or walker or just starting out. The presenter is Kent Ferris, director of Social Action and Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Davenport, a lifelong runner and a secular Franciscan. A goodwill offering will go toward running shoes for Project Renewal. The nonprofit Project Renewal is a place where children participate on a daily basis in afterschool and summer programs. Staff and volunteers strive to instill a sense of belonging and well-being and empower the children’s self-esteem, positive sense of community and family values. For more information about the retreat, call (563) 336-8414.
Richmond — Holy Trinity Church is hosting a pork loin dinner from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to raise money for roof replacement. A free will donation will be accepted for the meal. The event includes an online auction at sierenauctionsales.com. The auction ends Oct. 30 at 8 p.m and item pickup and payment will take place Oct. 31. Kolache pre-orders and pick up will be available. Contact Bette at (319) 656-2800.
Dubuque — Immaculee Ilibagiza, a Rwandan genocide survivor and New York Times best-selling author of “Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Genocide,” is scheduled to speak at Resurrection Church. Immaculee’s testimony is an incredible one of faith, love, hope and forgiveness. She credits her salvation to prayer and a set of rosary beads given to her by her devout Catholic father. She has spoken in the Diocese of Davenport previously. For more information about the retreat, visit www.immaculee. com/collections/retreats and click on Dubuque, IA retreat. For additional information or registration information, contact Diane Link at (563) 590-5686 or email@example.com.
Davenport — Our Lady of Victory Parish is hosting its Christmas Carousel Bazaar Nov. 6 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Nov. 7 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Purchase homemade holiday crafts, gifts, decorations and more, as well as baked goods, candies and raffle tickets. Breakfast and lunch items will be available.
Davenport — St. Alphonsus Parish’s Altar and Rosary Society is hosting a craft sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the gymnasium. Purchase candies, jewelry, embroidery work, baked goods, ornaments, home decor and more. Raffle prizes available include a handmade quilt. If interested in renting a table for $25 to sell a craft, contact Liz at (563) 322-2424.
Des Moines – Senior citizens age 65 and older can call 211 for assistance in making an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination.
Online — Many parishes in the Diocese of Davenport offer livestream and video-recorded Masses. For a listing go to https://bit.ly/3gP68Ym or click the links in English or Spanish on www.catholicmessenger.net.