Davenport — St. Ambrose University will hold its 2014 Winter Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. Dec. 13 at the River Center. Anyone needing special accommodations should contact the Student Disabilities Services office at (563) 333-6275.
A Project Rachel Bible Study will begin Jan. 15 at 1:30 p.m. This study helps men and women recover after making the choice of abortion. Privacy is of utmost importance. This class is taught in a group setting with others who have experienced the hurt that is brought on by abortion. Call Project Rachel Office at (563) 888-4107 or Jane at (563) 940-3632 for more information, location and to sign up.
Burlington – The CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will be open in the Notre Dame cafeteria from 6:45-8 p.m. Dec. 10. Heather Tieman will discuss gifts of faith.
Clinton — On Dec. 11 at 6 p.m., Sisters of St. Francis are hosting a prayer vigil of mourning and remembrance of those who have died as a result of gun violence. The vigil will take place at The Canticle.
Clinton — The Sisters of St. Francis invite the public to join them at Vespers – Evening Prayer on each of the Sundays of Advent at 6 p.m. in the The Canticle. Vespers, the evening prayer of the Church, include Scripture readings, hymns, psalms, reflections and prayer..
Davenport — The 25th annual Night of Prayer for Life will take place at the Sacred Heart Cathedral adoration chapel Dec. 8 from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Davenport — Sacred Heart Cathedral is hosting the following weekly holy hours: prayers for our country Sundays from 8 to 9 p.m.; hour of divine mercy Sundays from 3 to 4 p.m.; praying for priests, seminarians and the Davenport Diocese Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.
Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle Parish is hosting the following: Project Rachel adoration hours the third Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Circle of Love charismatic prayer group Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Keokuk — All Saints Parish is hosting a Dec. 10 rosary at 6:30 p.m. followed by adoration and Dec. 17 rosary at 7 p.m.
LeClaire — Our Lady of the River Parish is hosting a mini-retreat Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon on preparing for Christmas through prayer. The event is free and open to the public.
Rock Island, Ill. — A young adult mini-retreat will take place Dec. 13 at Benet House Retreat Center from 10 a.m. to noon. The grounds will be open for reflection and fellowship following the retreat. For questions and registration, contact Sister Bobbi Bussan at rbussan@
smmsisters.org, or Luke Ebener at davstpaulym
@diodav.org. Free will offering.
Wheatland — A contemplative Winter Retreat is Dec. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register call (563) 336-8414 or email
Coralville — Learn more about Project Rachel, a post-abortion ministry, Dec. 9 from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Thomas More Church.
Buffalo — St. Peter Church is hosting a Cookie Walk Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the parish rectory. Cost is $10 for a large container and $7 for a small container.
Davenport — St. Amrbose University is presenting a choral concert — An Ambrosian Christmas — on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at Christ the King Chapel. No fee for admission.
Davenport — Congregation of the Humility of Mary Care of Earth committee is hosting its sixth annual CHM Holiday Movie and Gift Swap Dec. 4 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Humility of Mary Center. Please bring an unused or gently used item to swap. Leftover gifts will be donated to the Humility of Mary Housing and Shelter programs.
DeWitt — St. Joseph Parish is hosting a Christmas Cookie Walk Dec. 6 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the parish’s Harness Hall. $5 per pound; create your own trays. Containers provided. Recycled Christmas decor also for sale.
Iowa City — St. Patrick Parish is hosting a Festival of Lessons and Carols Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. in the parish’s day chapel.