Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat events
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is a ministry of the Congregation of the Humility of Mary and is located in rural east central Iowa on a 200-acre native grass prairie woodland along the Wapsipinicon River. Upcoming events include:
June 3-5, Grounded in the Heartbeat of God, 5 p.m. Friday-2 p.m. Sunday. Join Sister Kathleen Storms, SSND, in sharing stories, reflecting on life, and learning spiritual practices that might re-ground guests within the community of all life. Fee is $160 and includes lodging and meals.
June 10-12, Sacred Grace of Aging, 5 p.m. Friday-11 a.m. Sunday. Look with joy at what has been and with optimism at what is yet to come in this retreat, led by Sister Kathleen Sadler, OSF. Fee is $150 and includes lodging and meals.
Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (563) 374-1092.
Cycle Show workshop for girls
SOLON — St. Mary Solon Culture of Life Ministry and Guiding Star Project are co-hosting Cycle Show, a one-day educational, interactive, fertility awareness workshop for girls ages 9-13. The Cycle Show aims to give girls a healthy respect for their bodies as they move into their teenage years. A parent presentation will take place in the parish hall June 2 from 7-8:30 p.m. or online May 31 from 8-9:30 p.m. The Cycle Show workshop for girls will take place in the parish hall June 3 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $50 and scholarships are available. Email email@example.com for scholarship application. For more information or to register go to https://guidingstarproject.com/cycle-show-faq/
Letter cutting workshops
DAVENPORT — Art Legacy League will offer two letter-cutting workshops this July, inspired by the late Father Edward Catich.
The first piece of stone is included in the cost. Additional pieces will be available for $10. All tools needed will be provided.
Workshop 1 is three days: July 8 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and July 10 from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring a simple layout of no more than four letters, a monogram or house address of four numbers. Cost is $250.
Workshop 2 is four days: July 18, 19, 20 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Be prepared with a layout or finalize your image on site and do the work, including colorized inscriptions. Cost is $375.
Seating is limited to 10 per class.
For more information or to register, visit artlegacyleague.org/classes
Oxford – A celebration of Father Ed Dunn’s 50th ordination anniversary will take place at St. Mary Church with Mass at 10 a.m. and a cake and coffee reception to follow.
Solon — Msgr. Francis Henricksen will celebrate a Memorial Day Mass at St. Bridget’s Cemetery — The Nolan Settlement — at 9 a.m. Bring your own lawn chair. An open house will follow, and guests are invited to share stories about the history of the church. The church and new gathering house will be open from 9-11:30 a.m. A brief program to honor all veterans buried at the Nolan Settlement will take place in the church from 9:45-10 a.m.
Bettendorf — St. Serra Club will celebrate Mass at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish with rosary and adoration to follow in the small adoration chapel.
Davenport — St. Serra Club will meet at 7 p.m. in Enright Hall at Holy Family Parish.
Coralville — St. Thomas More Parish will host a Juneteenth Prayer Vigil June 14 at 6 p.m. A cultural food expo/potluck will follow. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States
Davenport — St. Anthony Parish is resuming its grief support group. Meetings are Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. in the old school building at the back of the church. For questions, contact Virginia at (309) 523-9251 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Learn the Couple to Couple League method of Natural Family Planning (NFP), which gives couples the knowledge to track fertility signs as a way to achieve or avoid pregnancy. NFP is the only method of family planning approved by the Catholic church, and modern, symptom-based methods demonstrate an accuracy of about 99 percent in identifying times of fertility and infertility, according to the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology. Self-paced, online classes are available. Go to https://ccli.org/main-nfp/ or contact Al and Beth Budelier at (563) 324-7040 or email@example.com for more information
Davenport — St. Anthony Parish is resuming its grief support group. Meetings are Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. in the old school building at the back of the church. For questions, contact Virginia at (309) 523-9251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.