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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:

Sept. 22, Group Spiritual Direction, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (online only). Utilize spiritual direction in a communal setting with Sister Linda Greenwood. Fee is $20.

Sept. 24, PrairieFest, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Come for a day of music and family fun. Pack a picnic or enjoy Smokin’ Butt BBQ available for purchase. Stroll the grounds and soak in the beauty of the prairie. Live music all day. No cost to attend.

Oct. 5, Mass on the Prairie, 10-11 a.m. Celebrate Mass on the prairie with Father Rudolph Juarez. No cost to attend; a free will offering will be accepted.

Register for these and other retreats at olpretreat@chmiowa.org or call (563) 374-1092.

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HILLS — Parishes from Hills, Lone Tree and Nichols are hosting a Christian Music Festival at Hills Ballpark from 5-7 p.m.  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy food, fellowship and the word of God!

Sept. 2-Oct. 30

Davenport — A loaned exhibit about the life and world of Anne Frank at Putnam Museum and Science Center will provide an in-depth look into the life and world of Anne Frank, as represented in her diary. Along with period photographs and supplemental materials, the exhibit honors the memory of Anne Frank and raises awareness of the Nazi era and the Holocaust. For more information go to http://annefrank.com.

Sept. 22

Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish is hosting a Social Justice Thursday event, “Integrating the Catholic Social Teachings into a Life of Faith,” at 6:30 p.m. in the parish activities center. Parishioners Ken and Amy Novak will offer a brief overview of the tenets of this teaching and a discussion of its application for the world today. Amy Novak is president of St. Ambrose University in Davenport. Refreshments will be served.

Grinnell — Catholic recording artist Steve Angrisano will perform at Central Park at 6:15 p.m. There is no charge to attend. Bring a lawn chair and a friend for a night of fun, faith and fellowship.

Sept. 23-Nov. 1

Iowa City — This year’s 40 Days for Life campaign will take place Sept. 23 through Nov. 1. Its mission is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused campaign of prayer, fasting and peaceful advocacy. Johnson County Right to Life is organizing a prayer vigil outside Emma Goldman Clinic; pro-life advocates are encouraged to sign up for one-hour time slots between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. through the 40 days. Find resources and sign up for a time slot at www.jcrtl.org.

Sept. 27

Bettendorf — Women’s Choice Center, a ministry of Life & Family Educational Trust, is hosting an annual fundraising luncheon and dinner at the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State St. This year’s event is themed “Praying it Forward-20 Years” to celebrate the Women’s Choice Center’s 20th anniversary and the overturn of Roe v. Wade. The luncheon will take place from noon to 1 p.m. and the dinner will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before each event. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required by Sept. 13. Guests will have an opportunity to make a financial gift to WCC’s pro-life ministry. To register or for more information call (563) 332-0475 or email life@
womenschoicecenter.org.

Oct. 1

DAVENPORT — A compassion retreat at Grace Lutheran Church has been rescheduled for Oct. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. This free, ecumenical retreat will guide participants in learning the actions and principles necessary for compassionately engaging with people who have different viewpoints, as opposed to leaning into fear, judgment and distrust. To register go to bit.ly/Aug20Retreat or call the Grace Lutheran Church office at (563) 322-0769.

Oct. 2

Iowa City — St. Wenceslaus Parish is hosting its annual fall dinner from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Menu includes turkey and all the trimmings. Kolaches available for sale while supply lasts. Serving is by take-out only. Cost for the dinner is $12 for adults, $4 for children 4-10 years and children under 4 eat free. For more information go to www.stwenc-ic.com.

Davenport — Take part in a program, “An Action Plan to Help End Racism,” from 3-7 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Parish Center. The program will include a history of racism in the U.S. and a Q&A with a diverse panel of speakers. After the Q&A guests will brainstorm ways in which they can share the information at their parishes and communities. There is no cost to attend the presentation; dinner is included. For more information and to register go to theprairieretreat.org or call (563) 374-1092.

LeClaire — A blessing of the animals will take place at 1 p.m. in the Our Lady of the River parking lot. Donations will be accepted for King’s Harvest No-Kill Rescue Shelter.
Wellman — St. Joseph Parish is hosting its annual fried chicken and pork loin buffet-style dinner from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Enjoy homemade dressing, noodles, mashed potatoes, desserts and more. Drive through carry-outs are available, and handicap-accessible indoor seating is available. Cost is $15 for adults, $6 for children ages 4-10 and free for children 3 and under. A live auction will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 6

Davenport — Take part in a program, “An Action Plan to Help End Racism,” from 3-7 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Parish Center. The program will include a history of racism in the U.S. and a Q&A with a diverse panel of speakers. After the Q&A guests will brainstorm ways in which they can share the information at their parishes and communities. Fee is $35 and includes dinner. For more information and to register go to theprairieretreat.org or call (563) 374-1092.

Oct. 7

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.

Oct. 8

Davenport to Moline, Ill. — A five-mile eucharistic procession reenacting the walk to Emmaus will take place Oct. 8 starting at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport and ending at St. Mary Catholic Church in Moline, Illinois. There will be an opening Mass at 8 a.m. at the cathedral, with procession immediately following. The event will conclude with benediction and a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Mary’s around noon. This is a first-time event, and Bishop Thomas Zinkula of Davenport and Bishop Louis Tylka of Peoria will participate. For more information go to https://www.emmausqc.com/.

Coralville — St. Thomas More Parish is hosting “More-a-Thon” from 6-10 p.m. to raise money for a new worship space. Enjoy music, dancing, food, drinks and a live auction. Tickets are $20 per person or $50 for a family. For more information email melizawise@gmail.com or call (319) 210-9233.

DeWitt — St. Joseph Parish is hosting an Oktoberfest celebration with Mass at 4 p.m. followed by an authentic German meal of bratwurst or pork schnitzel. Cost is $15 for adults. Children under 10 years old eat free. There is also a kids menu of a hot dog, chips and a root beer float. Dinner will be served until 7 p.m. Carry outs are available. Event also includes a beer tent, silent auction, music, farmer’s market, raffle and children’s games.

Oct. 10 or 12

Iowa City/Coralville — Persons interested in joining a Cornerstone Catholic Scripture Study on the Letter of Paul to the Romans are invited to participate in a session at St. Mary Parish in Iowa City Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. or at St. Thomas More Parish in Coralville Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. For more information go to www.
thecornerstonescripturestudy.org or call Dan Teets at (319) 337-4314, ext. 105.

Oct. 15 and 16

St. Mary Solon Culture of Life Team is hosting Guiding Star founder Leah Jacobson for two events focused on the journey toward more positive women’s health care. On Oct. 15, Jacobson will speak at St. Mary Church in Solon. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7 p.m. At this event, she will share her journey to the Guiding Star project. Register at https://tinyurl.com/5n7uck29. On Oct. 16, Jacobson will speak about wholistic feminism at MERGE in Iowa City. Register at https://tinyurl.com/yc5hpf3d

Oct. 18

MOLINE, Ill. — UnityPoint–Trinity and the Quad Cities Community Veterans Engagement Board are hosting military culture training for the faith-based community Oct. 18 at CityView Celebrations at Trimble Pointe, 701 12th St. Learn about the uniqueness of military culture, impact of deployment on the well-being of military veterans, the homecoming and transitioning challenges, impact on the family, moral injury and the role of faith-based leaders. Enjoy lunch and browse resource tables from 11 a.m. to noon. Training will take place from noon to 4 p.m. The program and lunch are free but registration is required. Register at https://bit.ly/3PHKfuA. Email questions to sherri.devrieze@unitypoint.org.

Oct. 30

Richmond — Holy Trinity in Richmond is hosting a drive-thru fall dinner from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A free-will donation will be accepted for chicken and pork loin dinners. An online auction at SierenAuctionSales.com will take place through Oct. 29 at 5 p.m.; winners should pick up and pay for their items on Oct. 30. Dinner and auction proceeds will be allocated toward building improvements such as roofing and stained glass windows restoration at Holy Trinity.

Ongoing

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 gin0731@reagan.com. 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 elizabethimel@yahoo.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 gin0731@reagan.com.

 


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2 thoughts on “Calendar of Events

  1. It would be nice to print a poster of the advent calendar for our students.

    Would it be possible to have the pdf so we could print a nice poster?

    Thank you.

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