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Member Church Events


Grieving Through the Seasons: A Spiritual Retreat for the Bereaved will be held Friday, May 17 or Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Benet House Retreat Center at St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island. Participants may register for either Friday or Saturday sessions. Presenters are Ann Marie Uselmann, clinical social worker with over 20 years experience journeying with those who have significant health issues as well as those in grief due to a variety of losses. and Pete Reinl, co-founder of Healing Life's Losses who has spent the last 15 years of his ministry companioning the bereaved and training others who wish to be companions. Fee: register and pay $85 in full by April 17; $100 after April 17. No one is turned away due to inability to pay. Reservations required by May 3. Register online at www.smmsisters.org/retreats, by calling the Benet House Office at (309) 283-2108 or by email at retreats@smmsisters.org.


Upcoming programs at Benet House Retreat Center, St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Ave. West in Rock Island:

Centering Prayer, ancient form of praying, Wednesdays, 1-2:30 p.m. Free will offering.

For more information on programs and fee information, phone 309-283-2108, email retreats@smmsisters.org, or visit the website at www.smmsisters.org/retreats/retreats-and-programs.


Huge Rummage Sale, Thursday and Friday, May 30 and 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 1705 Oak St., Bettendorf. Bargains galore! Clothing, toys, household items and miscellaneous bric-a-brac!