The Iowa City Catholic Worker Advisory Board gathers at the shelter house at 1414 Sycamore Street on the east side of Iowa City.
The Iowa City Catholic Worker Advisory Board gathers at the shelter house at 1414 Sycamore Street on the east side of Iowa City.

The Iowa City Catholic Worker House on the east side of town, near the Sycamore Mall, currently offers a half dozen beds for those in need of short-term transitional housing, serves weekend meals, and provides a gathering place for Worship and Bible study, potlucks, playing chess and Pinochle, or just talking with interesting folks. Volunteers work together on cooking, cleanup, repairs, and gardening,  with a broad base of community support and donations keeping the endeavor and its vision alive and vibrant.

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For thou hast been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat — Isaiah 25:4
Greetings from Chiapas in July, 2018
Greetings from Chiapas in July, 2018

Greetings from San Cristobal de las Casas, the cultural capital of Chiapas, Mexico! For the first three weeks of July our small delegation of Iowa City Catholic Workers will be in San Cristobal de las Casas and the surrounding areas, learning first-hand about the history of the Catholic Church in Chiapas, and its positive role in the larger struggle to win God-given dignity for all people, especially the indigenous poor who make up the majority of the Chiapas population. We are excited to report back to you what we find. Our house of hospitality back home will remain fully operational during our travels, thanks to our core and extended community.


On Monday, June 25th Members of the Iowa City Catholic Worker House day they want people to be accepting to immigrants, and welcome them into their cities and workplaces.
ICCW holds Refugee Welcoming rally

On Monday, June 25th Members of the Iowa City Catholic Worker House larger community rally in support of acceptance of refugees, offering them welcome into cities and workplaces.


Our next foot care clinic will be Saturday, July 21st.  Come and soak your feet, get a pedicure, your nails and callus' trimmed, and received other foot treatments from doctors and nurses.

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Practicing Restorative Circles
Saturday, July 7th · 10am to 1pm
Iowa City Catholic Worker House of Hospitality
1414 Sycamore Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

Practice facilitating Restorative Circles, where individuals come together to play a role bringing healing and understanding to both victim and perpetrator.

Restorative Justice is a method of conflict resolution that brings perpetrators, victims, and their communities into dialogue in order to make all sides whole again. It is a method to solve conflict between individuals, families, communities, organizations, ethnic groups, or even warring nation-states.


Join us on Friday, July 6th from 6-8 pm for a very special Mass with Father Lou Leonhardt


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VICTORY! ICE COURT DELAYS DEPORTATION HEARING FOR ONE YEAR: Thanks to your prayers, fundraising, phone calls, and letters, friend of the Catholic Worker House Dimas DeCoss Hernandez had his deportation hearing pushed back until May 2019. La lucha sigue!

Looking for a new prayer and worship experience?
Join us every third Saturday of the month at 7 pm for a Taizé  prayer service. Taizé  service is a meditative, ecumenical Christian experience of prayer that includes song, silence, and contemplation.
 
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We are now filling our Free Little Pantry twice a day and handing out over 100 pounds of food every week. Our current need besides meal sign-ups is pantry items! Please contribute by donating non-perishable pantry items, such as: canned food, soups, pastas, and fruit; granola bars, fig newtons, macaroni and cheese, ramen noodles, juice boxes, bottled water, etc.  Drop them off at 1414 Sycamore Street. If no one is home, please leave by back door. 
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