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

We have a house full of homeless women living with us and it is rewarding to see them building community with us and each other as they each tend to their work and personal lives. Truly the poor bring us closer to God! The junior high children, community college students, and public transit riders who use our Free Little Food Pantry must be hungry, because we are distributing enough food out of our little blessing box to feed an army. Can you help us keep our food pantry stocked with granola bars, fruit and vegetable juice, bottles of water, macaroni and cheese, chicken noodle soup, pop top ravioli, and other items? We are starting to run low on these items. Thank you for all that you do - it means alot and we very much appreciate your support.

Mass Friday, January 5, 2018, 6pm

Monsignor Francis Henriksen will celebrate Mass at the Iowa City Catholic Worker House on Friday, January 5, 2018, at 6pm. A potluck will follow at 7pm. Join us!

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Merry Christmas from the Iowa City Catholic Worker House!

When Jesus is finally born, it is not in a mansion or a skyscraper, or even a seedy motel, but in a manger. Were Joseph and Mary turned away from the Inn because it was literally full, or because they could not afford the price? When angels appear to proclaim the good news, it is not to the heads of state and industry that they appear, but to shepherds, surely one of the least important and least powerful classes in all of the ancient world.
Two of our favorite stories in the Gospels are the infancy narratives found in Luke and Matthew.

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Practicing Restorative Circles
The first Saturday of every month, 10am to noon
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.

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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Regina sophomores at the Iowa City Catholic Worker House October 27th after completing their Service Day
Regina sophomores at the Iowa City Catholic Worker House October 27th after completing their Service Day