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The Iowa City Catholic Worker House, located on the east side of town near the Sycamore Mall, is a private home currently offering up our extra bedrooms for those in need of short-term transitional housing. We also serve weekend potluck meals, and provide a gathering place for Worship and Bible study, 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. CatholicWorkerHouse
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
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. CatholicWorkerHouse 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
restorativeJustice The first Saturday of every month, 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.
frtrmass Join us for Mass and Potluck the first Friday of every month at 6pm!
March 6, 2020

We’ve also started a second monthly Mass in Spanish – next weekday morning Mass TBA!
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The Newman Catholic Student Center at the University of Iowa is one volunteer group that often cooks and serves meals at the Catholic Worker House. Are you interested in serving a meal to the poor with your friends, family, church group, or other organization? Drop us a line at iowacitycatholicworker@gmail.com and we’ll plug you into our community network.


We offer a Free Foot Care Clinic the third Saturday of every month, from 4-7pm. Join us Saturday, March 21 and soak your feet, get a pedicure, your nails and callus’ trimmed, and receive other foot treatments from friends who care.

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restorativeJustice
The first Saturday of every month, 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.

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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When the Son of Man comes in his glory
Before him will be gathered all the nations
and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats
Come, you who are blessed by my Father
inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world
I was hungry and you gave me food
I was thirsty and you gave me drink
I was a stranger and you welcomed me
I was naked and you clothed me
I was sick and you visited me
I was in prison and you came to me
as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me
Brahmanism … 

This is the sum of duty: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you.—Mahabharata 5:1517 Buddhism … 

Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.
 —Udana Varga 5:18 Christianity … 

So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.—Matthew 7:12 Confucianism … 

Surely it is the maxim of loving-kindness: Do not unto others that you would not have them do unto you.—Analects 15:23 Islam … 

No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother what which he desires for himself.—Sunnah Judaism … 

What is hateful to you, do not to your fellowmen. That is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary.—Talmud, Shabbat 31:a Judeo-Christian … 

You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against your countrymen. Love your fellow as yourself: I am the Lord.—Leviticus 19:18 Taoism … 

Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain, and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss.—T’ai Shag Kan Ying P’ien Zoroastrianism … 

That nature only is good when it shall not do unto another whatever is not good for its own self.—Avesta: Dadistan-i-dink 94:5 --

 

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