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.

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

Mark Your Calendar and Save the Date! September 26-30


Dorothy Day's grand-daughter, Kate Hennessy, author of the best-selling and critically-acclaimed book "The World Will Be Saved By Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother" is coming to Iowa for a statewide speaking tour.

Iowa City - Wed, Sept 26, 6:30-8pm
University of Iowa Catholic Newman Center
104 East Jefferson Street, Iowa City
Co-sponsored by the Iowa City Catholic Worker,
UI Newman Center, and Tau Omega Fraternity
   with a very special book reading and book signing at Prairie Lights Bookstore, noon-1pm

Davenport, Thur, Sept 27, 6:30-8pm
Christ the King Chapel, Saint Ambrose University
518 West Locust Street, Davenport
Co-sponsored by the Iowa City Catholic Worker
and Saint Ambrose University

Waterloo, Fri, Sept 28, 7-9pm
St. Edward Catholic Church
1423 Kimball Ave, Waterloo
Co-sponsored by the Iowa City
and Waterloo Catholic Worker

Ames, Sat, Sept 29, 7-9pm St. Thomas Aquinas Church
and Catholic Student Center
2210 Lincoln Way, Ames
Co-sponsored by the Iowa City
and Mustard Seed Catholic Worker

Ankeny, Sun, Sept 30, 6:30-8pm Our Lady of the Immaculate Heart Catholic Church
510 East 1st Street, Ankeny
Co-sponsored by the Iowa City Catholic Worker
and the OLIH Social Action Committee

For more information, contact David Goodner, Iowa City Catholic Worker House, 319.499.8929,

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, August 18th.  Come and soak your feet, get a pedicure, your nails and callus' trimmed, and received other foot treatments from doctors and nurses.

foot clinic

Join us for Mass the first Friday of each month at 6 pm!
Potluck dinner following at 7 pm

Practicing Restorative Circles
First Saturday of each 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.

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.

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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