Retreat & Discern

Christ Renews His Parish 

Do you sense something missing in your life? Do you feel that if you weren't so busy you would be happier, healthier, more effective, more fulfilled, and maybe even a better person? Come to the next Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) weekend!

CRHP is an incredible experience that will help you discover what's missing in your life and what to do about it. Whether you want to connect with others in the parish, improve your prayer life, or just take a break from the craziness of everyday, you'll find what you're looking for -- and more.  Click here for more details in our informational brochure.


Spring 2019

Women's Retreat: Feb 23-24, 2019. Click here to register.

Questions? Please contact Katie Champlin at 515-971-5283 or or email

Men's Retreat: Mar 2-3, 2019. Click here to register.

Questions? Please contact Tim Mead at or email

Fall 2019

Women's Retreat: Sept 14-15, 2019

Men's Retreat: Sept 21-22, 2019





Emmaus House

The Emmaus House is an oasis of quiet in the midst of the busyness of life. Located near downtown Des Moines, Emmaus House Ministry offers to people of all faiths wonderful spiritual resources, including spiritual direction, private or directed retreats, a quiet chapel for daily prayer and twice weekly Eucharistic celebration. For more information or to register for an event or offering, visit or call (515) 282-4839.