Retreat & Discern

Christ Renews His Parish 

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is a retreat movement that has been active at St. Francis since 1998. These retreats are rooted in the Sacraments and prayer, and offer participants the opportunity to explore and share their faith with fellow parishioners. 

Spring 2018

Women's Retreat: Feb 24-25
Contact: Sue Haberkamp at or (641) 425-7980

Men's Retreat: Mar 3-4
Contact: Todd Richard at or (563) 505-9772

Fall 2018

Men's Retreat: Sept 15-16
Women's Retreat: Sep 22-23

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.