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


ChristLife: Discovering Christ

The ChristLife “Discovering Christ” program is a renewal experience like you’ve never encountered before! This program is perfect for EVERYONE – no matter where you are on your faith journey – from just starting out to experienced Catholics! Join us weekly on Thursdays, starting January 10th, 2019, from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Each evening will include a catered meal, prayer, video teaching session by a dynamic speaker, and small group discussions about the material. Come discover (or re-discover!) Christ in a whole new way!! You will leave with a rejuvenated soul and a new passion for living out Christ’s mission for you!

For more information visit or register here.

Thursdays 6:30pm-9pm
January 10-February 28, 2019

Retreat Day
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 9am-4pm

St. Pius X Catholic Church
3663 66th St., Urbandale, IA 50322
Martha and Mary Fellowship Hall





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.