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Shalom Spirituality Center Retreats



TO REGISTER, call Shalom at: (563)-582-3592
OR Click HERE to register for programs via our online form.


You may also visit the Center between 8AM and 4:30PM, Mondays through Fridays, to register & pay in-person.


Then, mail your deposit* (the amount is listed in each program description) to:

Shalom Spirituality Center
1001 Davis Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

*This will secure your reservation and be credited to the offering for the program.


You may also call us to pay over the phone with a credit/debit card or pay in-person at the Center with your card.




NOTE: Please include your email address at the time of your registration or with your mailed deposit. You will receive a confirmation email of received payment within two days.

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Accepted Forms Of Payment: Cash, Check, Money Order, VISA, MasterCard, Discover




"The Jewels Of Yoga"

Yoga Mini-RetreatS

Facilitators: Katie Pfiffner & Michelle Watters, Certified Yoga Instructors



Saturdays In 2018:
August 18th
September 29th
November 17th
Time: 8:30AM-1:00PM.
Check-In Begins At: 8:00AM.



"Finding Courage: Right Relationships With Self and Others"

The Posture Of Mutuality: Shaping Ourselves And Serving Our World"

"Be Real, Not Nice: Standing In Integrity"

"Walking With God: Honoring All That Is Sacred"

Join us for a yoga experience that will explore the physical postures as well as the philosophical teachings of yoga. Together we will examine the rare gems of wisdom that give direction to a well-lived and joyful life. Open to students of all levels. Register for as many sessions as you like! There will be two certified yoga instructors: Katie Pfiffner, and Michelle Watters, who have complementary teaching styles, but at the same time bring individual backgrounds and emphases to the experience.

Offering: $30, Includes Lunch


Register & Prepay By The Tuesday Before Each Session



Katie Pfiffner has taught yoga for three years, having discovered yoga as a healing art and a system of inner transformation. She teaches the importance of focusing on breath as the bridge connecting the physical and spiritual benefits of yoga.



Michelle Watters has been a Hatha Yoga Teacher for seven years. Her style of teaching has been described as calming, inviting, smooth flowing, intuitive and accepting at all levels. Her instructional approach invites self-reflection and personal learning.







Healing: Myth, Magic, Or Miracle?


Director: Fr. Jim Starbuck


Friday, June 15, 5:30PM — Wednesday, June 20, 9:00AM


We live in a world that needs healing, both in society and as individuals. We will explore what healing is, what the Church teaches and how we can look for ways of healing.


Fr. Jim Starbuck is originally from Waterloo IA and is currently a priest in Oakland CA. He ministers with the Archdiocese of Dubuque presenting retreats and assisting parishes. He has a BA in Communications from St. Louis University and attended seminary at Catholic University. Fr. Jim has been involved in the spiritual, emotional and psychological healing ministry.

Overnight: $455.
Includes: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, & 5 dinners.
Commuter: $400.
Includes: 4 lunches, & 5 dinners.

$25 early bird discount if registered by May 15.
$75 NONREFUNDABLE deposit required.


Registration Deadline: Monday, June 11





The Art And Heart Of The Spiritual Life


Director: Fr. Albert Haase, OFM


Monday, June 25, 5:30PM — Saturday, June 30, 9:00AM


The spiritual life is the process of being transformed into the image of Christ for the sake of others. In this retreat, Fr. Albert will discuss this process of transformation and the challenge it presents to break free from the agenda of the false self. Important aspects such as one’s image of God, resisting temptations, living in the present moment, and the challenge of forgiveness will also be discussed. This retreat is loosely based upon Fr. Albert’s best-selling books and DVDs.


Fr. Albert Haase, OFM ordained a Franciscan priest in 1983, is a popular preacher, teacher, and spiritual director. A former missionary to mainland China for over eleven years, he is the author of nine books on popular spirituality and the presenter on four bestselling DVDs. He has trained spiritual directors for the past ten years as well as offering continuing education programs for spiritual directors. He resides in Texas.

Overnight: $455.
Includes: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, & 5 dinners.
Commuter: $400.
Includes: 4 lunches, & 5 dinners.
$25 early bird discount if registered by May 25.
$75 NONREFUNDABLE deposit required.


Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 19





David Haas In Concert



Monday, November 19, 7:00PM-8:30PM


Enjoy a concert with David Haas in Shalom Spirituality Center’s beautiful, historic chapel. Haas is highly regarded as one of the most prolific composers in liturgical music today. His songs, including “You Are Mine,” “Blest Are They,” and “We Are Called,” are in the hymnals of many Christian denominations.



David resides in Minneapolis and serves as the Director of The Emmaus Center for Music, Prayer and Ministry and as Animator for the Cretin-Derham Hall Taizé Prayer Community in St. Paul. Highly regarded as one of the preeminent liturgical music composers, he has produced more than 50 collections of original music, much of it sung and prayed throughout the world.

Offering: $20 per person in advance. $25 at the door.
Family of up to four: $40 in advance. $45 at the door.





Lenten Retreat Day:
That You Might Have Life: Spiritual Practices For The Call To Holiness


Facilitator: David Haas



Tuesday, November 20, 9:00am-3:00pm


David Haas will present a day-long retreat based on his newly released book, That You Might Have Life: Spiritual Practices for the Call to Holiness. “There is a stereotype that we must be depressed at Lent,” says Haas. “Lent is the Church’s springtime. Jesus says this is the time of fulfillment. As his ambassadors, we must embrace joy.”



For more than 25 years, David has been active as a workshop and conference speaker, author, retreat leader, liturgical musician, concert performer, and recording artist and has performed and presented at various conventions, workshops and conferences throughout all 50 United States, Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, the Bahamas, Israel, Greece, and Turkey. He has been a regular speaker at various national and international conferences for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, the National Catholic Education Association, the Irish Church Music Association, the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, the National Center for Pastoral Leadership, the National Association for Lay Ministry, the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership, the North American Forum on the Catechumenate, the Great Lakes Pastoral Ministry Gathering, the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Chicago Festival of Faith, and the Big Island Liturgy and Arts Conference in Hilo, Hawaii.

Offering: $50, Includes Lunch.








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