Christian Experience Weekends

What is CEW?

CEW is a lay movement that provides spiritual enrichment and promotes Christian community in relationship with God, self, and others in a weekend retreat setting.

Christian Experience Weekends started in Dubuque in 1976 and at St. Joseph the Worker in 1980. Since that time, well over 500 parishioners and dozens more non-parishioners have participated in a weekend at St. Joseph the Worker.

What Happens at CEW?

A lay team hosts the weekends, which offer talks and other experiences that help participants develop an awareness and appreciation of the Holy Spirit’s movement in our lives. Weekends begin at 8:00 on Friday evening and conclude by 5:00 on Sunday evening.

While people are sometimes reluctant to take the time away from family and stay overnight, it is an important piece of the weekend, as it allows participants to totally immerse themselves in the experience and builds lasting bonds and community.

CEWs returned to St. Joseph the Worker in 2015 and are running on a yearly basis!

CEW 2018

Thanks to everyone who helped make our 2018 Christian Experience Weekends such a great success! God bless!

Women’s Retreat: February 23-25, 2018

Men’s Retreat: March 2-4, 2018

Online Registration

2018 Registration Form

CEW 2018

St. Joseph the Worker

St. Joseph the Worker Parish Office
60 South Algona Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

Phone: 563-588-1433
Fax: 563-588-4108
$crip Line: 563-557-9091

Office Hours
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-1:00pm

St. Joseph the Worker Church
2001 St. Joseph Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

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