The Catherine McAuley Center invites you to get involved at any or all of our many annual events!

Catherine’s Tea

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Share a comfortable cup of tea with us! Hear firsthand from those we serve about the hope and hospitality they’ve experienced at the Catherine McAuley Center at our first-ever springtime Catherine’s Tea!

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Poverty simulation groupLiving on the Edge: Poverty Immersion Experience

Monday, April 2, 2018

Explore the world of families who are living on the edge between stable housing and homelessness. All ages and both individuals and groups are welcome.

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Abused movie logoAbUSed Film Screening & Panel

Monday, April 16, 2018

AbUSed: The Postville Raid shares the stories of the Postville families and individuals who were affected by one of the largest immigration raids in U.S. history. This spring marks the 10th anniversary of the event.

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Annual Celebration


Each June we honor the volunteers and financial supporters who offer hope and opportunity at CMC with a reception and program.

See reception photos here!

Annual family picnic 2016

Family Picnic


Every August we come together with residents, students, tutors, volunteers, staff members and everyone’s families at a community potluck to celebrate the friendship and diversity built at the Center!

See photos here!


Womens Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day

August 26

Every August 26th we celebrate the anniversary of women gaining the right to vote at a lunchtime event on the CMC lawn! CMC’s Transitional Housing Program hosts this celebration of women’s history, local female leaders, and women’s empowerment. Bring your lunch and a cloth item to have silk-screened with empowering slogans for a suggested donation of $5!

See the speeches from 2017


Gathering for gold event

Home Outreach Parties

Plan a get-together and share your passion for the CMC mission with family and friends! For example, in summer of 2016 several volunteers gathered for the gold and hosted Olympics home viewing parties while raising donations for CMC services.

Contact for more details!