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Siouxland’s ONLY Faith-Based,
Non-Profit Retirement Community.

At Holy Spirit Retirement Home, we are committed to
providing care that’s not only good, it’s exceptional!

Holy Spirit offers a unique continuum of care approach including independent living apartments, assisted living options and skilled nursing care. Because each resident’s needs are unique, our services are focused on helping every resident meet their individual health goals. Take a look and discover life from our view.



50th Golden Anniversary Ornament Keepsakes


Hand-Painted Ornaments at $30.00 each
Small Original Ornament at $10.00 each



2019 Spirit of Home Fundraiser A Success!!

Over $74,000 Raised!!

The Holy Spirit Retirement Home Foundation's Third Annual Spirit of Home Fundraiser was a HUGE success!  Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, donors, and attendees, we raised over $74,000!!  Our Chair Couple, Brad and Jean Marie Moore, rocked the evening with an outstanding presentation, and helped us raise money for projects that will enhance our residents' lives.      Thanks, Brad and Jean Marie!

The proceeds from the evening will support various projects throughout the facility.  Some of the priorities include: renovating our second floor outdoor garden terrace, renovating the public space in our Independent Living Apartments, and providing enhanced programming for our residents through our Service Club.

We hope you will join us next year!  Save the Date for May 1, 2020 at Country Celebrations Event Center!

Our Chair Couple, Brad and Jean Marie Moore

Brad and Jean Marie and their family

Brad and Jean and their daughters

Libby Goodman, Ranee Ehrich, and Deb Logan pose with Sister Sherin and Sister Therese

Fundraiser Volunteer Committee (from the left): Jenny Wetz, Monica Wetz, Amy Bloch, Martha Burchard, Renee DeMay, Ranee Ehrich, and Trina Joines (not pictured: Sally Reinert and Janet Flanagan)

The Holy Cross Parish Sisters review our Silent Auction items

Bishop Nickless delivered our invocation to start the evening

Mary Watts, harpist, played beautiful background music during our Social Hour

Gary Fridley's Catholic Elementary School students entertained us during our Social Hour

We hope to see you on May 1, 2020 for our Fourth Annual Spirit of Home Fundraiser at Country Celebrations!



2019-2020 Annual Appeal Update! So far, we have raised over $28,290!  



Please visit the link below to donate, or for more information:

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Charitable IRA Rollovers

Interested in receiving tax benefits before the end of the year while supporting Holy Spirit?  Click the link below to learn how you can gift up to $100,000 from your IRA without any taxes or penalties through a Charitable IRA Rollover.

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Announcing New Therapy Services!


Watch the video below to learn more!



Announcing our new Memorial Tree

Your donation can be made by check payable to the holy spirit retirement home foundation.  Remit address:

Holy Spirit Retirement Home Foundation

Attn: Finance Office

PO Box 3379

Sioux City, IA 51102-3379

  Or, you can donate online by clicking HERE. 



Our Chaplain, Father Dennis Meinen, wrote an excellent article in the Catholic Globe newspaper.  Enjoy!



Are you able to go to daily Mass? Several friends have told me that Masses are few and far between where they live because of the death of Catholic priests or the demographics. Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City is blessed because we have daily Mass and the availability of a chaplain to attend to the residents if they require confession or the sacrament of the sick. I always pray that families considering a retirement home for their loved ones would consider Holy Spirit because of the availability of these precious sacramental ways of spiritual nourishment.

I want to tell you about a Catholic resident who recently died. Her name was Josephine, although most people called her Jo. Some time ago, Jo came up to me and requested that a Mass be offered for her daughter-in-law Marla who had died of cancer a few months ago. When I had the date for the Mass, I told her, and she was so happy. She replied that she would certainly be there. Unfortunately, Jo died. The date for her funeral mass was May 19, 2016, the day I had scheduled a Mass for her daughter-in-law per her request. I felt that Jo was certainly there.

Jo knew the value of Daily Mass. Perhaps the Catholic nuns had told her that St. John Chrysostom said, “When the Eucharist is being celebrated, the sanctuary is filled with countless angels who adore the divine victim sacrificed on the altar.” Or when St. Jean Vianney said, “If we really understood the Mass, we would die of joy.” Maybe she read the words of St. Teresa who was overwhelmed with God’s goodness and asked Our Lord, “How can I thank you?” Our Lord replied, “Attend one Mass.” Jo knew the Daily Eucharist was food for her journey.

On one of my evening rounds, I stopped by Jo’s room because I knew she was declining. In fact she hadn’t eaten for several days, nor did she open her eyes and talk to her devoted family members who attended this sacred vigil. I prayed one of the most beautiful prayers of the church, after I anointed her and gave her the sacrament of the sick. This prayer is heard only by a few, usually on the deathbed of a loved one.

As I began praying, she opened her eyes and barely kept them open throughout the prayer. It was as if she wanted to be especially present during this sacred time.

I prayed, “Jo, I commend you to almighty God and entrust you to your creator. When God wills, may you return to God who formed you from the dust of the earth. May holy Mary, the angels, and all the saints come to meet you when you go forth from this life. May Christ, who died for you, admit you into his garden of paradise. May Christ, the true shepherd, acknowledge you as one of his flock. May he forgive all your sins and set you among those he has chosen. May you see your redeemer face-to-face and enjoy the vision of God forever.”

Then Jo’s lips began to move. Her daughter bent closer and tried to hear what she was saying. Her tiny whisper expressed the joy she must have felt. She said, “I am so happy!” And then, she quietly closed her eyes and waited for the call that would come a few days later.

On the day of her funeral, we celebrated the Eucharist, the source and summit of our faith, the same Eucharist Jo received every day. Deacon Fred Karpuk led the family out to the cemetery for the graveside ceremony, where they committed her body to the earth, believing that God would change her mortal body to be like his in glory, for he is risen, the firstborn from the dead.

Father Dennis Meinen serves as chaplain at Holy Spirit Retirement Home, Sioux City, for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in the diocese and Calix and Faithful Friar of the Garrigan 4th Degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus, Sioux City.

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