The Prengnacy and Infant Loss Masses celebrated by Bishop Richard Pates in Council Bluffs and Des Moines drew many people suffering with the pain of a pregnancy or infant loss. Some people were mourning recent losses and others mourned loss experienced decades ago. The Diocese of Des Moines is taking the next step in offering healing opportunities through a retreat scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4. The daylong retreat will be at St. Pius X Parish in Urbandale and will be facilitated by Immaculate Hope Retreats. The retreat will be led by Nathan and RyAnne Carr, who experienced the loss of an unborn child just weeks before RyAnne was due. They'll talk about how men and women grieve differently, and couples in the Bible whoe experienced loss. Lunch and snacks will be provided during the retreat. There is no cost to the retreat. Contact Immaculate Hope Retreats to register.