Serving Those in Need Amid COVID-19 Disaster

While many businesses and organizations have been forced to close their doors due to COVID-19, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas continues to serve. Our Family Support Centers (FSCs), mobile resource bus, Shalom House men’s shelter, and Catholic Community Hospice/In-Home Support operations remain a top priority. Our monthly mass food distributions held on the 3rd [...]

Serving Those in Need Amid COVID-19 Disaster2020-04-01T11:28:35-05:00

Sacred Heart Students “Become the Light” During Serve Day

When the students and faculty of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School woke up on March 12, they had no idea it would be the last day of the school year. When the staff at Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas showed up to help the students with their first all-school serve day, they had [...]

Sacred Heart Students “Become the Light” During Serve Day2020-04-01T11:22:10-05:00

Foster Grandparent, Connie Hadley, is “Everyone’s Grandma”

Hope Hero Shout-Out! Connie Hadley has been an advocate for education long before she had any of her own children in the school system. After completing her formal education, in 1947 she moved to Wyandotte county and immediately became involved in the local schools, forming the Bluebirds, Boy Scouts and PTA groups. She understood [...]

Foster Grandparent, Connie Hadley, is “Everyone’s Grandma”2020-04-01T11:18:44-05:00

40 Ways in 40 Days—Helping Our Neighbors in Need

Trying to figure out how to make Lent more meaningful this year? We are kicking off a 40 Ways in 40 Days social media campaign. Beginning Ash Wednesday, February 26, through Holy Saturday, April 11, we will offer an idea each day – including praying for those we serve, volunteering with one of our [...]

40 Ways in 40 Days—Helping Our Neighbors in Need2020-02-28T11:08:13-06:00

Nativity School Serves Others with Helping Hands & Hearts

Hope Hero Shoutout! In celebration of Catholic Schools Week, Church of the Nativity Catholic School partnered with Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas to host their very first Day of Service. It may be called a DAY of service, but for the nearly 230 Nativity students and faculty, the commitment to serve others began weeks [...]

Nativity School Serves Others with Helping Hands & Hearts2020-02-21T09:46:17-06:00

Family Gatherings Turn into Family Giving Opportunities

For the last two years, holidays for one family have turned into an opportunity to give back to their community. Instead of exchanging gifts with one another, this family pools their resources to purchase items to give to others in need. This year, they stuffed drawstring backpacks with basic necessities like bottled water, socks, hand warmers, a [...]

Family Gatherings Turn into Family Giving Opportunities2020-02-21T09:39:47-06:00

Taxes Filed Free with VITA

The anticipation of a tax refund can be exciting. Actually filing your taxes to get that refund can be nerve-racking. Fortunately, Catholic Charities' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program can help take the stress out of filing taxes. Through the VITA program, IRS-certified volunteers prepare both state and federal taxes for those who meet a household income [...]

Taxes Filed Free with VITA2020-02-21T09:31:01-06:00

A Christmas Message from Catholic Charities

The feast of the Holy Family, the family of Jesus, is celebrated on the first Sunday after Christmas day; December 29, this year. One of the most striking things about Jesus’ family is how little we know about it. We hear about the birth of Jesus in only two of the four gospels. We hear [...]

A Christmas Message from Catholic Charities2019-12-19T15:15:10-06:00

Welcoming the Stranger Pays Dividends for Both Them and Us

by Lauren Solidum The Gospel of Matthew mandates we "welcome the stranger." The Book of Leviticus commands that we not "mistreat foreigners who live in your land." The Book of Deuteronomy and the Letter to the Hebrews follow the same notion.... Continue Reading at The Leaven

Welcoming the Stranger Pays Dividends for Both Them and Us2019-12-19T15:15:43-06:00