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

Celebrating the Volunteers Who Serve Our Community

Whether it's the 259,394 times Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas provided food, the 2,908 times shelter was given, or the 171,603 times that clothing and personal hygiene products were distributed to our neighbors in need, none of this (and much more) would be possible without the selfless support of our volunteers. Each and every month, over 1,700 volunteers dedicate nearly 20,000 hours of their time to [...]

Celebrating the Volunteers Who Serve Our Community2019-12-19T15:16:14-06:00

Helping Our Neighbors in Need This Christmas!

Ways to Make a Difference This Christmas, we lift up our hearts with gratitude for you. Thank you for your compassion, kindness and trust in our mission. Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas puts love into action by serving our neighbors in need. We walk the journey with every person, every stage of life, every [...]

Helping Our Neighbors in Need This Christmas!2020-01-02T08:02:51-06:00

Viviano Variety Show a Huge Success

This November, over 850 attendees joined in a delightful evening of singing, dancing, comedy, and so much more. The 35th Annual Viviano Variety Show raised $55,000 to support the work of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Jerry Viviano (far left) presents a check of $55,000 to Lauren Solidum (Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas' CEO, [...]

Viviano Variety Show a Huge Success2019-11-26T14:55:28-06:00

Thanksgiving Turkey Donations Feed Body and Soul

Sixty years ago the average dinner time was 90 minutes. Today, it's less than 12 minutes. Food is so much more than nourishment for the body; sharing a meal can be nourishment for the soul, as well. But for some families who are struggling to put food on the table, the thought of gathering [...]

Thanksgiving Turkey Donations Feed Body and Soul2019-11-26T14:03:55-06:00

God is Present in Life and Death

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee, How great Thou art, how great Thou art. The hospice patient’s eyes welled with tears as everyone in the room joined the Catholic Community Hospice chaplain in singing the familiar hymn, “How Great Thou Art.” Singing, along with prayer and listening, is just a small [...]

God is Present in Life and Death2019-12-04T11:07:43-06:00

Adam’s Story—”I was not going to let my kids go without eating.”

A single dad of three and handed some pretty tough circumstances, Adam struggled to provide for his boys. Then he found Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Adam put his pride aside and discovered the potential for success he had all along. At Catholic Charities, we are grateful for the opportunity to walk this journey [...]

Adam’s Story—”I was not going to let my kids go without eating.”2019-11-26T11:38:22-06:00

November is National Adoption Month

In celebration, we share the story of one adoptive couple’s journey. This fall, an adoptive couple received some exciting news. There was a possibility of adopting a child within 24 hours. Unfortunately, that excitement led to disappointment when they did not end up getting chosen by the birth parents. But their story did not end there. [...]

November is National Adoption Month2019-11-26T11:05:33-06:00