Afghans for Hospice Patients are a Labor of Love

Jane Godar Kreiter, a member of Church of the Ascension in Overland Park, has made more than 200 lap afghans for hospice patients. LEAVEN PHOTO BY JOE MCSORLEY by Carol Cowdrey Special to The Leaven OVERLAND PARK — Jane Godar Kreiter, a parishioner at Church of the Ascension here, learned to knit when [...]

Afghans for Hospice Patients are a Labor of Love2018-10-01T15:41:57+00:00

Breaking Bread Spring 2018 – Earthly Angels Provide Comfort at the End of Life’s Journey

Although it can be hard to accept, death is a stage in all of our lives. Through the Angel Vigil program, Catholic Community Hospice provides around-the-clock bedside volunteers, so that patients and their family members don't have to go through these final hours alone. Catholic Community Hospice Volunteer Director, Bonnie Krause, provides training to those [...]

Breaking Bread Spring 2018 – Earthly Angels Provide Comfort at the End of Life’s Journey2018-07-11T10:42:35+00:00

CCNEK Topeka Supports Senior Community Wellness Fair

In honor of National Older American's Month, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas has joined with Capitol City Community Church of God to sponsor a Senior Community Wellness Fair, Saturday, May 5th. There were representatives from a variety of different businesses and organization that all provide services to older Americans. Nutritious recipes were prepared by K-State [...]

CCNEK Topeka Supports Senior Community Wellness Fair2018-05-07T11:31:29+00:00

Volunteers Help Carry Out the Mission of Catholic Charities

Each month, nearly  carry out the mission of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Our volunteers generously give both their time and talent in a variety of ways---from hosting food drives to sorting donations at TurnStyles to helping with English language classes or providing companionship and support as a Friendly Visitor or Catholic Community Hospice volunteer. [...]

Volunteers Help Carry Out the Mission of Catholic Charities2017-12-19T10:42:51+00:00

Caroling at Hospice Patients’ Homes

Caroling at the homes of our Catholic Community Hospice patients has become an annual tradition this time of year. The outing brings a little Christmas cheer to our patients, and lots of joy to our Catholic Community Hospice staff and volunteers. Find out more about Catholic Community Hospice: http://catholiccommunityhospice.com/

Caroling at Hospice Patients’ Homes2017-12-15T10:38:54+00:00

Deacon Jim Lavin Discusses Catholic Hospice in The Leaven

Deacon Jim Lavin offers comfort to hospice patients at Villa St. Francis in Olathe. Deacon Lavin serves as a chaplain with Catholic Community Hospice, a ministry of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Despite the nature of his work, he finds his ministry very rewarding. LEAVEN PHOTO BY LORI WOOD HABIGER ‘A calling wrapped [...]

Deacon Jim Lavin Discusses Catholic Hospice in The Leaven2017-08-25T18:07:49+00:00

Pet Therapy with Catholic Community Hospice

Marty Letourneau always had an interest in doing pet therapy work, so when Stanton came into her life, it was the perfect opportunity to begin this journey. Stanton is a 10-year-old black Lab/Golden cross with a very calm and comforting demeanor. Together, they have been doing pet therapy and R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) visits [...]

Pet Therapy with Catholic Community Hospice2017-06-01T14:46:49+00:00

EVENT SERIES – Catholic Spiritual Care for the End of Life: The Importance of Decision-Making

This Catholic Community Hospice event series is presented by Dr. Catherine Powers, Medical Director; Donda McLaughlin, LMSW, LCSW, Parish Liaison; and Brent Doster, LMSW, Bereavement Coordinator. Have you ever thought about end-of-life care for you, a spouse or a parent? What would it look like? Would your faith play a role? It’s scary to learn that [...]

EVENT SERIES – Catholic Spiritual Care for the End of Life: The Importance of Decision-Making2017-08-25T18:07:53+00:00

Bernard’s Hope Story: A Welcomed Walker

Bernard is a neighbor in need. He is someone that one of our staff met on a day off near her neighborhood. They struck up a conversation in the parking lot of a big box store and a friendship began. That was several months ago and many conversations have taken place in various places in [...]

Bernard’s Hope Story: A Welcomed Walker2017-08-25T18:07:53+00:00

‘May an angel guide your path’

PHOTO: Sisters Therese Bangert (left) and Judith Jackson, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, have been long-time friends and shared many life experiences – including one they didn’t realize until a later conversation. This article was written by Therese Horvat, Director of Communications for the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth and first appeared on the Sisters [...]

‘May an angel guide your path’2017-08-25T18:07:54+00:00
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.