Catholic Community Hospice Moves Under NKCHS

Catholic Community Hospice is Now Part of Northeast Kansas Catholic Healthcare Services, Inc. Once a ministry of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, Catholic Community Hospice is now overseen by NKCHS. Read more about this organizational restructuring in The Leaven. Catholic Community Hospice provides care, comfort, and support to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and [...]

2022-06-07T15:09:29-05:00July 1, 2021|

Words of Gratitude for Catholic Community Hospice

We were honored to receive this thank-you letter from the granddaughter of one of our hospice patients. Catholic Community Hospice provides compassionate, faith-based care to those facing life-limiting illnesses. Dear Catholic Community Hospice Staff, Thank you all so much for all your sweet and loving care provided to my beautiful grandma, Lila. My family [...]

2019-12-04T11:37:29-06:00December 4, 2019|

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 [...]

2019-12-04T11:07:43-06:00November 26, 2019|

Grieving During the Holidays

Approaching the holidays in the season of grief is particularly difficult and unsettling. Memories of years gone by, traditions and expectations all weigh heavily on our hearts and minds as we consider what we might celebrate this holiday season. Feelings of loneliness, depression, burden and resentment may become more pronounced as they stand in stark [...]

2019-01-04T10:39:57-06:00November 27, 2018|

Catholic Community Hospice: The Power of a Referral

 When a patient is referred to Catholic Community Hospice, it is for end-of-life care. However, that person’s care actually helps sustain life for local children, adults and seniors in need. Catholic Community Hospice is a ministry of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Unlike other hospice programs, funds generated help support 24 programs and services [...]

2018-11-20T16:50:43-06:00November 14, 2018|

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 [...]

2018-10-01T15:41:57-05:00October 1, 2018|

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 [...]

2018-07-11T10:42:35-05:00July 11, 2018|

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 [...]

2018-05-07T11:31:29-05:00May 7, 2018|

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. [...]

2017-12-19T10:42:51-06:00December 19, 2017|

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:

2017-12-15T10:38:54-06:00December 15, 2017|