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 [...]

2017-08-25T18:07:49-05:00June 24, 2017|

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 [...]

2017-06-01T14:46:49-05:00June 1, 2017|

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 [...]

2017-08-25T18:07:53-05:00February 28, 2017|

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 [...]

2017-08-25T18:07:53-05:00February 21, 2017|

‘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 [...]

2017-08-25T18:07:54-05:00January 4, 2017|

Catholic Community Hospice Recognizes National Hospice Month

“Thank you for your support when my mother was dying. Having you with us on her journey at the end-of-life was a blessing. May your work comfort others in the same situation.” – Family served by Catholic Community Hospice Have you ever thought about what you want medically and spiritually for the end of life? [...]

2016-11-08T12:19:04-06:00November 2, 2016|