This year, Help Catholic Charities Be a Witness to Christ’s Love

by Lauren Solidum for The Leaven ‘Tis the season to give help and hope through the ministries of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Our ministries change lives. One of the greatest blessings during the pandemic was serving on the frontline with our team and volunteers. I was answering phones at one of our Family Support Centers [...]

2021-11-23T14:21:25-06:00November 23, 2021|

Thrift Store Manager Finds Purpose in His Profession

Special by The Leaven October 1, 2021 Dave Brewer, manager of one of the three TurnStyles Thrift stores in the archdiocese, sorts through inventory at the store at 5304 Martway in Mission. LEAVEN PHOTO BY KATHRYN WHITE Editor’s note: Although Protestants generally use the term “minister” to refer to a member of the clergy, not every [...]

2021-10-04T14:56:53-05:00October 4, 2021|

Catholic Charities Resource Bus Brings Hope to Communities in Need

by Therese Horvat Special to The Leaven Above: Unpacking and organizing items inside St. Dominic Parish hall before clients in need arrive are: from left, Erin Ressegieu, mobile resource bus coordinator for Catholic Charities; Annette Bentzinger, outreach coordinator for Catholic Charities; and Dan Scherrer, a volunteer from Holy Spirit Parish in Overland Park. LEAVEN PHOTO [...]

2021-10-08T10:51:54-05:00September 30, 2021|

Welcoming Week

Refugee Welcoming Week begins on September 9! During Welcoming Week, organizations and communities bring together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity.    Find a list of events below that are taking place!    Thursday, September 9th- Join the virtual kickoff [...]

2021-09-02T15:24:37-05:00September 2, 2021|

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Offers 20+ Programs

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas serves the most vulnerable men, women and children of all faiths across 21 counties. A ministry of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, we provide innovative programs and solutions that stabilize and strengthen individuals and families, moving them from a place of needing help to one of having hope.Are [...]

2021-09-08T13:57:50-05:00August 27, 2021|

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Assists with Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Assists with Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis Above: Residents of an Afghanistan apartment complex. Image courtesy of the United Nations.Earlier this month, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) asked Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas to participate in the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Evacuation Project alongside of other Catholic Charities agencies and [...]

2021-10-20T16:57:17-05:00August 24, 2021|

Catholic Social Teaching

Stewardship Of Creation  We, as human persons, are entrusted with care over creation. Being a steward of creation is to take care of what has been created or given by God. It is a responsibility which has been given to man from the beginning. In the creation narrative in the Book of Genesis, each creation [...]

2021-08-23T14:28:54-05:00August 23, 2021|

Mediatrice’s Hope Story (New Roots for Refugees)

Mediatrice's Story Mediatrice is a first-year farmer in the New Roots for Refugees program. is from Africa. It is the place where she learned about farming. It is also where she became a refugee.Originally from Burundi, Mediatrice and her family lived in a refugee camp in Tanzania. She was resettled by Catholic Charities of Northeast [...]

2021-08-23T13:29:00-05:00August 18, 2021|

Exciting News About Our Shalom House Ministry

Dear Friends in Christ, Out of every challenge, God creates opportunity. Today, I am writing to share exciting news about the future of Shalom House. Shalom House was founded by Angie O’Gorman and Bob Calvert in 1973. Operating in the tradition of the Catholic Worker Movement initiated by Dorothy Day and Peter Mauren, the purpose of Shalom [...]

2021-08-23T10:32:37-05:00May 18, 2021|