A Rosary and Reflection
Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas Cordially Invites You to An Evening of Grace and Gratitude
We invite you to join our Catholic Charities team in praying the Rosary with our mediation focusing on the Gospel of Matthew 25:35-36 and how the Corporal Works of Mercy are lived out with you through the work of Catholic Charities. We miss seeing each of you in person, but your presence is felt as we join together in prayer.
Virtual Donor Appreciation Event
Virtual Rosary and Reflection
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Grace and Gratitude
Virtual Rosary Event
Each decade of the Rosary will focus on a ministry of Catholic Charities and the call of Jesus Christ for us to show mercy. We appreciate the hard work of all those who give so generously to help us minister Christ’s mercy to our community. We lift up this Rosary for each of you, and all of our brothers and sisters in Christ that we welcome and serve through the doors of Catholic Charities.
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Praying the Rosary
The Rosary is a Scripture-based prayer which focuses on meditations on the great mysteries of the Christian faith. It is a favorite prayer tradition of many Catholics.
The repetition in the Rosary is meant to lead one into restful and contemplative prayer related to each mystery. The gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of our hearts, where Christ’s spirit dwells. The Rosary can be said privately or with a group.
If you would like detailed instructions on praying the Rosary along with the text of the prayers, please click here.
The Corporal Works of Mercy
Each decade will focus on a ministry of Catholic Charities. We are inspired by the call of Jesus Christ to show mercy through the Corporal Works of Mercy.
“Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you? And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’”
Catholic Charities Programs Featured In This Event
Hope Distribution Center
Our warehouse serves as the first stop for all food donations before the food is sent out to our 21 counties of the archdiocese to provide for those in need.
New Roots for Refugees
New Roots’ training farm builds on the strengths and experience that the refugees already possess, helping them start their own small farm businesses growing and selling vegetables.
Our three thrift locations offer affordable shopping for families in need and provide financial support for our 20+ programs and services.
Catholic Community Hospice
Catholic Community Hospice provides care, comfort, and support to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and families facing a life-limiting illness.
Shalom House Men’s Shelter
Shalom House offers shelter, hospitality, and support to homeless men in Kansas City, Kansas.
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is committed to serving our neighbors in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We always rely on our donors and volunteers in order to share Christ’s mercy. Now more than ever we are grateful for your prayers and support.
Pope Francis tells us that “Mercy towards a human life in a state of need is the true face of love.”
Every day at Catholic Charities we strive to show our love of God through our love of neighbor and our care for those in need of mercy.
About the Image of Mary
The printed Grace and Gratitude invitation and this web page feature a beautiful statue, “Madonna of the Streets,” courtesy of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School in Leawood, Kansas. It is crafted based on a renowned painting created by Italian artist Roberto Ferruzzi. Our Lady appears to be standing on somebody’s doorstep begging for shelter and food while her child is safely cuddled and asleep in her arms. Many have been moved by this powerful image and have interpreted it as a personal challenge to open our hearts to her Son, Jesus.