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Mercy Moments: Call to Family, Community, and Participation

By Ashley Wiskirchen | February 22, 2024

“Family may be sacred, but community has a holy dimension of its own. Blood is never the only thing that binds us. It is often the ties we choose that…

Mercy Moments: Life and Dignity of the Human Person

By Ashley Wiskirchen | February 15, 2024

“Human dignity is the same for all human beings: when I trample on the dignity of another, I am trampling on my own.” – Pope Francis “Our job is to…

Growing ministry reach through participation and formation

By Ashley Wiskirchen | February 15, 2024

“This PEACE event opened hearts and minds up to what God is really calling us to do – gives us the tools to proclaim the word and do works of…

Connecting young newcomers to schools, communities, and futures

By Ashley Wiskirchen | February 15, 2024

By Amber Kemp with Ashley Wiskirchen In April of 2023, a newcomer from El Salvador arrived with her two young daughters, ages nine and six, bringing with them her mother…

Legal services that keep vigil with clients and keep hope alive

By Ashley Wiskirchen | February 15, 2024

Immigration in the United States is a complex and challenging topic to unpack – and to find yourself navigating. At Catholic Charities, our immigration legal services support family reunification and…

Helping patients heal by sending them home with food

By Ashley Wiskirchen | February 15, 2024

For families living paycheck to paycheck, an emergency of size can derail their finely-tuned ability to pay the bills. A wrecked car or a frozen pipe can put the rent,…

Catholic parishes partner to provide mental health support for Spanish-speaking families

By Ashley Wiskirchen | February 15, 2024

Ilsi Palacios is the Hispanic Services Coordinator at Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri. In her role, she provides case management for Spanish-speaking clients and manages the Clinica para…

Taking the keys: tornado survivor moves into home four years after disaster

By Ashley Wiskirchen | February 15, 2024

Four years after his home was destroyed by the tornado that tore through Jefferson City in Spring of 2019, Catholic Charities helped move Dwight Days into his new house. The…

Why I Give: Supporting Work with Impact

By Ashley Wiskirchen | February 15, 2024

By Stan Koenigsfeld When I was first asked to share my story, the reason behind my excitement to give to Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri, the gospel at…

Community Collaboration: how linking arms with community partners moves our mission forward

By Ashley Wiskirchen | February 15, 2024

The crux of our work at Catholic Charities is encountering those in need, to know them, to honor their dignity, and to work alongside them to gain access to the…