Serving People, Lifting Hope: National Suicide Prevention Month September 2022

We just completed National Suicide Prevention Month (September) but the need for mental health awareness continues year-round. Suicide is a traumatic end to a mental health struggle, and Catholic Charities of Kansas City St. Joseph seeks to provide tools and support...

Faith Journey Interview with Deaf and Disabilities Ministries Parish Mental Health Coordinator Marie Justin: Deaf and Disabilities Ministries “Together” Newsletter September 2022

  Recently, our department hired Marie Justin as the Parish Mental Health Ministry Coordinator, a position funded by a grant from the Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers. She has been with us for a little over a month, and, already, we have greatly...

Faith Journey Interview with Author Virginia Pillars: Deaf and Disabilities Ministries “Together” Newsletter December 2021

On October 12th, our department partnered with the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph to present a luncheon with Deacon Ed Shoener of the Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers. The focus of the gathering was on the development of parish mental health...

Deaf and Disability Ministries

Catholic Charities seeks to fully integrate persons with disabilities into the life of their faith communities. We accomplish this by connecting those with disabilities to the resources available. We work with parishes to strengthen the spiritual, sacramental and pastoral experience. We work within faith communities, challenging them to progress beyond mere physical accommodations, to fully include the disabled.

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Faith Journey Interview with Laura Gaffney, MD and Dr. Moya Peterson: Deaf and Disabilities Ministries “Together” Newsletter October 2021

Faith Journey Interview with Laura Gaffney, MD and Dr. Moya Peterson: Deaf and Disabilities Ministries “Together” Newsletter October 2021

About a year ago, our department hosted an online screening of the film None of Us Want to Stand Still about better health care for adults with developmental disabilities. After we viewed the film, we had a group discussion, and many of the individuals present...

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Faith Journey Interview with Caroline Turner: Deaf and Disabilities Ministries “Together” Newsletter August 2022

Faith Journey Interview with Caroline Turner: Deaf and Disabilities Ministries “Together” Newsletter August 2022

Recently, one of our dedicated sign language interpreters, Becky Turner, told me about her daughter who had recently started a new organization. Caroline Turner is the founder of Quirky Buds, a new social networking system designed to connect individuals of different...

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