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“The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in action"

Catholic Charities of Kansas City St. Joseph would like you to join us at the Historic Muehlebach Hotel where we will celebrate our mission to serve our vulnerable neighbors. There’s no question that the past few years have been turbulent and unpredictable. However, families who are struggling to meet their basic life needs find an oasis of hope when they come to Catholic Charities.

Become a sponsor, purchase tickets or make a patron gift to support the 2024 Celebration of Hope!

- Mother Teresa

Celebrate your way!

Sponsor Celebration of Hope

Sponsorship packages

$5,000 to $100,000

Call or email Fred Darbonne at 

816-659-9292 or

or go to "Become a Sponsor" for details.



Register and Attend In-Person

In person tickets $250 each.

A table can be purchased for $2,500/Table of 10.

Black-tie attire



Can’t attend on April 27th?

Consider a Patron Gift!

Patron gifts of any size help assure that when neighbors are in need, Catholic Charities will be there to assist. All patron gifts are tax deductible.

Saturday, April 27, 2024


5:00 p.m.  Cocktail hour

6:30 p.m.  Program and Dinner

Our Lady of Hope Society:  Though she enjoys the glory of heaven, the Virgin Mary is still lovingly concerned with the struggles of her children on earth. She constantly intercedes for our needs with a mother's love.



This year’s event will inaugurate the Our Lady of Hope Society which recognizes exemplary high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to the Catholic Charities Mission.

As Seniors leave the security of their Catholic homes, we HOPE they are blanketed with the protection of the Blessed Mother.

· We HOPE they will continue acts of charity and attend Mass after graduation.

 We HOPE they will be leaders in their new parishes for the rest of their adult lives.

 ·We HOPE they will give back to those less fortunate by volunteering at their local Catholic Charities.

To enter a candidate for consideration:

Student meets below criteria. 

Catholic Identity 

• Adhere to Catholic Social Teachings

• Acts of Charity (Service hours that comply with high school criteria)



• Student in good standing

• Involved in the community



• Minimum GPA 3.0

Please submit below. The last day to nominate a student is 2/24/2024.

For more information contact Fred Darbonne, (816) 659-9292 or

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