A Ping Pong table has been generously donated to the Mother Teresa Multi-Purpose Activity & Therapeutic Center by Robert and Kathy Black in memory of Kathy's mother Anne Liggett. We foresee many fun times with this ping pong table!
Thank You Robert and Kathy!
On Wednesday, September 14, the yearly Homelessness Resource Fair was held at the Mother Teresa Shelter. This year, Homeless Issues Partnership organized over 20 homeless resource organizations and volunteers to meet an individual who's experiencing homelessness. They hope to fight homelessness through a new mentor initiative.
Hundreds of people came to Mother Theresa Shelter where they found resources and friendship by being paired up with a navigator and given bags with hygene supplies, candy and water as well as contact information and numbers.
Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi and the Mother Teresa Shelter have a new annual fundraising event called Celebration of Charitiy - A Fabulous Delightful Affair. This event, which will be held Thursday, November 3, 2016, will take place of the bi-annual Dinner & Dialogue with the Bishop.
We look forward to hosting a fun evening at Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi's new home located at 615 Oliver Ct. The festive event will include a live auction, food stations and music from Latin Talk all while sharing with guests what Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi and the Mother Teresa Shelter does daily for our community.
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A Special Thank You to Our 2016 Sponsors
As of September 14, 2016
The John G. & Marie Stella Kenedy Memorial Foundation
Renee Cooper, Donna & Bobby Gough, Lu Ann & Donald Kingsbury, and
A Friendof Catholic Charities
Pazera Family Foundation
Barbie & Phil Boeck, Cindy & Mike Boudloche, Jan & Chuck Clark, Rhonda & Sam Ganz,
and Terria & Mike Schmidt
Celeste Vermeulen Guernsey
Tejas Management Systems, Inc. and Susan & Donald Taft, and Ticia & Marty Hanisch
The Hilliard Family Foundation of South Texas
CHRISTUS Spohn Health System
Barcom Construction, Inc.
Caryl & Jim Devlin
Fulton/Coastcon General Contractors
Sylvia & Eloy Perez
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Welder Leshin LLP
Whataburger and the Dobson Family
Kethy & Robert Black
Amy & Tim Ehrman
Legamaro Financial Services, Inc.
Irven R. Roper
Anna & Bob Whitehurst
Catholic Charities Ministry and Life Enrichment for Persons with Disabilities presented 100 bags of non-perishable items to Mother Teresa Shelter after Mass in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at St. John Paul II High School on May 15.
Father Patrick Higgins, chaplain of the special needs community, presented Sister Rose Paul Madassery, SABS, Operations Supervisor of Mother Teresa Shelter, with the bags after celebrating Mass. Deacon Michael Rauen assisted.
Father Higgins said that In January he met with persons with disabilities to discuss ways in which they "as a community can live out the Spiritual and Corporal works of Mercy, especially during this Year of Mercy as proclaimed by Pope Francis."
To fulfill the Corporal Works of Mercy "to feed the hungry" the special needs community agreed to collect non-perishable food and money donations after Mass on Sunday through the middle
Sister Rose expressed her gratitude and mentioned that the shelter had been running low on
pot noodles and how blessed they were to receive these items at this time.
Father Higgins praised the community for their generosity and said "something as little as collecting small amounts of food items over a period of time can make a huge impact in the community."
"The special needs community, many of whom have major disabilities and are on fixed incomes, wanted to fulfill the corporal work of mercy to “feed the hungry” and respond to the request of our holy father Pope Francis to be merciful in this Year of Mercy," Father Higgins said.
The bags were filled with various snacks, pot noodles, water, candy, a rosary and a spiritual card. The bags were a donation from the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA) and $127 was collected from the church community to buy additional items. The goods will be distributed to area homeless who frequent the day shelter.
Story contributed from the South Texas Catholic
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Mother Teresa Shelter
Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Transitional Housing For Men
Please call to schedule facility tours and intake applications. Applications are always accepted.
Thank You for the Very Generous Donation made through the King of the Court 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament which was held on July 23, 2016.
The Mother Teresa Shelter offers the area homeless several options for meals throughout the day.
Breakfast: 8:00 am
Open for everybody
Snack: 10.30 am
Snacks during this time are for registered clients only
Snack: 2:00 pm
Open for everybody
Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi offers additional supportive services to the Mother Teresa Shelter. For more information on Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi, Inc. go to www.catholiccharities-cc.org
In April of 2015, Pope Francis stood in front of the Holy Door in the atrium of St. Peter's Basilica and formally proclaimed a "Holy Year of Mercy" to be observed from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016. On December 8, 2015, the Holy Father formally opened that door and the Year of Mercy. The "Door of Mercy" is opened to evoke the concept of forgiveness and reconciliation, which is the main focus of this Holy Year of Mercy.
With the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis focuses attention to our merciful God who invites all men and women to return to Him. The encounter with God inspires in us the virtue of Mercy. The Holy Father stated: “This is the time of mercy. It is important that the lay faithful live it and bring it into different social environments. Go forth!”
During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Catholic Charities will focus on educating our community by reintroducing the history and service of each one of our Departments and Programs. Starting in January 2016, chronologically, each Department of Catholic Charities will be outlined on our website under a segment entitled “Our Purpose and Our Call to Serve.”
Among the many responsibilities of Catholic Charities we are witness to the love of Christ and to our faith that is our voice to the poor. Poverty calls us to sow hope.