Catholic Charities

10th Annual Mission of Love Gala Honored Cathy and Mark Hotze

The 10th annual Mission of Love Gala, benefiting Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center (MGCC), set sail September 7 with a jaunty nautical theme: the “Faith, Hope and Love Boat.”  The event honored Cathy and Mark Hotze, a couple with a long history of compassionate, inspired leadership in Fort Bend County and surrounding communities. “As people of faith, the Hotzes have had tremendous impact throughout the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and specifically in Fort Bend,” said Gladys […]

Come learn more about Catholic Charities’ programs and services in Fort Bend County!

Join us on Thursday, March 31 at the Mamie George Community Center for our annual open house. Discover the many life-changing services Catholic Charities provides to our neighbors in need throughout Fort Bend, thanks to your generous support. Meet one of the families you helped, tour the center and enjoy light bites and fellowship with the Fort Bend community. The event is FREE and open to the public! Please feel free to extend this invitation to family and friends. Annual Open […]

Mamie George Community Center in Richmond to Host Open House

The community is invited to learn more about help available in Fort Bend County through the Mamie George Community Center (MGCC), the hub for services provided by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.  An open house is scheduled on Thursday, March 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at 1111 Collins Rd., Richmond, Texas, 77469. Completely open following the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities’ center in Richmond offers services to prevent hunger and homelessness, provide nourishing […]

Catholic Charities Caring for Families Rocked by Poverty, Trauma, and COVID Grief; Hosts Annual Poverty Summit to Educate and Train the Public

Pedro Mendoza’s wife Maria loved Catholic Charities’ Grandparents Raising Grandchildren activities, so after she died from COVID, he took up the mantle and started attending.  Here he is at the program’s holiday party, with his granddaughters Carolyn (on lap), age 3, and Abby, age 6.

Handyman and landscaper Pedro Mendoza still misses his wife Maria.  COVID took his high school sweetheart this summer, after 46 years together.  They built a home together, literally: a two-bedroom, one-bathroom house in Rosenberg.  It was a tight squeeze once they had four children, but they managed.  And once the kids were teenagers, they laughed when the boys hogged the bathroom more than the girls did. Years later, the house rang with laughter again, when Pedro and […]

Baroness Kandy Kaye Horn Foundation Gift Supports Single Mothers through Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

“Catholic Charities helped me keep the faith to believe there are still good people out there,” said Liz Echavarria, a single mother served through the Women Veterans Program of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Echavarria has twin teenage daughters who both needed surgery to correct a spinal birth defect.  One daughter was still in the hospital when Echavarria’s car broke down.  She didn’t have the money to get it repaired.  Through Catholic Charities’ […]

Knights of Columbus Donates Coats to Kids Raised by Grandparents at Catholic Charities in Fort Bend County

Coats to be distributed through the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program at Mamie George Community Center on Monday, December 20 Sixty low-income children who are being raised by their grandparents will receive warm coats to ward off the winter chill, thanks to Knights of Columbus Council 7382 from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Sugar Land.  The coats will be distributed during a Christmas party for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, a program at Catholic Charities’ Mamie George […]

Mamie George Community Center hosts large-scale food distribution for the holidays

Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) in Richmond will host a large-scale food distribution in partnership with ABC-13 and the Houston Food Bank’s Share Your Holidays campaign on Saturday, December 11, 2021, 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. MGCC is located at 1111 Collins Road, Richmond, Texas, 77469. People in need of food assistance must come in their vehicles to receive food.  Appointments are not required, but families should register by texting HFBPS to 855-788-3663. […]

Deck the Halls for a Deserving Senior in North Houston Area  

Be a Santa to a Senior program from Home Instead delivers cheer to older adults As isolation continues to impact local seniors, Home Instead of North Houston renews the important Be a Santa to a Senior® program promising another season of holiday cheer. Be A Santa to a Senior supports older adults who may be overlooked, isolated or alone during the holiday season. This is the sixth year for the local program that gives back to older adults […]

Harris County Adds Another $30 Million to COVID Relief Fund

20,000 Additional Families to Each Receive $1,500; 5-Day Application Window Runs Sept 8–12 Another $30 million has been added to Harris County Recovery Assistance (HCRA), thereby allowing the program to reopen for additional applications Wednesday–Sunday, September 8–12, at  The program is administered by Catholic Charities and provides $1500 one-time grants to Harris County families struggling due to COVID-related layoffs and wage reductions. Since COVID’s economic impact has created financial instability for families who have never before needed public aid, additional money […]

Fort Bend’s Mamie George Community Center Mission of Love to Honor Dr. James Randle, Recently Retired Superintendent of Lamar Consolidated ISD

Event Celebrates Center’s 10th Anniversary Ela Calix, along with her husband Marco, was among the first seniors who walked in the door after the Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) opened in Richmond 10 years ago.  Sadly, Marco passed away, but Ela still comes to the center on a regular basis.  “I have friends at Mamie George.  We are very happy to meet each other at the center.  We talk, and sing sometimes,” said Calix with a […]