Deep in the Heart of Texas Spirit of Charity Luncheon Celebration

Thursday, May 6, 2021 at LIFE HTX

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Hurry! Only virtual tickets and tables remain! 

Shine your boots and pull out your finest Texas business best to join us for the 2021 Catholic Charities Spirit of Charity Luncheon Celebration – Deep in the Heart of Texas.

You’re invited to a Texas-sized celebration to honor the Strake Foundation for their generous support of Catholic Charities and contributions to the Greater Houston community.

This Spirit of Charity “re-boot,” Co-Chaired by Laurel and Jeb Bashaw, promises to be a downhome gathering like no other with fine Southern food, family, and friends.

Proceeds from this event will provide life-changing programs and services to more than 100,000 people Catholic Charities serves every year.

Watch these Special Video Messages from
Bob Parsley, Fr. Jeff Johnson and His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo:



Alice and Peter Arbour
Sister Lauren Beck, C.V.I.
Julia Boudreau
Celina and Paul Cerone
Emily and Robert Clay
Lucia and Michael Cordúa
Christy and Lou Cushman
Ann and Ed Deery
Alicia and Dave Freysinger
Ellen and James Ginty
Suzanne and Danny Grant
Jes and John Hagale
Sandy and Bob Herrin
Anna Marie and Harold Hidalgo
Diana and Jack Hoover
Fr. Jeff Johnson, S.J.
Gloria and Frank Kalman
Debbie and Matt Kemple
Patti and Mark Letsos
Drs. Monit and Patrick Leung
Eleanor and Fred Magee
Cheryl and Guy Malden
The Marek Family
Melanie and Mace Meeks
Trini Mendenhall
Cindy and Kendall Miller
Kelly and John Mooz
Ginger and John Niemann
Betsy and Hunter Nelson
Lisa and Mike O’Leary
Louise and Robert S. Parsley
Jill and John S. Parsley
Ashley and Douglas Plaeger
Donna and Craig Rathjen
Isla and TR Reckling
Frank Barlow Rynd
Vicki and Steve Smith
Fr. Juan M. Torres, OP
Terrie and Mike Turner
Mrs. Raye G. White
Tommye and George Zenner.


Deep in the Heart of Texas
Spirit of Charity Luncheon Celebration
Thursday, May 6, 2021
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
LIFE HTX: 2515 Morse St, Houston, TX 77019 (MAP)

Any in-person event will adhere to all current health and safety guidelines. In the event COVID-19 conditions in Houston require a Stay Home Order, Catholic Charities will transition to a virtual format for the Deep in the Heart of Texas Spirit of Charity Luncheon.


For more information, please contact Mary Ellen Butler at 713.874.6698 or

Can’t make the event but want to support Spirit of Charity?

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About Catholic Charities
For nearly 80 years, Catholic Charities has provided a comprehensive network of social services for this entire region. We empower people to grow and thrive, and we work to alleviate poverty and help people become self-sufficient and live better lives.
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Please note that only virtual tables and tickets are available at this time.

All donors will receive recognition in the Texas Catholic Herald and Culture Map digital ad after the event.