St Maximilian Kobe Catholic Church came to Loaves and Fishes in Houston and brought lunch with them on Saturday November 28, 2015. They will be back again in December. This is nothing new for them, the outreach ministry of St Maximilian Kobe has been bringing lunches to homeless and hungry people in Houston for years. They serve at the Magnificat House Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen on the fourth Saturday of every month. They serve the disabled at St. Joseph’s Clubhouse in Houston for the Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day Holidays. Both Loaves and Fishes and St. Joseph’s Clubhouse are sponsored by Magnificat House who provided food and shelter along with other resources to hundreds of Houston’s most needy residents. They also operate Donna Marie’s Clubhouse and several residences for homeless men and women in additional to Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen and St Joseph’s Clubhouse
The efforts of St Maximilian Kobe’s sponsored cooking mission are not limited to the Magnificat House venues. St Maximilian Kobe volunteers also go to the Mission of Yahweh once a month and prepare a meal for those homeless women and children. St Maximilian Kobe of Houston, Texas is concerned with more than just feeding people. The Social Concerns Outreach Ministry exists, “To raise the consciousness of the Parish community concerning the social outreach mission of the church; to provide resources for the needy; to develop strategies for effective action to change difficult situations in their lives.” This includes a Disaster Relief Ministry and a Prison Ministry. Their facility provides meeting space for Community Organizations, and there are many other ways that they, as an institution, serve their community.
The people who make up St Maximilian Kobe parish also contribute to society in their own individual ways. An example of this is the “Spirit Cookers” who prepare meals for families contending with illness or other stresses. This constant dedication to the joy of helping others makes Houston a kinder place to live every day of the year.