Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso

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The National Fund for Sacred Places has awarded a matching grant of $250,000 for the restoration of Sacred Heart Church ...
10/27/2021
Sacred Heart Church and El Paso in the National News

The National Fund for Sacred Places has awarded a matching grant of $250,000 for the restoration of Sacred Heart Church in the Segundo Barrio.

There were 307 applicants from all over the country and only 15 winners. Of these, Sacred Heart Church was one of only five to win the maximum award.

#sacredheart #jesuits #jesuitas #elpaso #sacredspaces #sacredplaces #segundobarrio #restore #restoration #churches

The National Fund for Sacred Places awarded a $250,000 matching grant for the restoration of Sacred Heart Church in the Segundo Barrio.

Your generosity supports the work of the Office of Education and helps more than 2,000 students in 9  Catholic Schools g...
10/26/2021

Your generosity supports the work of the Office of Education and helps more than 2,000 students in 9 Catholic Schools go further with faith. This is just one ministry supported by the Progress Catholic Ministry Appeal. #Progress #LoveBuildsHope

Your generosity supports the work of the Office of Education and helps more than 2,000 students in 9 Catholic Schools go further with faith. This is just one ministry supported by the Progress Catholic Ministry Appeal. #Progress #LoveBuildsHope

Thinking about the end of this life can be scary. Don't get spooked by putting your affairs in order, we're just prepari...
10/25/2021
Estate Planning Checklist: 10 Documents You Need to Put Your Affairs in Order

Thinking about the end of this life can be scary. Don't get spooked by putting your affairs in order, we're just preparing for our new life in heaven.

The Catholic Foundation is wrapping up October's Estate Planning Awareness Week with great tips from our partners at FreeWill. #catholic #estate #planning #freewill #estateplanningweek

Stay tuned for our "We Need to Talk: Estate & End of Life Planning Seminars" in November.

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Sister Silvia sends you many blessings and thanks you from the bottom of her heart!We set a goal of raising $10,000 for ...
10/23/2021
Three Cheers for Sister Silvia

Sister Silvia sends you many blessings and thanks you from the bottom of her heart!

We set a goal of raising $10,000 for Sister Silvia. $10,396 was raised during this year's El Paso Giving Day for her classroom building project.

The total raised includes donations, a Walmart matching grant, and the "Surpass the Past" prize of $500 from El Paso Electric.

"There is never an unoccupied heart" — Sister Silvia Chacón, ASC

We set a goal of raising $10,000 for Sister Silvia on El Paso Giving Day and thanks to her inspiring ministry and the support of many donors, the goal was surpassed!

It looks like we're going to reach our goal but we are not there yet!There's still a chance to contribute during the Mil...
10/22/2021
Foundation for the Catholic Diocese of El Paso: Pray, Serve, Give

It looks like we're going to reach our goal but we are not there yet!

There's still a chance to contribute during the Milk 'n Cookies Power Hour tonight from 9 - 10 pm 🥛🍪

The three organizations (small, medium, large) that receive the MOST online unique verified donations during the designated time will win $1,000 each.

Click here to donate until 11:59pm: https://elpasogivingday.org/organizations/foundation-for-the-diocese-of-el-paso

We support the Diocese of El Paso through your gifts of prayer, service, and giving to make a lasting impact on parishes, schools, ministries and charities.

El Conteo Diocesano de Asistencia en Misa será realizado este fin de semana en todas las parroquias, monasterios, y semi...
10/21/2021

El Conteo Diocesano de Asistencia en Misa será realizado este fin de semana en todas las parroquias, monasterios, y seminarios. ¡Asegúrate de ser contado! #VeAMisa

The diocesan Mass Attendance Count will be held this weekend in all parishes, monasteries, and semninaries. Make sure to be counted! #GoToMass

El Conteo Diocesano de Asistencia en Misa será realizado este fin de semana en todas las parroquias, monasterios, y seminarios. ¡Asegúrate de ser contado! #VeAMisa

The diocesan Mass Attendance Count will be held this weekend in all parishes, monasteries, and semninaries. Make sure to be counted! #GoToMass

Give during the Brown Bag Power Hour from 12 - 1pm today and the Catholic Foundation could win $1,000. #ElPasoGivingDay ...
10/21/2021
Foundation for the Catholic Diocese of El Paso: Pray, Serve, Give

Give during the Brown Bag Power Hour from 12 - 1pm today and the Catholic Foundation could win $1,000. #ElPasoGivingDay #PowerHour #sisters

Click here to donate: https://elpasogivingday.org/organizations/foundation-for-the-diocese-of-el-paso

Sister Silvia sends you many blessings!

We support the Diocese of El Paso through your gifts of prayer, service, and giving to make a lasting impact on parishes, schools, ministries and charities.

El Paso Giving Day is here!Walmart dollar-for-dollar match starting at 8:30 am. Brown Bag Power Hour from 12-1pm.Make Si...
10/21/2021

El Paso Giving Day is here!

Walmart dollar-for-dollar match starting at 8:30 am.

Brown Bag Power Hour from 12-1pm.

Make Sister Silvia's DAY 🌸🌸🌸

Click here to donate: https://elpasogivingday.org/organizations/foundation-for-the-diocese-of-el-paso

El Paso Giving Day is here!

Walmart dollar-for-dollar match starting at 8:30 am.

Brown Bag Power Hour from 12-1pm.

Make Sister Silvia's DAY 🌸🌸🌸

Click here to donate: https://elpasogivingday.org/organizations/foundation-for-the-diocese-of-el-paso

Tomorrow's the day! Set a reminder. Make Sister Silvia's dreams come true. #elpasogivingday #sisters #catholic #classroo...
10/20/2021

Tomorrow's the day! Set a reminder. Make Sister Silvia's dreams come true. #elpasogivingday #sisters #catholic #classroom

Click here to give st 8:30AM and Noon: https://elpasogivingday.org/organizations/foundation-for-the-diocese-of-el-paso

Walmart has made a generous donation to El Paso Giving Day providing matching funds of $100,000 for organizations to earn. UNIQUE gifts of $100 or less made on October 21 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. MST.

Give during the Brown Bag Power Hour from 12 - 1 PM on October 21 and the Catholic Foundation could win $1,000 for Sister Silvia. The hour is sponsored by TFCU.

Tomorrow's the day! Set a reminder. Make Sister Silvia's dreams come true. #elpasogivingday #sisters #catholic #classroom

Click here to give st 8:30AM and Noon: https://elpasogivingday.org/organizations/foundation-for-the-diocese-of-el-paso

Walmart has made a generous donation to El Paso Giving Day providing matching funds of $100,000 for organizations to earn. UNIQUE gifts of $100 or less made on October 21 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. MST.

Give during the Brown Bag Power Hour from 12 - 1 PM on October 21 and the Catholic Foundation could win $1,000 for Sister Silvia. The hour is sponsored by TFCU.

On October 7, 2021, Sister Mary E. "Buffy" Boesen, SL, announced her retirement from Loretto Academy after serving as th...
10/20/2021
Sister Buffy Boesen Announces Retirement from Loretto Academy

On October 7, 2021, Sister Mary E. "Buffy" Boesen, SL, announced her retirement from Loretto Academy after serving as the school's President for 21 years.

She shared, "After much prayer and deliberation, it is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you of my decision to retire. My years at Loretto have been full of laughter, happiness, joy, and even a few trials. I have learned so much from all of you and I am grateful for the support you have given me."

It is anticipated that the new President of Loretto Academy will be appointed in early spring. Sister Buffy will stay on as President Emerita until after graduation to ensure a smooth transition and to support the success of the new president.

Click on the link to read more!

Mary E.

Many of the ministries funded by the Progress Catholic Ministry Appeal are focused on providing guidance and support to ...
10/19/2021

Many of the ministries funded by the Progress Catholic Ministry Appeal are focused on providing guidance and support to our parishes and schools to ensure they can continue their missions. Never have these ministries been more important than during the pandemic. From the Communications Office to Religious Formation, our ministries worked tirelessly to provide parishes and schools with whatever they needed to continue operating and keep their parishioners and students safe. Learn more at 2021progress.org.

Many of the ministries funded by the Progress Catholic Ministry Appeal are focused on providing guidance and support to our parishes and schools to ensure they can continue their missions. Never have these ministries been more important than during the pandemic. From the Communications Office to Religious Formation, our ministries worked tirelessly to provide parishes and schools with whatever they needed to continue operating and keep their parishioners and students safe. Learn more at 2021progress.org.

The Catholic Foundation is encouraging you to create a plan for your future with our free estate planning resource.Take ...
10/19/2021
National Estate Planning Awareness Week

The Catholic Foundation is encouraging you to create a plan for your future with our free estate planning resource.

Take 20 minutes today to protect all of your blessings. Click on the link to learn more.

Protect all of your blessings.

Be counted! This weekend and next. The 2021 Mass Attendance Count at parishes, seminaries, convents, and monasteries inc...
10/16/2021
Mass Attendance Count 2021: Be Counted!

Be counted! This weekend and next.

The 2021 Mass Attendance Count at parishes, seminaries, convents, and monasteries includes live streamed and televised Masses on Facebook, YouTube, and local stations.

“One thing I ask of the Lord, this I seek: to dwell in the Lord’s house all the days of my life.” — Psalm 27

#GoToMass #VeAMisa

The Mass Attendance Count will be conducted on Saturday and Sunday, October 16 and 17, and again the following weekend on October 23 and 24.

Happy Feast of Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church!"For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with ...
10/15/2021

Happy Feast of Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church!

"For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God."

#SaintTeresaofAvila #Carmelite #TheWayofPerfection #LovePrayer

Happy Feast of Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church!

"For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God."

#SaintTeresaofAvila #Carmelite #TheWayofPerfection #LovePrayer

The diocesan Mass Attendance Count will be held this weekend at all parishes, seminaries, convents, and monasteries. Mak...
10/14/2021

The diocesan Mass Attendance Count will be held this weekend at all parishes, seminaries, convents, and monasteries. Make sure to be counted! #GoToMass

El Conteo Diocesano de Asistencia en Misa será realizado este fin de semana en todas las parroquias, seminarios, conventos, y monasterios. ¡Asegúrate de ser contado! #VeAMisa

The diocesan Mass Attendance Count will be held this weekend at all parishes, seminaries, convents, and monasteries. Make sure to be counted! #GoToMass

El Conteo Diocesano de Asistencia en Misa será realizado este fin de semana en todas las parroquias, seminarios, conventos, y monasterios. ¡Asegúrate de ser contado! #VeAMisa

This year’s El Paso Giving Day will be held on October 21, 2021, but the fun begins with Early Giving on October 14th! O...
10/14/2021
El Paso Giving Day 2021

This year’s El Paso Giving Day will be held on October 21, 2021, but the fun begins with Early Giving on October 14th! Our goal is to raise $10,000 to support the work of Sister Silvia at Santa Teresa Catholic Church in Ft. Hancock. #ElPasoGivingDay #pray #serve #give

Built in 1928, the church is in need of many repairs. But what Sister Silvia wants most for the people in the community are classrooms for the children to meet, learn, draw, create, pray, and come together.

Click on the link to donate in any amount. Invite others to give as well 💓🙏🏼🦋

https://elpasogivingday.org/organizations/foundation-for-the-diocese-of-el-paso

This year’s El Paso Giving Day will be held on October 21, 2021, but the fun begins with Early Giving on October 14th! The Catholic Foundation is raising funds to support the ministry of Sister Silvia Chacón at Santa Teresa Catholic Church in Ft. Hancock.

There are many myths about making a will. No matter what you’ve heard, know that a will is an important part of the esta...
10/13/2021

There are many myths about making a will. No matter what you’ve heard, know that a will is an important part of the estate planning process. Learn more on our website!

Myth: “My family will look after my kids if something happens to me.”

Busted: Choosing a guardian for your minor children is one of the most important things you can do in your will. Some people assume that if they pass away, their families will look after their children. If you don’t have a will, your family doesn’t get to make this decision.

Click here to learn more: https://catholicfoundationelpaso.org/news/the-top-10-myths-about-making-a-will

Photo Credit: El Paso Inc.

There are many myths about making a will. No matter what you’ve heard, know that a will is an important part of the estate planning process. Learn more on our website!

Myth: “My family will look after my kids if something happens to me.”

Busted: Choosing a guardian for your minor children is one of the most important things you can do in your will. Some people assume that if they pass away, their families will look after their children. If you don’t have a will, your family doesn’t get to make this decision.

Click here to learn more: https://catholicfoundationelpaso.org/news/the-top-10-myths-about-making-a-will

Photo Credit: El Paso Inc.

Congratulations to Rafael Carrasco, a parishioner at St. Mark, and the winner of the St. Toribio — Ministry of Refugees ...
10/12/2021

Congratulations to Rafael Carrasco, a parishioner at St. Mark, and the winner of the St. Toribio — Ministry of Refugees and Migrants category.

“Caring for migrants and their families has been a top priority for Rafael because he sees his calling as being a missionary of Christ to the most vulnerable. One time, we had no food for that day because of a miscommunication. We were praying for a miracle when Rafael arrived. He learned about the situation and returned with more food than we needed. This is the way he works.” — Rev. Msgr. Arturo Bañuelas, Pastor, St. Mark Catholic Church

Congratulations to Rafael Carrasco, a parishioner at St. Mark, and the winner of the St. Toribio — Ministry of Refugees and Migrants category.

“Caring for migrants and their families has been a top priority for Rafael because he sees his calling as being a missionary of Christ to the most vulnerable. One time, we had no food for that day because of a miscommunication. We were praying for a miracle when Rafael arrived. He learned about the situation and returned with more food than we needed. This is the way he works.” — Rev. Msgr. Arturo Bañuelas, Pastor, St. Mark Catholic Church

YOU make a difference. Your dedication to the Progress Catholic Ministry Appeal is vital, especially right now as our di...
10/12/2021

YOU make a difference. Your dedication to the Progress Catholic Ministry Appeal is vital, especially right now as our diocese continues to navigate and recover from the pandemic. Your generosity will make an immediate difference in helping to support the work of these ministries. 2021progress.org

YOU make a difference. Your dedication to the Progress Catholic Ministry Appeal is vital, especially right now as our diocese continues to navigate and recover from the pandemic. Your generosity will make an immediate difference in helping to support the work of these ministries. 2021progress.org

“It is necessary to walk together, without prejudice and without fear, placing ourselves next to those who are most vuln...
10/11/2021

“It is necessary to walk together, without prejudice and without fear, placing ourselves next to those who are most vulnerable: migrants, refugees, displaced persons, victims of trafficking and the abandoned. We are called to build an increasingly inclusive world that excludes no one.” — Pope Francis

“It is necessary to walk together, without prejudice and without fear, placing ourselves next to those who are most vulnerable: migrants, refugees, displaced persons, victims of trafficking and the abandoned. We are called to build an increasingly inclusive world that excludes no one.” — Pope Francis

Congratulations to Santiago Romero, a parishioner at All Saints, and the winner of the St. Juan Diego — Ministry of Comm...
10/08/2021

Congratulations to Santiago Romero, a parishioner at All Saints, and the winner of the St. Juan Diego — Ministry of Communication and Evangelization category.

“During the pandemic when churches were closed, Santiago made it one of his responsibilities to live stream the Mass. Initially, he took his personal equipment and learned how to connect people virtually. Eventually, the parish purchased equipment to continue live streaming and Santiago continues to do it." — Paula Favela, Parish Administrator, All Saints Catholic Church

Congratulations to Santiago Romero, a parishioner at All Saints, and the winner of the St. Juan Diego — Ministry of Communication and Evangelization category.

“During the pandemic when churches were closed, Santiago made it one of his responsibilities to live stream the Mass. Initially, he took his personal equipment and learned how to connect people virtually. Eventually, the parish purchased equipment to continue live streaming and Santiago continues to do it." — Paula Favela, Parish Administrator, All Saints Catholic Church

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us! Nuestra Señora del Rosario, ¡ruega por nosotros!
10/07/2021

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
Nuestra Señora del Rosario, ¡ruega por nosotros!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
Nuestra Señora del Rosario, ¡ruega por nosotros!

Celebrating 20 Years of Prayer, Service, and Giving!The Catholic Foundation is a nonprofit community foundation establis...
10/06/2021

Celebrating 20 Years of Prayer, Service, and Giving!

The Catholic Foundation is a nonprofit community foundation established in 2001 committed to growing philanthropy in the Diocese of El Paso. We are local and dedicated to improving the community where you live. As your giving helps to better your community, everyone benefits today and in the future.

The Catholic Foundation helps you on your path to philanthropy, making it easier for you to do good. When you’re ready to give, contact us. Together we can make a lasting impact on our parishes, schools, ministries and charities, and create something special that will last forever.

915-872-8412 | catholicfoundationelpaso.org

Congratulations to Lupe Rodriguez de Gonzalez, a parishioner at San Antonio de Padua, and the winner of the St. Teresa B...
10/05/2021

Congratulations to Lupe Rodriguez de Gonzalez, a parishioner at San Antonio de Padua, and the winner of the St. Teresa Benedict of the Cross — Ministry of Bereavement category.

“Lupe developed a memorial at the parish of all the faithful departed who have died of COVID-19 this year. Parishioners and their relatives were invited to give Lupe a list of names of the deceased in order for them to be written on ribbons that would hang from the “Covid Memorial Tree” until the end of the year of St. Joseph.” — Fr. Mariano H. López, STL, Pastor, San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church

Congratulations to Lupe Rodriguez de Gonzalez, a parishioner at San Antonio de Padua, and the winner of the St. Teresa Benedict of the Cross — Ministry of Bereavement category.

“Lupe developed a memorial at the parish of all the faithful departed who have died of COVID-19 this year. Parishioners and their relatives were invited to give Lupe a list of names of the deceased in order for them to be written on ribbons that would hang from the “Covid Memorial Tree” until the end of the year of St. Joseph.” — Fr. Mariano H. López, STL, Pastor, San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church

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We have much to celebrate and even more to be grateful for. From a start-up Foundation in 2001, the Foundation has grown to be a philanthropic leader in our community with $20 million in assets. Since 2001, the Catholic Foundation has raised $19.4 million for endowment and now manages 101 separate endowed funds to provide continual resources for years to come. The Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso is an independent 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

The Foundation manages five programs: the Catholic Legacy Fund, the Foundation’s endowment program; Progress, the Catholic Ministry Appeal which provides operational funds for diocesan ministries; and the Grants Development Office which seeks foundation and corporate grants for ministries, schools, and parishes. In addition to that, the Foundation promotes Stewardship as a way of life and the principles “Pray, Serve, Give” through training and materials for schools and parishes. Finally, there is the Foundation’s Scholarship Program, which supports the education of Foundation Scholars attending El Paso’s Catholic schools every year.

Thank you so much for being a part of our extended family. During these uncertain times, there is one thing that hasn't and won't change: our commitment to improving the lives of people in the Diocese of El Paso. Your unwavering generosity, especially during this extraordinary time, is an inspiration. Thank you for your support!

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Its that time of year once again when we begin to think about our New Year’s Resolutions. Resolving to pray the rosary daily would be a wonderful resolution to consider! A good way to help keep the resolution spark alive is to have a special rosary that looks and feels great in your hand. We offer rosaries made from a number of natural materials with a variety of bead sizes and weights…. Some feel very substantial and some are very light weight. We have a rosary to suit almost everyone. Take a look at our many offerings, and make the resolution to pray the rosary each day in 2021 and for decades to come!
What a wonderful, well organized and successful event!!! We were all blessed to have Matt perform and to honor a great example of a faithful Catholic family. Thanks to all who planned and executed such a fun evening!!
Saturday ARTS Faith Formation through the lens of Art & Culture The Saturday ARTS program consist of 3-sessions for 6th, 7th or 8th grade youth with an open heart to God. Middle school youth will gather for prayer, art instruction time, snacks, fellowship, and a catechetical lesson. They can choose the art focus that interest them the most: Culinary, Video, or Silk-Screening.
:) Welcome to our first Edu©Day Experience! It will be held at The Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Cultural Center on 9.9.17 at 305 Yaya Lane.Our Edu©Day Experiences honor our extraordinary regional teachers while hosting a buffet of activities or children with disabilities to help them build self-esteem, skills, friendships and a sense of belonging. Please inform & invite your educators / staff / faculty to this trilingual engaging endeavor. Our school mascots are not only the "event welcome committee", they are the audience entertainers (fun, funny football scrimmage games included!).