Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services (DMRS)

Endowment Fund

Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services, Inc. opened its doors in 1986 in collaboration with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. A ministry of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso, DMRS is the only full-service immigration legal aid clinic serving low-income immigrants and refugees residing in the southwestern United States.

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Donors
$26,437
Current Value
$500,000
Goal

About this Fund

Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services provides a comprehensive range of immigration legal services, including representation in family-based immigration matters, Citizenship/Naturalization matters, matters related to benefits for survivors of domestic violence and other crimes, and removal proceedings before the Immigration Courts. DMRS has been unifying families and serving the immigrant community since 1986.

DMRS provides vital legal representation to foreign born priests, newly ordained priests who were not born in the United States, and religious workers who wish to serve in the Diocese of El Paso. By ensuring that their paperwork is properly prepared and approved, DMRS assists the Diocese in meeting the needs of its parishioners. These priests and women religious provide much needed support and services throughout the Diocese of El Paso. Since 2015, DMRS has filed 87 petitions for foreign born religious workers

Fund News

El Paso Giving Day

Heard of El Paso Giving Day but don't know what it's all about? Here are all the facts you need to know.

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Catholic Foundation Honors Religious Sisters, Raises $90,358 at 12th Annual Foundation of Faith Dinner

The Catholic Foundation honored the Daughters of Charity and Sisters of Loretto with the 4th Annual Dei Gratia Award for their extraordinary contributions to the Diocese of El Paso for over a century. The event raised $90,358 in just one night. Proceeds benefit the Foundation whose only purpose is to serve the Catholic Church in the Diocese of El Paso.

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4th Annual Dei Gratia Award Winners Announced

The Daughters of Charity and Sisters of Loretto will be honored as the recipients of the Catholic Foundation's 4th Annual Dei Gratia Award during the 12th Annual Foundation of Faith Dinner: Walking with the Saints on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the El Paso Convention Center.

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Two Men Studying for the Priesthood to be Ordained Transitional Deacons

Michael Lewis and Miguel Perez will be ordained to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate by Bishop Mark J. Seitz on Thursday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral.

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Progress: Bishop's Ministry Appeal 2018

This year, Progress turns 35! Established in 1983, Progress, the Bishop's Ministry Appeal, is an annual diocesan fundraising campaign to support the day-to-day operations of ministries and services within our diocese.

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The Catholic Foundation raises $121,460 in just one night at the 11th Annual Foundation of Faith Dinner, Honors Rudy & Elvia Miles with 3rd Annual Dei Gratia Award

The Catholic Foundation raised $121,460 in just one night at the 11th Annual Foundation of Faith Dinner and celebrated the accomplishments of Rudy & Elvia Miles with the 3rd Annual Dei Gratia Award. Proceeds benefit the Foundation whose only purpose is to serve the Catholic Church in the Diocese of El Paso.

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Upcoming Events

September 19, 2019

Save the Date for the 13th Annual Foundation of Faith Dinner

The purpose of the annual dinner is to bring the whole community together to celebrate our Catholic faith, experience the wisdom and grace of renowned national and international speakers, and disseminate the Stewardship message of, “Pray. Serve. Give.” Keynote speaker to be announced soon!

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