Tepeyac Institute

Endowment Fund

Tepeyac is a Roman Catholic formation center for ministers in our diocese. Started in 1988, the Institute offers a variety of formation and certification programs of the various levels of church life within our border cultural reality. The Tepeyac Institute assists Laity to make their rightful role in the life and mission of the Church.

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Donors
$146,329
Current Value
$500,000
Goal

About this Fund

The mission of Tepeyac Institute is to provide for the continuous formation of the laity based on the inspiration of Vatican II that calls Catholics to a mature response to their baptismal vocation. The Institute collaborates with other diocesan ministries in fostering and developing specialized training for church ministry.

Tepeyac offers a variety of formation and certification programs for all types of ministers including those in parishes, Catholic schools, and at the diocesan level. The Institute helps individuals discern their gift for ministry and assists parishes in the formation of needed ministers.

In 2013, Tepeyac Institute celebrated its 25th anniversary as the formation center for lay ministers in the Diocese of El Paso. Since its founding, more than 20,000 individuals have participated in Tepeyac’s programs. The Foundation is proud to support the formation of lay ministers in the Diocese of El Paso.

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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Once-in-a-Lifetime Byzantine Concert in El Paso

The Theotokos Orthodox Choir will perform Byzantine music at the Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall at the University of Texas at El Paso on Friday, October 12 at 7pm. Tickets for this special one night only event are $12 and can purchased at ticketmaster.com.

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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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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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2017 Priesthood Ordination

The Most Rev. Mark Joseph Seitz, D.D., Bishop of El Paso, ordained Cong Vo to the Priesthood on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm during a special Mass at St. Patrick Cathedral in downtown El Paso.

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The Catholic Foundation is Proud to Announce Progress 2017: the Bishop's Annual Ministry Appeal

Progress, the Bishop's Annual Appeal is the one diocesan-wide campaign that serves the needs of our people beyond the boundaries of any one parish.

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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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As a result, endowed funds provide a perpetual, supplemental source of income for such things as the enhancement of programs and ministries, facilities maintenance, scholarships and seminary assistance, priest retirement, etc. Learn more about endowment funds.

Other Ways to Give

In addition to online donations, there are a variety of ways you can donate to support this fund.

By Phone or Mail

To donate by phone, please call:
(915) 872-8412
(Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT)

To mail your donation:
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Monthly Giving

Monthly giving can be a powerful way to provide sustainable, long-term support for our Catholic community. As little as $20 (66 cents a day) can make a difference for the people and parishes that are helped by the ministries and charities of the Diocese of El Paso.

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Legacy & Planned Giving

Make a planned gift through a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, life insurance policy, retirement plan, or other planned giving instrument.

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