West Texas Ministry

Endowment Fund

The West Texas Ministry serves the nine-county rural area of the Diocese of El Paso. The ministry was started due to the vastness of the area and its geographical isolation from El Paso.

Current Value

About this Fund

The West Texas Religious Education Program of the Religious Formation Ministry provides assistance to rural parishes in the area of catechesis and serves the vast and isolated rural area of the Diocese of El Paso. The West Texas Ministry provides pastoral ministry in collaboration with clergy in 9 parishes and 15 missions.

Texas Map of El Paso Diocese Counties

The ministry’s outreach includes the following towns:

  • Alpine
  • Balmorhea
  • Barstow
  • Candelaria
  • Fort Davis
  • Grandfalls
  • Kermit
  • Lajitas
  • Marfa
  • Marathon
  • Monahans
  • Pecos
  • Presidio
  • Redford
  • Shafter
  • Saragosa
  • Sierra Blanca
  • Study Butte
  • Terlingua
  • Toya
  • Valentine
  • Van Horn

Why Give to Endowment?

Endowed funds provide a vehicle through which individuals make outright or planned gifts that will have an everlasting impact on the ministry/parish/school. In time the income generated by the gift will far exceed the original donation.

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 endowed 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:
Download our Donation Form PDF

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.

Setup a Monthly Donation

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.

Learn more about planned giving

Establish a Named Fund

Donors may create a Named Fund with a gift or pledge of $10,000 or more over a five-year period benefiting the endowment fund of their choice. If you are interesting in establishing a Named Fund in honor of an endowment fund, please contact us online or call (915) 872-8412.

Named Fund Donors Supporting the West Texas Ministry

Joe and Olga Keese III Fund
Jody and Shaw Skinner Family Fund
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