Sacred Heart Parish

Endowment Fund

The magnificent Sacred Heart church and school were established by Father Carlos Pinto, S.J. in 1893 to serve the Spanish-speaking Catholic community in Downtown El Paso. The original building was replaced in 1929 by a larger church with a capacity for 2,000 to accommodate the influx of Mexican refugees during the era of religious persecution in Mexico. The church marked its 125th anniversary in 2018 and continues to be served by Jesuits.

Current Value

This endowment fund helps support the life and programs of the parish.

About this Fund

Today, the Sacred Heart community has a strong and abiding spirit which is especially evident in its joyful and faith-filled liturgies.

  • In addition to a very vibrant sacramental life, Sacred Heart has an adult education program offering courses in Citizenship, English as a Second Language, GED, and Computer Literacy.
  • Sacred Heart’s Pastoral Services Center includes a job search office, a food pantry, and a chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
  • Year round, the parish has an evening recreation and enrichment program for neighborhood children.
  • The parish operates La Tilma Mexican Grill – a ministry of Sacred Heart in El Paso's Segundo Barrio.
  • There is also a plaza dedicated to Padre Pinto and his accomplishments in the courtyard of Sacred Heart Parish that connects the church to the school building. The many plaques on the walls tell of Father Pinto’s amazing contributions to El Paso

Fund News

Nolan Richardson, Jr. Named the Father Rahm Segundo Barrio Person of the Year for 2017

Native El Pasoan Nolan Richardson, Jr. has been named Sacred Heart's 2017 Segundo Barrio Person of the Year.

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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.

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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 Sacred Heart Parish

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