Santa Lucia was established as a mission of San Antonio de Padua Parish in 1971 and elevated to parish status in 1978.
This fund helps support the life and programs of the parish.
In the spirit of Vatican II, the San Antonio de Padua Parish had the first parish assembly in the diocese. Over 300 parishioners participated to develop a five-year evangelization plan that included the building of a new church, a large community center, the establishment of ministries to serve the needs of the parish and neighborhood, the fostering of Hispanic religious-cultural traditions, new choirs, the formation of youth leaders, ministry for the divorced and separated, Matachines, Sunday fellowship meals, and youth ministries.
Endowment 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 endowment funds.
In addition to online donations, there are a variety of ways you can donate to support this fund.
To donate by phone, please call:
(Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT)
To mail your donation:
Download our Donation Form PDF
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.
Make a planned gift through a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, life insurance policy, retirement plan, or other planned giving instrument.
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.