St. Mary Parish - Marfa

Endowment Fund

The history of St. Mary Parish dates to 1875 when Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission was established in Marfa in a small building west of the present town limits.

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Donors
$68,348
Current Value
$100,000
Goal

Fund News

A Third Man Studying for the Priesthood to be Ordained a Transitional Deacon in 2018

Christus Alapini will be ordained to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate by Bishop Mark J. Seitz on Friday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Santa Rosa de Lima Parish in Pecos. 

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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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2018 Ordinations to the Priesthood

The Most Rev. Mark Joseph Seitz, D.D., Bishop of El Paso, ordained Germán Alzate and Victorino Loresca to the Priesthood on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm during a special Mass at St. Patrick Cathedral in downtown El Paso.

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Increase your Retirement with the Catholic Foundation

You make a donation using cash, marketable securities or other assets, and we, in turn, pay you a fixed amount for life. In addition to the opportunity to increase your retirement income as you help shape our future, gift annuities offer you numerous tax benefits.

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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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1st Annual Steward of the Year Contest

The Catholic Foundation is looking for someone in the diocese who actively demonstrates a life of service, prayer and giving in their parish. The 2018 Steward of the Year will receive two tickets to the 12th Annual Foundation of Faith Dinner: Walking with the Saints, and dinner for two at a local restaurant. The winning parish will win a cash prize of $1,000. Nominations must be submitted by pastors or parish administrators by April 27.

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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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Catholic Diocese of El Paso Counts More Than 76,000 Faithful Attending Catholic Churches During Spring Mass Count

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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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Parishes Begin a New Year with the Inaugural Monthly Stewardship Training Workshop

Twenty-eight people representing eight parishes attended the first Stewardship Workshop at the Pastoral Center. The workshops will be held monthly and all are welcome.

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Join Our Team and Help Us Support Catholic Parishes Across the Diocese of El Paso

In our hearts, we know that a genuine faith is called to be lived every day. In a similar way each day, God calls us to be stewards of the abundant gifts God give us. This year, make a resolution to be an Everyday Steward.

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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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2nd Annual Dei Gratia Award Winners Announced

Founding board member, Leroy Baeza, and his wife Rose, are the 2016 recipients of the Foundation of Faith Dinner's Annual Dei Gratia Award.

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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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Why Give to Endowment?

Endowment funds provide a vehicle through which individuals make outright or planned gifts that will have an everlasting impact on the 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.

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 St. Mary Parish - Marfa

Leroy and Rose Baeza Fund
Leo and Elsa † Dominguez Fund
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