The St. Patrick Cathedral Historic Preservation Fund was established to provide for the future care of the Cathedral. Donations to this fund are a great gift to our community and will ensure that all families within our diocese are able to enjoy the beauty and sanctity of our Cathedral Church now and for years to come.
An endowed fund of $1 million will provide a yearly distribution of $40,000 to help preserve our beautiful century-old Cathedral
Help preserve a piece of El Paso’s sacred history. Construction on St. Patrick Cathedral started on April 7, 1914 with the founding of the Diocese of El Paso one month prior, and was dedicated on November 29, 1917, Thanksgiving Day.
The Cathedral has since been the mother church of the Diocese of El Paso, home to daily and weekly liturgical celebrations. With the 100th anniversary of the Diocese in 2014, St. Patrick Cathedral and the Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso set out to build a permanent endowment fund for its historic preservation. The St. Patrick Cathedral Historic Preservation Fund allows for the future care of the Cathedral for countless years.
Photo Credit: Patrick Craig, Joe Najera, and Diocese of El Paso Archives
July 16, 2019Foundation Welcomes New Named Fund for Seminarian Education in Memory of Fr. Rick Matty
An anonymous donor established a Named Fund in memory of Fr. Rick Matty† with a gift of $10,000 in honor of his May 6 heavenly birthday. Fr. Matty was a beloved priest who came to El Paso in 1986. He passed away suddenly on July 16, 2012.Read more
July 15, 2019Announcing the 2019 Steward of the Year Finalists
The Foundation is honored to share the top three finalists of the Steward of the Year Contest. There were so many incredible nominees and we're excited for you to help us celebrate a few of the inspiring stories of Stewardship throughout our diocese.Read more
November 29, 2018A 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.Read more
September 26, 2018Once-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.Read more
September 21, 2018Catholic 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.Read more
July 05, 20184th 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.Read more
May 22, 2018Increase 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.Read more
May 18, 2018Two 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.Read more
April 11, 20181st 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.Read more
December 29, 2017St. Patrick Cathedral Historic Preservation Fund Hits Goal of $1 Million
Frank W. Gorman, Jr., a devout Catholic and lifelong St. Patrick Cathedral parishioner left a generous gift to the St. Patrick Cathedral Historic Preservation Fund, helping the fund reach its goal of $1 million. The campaign to establish a permanent fund for the Cathedral was initiated by Fr. Rick Matty† in 2011. Since then, more than 400 donors have given generously to the preservation fund.Read more
September 24, 2017The 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.Read more
September 19, 2019
This year our guest is Catholic award-winning singer and songwriter, Matt Maher. The Foundation of Faith Dinner aims to bring the community together to celebrate faith, experience the wisdom and grace of renowned national and international speakers, and disseminate the Stewardship message of, “Pray, Serve, Give.”View Details
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.
In addition to online donations, there are a variety of ways you can donate to support this fund.
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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.