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4th Annual Benefit for Seminarians at El Paso's Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Postponed

Join the Catholic Foundation for a private screening of Hesburgh at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Tickets are $12 per person. Proceeds benefit the Seminarian Education Endowment Fund. Father Theodore "Ted" Hesburgh, CSC was known as mythic, a legend, and "one of the most influential men in American life". Be inspired by Fr. Hesburgh during Holy Week and let this be a call to action to pray, serve, and act.

April 08, 2020
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Event Details

This event has been POSTPONED. Thank you for your continued support during this unprecedented time. We continue to pray for all of those affected by COV-19 around the globe.

Tickets for Hesburgh are $12 per person and seating is first-come, first-served. Each guest will receive 1 raffle ticket and a chance to win fun prizes from Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and more! For the Fr. Marcus and Fr. Tony Theaters, please purchase tickets at the St. Luke and St. Raphael Parish offices. Tickets purchased online by Friday, April 3 from the Foundation or by phone at 915.872.8412 will be mailed to your home. You can pick up your tickets until Monday, April 6 from the Foundation at 499 St. Matthews Street, Building G. Proceeds benefit the Seminarian Education Endowment Fund

Fr. Hesburgh is best known for his service as the president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952-1987. In addition to his career as an educator and author, Hesburgh was a public servant and social activist involved in many American civic and governmental initiatives, commissions, and international humanitarian projects. Hesburgh received numerous honors and awards for his service, most notably the United States's Presidential Medal of Freedom (1964) and Congressional Gold Medal (2000). As of 2013, he also held the world's record for the individual with most honorary degrees with more than 150.

"Whatever you value, be committed to it and let nothing distract you from this goal. The uncommitted life, like Plato’s unexamined life, is not worth living." The Hesburgh Papers, 1979


We have 20 seminarians in formation and they need your continued support to continue their studies and formation. The fund value is $2 million and our short-term goal is to get that to $5 million to generate a $200,000 annual distribution to educate the future leadership of the Diocese of El Paso!

THE OSCAR $10,000

OPENING NIGHT $5,000

INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER $2,500

FILM SCHOOL $1,000