Events

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

Join the Catholic Foundation for a private viewing of Hesburgh on four screens at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Tickets are $12. 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".

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

Event Details

The Catholic Foundation proudly presents Hesburgh on 4 Screens on Wednesday, April 8 from 6-9pm. Special guests, including Fr. Tony Celino, Pastor of St. Raphael (Theater 7) will provide introductions prior to the viewing of the film and seminarians will join us in each theater to introduce themselves. Each guest will receive 1 raffle ticket and a chance to win fun prizes from Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and more! 

With Dan Rather calling the former University of Notre Dame president, one of “the most influential men in American life,” the documentary Hesburgh spotlighting the life and work of Father Theodore Hesburgh is packed with high profile names praising the Catholic priest.


Movies can be a great way to bring families together, and a great way to help kids understand complicated concepts. Holy Week is an excellent time to do both of those things. Tickets are $12 per person and seating is first-come, first-served. For the Fr. Tony Theater, please purchase tickets at the St. Raphael Parish office. 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

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