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...and you? How will you draw God?

February 13, 2020

The Foundation's Stewardship Program and Karen Kiefer, author of the children’s book Drawing God, invite the Catholic community to draw God this Lent and share your drawings with us.

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The Catholic Foundation Welcomes the Angela Ladogana Fund for St. Raphael Parish

February 01, 2020

Angela Ladogana was as generous after her passing as she was in life. A St. Raphael parishioner, Angela left an estate gift for her beloved parish; Fr. Tony Celino established a Named Fund for the church in her memory with her thoughtful donation. A Mass to celebrate the life and memory of Angela Elizabeth Ladogana will be held at St. Raphael Parish on Saturday, February 15 at the 4pm aticipated Mass.

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5th grade teacher at St. Joseph's School Named 2020 Elementary Teacher of the Year

January 29, 2020

The Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee named Erika Delgado Teacher of the Year for her dedication to the spiritual and intellectual formation of her students. Erika is the definition of what it is to be from this dynamic bicultural, bilingual community. She makes the daily commute from Juárez to teach at St. Joseph's School, a place she and her son call home.

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Beloved El Paso Priest Dies at 85

January 24, 2020

El Paso mourns the loss of Rev. Msgr. Francis J. Smith, P.A., a longtime fixture at St. Raphael Parish and the Diocese of El Paso. Msgr. Smith served as a founding board member of the Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso and was passionate about supporting priests in retirement and St. Raphael School. He retired in 2015 after serving St. Raphael Parish for 29 years.

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New Year’s Resolution: Help my Parish!

January 19, 2020

The Foundation is offering a weekend course in English and Spanish led by Stewardship Coordinator Karina Sandoval at the Tepeyac Institute for parishioners interested in learning how to help their pastors increase parish Mass attendance, ministry engagement and the Sunday collection.

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Progress 2020 Catholic Ministry Appeal Launch: Come Follow Me

January 14, 2020

The Foundation kicked off the 2020 Progress Catholic Ministry Appeal on January 14 at St. Pius X Parish. Ministries supported by Progress were in attendance along with 86 parishioners representing 26 parishes. The 2020 goal is to raise $1.9 million from 12,000 participating households.Qualifying churches received Parish Share checks.

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Singing Priests Concert Hits High Note

December 18, 2019

The entire diocesan community was invited to a free Advent-Christmas concert featuring the singing priests of the diocese along with the Diocesan Choir under the direction of Mr. Peter Kolar on Sunday, December 15 at St. Mark Parish. The concert was the brainchild of Fr. Germán Alzate and featured solo performances by Fr. Germán, Fr. Tony Celino and Bishop Mark Seitz, all of whom received cheers, thunderous applause and standing ovations.

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Peace & Justice Ministry Highlight

December 13, 2019

The Peace and Justice Ministry promotes Catholic social teaching and fosters the social mission of the Church. The ministry is supported annually by Progress, the Catholic Ministry Appeal.

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The Numbers Are In!

December 12, 2019

The Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Mass Attendance Count.

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The Singing Priests: A “Note” of Gratitude

December 08, 2019

All are invited to an Advent-Christmas concert featuring the singing priests of the diocese along with the Diocesan Choir under the direction of Mr. Peter Kolar. The program will include a special musical performance by Bishop Mark Seitz. The concert will take place on Sunday, December 15 at 7:00 pm at St. Mark Church, 11700 Pebble Hills Blvd. Admission is free.

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