September 14, 2019
Who's ready to have an auction?! We have 10 live auction packages, including a trip to New York City, original art, restaurant gift cards from all over town, golf, and more. We also have five "Fund A Need" items so you can provide direct support. 100% of the proceeds from the needs packages benefit the designated school, need, parish, charity, or fund. Different needs are highlighted each year. There's something for everyone at the Foundation of Faith live auction.
DINNER ON THE TOWN VALUE: $975 STARTING BID: $450
If you’re a great cook who’s a busy bee or totally lost in the supermarket, you will love this package. Not only do you get gift cards for restaurants all over town, but your donation goes to a great cause! Angry Owl $50, Chuy’s $50, Coronado Country Club $400, Crave $50, El Paso Country Club Mexican Buffet for Two (x3!) $150, Hillside Donut & Coffee Co. $50, Independent Burger $50, Johnny Carino’s $50, Magic Bistro $25, Paco Wong’s $100
BIG APPLE, HERE WE COME! VALUE: $5,500 STARTING BID: $4,000
This package for New York City includes 2 tickets to 2 Broadway shows of your choice, a 3-night weekend stay in a standard guest room at the Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, or comparable hotel, Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to New York, and Winspire booking & concierge service. Take a big bite out of the apple and make your donation tonight extra fun.
STRAIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE VALUE: $600 STARTING BID: $300
Golf for 4 with Fr. Tony Celino at the beautiful Lone Star Golf Club, golf balls, and lunch at the club restaurant for some of the best food in town. Cart is included.
LAS BORDADORAS VALUE: $575 STARTING BID: $250
This vibrant 24 x 30 from Filipino artist Fernando Racelis will look beautiful in your home or office. Fernando is a librarian and self-taught artist whose cultural traditions and love of endearing picture book illustrations inform his works. He brings bright, happy tropical colors to his work and his pictures can be talkative or meditational but at all times celebratory of the simple ways of rural life.
INTIMATE NIGHT AT THE TABLE OF THE LORD VALUE: PRICELESS STARTING BID: $300
Edwardian dinners (think Downton Abbey!) were a foretaste and preview of the banquet Jesus has ready for us in heaven. This auction item is an intimate dinner for 6 in the Edwardian style planned, prepared, and served for you by Fr. Mark Salas. Proceeds benefit the Seminarian Education Endowment Fund.
FUND A NEEDS! EVERYONE CAN BID AND WIN! GOAL: $10,000
DEAR MOM, I’M BROKE BUT I HAVE FAITH—PLEASE SEND MONEY
Support the vital work of the Newman Centers at UTEP and Sul Ross State University in Alpine with a gift in any amount. Your contributions will go directly to support the work of Catholic Campus Ministry.
OUT IN THE WEST TEXAS TOWNS OF EL PASO
Help our priests who drive hundreds of miles across West Texas with gas money to continue serving the people of the Diocese of El Paso in Van Horn, Marfa, Alpine, Kermit, Presidio, and more.
EL SEÑOR ES MI PASTOR
Liturgical music is glorious and an integral part of the celebration of the Mass. Your donations to the El Buen Pastor Mission music program will be music to Fr. Fabian’s ears. Father Fabian serves El Buen Pastor Mission in Sparks on the far east side of El Paso and is the Bishop’s liaison to Youth Ministry.
CELEBRATE CATHOLIC EDUCATION
Adopt a student at St. Pius X Catholic School. Your contribution to their tuition will make a big difference.
SOW THE SEEDS
This is a wonderful opportunity to provide for the children in religious formation programs at Santa Teresa de Jesús de Teresa Parish in Presidio, Texas on the border of Mexico.
SEEING STARS VALUE: PRICELESS STARTING BID: $250
Your friends are going to need a map to the stars’ homes because you will be famous after you bid on this great package that allows you to NAME YOUR VERY OWN STREET SIGN! Certain naming restrictions may apply. Lovingly donated by Carefree Homes.
MARCO! POLLO!! VALUE: $350 STARTING BID: $175
Eat mor Chikin with 52 Chick-fil-A meals! That’s one for every week for a full year. Treat yourself or take the whole family. Good at any Chick-fil-A but be sure to visit Joy and Anthony Martinez at Chick-fil-A Airway & Edgemere for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
DIO BENEDICA L’ITALIA VALUE: PRICELESS STARTING BID: $300
Four-course Italian dinner for 6 prepared and served by Fr. Marcus McFadin. This will be a night to remember and we give it 6 Michelin stars. Proceeds benefit the St. Luke Parish Endowment Fund.
FLOWERS ON A RED HOT DAY VALUE: $400 STARTING BID: $200
This beautiful framed original 8x10 original signed acrylic is by local artist, Debra DeSantis, known for her original abstract paintings.
THE PECOSOS VALUE: $5,000 STARTING BID: $500
This group of priests all have one thing in common: their vocation was born and bred in Pecos, Texas. Please honor Father Andy Martinez, Monsignor Arturo Bañuelas, Father Pablo Matta, Fr. Pete García, and Father Trini Fuentez with a loving and thoughtful donation to the Retired Priest Appreciation Fund in honor or memory of a loved one