Catholic Foundation COVID-19 Updates and Plans

March 16, 2020

The Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for our employees, donors, and friends. In light of the confirmed cases of COVID-19, we wish to inform you of the ways we are supporting our community during this time.

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Progress Ministry Spotlight: Youth Liaison Takes El Paso's Youth All Over the World

March 09, 2020

Fr. Fabian Marquez, Pastor of El Buen Pastor and the Bishop's Liaison to Youth and Young Adult Ministry, leads with energy and commitment and considers empowering young people to live as dynamic disciples of Jesus Christ one of the greatest goals of youth and young adult ministry, one of 15 ministries supported by Progress.

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The Foundation to Provide Stewardship Ministry Training with Bilingual Course

March 03, 2020

The Foundation is offering basic approaches for creating a Stewardship Ministry in parishes during a weekend bilingual course taught by Stewardship Coordinator Karina Sandoval at the Tepeyac. It's designed anyone interested to in helping to increase Mass attendance, ministry participation and the Sunday collection. The course will provide the theology and spirituality of Stewardship and will provide resources to promote a Stewardship way of life.

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Take This Time To 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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