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Five Parishes Win $5,000 Each in Progress Kickoff Raffle, One Donates Back 100% of their Winnings

January 23, 2018

The Foundation kicked off the 2018 Bishop's Annual Appeal and awarded five $5,000 cash prizes to parishes. One of the winners announced they would be donating all of their winnings to West Texas parishes.

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Progress: Bishop's Ministry Appeal 2018

January 10, 2018

This year, Progress turns 35! Established in 1983, Progress, the Bishop's Ministry Appeal, is an annual diocesan fundraising campaign to support the day-to-day operations of ministries and services within our diocese.

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St. Patrick Cathedral Historic Preservation Fund Hits Goal of $1 Million

December 29, 2017

Frank W. Gorman, Jr., a devout Catholic and lifelong St. Patrick Cathedral parishioner left a generous gift to the St. Patrick Cathedral Historic Preservation Fund, helping the fund reach its goal of $1 million. The campaign to establish a permanent fund for the Cathedral was initiated by Fr. Rick Matty† in 2011. Since then, more than 400 donors have given generously to the preservation fund.

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St. Matthew Catholic School 7th & 8th Graders Raise $3,000 for Scholarships

December 01, 2017

The Foundation challenged 7th & 8th grade students to raise at least $1,000 per class over their summer break for the school endowment funds. For the 3rd year in a row, St. Matthew Catholic School met the challenge!

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The Catholic Foundation raises $121,460 in just one night at the 11th Annual Foundation of Faith Dinner, Honors Rudy & Elvia Miles with 3rd Annual Dei Gratia Award

September 24, 2017

The Catholic Foundation raised $121,460 in just one night at the 11th Annual Foundation of Faith Dinner and celebrated the accomplishments of Rudy & Elvia Miles with the 3rd Annual Dei Gratia Award. Proceeds benefit the Foundation whose only purpose is to serve the Catholic Church in the Diocese of El Paso.

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The Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso Announces Bishop’s, Faith, Hunt, Miles, Msgr. Smith, and Saucedo Scholars

August 22, 2017

The Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso Announced the Bishop’s, Faith, Hunt, Miles, Msgr. Smith, and Saucedo Scholars. $186,775 in scholarship aid has been awarded to 81 Students for the 2017-2018 school year.

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Bishop Mark J. Seitz Establishes Scholarship Fund for Dreamers

July 18, 2017

Most Reverend Mark J. Seitz, D.D., Bishop of El Paso, announced the establishment of the Soñador Scholarship Fund, managed by the Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso, at a press conference and unveiling of his Pastoral Letter on Migration to the People of God in the Diocese of El Paso at Sacred Heart Church on July 18, 2017.

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3rd Annual Dei Gratia Award Winners Announced

June 20, 2017

Rudy & Elvia Miles will be honored as the recipients of the 3rd Annual Dei Gratia Award during the 11th Annual Foundation of Faith Dinner: Journey to Faith on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the El Paso Convention Center.

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El Paso's Bowling for Seminarians is BACK!

June 19, 2017

Back by popular demand...BOWLING FOR SEMINARIANS is set for Friday, August 4, 2017 at Oasis Lanes on Zaragoza from 6-9 p.m. Bishop Mark Seitz, priests, seminarians, sisters, brothers, and teams from all over the El Paso community are going to bowl for a cause, turning an evening of bowling into a blessing. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Seminarian Education Endowment Fund.

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