October 16, 2020
A total of 5,500 donors contributed $1,924,673 to 216 nonprofits during the 5th Annual El Paso Giving Day! The Foundation is deeply grateful for everyone who gave a total of $10,225 in support of permanent deacons, and for your continued prayers.
El Paso Giving Day is an online charitable giving campaign designed to ignite the spirit of giving to support causes in our community. Founded in 2016 by the Paso del Norte Community Foundation, El Paso Giving Day has raised over $5.8 million from thousands of donors for over 200 nonprofit organizations.
This year, the Foundation focused on raising funds for the Permanent Diaconate Program. In addition to promoting support of permanent deacons, Deacon Jesús Cárdenas led a Virtual Holy Hour on October 15 from 12-1pm at St. Mark Parish. The event was live-streamed on the Tepeyac Institute Facebook page.
Deacons can baptize, witness marriages, perform funeral and burial services outside of Mass, distribute Holy Communion, and preach the homily, but what most express they love about their vocation is serving people. They are a vital part of our faith life and your donations will make a meaningful impact.