The Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso partners with various Catholic and community organizations, both regional and national, to develop resources to sustain and grow the Catholic faith in far West Texas.
The Catholic Church has served the needs of God's people in the Diocese of El Paso for 400 years. Our ministries, parishes, and schools were founded with the desire to share Catholic life and give witness to Christ. We take great pride in our Hispanic heritage, the significant impact the Catholic Church has had in our region, and the bright future that lies ahead for the diocese.
The Diocese of El Paso includes 10 counties in far West Texas with 61,376 registered families in 57 parishes and 20 mission churches. Seventy-eight percent of the population in the Diocese is Catholic, 81% is Hispanic, and 28% are immigrants. The Catholic population served by the Diocese is 693,793 out of a total population of 884,407 making El Paso one of the most Catholic dioceses in the United States.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is the episcopal conference of the Catholic Church in the United States. The Diocese of El Paso is located in Region 10 of the USCCB. The Foundation partners with the USCCB by promoting the national collections of the American Bishops and receives significant grant funding each year from the USCCB.
The International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC) is a professional organization recognized internationally as a source of education, networking and information to advance the ministry of Christian stewardship as a way of life in the Roman Catholic Church, and to promote the cause of Catholic philanthropy in dioceses and parishes worldwide. The Foundation proudly partners with the ICSC by promoting Stewardship as a way of life and the principles of Pray, Serve, Give.
Our Sunday Visitor is a Roman Catholic publishing company that prints prints the American national weekly newspaper of that name, as well as numerous Catholic periodicals, religious books, pamphlets, catechetical materials, inserts for parish bulletins, offertory envelopes, and an online giving system for parishes.
The Rio Grande Catholic is the official newspaper of the Diocese of El Paso. The newspaper reaches 30,000 homes each month, is the official voice of the Bishop of El Paso, and informs the Catholic community about various diocesan events as well as national and worldwide Catholic Church news.
The Catholic Church Extension Society works to make visible the power of faith in America’s most marginalized communities. It builds the Church through fostering and strengthening ministries, creating the next generation of Catholic leaders, and supporting church construction and renovation.