The Reverend Monsignor William H. Ryan Fund for Immaculate Conception was created to ensure Immaculate Conception will have funds to care for the building and preservation in perpetuity. Msgr. Ryan served as Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish from 1986 until 2006 when he retired from ministry. 2018 marked the 25th anniversary of the parish renovation under the leadership of Msgr. Ryan.
Reverend Monsignor William Hugh Ryan came to El Paso from Nebraska in 1940, and worked as a night clerk for the FBI. Following his shift, he would walk over to Immaculate Conception to attend daily Mass. He felt called to the priesthood and was ordained for the Diocese of El Paso on May 27, 1948.
His first assignment was at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in the lower valley and he served at numerous parishes in El Paso and Las Cruces when Southern New Mexico and West Texas were all in the same diocese. Msgr. Ryan retired in 2006 after working for 58 years as a priest, including serving Immaculate Conception Parish for 20 years. He was sad to retire from the vocation he so dearly loved and leaves a great legacy. Gifts to the Reverend Monsignor William H. Ryan Fund will ensure that Immaculate Conception Parish will be preserved and maintained.
Gifts and pledges of all sizes are welcome. Tax-deductible donations can be made on a one-time basis or over a period of 1-5 years. Cash, checks, credit cards and automatic debit are accepted as well as gifts of stock and planned gifts. You may choose the Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso to leave a bequest for the Reverend Monsignor William H. Ryan Fund for Immaculate Conception in honor of Msgr. Ryan. Help honor his life and vocation with this very special gift.
Endowed funds provide a vehicle through which individuals make outright or planned gifts that will have an everlasting impact on the ministry/parish/school. In time the income generated by the gift will far exceed the original donation.
As a result, endowed funds provide a perpetual, supplemental source of income for such things as the enhancement of programs and ministries, facilities maintenance, scholarships and seminary assistance, priest retirement, etc. Learn more about endowed funds.
In addition to online donations, there are a variety of ways you can donate to support this fund.
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Monthly giving is a powerful way to provide sustainable, long-term support. As little as $20 (66 cents a day) can make a difference for the people helped by the parishes, schools, ministries, and charities in the Diocese of El Paso.
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Donors may create a Named Fund benefiting the endowed fund of their choice with a gift or pledge of $10,000 or more over a five-year period. If you're interested in creating a legacy in honor or memory of a loved one, contact us online or call (915) 872-8412.