Sacred Heart Parish

Endowment Fund

The magnificent Sacred Heart church and school were established by Father Carlos Pinto, S.J. in 1893 to serve the Spanish-speaking Catholic community in Downtown El Paso. The original building was replaced in 1929 by a larger church with a capacity for 2,000 to accommodate the influx of Mexican refugees during the era of religious persecution in Mexico. The church marked its 125th anniversary in 2018 and continues to be served by Jesuits.

Current Value

This endowment fund helps support the life and programs of the parish.

About this Fund

Today, the Sacred Heart community has a strong and abiding spirit which is especially evident in its joyful and faith-filled liturgies.

  • In addition to a very vibrant sacramental life, Sacred Heart has an adult education program offering courses in Citizenship, English as a Second Language, GED, and Computer Literacy.
  • Sacred Heart’s Pastoral Services Center includes a job search office, a food pantry, and a chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
  • Year round, the parish has an evening recreation and enrichment program for neighborhood children.
  • The parish operates La Tilma Mexican Grill – a ministry of Sacred Heart in El Paso's Segundo Barrio.
  • There is also a plaza dedicated to Padre Pinto and his accomplishments in the courtyard of Sacred Heart Parish that connects the church to the school building. The many plaques on the walls tell of Father Pinto’s amazing contributions to El Paso

Fund News

Sacred Heart Church and El Paso in the National News

The National Fund for Sacred Places awarded a $250,000 matching grant for the restoration of Sacred Heart Church in the Segundo Barrio.

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A Diocesan Treasure in the Segundo Barrio

El Paso County and Preservation Texas have partnered with KTSM 9 News and Anchor Natassia Paloma to produce ten monthly primetime segments on the rich architectural heritage of El Paso.The first episode aired on February 25 and focused on Sacred Heart Church in the Segundo Barrio.

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Nolan Richardson, Jr. Named the Father Rahm Segundo Barrio Person of the Year for 2017

Native El Pasoan Nolan Richardson, Jr. has been named Sacred Heart's 2017 Segundo Barrio Person of the Year.

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Why Give to Endowment?

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.

Other Ways to Give

In addition to online donations, there are a variety of ways you can donate to support this fund.

Phone or Mail

To donate by phone, please call:
(915) 872-8412
(Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT)

To mail your donation:
Download our Donation Form PDF

Monthly Giving

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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Planned Giving

Creating a bequest in your will for the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso is a powerful statement in your legacy, and costs you nothing today.

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Establish a Named Fund

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.

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