St. John Paul II is the name of the new parish that is merging the Catholic communities of Santa Lucia and San Jose churches. San Jose was established as a mission of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in 1897. It was called San José de los Ranchos and legend has it that worship services date as far back as 1850. Santa Lucia was established as a mission of San Antonio de Padua Parish in 1971 and elevated to parish status in 1978.
This fund helps support the life and programs of the parish.
In the spirit of Vatican II, the San Antonio de Padua Parish had the first parish assembly in the diocese. Over 300 parishioners participated to develop a five-year evangelization plan that included the building of a new church, a large community center, the establishment of ministries to serve the needs of the parish and neighborhood, the fostering of Hispanic religious-cultural traditions, new choirs, the formation of youth leaders, ministry for the divorced and separated, Matachines, Sunday fellowship meals, and youth ministries.
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.
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.
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.