Catholic religious services in Pecos, Texas, began in 1889 in a wooden chapel donated by local families. In 1924, the first church of Santa Rosa de Lima was built from stones that the parishioners hauled from as far away as 15 miles. The parish was established in 1939.
This fund helps support the life and programs of the parish.
Today, Santa Rosa de Lima has 2,000 parishioners and numerous ministries including Guadalupanas, a prayer group, Summer Camp, children and youth choirs, RCIA for adults, and a vibrant religious education program for children.
Four priests have been ordained for the Diocese of El Paso from Santa Rosa de Lima Parish including Rev. Pedro Dominguez, Monsignor Arturo J. Bañuelas, Rev. Trini Fuentez and Rev. Pablo Matta.
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.
To donate by phone, please call:
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To mail your donation:
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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.