St. Patrick Cathedral Historic Preservation

Endowment Fund

The St. Patrick Cathedral Historic Preservation Fund was established to provide for the future care of the Cathedral. Donations to this fund are a great gift to our community and will ensure that all families within our diocese are able to enjoy the beauty and sanctity of our Cathedral Church now and for years to come.

Current Value

An endowed fund of $1.5 million provides a yearly distribution of $60,000 to help preserve our beautiful century-old Cathedral

About this Fund

Help preserve a piece of El Paso’s sacred history. Construction on St. Patrick Cathedral started on April 7, 1914 with the founding of the Diocese of El Paso one month prior, and was dedicated on November 29, 1917, Thanksgiving Day.

The Cathedral has since been the mother church of the Diocese of El Paso, home to daily and weekly liturgical celebrations. With the 100th anniversary of the Diocese in 2014, St. Patrick Cathedral and the Catholic Foundation set out to build a permanent endowment fund for its historic preservation. The St. Patrick Cathedral Historic Preservation Fund allows for the future care of the Cathedral for countless years.

Photo Credit: Patrick Craig, Joe Najera, and Diocese of El Paso Archives

Fund News

Giant of the Diocese: 7th Annual Dei Gratia Honoree Announced

Rev. Richard A. "Rick" Matty† will be honored posthumously at the 16th Annual Foundation of Faith Event: Building the Kingdom on September 22, 2022.

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Memorial Concert for Father Trini Fuentez

A concert for Father Trini will be held at St. Patrick Cathedral on Sunday, November 14 at 3pm. The event is free and open to the public.

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St. Patrick Cathedral, Always In Our Hearts

It's been a year of highs and lows for St. Patrick Cathedral. As always, faith, generosity, and a sense of community carried parishioners and the Diocese of El Paso through trying times.

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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.

Set Up a Monthly Donation

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.

Learn More About Legacy and Planned Giving

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.

Named Fund Donors Supporting the St. Patrick Cathedral Historic Preservation

Anonymous Fund
Ana Elena Allen Fund
Phillip† and Bette Azar, Jr. Fund
Marshall and Julia Condon Fund† - El Paso Community Foundation
Mary E. Condon Fund
Dr. Arturo and Martha Contreras Fund
Bridget Cormack Fund
Paul and Suzanne Dipp Fund
Susan Elias Fund
Frank and Barbara Gorman, Jr.† Fund
Rollo R.† and Doris Gurss Fund in honor of Rollo Gurss, Jr. and Ginger Gurss Francis
Mary Ann Haynes Fund in memory of Zach T. Haynes† and Paul Marie Haynes†
San Pedro de Jesus Maldonado Memorial Fund
Philip† and Mayela Martinez Fund
Daniel and Irma Miles Fund
Michael and Clara Miles Fund
Rudolph and Elvia Miles† Fund
Carolyn Mora Fund
Ron† and Cecilia Miles Mulvihill Fund
Robert and Carolyn Niland Fund
Luis A.† and Connie Perez Fund
Dr. Arthur and Irma Ramirez Fund
Manuel and Guadalupe Soto Family Fund
Allen and Martha Miles Stumbo Fund
Lionel “Wally” and Jane Thomson Fund
John† and Rosa Thorpe Fund
Michael and Connie Jensen Wilczewski Fund
Steve and Tracy Yellen Family Fund
Reverend Richard A. Matty† Fund
Steve and Nancy Fox Fund
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