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.
An endowed fund of $1.5 million provides a yearly distribution of $60,000 to help preserve our beautiful century-old Cathedral
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.
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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:
(Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT)
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.