Volunteers from around the El Paso community and across the state have come together to work on the first ever project of its kind in the Segundo Barrio: Restore Sacred Heart Church. In 2021, the Segundo Barrio National Historic District will be established and the Segundo Barrio can look forward to an architectural rebirth.
The mission of Restore Sacred Heart Church is to restore Sacred Heart Church, the most iconic building in El Paso’s Segundo Barrio, along with the adjoining former Sacred Heart School building, now the Pastoral Center, and the rectory, the building that houses the Jesuit residence and church offices. The buildings of the Sacred Heart Church complex are between 91 and 127 years old and in desperate need of restoration and infrastructural upgrades. Limited financial resources of the church, located three blocks from the Mexican border, have made this impossible. The Restore Sacred Heart Church Fund is a vehicle for those who wish to contribute. The Foundation will oversee the distribution of funds intended to support the Restore Sacred Heart Church Project.
The restoration of Sacred Heart Church is a unique, significant, and impactful project for the soon-to-be realized Segundo Barrio National Historic District, the community at large, and the state of Texas. The Catholic Foundation invites you to be part of this historic event.
You can contribute with a credit card by selecting an amount below or you can mail a check to Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso, 499 St. Matthews Street, Building G, El Paso, Texas 79907, Attn: Restore Sacred Heart Church. For more information and to discuss other ways to give, please contact the Catholic Foundation at (915) 872-8412.