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Here's What to Expect at the 16th Annual Foundation of Faith Event Live Auction!

September 12, 2022

The 16th Annual Foundation of Faith Event is coming up! One of the highlights of the annual dinner is our exciting live auction when guests can bid on unique packages and donate to "Fund A Needs".

Contributions benefit great causes the Catholic Foundation manages and supports, including the Father Matty Fund for Retired Priest Appreciation, St. Patrick Cathedral School, Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Fuel for priests traveling across West Texas to serve, the St. Patrick Cathedral Historic Preservation Fund, and Bibles for children in religious formation programs at parishes in need.

We will once again welcome live auctioneer Victoria Pineda, Auctioneer Extraordinaire. Victoria has conducted close to 650 charity auctions in the last 18 years, helping raise $48M for various nonprofit organizations across the country.

Here's a list of the 2022 live auction packages.

FEAST OF LIFE VALUE: $740 STARTING BID: $350
A feast is about coming together with people you love, taking a well-deserved break, and celebrating life’s moments. This package is full of restaurant gift cards from all over town so you get to eat out AND donate to a great cause! Block $100, Chick-fil-A $20, Corner Bakery $20, Cracker Barrel $25, Crave $25, Desert Oak Barbecue $50, El Paso Country Club Sunday Brunch for Four $80, El Paso Country Club Italian Buffet for Four $100, P.F. Chang’s $100, Pilon $50, Podium $20, Sonic $20, The State Line $80, Whataburger $25, and Wing Stop $25.

DAILY DOSE OF IRON VALUE: $600 STARTING BID: $300
Golf for 4 at the beautiful Lone Star Golf Club, golf balls, and lunch at the club restaurant for some of the best food in town. Cart is included.

LAS TEJADORAS VALUE: $300 STARTING BID: $150
This vibrant 16x20 work by Filipino artist Fernando Racelis will look beautiful in your home or office. Fernando is a librarian and self-taught artist whose cultural traditions and love of endearing picture book illustrations inform his works. He brings bright, happy tropical colors to his art. His pictures can be talkative or meditational, but at all times celebratory of the simple ways of rural life. 

SONG OF SONGS VALUE: PRICELESS STARTING BID: $300
Enjoy a private concert by Sarah Hart in your very own home or the venue of your choice. The winner is responsible for flying in the artist and handling her accommodations. Proceeds benefit the Saint Teresa of Calcutta Pro-Life Fund.

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL VALUE: $1,300 STARTING BID: $650
Photo shoot with Ale Saldaña $600, an oxygen facial from Elaine Gordon Consulting $300, and a gift basket from The Manor at Ten Eleven that includes tickets for two for all events during the month of October, Manor merchandise and wine.

SIGNS AND WONDERS VALUE: PRICELESS STARTING BID: $250
You will finally get to see your name in lights! This great package is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for: you get to NAME YOUR OWN STREET SIGN! Certain naming restrictions may apply. Bidder must be patient while streets are platted. Lovingly donated by Carefree Homes.

LAS AMIGAS VALUE: $300 STARTING BID: $150
Another colorful work by Filipino artist Fernando Racelis. Las Amigas is 16x20 and will also look beautiful in your home or office. Add it to your collection or start to bring art into your life with this beautiful painting.

WEDDING AT CANA VALUE: PRICELESS STARTING BID: $350
Four-course gourmet dinner for 6 prepared and served by Father Marcus McFadin in the Cathedral rectory. This will be a night to remember! We give it 6 Michelin stars. Proceeds benefit the St. Patrick Cathedral Historic Preservation Fund.

EXODUS VALUE: $200 STARTING BID: $100
One night at Casita Yandell, a unique home near downtown El Paso and an Airbnb favorite, and a culture, community, and architecture tour of downtown with The 915 Experience. This is the staycation you’ve been waiting for OR treat a couple to a mini getaway.

MULTIPLICATION OF THE LOAVES VALUE: PRICELESS STARTING BID: $200
Dinner for four at Thyme Matters with Fr. Beto López. The evening includes a delicious dinner, one bottle of wine, and a host who can bless your meal. Tax, gratuity, and additional alcoholic beverages not included. 100% of the proceeds benefit the St. Pius X Endowment Fund.

CORONATION PARTY VALUE: PRICELESS STARTING BID: $300
Be the very first to serve as the Catholic Foundation’s King and Queen during the 17th Annual Foundation of Faith Event. This includes a VIP table for 10, on September 21, 2023, as well as a pre-event reception the night before for your party of 10. Cake and champagne during the Foundation of Faith Event will ensure a SWEET night! You might even get matching crowns to boot!

"FUND A NEEDS"

SOW THE SEEDS | $25 SUGGESTED BID
This is a wonderful opportunity to provide Bibles for children in religious formation programs at parishes in need in the Diocese of El Paso.

CHARIOTS OF FIRE | $50 SUGGESTED BID
Help our priests who drive hundreds of miles across West Texas with gas money to continue serving the people of the Diocese of El Paso in Van Horn, Marfa, Alpine, Kermit, Presidio, and more.

ACTS: ADORATION, COMMUNITY, THEOLOGY, SERVICE | $75 SUGGESTED BID
Make a gift in honor of Father Matty, who was one of the individuals credited with bringing the ACTS movement to El Paso. Support priests in retirement by contributing to the Father Matty Fund for Retired Priest Appreciation.

CHRIST BEFORE BE, CHRIST BEHIND ME, CHRIST WITHIN ME | $100 SUGGESTED BID
Adopt a student at St. Patrick Cathedral School. Your contribution to their tuition will make a big difference.

WE R1 BODY IN CHRIST | $250 SUGGESTED BID
Father Rick was the founding Executive Director of Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services (DMRS). You can help build the permanent endowed fund to $1M and honor Father Matty’s legacy with a donation in any amount. DMRS is a full-service immigration legal aid clinic serving low-income immigrants and refugees. DMRS also provides vital legal representation to foreign born priests and religious workers who will serve in the Diocese of El Paso. If our newly ordained priests can’t get an R1 Visa, they can’t begin to work and serve parishioners. DMRS provides that service at a fraction of the cost.

100% of the proceeds from all Fund A Needs benefit the designated school, parish, charity, needs, or fund. Different causes are highlighted each year at the Foundation of Faith Event.

Join us on Thursday, September 22 for an amazing night of testimony, music, faith, and fun! Get your tickets and tables here. To see the live auction packages and Fund A Needs and to get registered to bid, click here. Site goes live on September 19.


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