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Ready or Not, It's Time for Lent

February 15, 2021

Ash Wednesday is this February 17 and it will look a little different, with COVID-19 precautions featuring the sprinkling of ashes on the top of the head, a practice that is common in Europe.

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Lots to Love About Supporting Future Priests

February 13, 2021

Your donations to the Seminarian Education Endowment Fund are making great things possible for men studying to become priests, canon lawyers, and the future leadership for the Diocese of El Paso.

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The Sacred Heart Statue is Coming Home!

February 11, 2021

There was an outpouring of grief when the St. Patrick Cathedral Sacred Heart statue was vandalized last September. Shock and sadness brought together donors from all over the country who felt compelled to pray and to give. Today, the statue is restored and making its way back to St. Patrick Cathedral.

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You Could be Selected to Attend the United Nations Forum on Religious Tolerance

February 10, 2021

Catholic Extension has joined the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) to engage global youth in raising awareness of religious freedom and cultivating inter-religious respect with a campaign called #forSafeWorship and they are looking for video submissions from our diocese! Deadline to submit is Friday, February 19.

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Kaylee Castillo, Discovering the Needs of Others

February 03, 2021

We're celebrating Catholic Schools Week and Kaylee, a 6th grader at St. Raphael Catholic School who created Bear-a-thon, sent 1,000 letters to police officers to offer encouragement, and has been invited to give motivational speeches at the Ysleta Independent School District.

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Virtual 8th Annual Foundation Scholars Prayer Breakfast

January 26, 2021

We’re so proud of our Foundation Scholars—all 159 of them—and we wish we could have come together to celebrate the annual Foundation Scholars Prayer Breakfast in person. Instead we invite you to join us for Mass on Sunday, January 31 and Sunday, February 7 when Bishop Mark will celebrate Mass for our Catholic schools.

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National Catholic Schools Week

January 25, 2021

Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of El Paso will celebrate the 47th Annual Catholic Schools Week from January 31 to February 6. This year's theme is "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service."

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Consider Gifts in Lieu of Flowers and for Special Occasions

January 21, 2021

The Foundation has an easy way for parishioners to recognize family and loved ones in times of sorrow and joy.

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Catholic Foundation Announces Partnership with FreeWill

January 14, 2021

The new year is a moment for prayer and resolution, and to set priorities for the year ahead. In that spirit, we want to introduce a new resource, and resolution, that is easy for our Catholic community to keep: protecting your blessings by writing a legal will. It's 100% free.

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Stewardship Resolutions for 2021

January 12, 2021

Discover what God is calling you to do this year by staying in love with God and reflecting on the ways you feel closer to Him. Here are ten Holy Habits to help you.

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