March 07, 2021
Mark your calendar! The time has come for you to bid on mini masterpieces created by Bishop Mark (with a little help from his friend, Hal Marcus) and beloved priests in the Diocese of El Paso during a special online auction from Friday, March 12 at 12 noon through Sunday, March 14 at 8pm. The figurines will be on display during an Open House on Saturday, March 13 from 12-3pm at the retreat house located at 14547 Simpson Road, about 33 minutes east of downtown El Paso. This is a beautiful opportunity to take a nice drive, visit the retreat house, and spend some time in prayer.
There are many opportunities to participate in this event. The bidding on the hand painted figurines will start at $75 each and go up in increments of $20. There are also naming opportunities. With a $100 donation, you get to put a name on a Talavera tile which will be part of the prayer garden area. In addition, you can dedicate a planter, the bell tower or the prayer wall in honor or memory of a loved one, the person who taught you the faith, and the one who taught you to pray. Looking for keepsakes? Order keychains, mouse pads, and t-shirts. You may also make a contribution in any amount. Casa Guadalupe has a goal of raising $24,000 to develop the Casa Guadalupe Plaza and Prayer Garden.
Click here to learn more about plans for Casa Guadalupe Retreat House and how this event came to be.
REGISTER TO BID
Click here to get set up to bid and donate from your smartphone, tablet, or computer during the live auction. The auction site is sponsored by the Catholic Foundation.
Casa Guadalupe retreat house offers retreats, workshops, and conferences to help guide people in their spiritual journey. The purchase of the retreat house, formerly known as Holy Trinity, is an historic moment for the diocese, which will now be able to offer a variety of exciting retreats and programs for the various parishes and groups in the Diocese of El Paso. New possibilities for the retreat house, including spiritual programs, upgrading of facilities, and future new facilities, are being created. Casa Guadalupe retreat house opened May 2018. Casa Guadalupe Retreat House welcomes gifts of monetary donations, supplies and volunteer time.
Support our diocesan retreat house and support your local pastors. Get registered to bid and donate today! For more information, please contact Verónica Rayas at 915.342.7859.