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A Campaign to Support Parishes

and Ministries in the Diocese of El Paso

The Catholic Church has been present in west Texas for more than 300 years. Established in 1914, the Catholic Diocese of El Paso is a thriving and growing community of 56 parishes and 18 missions serving approximately 700,000 brothers and sisters in Christ. We also operate 8 grade schools and 3 high schools.


The Catholic Diocese of El Paso has seen many changes over the years, including this season of social-distancing. To ensure a strong future for our parishes, the Catholic Diocese of El Paso is kicking-off this diocesan-wide capital campaign – We Are the Body of Christ. Through this initiative we hope to raise $18 million to support priestly vocations and diaconate formation, provide financial assistance so more students can attend Catholic Schools, to invest in the education and training of our religious education teachers, and to strengthen our parishes. This is an ambitious goal, but one that is necessary if we are to carry out our mission to bring Christ to the world.

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