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Dear Brothers and  Sisters in Christ,


For 107 years, the Catholic Diocese of El Paso has served the proud people of El Paso, bringing service, prayer, and liturgy to the lives of many. Established by Pope Pius X on March 3, 1914, and throughout the years, the faith-filled traditions of our region and culture have shaped our dynamic Catholic community. Today, we remain a diverse, generous, and faithful Body of Christ, built on the commitment  of our ancestors and the many proud people who call the Catholic Diocese of El Paso home.

A letter from Bishop Seitz

As we look to 2022 and beyond, we choose to celebrate our past and look to the future. It is with great pride and conviction in our hearts that the Catholic Diocese of El Paso embarks on this Diocesan Capital Campaign - We Are the Body of Christ: Sharing Our Gifts for the Church of Tomorrow. This important initiative will provide the necessary funds to support the men who are being educated and formed to

become priests and deacons, strengthen our Catholic Schools and religious education programs, and nourish our communities and parishes.  


I ask for you to reflect upon the many blessings and gifts you have received from God the Father’s infinite mercy and generosity.  We are called to be stewards of all we have been given, to use our gifts well, and to share what we have been given with others.  By ensuring we can support our continuing and emerging needs, not only will we benefit from our partnership with one another, but also from the rich heritage of our ancestors; the faith-filled people who built our churches, parishes, and social programs that have enriched our lives. 


Together, with Christ, there is no limit to the good we can and will achieve. I hope you will be inspired to join us as we ensure a bright future for the Catholic Diocese of El Paso. With my prayers and personal esteem, I remain,


Faithfully yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Mark J. Seitz, D.D.

Bishop of El Paso

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