The Diocese of El Paso has several ministries that provide spiritual formation for children, families and adults.
Serves the students, faculty, and staff at the University of Texas at El Paso and Sul Ross State University in Alpine in their life long journeys for deeper faith. By walking in solidarity with Catholic students, faculty, and staff, the Campus Ministry strives to animate a vibrant Catholic community on both campuses.
Provides high quality education and religious formation through 11 private and parochial Catholic Schools in the Diocese of El Paso.
Serves parish ministers with resources and support in their efforts to enhance the life of all members of their community. Training, expert advice and commitment are offered in hopes of creating life-giving partnerships within each parish family.
Provides leadership formation to Pastors, Parish Directors of Religious Formation and Catechists to assist them to become confident and competent in their ministry. Fosters a catechesis that enables participants to experience Jesus alive in the hearts, minds and lives of the People of God. The program integrates a vision of justice within our border cultural reality.
Provides resources and discernment to children, youth and adults interested in learning more about vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
Oversees the Adult Formation program (RCIA).
Responsible for assisting the Bishop in his ministry to raise awareness of, develop leadership for, and respond to social justice issues at the local, national, and global levels through diocesan trainings and projects.
Four-year program, which includes a year of discernment and three years of candidacy consisting of formation seminars, academic courses at Tepeyac Institute, annual retreats, and parish assignments. As a ministry of service and recognized in its own right, the Permanent Diaconate collaborates in responding to the ministerial needs of the diocese, provides oversight with policies, a conciliation process and a support network for ordained deacons.
Provides for the spiritual formation of men interested in pursuing their vocation to the priesthood.
Assists Laity to make their rightful role in the life and mission of the Church. Offers a variety of formation and certification programs of the various levels of church life within our border cultural reality.
Helps to preserve the presence and identity of the people of Ysleta del Sur, while respecting their diversity. Aims to foster continued spiritual growth and formation, while empowering them to live in harmony with both their Catholic and Native spirituality.
Serves the nine-county rural area of the Diocese of El Paso. Provides pastoral ministry in collaboration with clergy in 9 parishes and 15 missions. The ministry’s outreach includes the towns of Alpine, Balmorhea, Barstow, Candelaria, Fort Davis, Grandfalls, Kermit, Lajitas, Marfa, Marathon, Monahans, Pecos, Presidio, Redford, Shafter, Saragosa, Sierra Blanca, Study Butte, Terlingua, Toya, Valentine, Van Horn, and Zaragosa. Our mission is to make the Church present in these distant isolated towns and to promote commitment and leadership among the laity.
Provides Catholic women and men the support and resources needed for ongoing spiritual growth and greater participation in the work of the Church. Our goals are focused on the developmental tasks of young adulthood (age 18-40 years): personal identity, relationships, the meaning of work, and spiritual life.
Provides growth and development of the church’s ministry with adolescents, while empowering young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today. Strives to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community, while fostering the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.