“…To obtain the Indulgence, make a brief pilgrimage to the Holy Door, open in every Cathedral or in the churches designated by the Diocesan Bishop. This moment must be linked ... to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and to the celebration of the Holy Eucharist with a reflection on mercy ... and with the profession of faith and prayer for me and for my intentions ... the Jubilee Indulgence can be obtained for the deceased.” - Pope Francis
The first stone was laid and blessed. on July 31, 1914, the feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola and dedicated on November 29, 1917. On April 3, 1914, Pope Pius X established El Paso as a Diocese. Rev. Anthony J. Schuler, S.J., was appointed the first Bishop in June, 1915. On November 19, 1917, the church was officially designated as the Cathedral.. In 2005, the parish dedicated a nave to the memory of San Pedro de Jesús Maldonado, the martyr of the Diocese of El Paso, who was ordained in the Cathedral in 1918. St. Patrick Cathedral is faithfully served by Father Trini Fuentez as rector.
The Cathedral is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. Confessions: Saturdays beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Monahans – 1954
Between 1925 and 1937, Mass depended on the occasional visits of missionary priests. In 1937, a used street car was used for a Catholic church. A priest came every Sunday for Mass. In 1938, two lots were donated for a permanent church named Christ the King.
Augustinian Recollect priests assisted the parish until 1944. A rectory was built in 1948. St. John the Apostle was erected as a parish on July 18, 1954. In 1956, Bishop Metzger purchased two city blocks for a new church. Ground was broken in August 1959. The parish was renamed St. John the Apostle and Evangelist. The church, rectory, and parish hall were dedicated on November 22, 1961. The current pastor is Fr. James Hall.
Mission of St. Patrick, Canutillo
Jesuits constructed the first chapel in Canutillo under the patronage of La Purísima Concepción. In 1938 the parish of St. Patrick was created. In April 1939, the building of a new church was announced. The people promised “to work without rest, with good will and harmony until the proposed grand labor was complete.” The church was dedicated on December 29, 1943.
On June 24, 1983, the Westway Project was given the name of Immaculate Heart of Mary and on August 1, 1985, the church was assigned as a mission of St. Patrick. Presently, Deacon Ignacio Torres is the administrator of Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission in Westway.
The doors of the Mission are open:
- Monday- Friday: 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. [during the Jubilee Year of Mercy].
- Saturdays and Sundays: 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. [during the Jubilee Year of Mercy].
- Holy days: 8:00 a.m until 6:00 p.m. [during the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
- 9:30 a.m. (Spanish )
- 1:00 p.m. (Spanish
- Tuesdays: 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)
- Confessions:Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. before and after the 7:00 p.m. Mass
Clint – 1970
Clint was served by the Jesuits from San Elceario Parish. In 1913, construction of St. Lawrence Martyr Chapel began for both Spanish and English-speaking Catholics. On August 14, 1914, the chapel was dedicated to San Lorenzo. The first Mass was celebrated the next day.
In 1970, San Lorenzo Mission was elevated to a parish. Every summer, thousands celebrate San Lorenzo’s feast day with three days of food, music, games and carnival activities. A procession moves from San Elizario Presidio Chapel to San Lorenzo Church on the patron saint’s feast day, August 10.
Rev. Faustino Ortiz-Suarez, MNM serves as pastor.
The church is open from 7:30 a.m until 7:00 p.m. Confessions: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays after the 8:00 a.m Mass; Thursdays at 6:00 p.m and Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.