Diocese of El Paso

Diocese of El Paso

Diocese of El Paso

Diocese of El Paso

Diocese of El Paso

Diocese of El Paso

Diocese of El Paso

Diocese of El Paso

Diocese of El Paso

Diocese of El Paso

Diocese of El Paso

Diocese of El Paso

Diocese of El Paso

Diocese of El Paso

Diocese of El Paso

Diocese of El Paso

Diocese of El Paso

Diocese of El Paso

Diocese of El Paso

Diocese of El Paso

Bishop Anthony Schuler with Nuns

Catholic Bishop Anthony Schuler with Nuns and school children at Holy Familly Parish in El Paso, Texas.

Area: Central / Sunset Heights

Source: Diocese of El Paso

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March is Women's History Month. The changing history of women's influence in religious education is very interesting.

I have experienced being catholic before reverting to islam.

Bishop Armando Xavier Ochoa - 1996

Bishop Armando Xavier Ochoa was born in Oxnard, California, in 1943, the second child to Angel and Mary Ochoa. He received his education at Santa Clara Elementary and Santa Clara High School, also in Oxnard, and graduated in 1961. In 1962 he entered St. John’s Seminary College and having graduated, continued his studies at St. John’s Seminary School of Theology. Bishop Ochoa was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on May 23, 1970, by Cardinal Timothy Manning. He served as Associate Pastor at St. Alphonsus Church in East Los Angeles; St. John the Baptist Church in Baldwin Park; and St. Teresa of Avila Church, Los Angeles. Bishop Ochoa was appointed Pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Los Angeles, in December, 1984. While an Associate Pastor at St. Teresa of Avila, he was named a Monsignor, Chaplain to His Holiness, in 1982. Prior to his Ordination to the Episcopacy, in February, 1987, as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Regional Bishop of the San Fernando Pastoral Region, he served as a board member and later as co-director of the Permanent Diaconate Program for the Archdiocese. He also headed the Secretariat for Ethnic Ministry Services. Bishop Ochoa also served as a board member for both Don Bosco Technical High School and St. John’s Seminary. On June 26, 1996, Bishop Ochoa was installed as fifth Bishop of the Diocese of El Paso in Texas. Bishop Ochoa was installed as the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Fresno on February 1, 2012. Throughout Bishop Ochoa’s Episcopacy, he has held the following USCCB positions: Member of the Sub-Committee on Lay Ministry, Committee on Migration, Sub-Committee on Hispanic Affairs, Committee on Laity, Committee on Vocations, Committee on the Diaconate, Committee on the Millennium/Jubilee Year, Sub-Committee on Lay Ecclesial Ministry, CLINIC Board of Directors and Region XIII Administrative Committee. Bishop Ochoa has also been a Consultant on the Committee on Migration and Sub-Committee on Hispanic Affairs. Other National and International responsibilities have included member of the Alta/Baja California Border Bishops Council, United States Delegate to the Eucharistic Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, and member of the Texas Mexico Border Bishops’ Council.

Area: Central / El Paso High

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Raymundo Joseph Peña - 1980

Raymundo Joseph Peña (born 19 February 1934) is an American Roman Catholic bishop. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, he was the son of Cosme A. Peña and Elisa Ramon Peña. He attended St. John’s Seminary, and Assumption Seminary, both in San Antonio, Texas. He was ordained on 25 May 1957 at Corpus Christi Cathedral by the Most Reverend Mariano S. Garriaga, D.D., LL.D. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymundo_Joseph_Pe%C3%B1a On 16 October 1976, he was named Titular bishop of Trisipa and Auxiliary to the Archbishop of San Antonio. In 1979 he served as Administrator Sede Vacante for the Archdiocese of San Antonio. In 1980, Peña was appointed Bishop of El Paso, serving for 15 years until his installation as Bishop of Brownsville in 1995. He submitted his letter of resignation to the Congregation for Bishops upon reaching 75. His resignation was accepted when Pope Benedict XVI, named Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit, Daniel E. Flores as bishop in his stead. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymundo_Joseph_Pe%C3%B1a

Area: Central / El Paso High

Source: Diocese of El Paso

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More information on administration contained in book by Janine Young, Diocese of El Paso Centennial History starting page 92.

Bishop Patrick Flores - 1978

Archbishop Patrick Fernández Flores in 1978 - Bishop Patrick Flores became the third bishop of El Paso, Texas. On 5 May 1970 he was consecrated a bishop by Archbishop Luigi Raimondi. He was appointed auxiliary to the archbishop of San Antonio. Also in May 1970, Flores was appointed chairman of the Texas State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and that July he became national chaplain for the League of United Latin American Citizens. In 1972, he was co-founder and honorary chairman of the Mexican-American Cultural Center in San Antonio. In 1978 he was appointed bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of El Paso and then in 1979 the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio, which was, at the time, the largest ecclesiastical province in the United States. In 1980, Flores became a member of the Hispanic Caucus Committee, and in 1981, he founded Catholic Television of San Antonio, the first diocesan television station in the United States. In 1997, when Billy Graham headlined a religious crusade at the Alamodome, Flores taped radio spots in English and Spanish to promote the event. Graham later credited Flores for the large response from the area's largely Catholic Hispanic community. Flores' suit against the city of Boerne, Texas in his bid to expand St. Peter's Church there led to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision City of Boerne v. Flores (1997), which struck down certain provisions of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 as unconstitutionally exceeding the powers granted to the Congress under Section Five of the Fourteenth Amendment. His motto is Laborabo non mihi sed omnibus, "I will work not for myself but for others". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Flores

Area: Central / El Paso High

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More details in book by Janine Young, Diocese of El Paso Centennial History, p. 90-91.

Bishop S. M. Metzger - 1940

S. M. Metzger became bishop in 1940, he found it necessary to ask for funds to revive the diocese. With the help of the Catholic Extension Society he traveled the United States, East and West, the first few years of his tenure, making his appeal from the pulpit. His success was evident in the continuing and establishing of Catholic ministries and institutions. He retired in 1978 and died in April 1986, greatly mourned. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ice01

Area: Central / El Paso High

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Bishop Anthony J. Schuler - 1915

SCHULER, ANTHONY J. (1869–1944). Anthony J. Schuler, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso, was born to Joseph and Albertina (Algaeir) Schuler on September 20, 1869, at St. Mary's, Pennsylvania. From there the family moved to Georgetown, Colorado, in 1876. After his father's death from a mining-accident injury in 1883, young Schuler became increasingly attached to the local priest, Rev. Nicholas C. Matz, who later became bishop of Denver. In 1885 Schuler followed Matz to Denver upon the latter's reassignment, both to assist the cleric and to further his own education. In Denver, Schuler came into contact with priests of the Society of Jesus, commonly known as Jesuits, and he subsequently decided to join their order. He entered the Jesuit novitiate at Florissant, Missouri, on December 7, 1886. His lengthy training included studies in Florissant, St. Louis, Missouri, and Woodstock, Maryland, as well as work at Sacred Heart (later Regis) College in Denver. Sebastian Cardinal Martinelli, Vatican apostolic delegate to the United States, ordained Schuler a priest at Woodstock on June 27, 1903. Thereafter Schuler returned to Denver and Sacred Heart College, where he served as prefect and, later, superior. In 1908 he was sent to El Paso to work as associate pastor at the Church of the Immaculate Conception and chaplain of both the Hotel Dieu Hospital and Holy Family chapel. In 1912 he returned to Denver, where he worked in various assignments for several years. Meanwhile, El Paso and West Texas continued to grow. In 1880 El Paso had no Catholic church; worshippers had to cross the Rio Grande to attend services. But by the beginning of World War I the city had 10,000 Catholics and six churches. This growth had largely been overseen by Jesuits under the supervision of Carlos M. Pinto, S.J.qv The Vatican established the Diocese of El Paso on March 3, 1914. The new diocese covered more than 60,000 square miles and included fourteen counties in West Texas and five more, plus part of another, in southern New Mexico. It included some 54,000 Catholics served by thirty-one priests in twenty parishes, fifty-eight missions, and a number of hospitals and schools. Although Schuler is commonly spoken of as the first bishop of the new diocese, that distinction in fact belongs to a fellow Jesuit, the Rev. John J. Brown, rector of Sacred Heart College in Denver. Brown was appointed in January of 1915 but resigned due to poor health in June of that year, before his consecration as bishop. Schuler was subsequently appointed bishop on June 17, 1915, and consecrated on October 28 in Denver by Archbishop John Pitaval of Santa Fe. Schuler served as bishop for twenty-seven years. Early in his tenure he built a number of churches in El Paso, including Holy Family (1914), St. Joseph's (1916), St. Patrick's Cathedral (1917), and Sacred Heart (1917). He also oversaw the foundation of Loretto Academy (1923) and a diocesan high school for boys (1924) that was operated by the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Schuler was instrumental in bringing other religious orders to serve West Texas. The First Order of Franciscans (see FRANCISCANS) arrived in 1929, followed by the Claretian Fathers in 1932. In 1925 Mexican Jesuits, exiled from their native land since 1917, moved their novitiate to El Paso. Many regard Schuler's most significant work to be the support he gave those fleeing religious persecution in Mexico. By the time of Schuler's retirement on November 29, 1942, the diocese had grown to include over 120,000 Catholics served by 115 priests in forty-six parishes. Thirteen parochial schools taught nearly 2,500 students. Bishop Schuler retired to Regis College in Denver. He died there on June 3, 1944, and was buried in Concordia Cemetery, El Paso. In 1983 his remains were moved to a vault in Mount Carmel Cemetery in that city. His marker bears the representation of the Franklin Mountains and the Texas Lone Star of his episcopal coat of arms. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fsc19

Area: Central / El Paso High

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Bishop Seitz - 2013

On May 6, 2013, Pope Francis appointed Seitz the 6th Bishop of El Paso, Texas. He was installed on July 9, 2013, at a two-hour Mass concelebrated by more than 20 bishops and more than 100 priests and attended by around 4000 people.

Area: Central / El Paso High

Source: Diocese of El Paso

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Saint Patrick Cathedral

The picture shows St Patrick Church, the Cathedral for the Diocese of El Paso and the mother church for 686,000 Catholics. Plans to build the church of St. Patrick originated with the Irish Catholic community in El Paso in 1908 when parishioners at Holy Family Church (formerly St. Mary Chapel) began to fundraise for a larger church. In 1916 the plans were finally realized. The interior and exterior of the church were designed in the Byzantine style of architecture and constructed from brick and carrara marble. On Thanksgiving Day 1917, the official dedication ceremony was hold by Bishop Schuler.

Area: Central / El Paso High

Source: Leo Miletich

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Didn't know that it was haunted.

the best school ever.... miss my days there. every morning around 4am i go to work i see the 3rd floor lighs on in certian class room. yes agree very haunted.

Overview of N. Stanton and Missouri St.

Landscape overview shot of N. Stanton and Missouri St. and a cable car heading south. The Hildebrand house is on corner in foreground and the St. Patrick Cathedral is situated in the center of the photo. To the right, you can see the St. Episcopal Church.

Area: Central / Downtown

Collection: Aultman Collection

Source: El Paso Public Library

Reference ID: A5518

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St Patrick Church

The picture shows St Patrick Church, the Cathedral for the Diocese of El Paso and the mother church for 686,000 Catholics. Plans to build the church of St. Patrick originated with the Irish Catholic community in El Paso in 1908 when parishioners at Holy Family Church (formerly St. Mary Chapel) began to fundraise for a larger church. In 1916 the plans were finally realized. The interior and exterior of the church were designed in the Byzantine style of architecture and constructed from brick and carrara marble. On Thanksgiving Day 1917, the official dedication ceremony was hold by Bishop Schuler.

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Area: Central / El Paso High

Source: EPMH

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St Patrick Church

The picture shows St Patrick Church, the Cathedral for the Diocese of El Paso and the mother church for 686,000 Catholics. Plans to build the church of St. Patrick originated with the Irish Catholic community in El Paso in 1908 when parishioners at Holy Family Church (formerly St. Mary Chapel) began to fundraise for a larger church. In 1916 the plans were finally realized. The interior and exterior of the church were designed in the Byzantine style of architecture and constructed from brick and carrara marble. On Thanksgiving Day 1917, the official dedication ceremony was hold by Bishop Schuler.

Creator: victor ramirez

Area: Central / El Paso High

Source: EPMH

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Parade in front of St Patrick Cathedral

Parade in front of St Patrick Cathedral on Mesa Street

Area: Central / El Paso High

Source: Tony and Carmen Canales

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Photo taken in El Paso TX circa 1935

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Bishop Anthony Joseph Schuler

Bishop Anthony Joseph Schuler (1869-1944) became the first bishop of the Catholic Diocese El Paso in 1915. He served in this position until his retirement in 1942. Born in Pennsylvania in 1868, the family moved to the mining town of Georgetown, Colo., in 1876. Schuler's father died when he was fourteen years old, and so he worked in the silver mines shoveling ore to support his family. At age 17, he entered the Jesuit Seminary in Florissant, Mo., and was ordained to the priesthood in June 1901. He served as perfect and superior in different cities, before he came to El Paso, where he first worked as chaplain and associate pastor, before being appointed bishop. The Vatican established the Diocese of El Paso on March 3, 1914. During his 27-year tenure, Bishop Schuler was the only Jesuit bishop in the United States. He expanded the diocese significantly by building churches, schools, and associated Catholic institutions. Amongst them were the following projects: Holy Family, St. Joseph's, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Sacred Heart Church and orphanages, Loretto Academy, St. Joseph's Sanatorium, San Jose Clinic, the Western American newspaper, the Revista Católica publishing house, and the monumental construction on Mount Cristo Rey. He also brought other religious orders to West Texas, such as the First Order of Franciscans. Schuler cared for those in need, especially during the Mexican Revolution, when thousand of refugees, amongst them persecuted bishops and priests, looked for shelter in the border town.

Area: Central / Downtown

Collection: Stout-Feldman Studio Photographs

Source: University of Texas at El Paso Library - Special Collections Department

Reference ID: PH074-5706-1

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More details available in book by Janine Young, Diocese of El Paso Centennial History ISBN 978-2-7468-2951-0, p.39

Margaret Morgan - 1920

Margaret Morgan for whom the St. Margaret's Orphanage in the Mission Valley in El Paso is named.

Area: Mission Valley / San Jose

Source: Diocese of El Paso

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"More details about orphanage available in book by Janine Young, Diocese of El Paso Centennial, ISBN 978-2-7468-2951-0 , p. 63" - Eva Ross

March is Women's History Month.

Margaret Morgan lived in El Paso, Texas.

Mother Superior - Perpetual Convent

Mother Superior - Perpetual Convent

Area: Central / South Central

Source: Diocese of El Paso

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Holy Family Church - El Paso, Texas - 1918

Holy Family Church - El Paso, Texas - 1918 - oldest available photograph.

Area: Central / Sunset Heights

Source: Diocese of El Paso

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Holy Family Church - 1948 - CYO - Softball Team

Holy Family Parish CYO - Adult League Softball Team - El Paso, Texas - 1948.

Area: Central / El Paso High

Source: Diocese of El Paso

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These members of the Catholic Youth Organization in the Sunset Heights neighborhood of El Paso, Texas enjoyed softball just after World War II.

More information on CYO and parish available in book by Janine Young Diocese of El Paso Centennial History.

Bishop Sidney Metzger

Bishop Sidney Metzger of El Paso, Texas and Laborers Circa mid 1960s.

Area: Upper Valley / Borderland

Source: Janine Young

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Bishop Armando Ochoa - 2012

Bishop Armando Ochoa - at Border Mass, El Paso, Texas. The service is to honor migrants who have died in their quest for a better life and those who work toward justice of migrants.

Area: Upper Valley / Borderland

Source: Diocese Of El Paso

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Border Mass - 2012

Border Mass in Anapra - Anapra is a neighborhood in the city of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, which borders the Rio Grande. It is one of the poorest communities within the city. The service is to honor migrants who have died in their quest for a better life and those who work toward justice of migrants.

Area: Out of Area / Out of Area

Source: Christ Chavez

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