• September 26, 2021

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Diocese of El Paso will require masks for all indoor

Citing the rising number of COVID-19 cases Bishop Mark Seitz is requiring that masks be worn by unvaccinated and vaccinated people alike, age 3 and above, for all indoor functions. Officials said the change was effective immediately in the El Paso and West Texas regions of the Diocese. “In an effort to use whatever tools […]Read More

Diocese of El Paso: All Churches open 100% on June

On Saturday, Diocese of El Paso officials said they are ready to welcome diocesan faithful at 100% capacity beginning June 1, 2021. “However, because our churches are places of close gathering indoors where singing and vocal responses are common, our churches will continue to require the wearing of masks for now,” diocesan officials shared. More […]Read More

Bishop Seitz announces new Pastoral Assignments for the Diocese of

The Most Rev. Mark Seitz, D.D., Bishop of El Paso, announced new pastoral assignments for various clergy serving the Catholic Diocese of El Paso, effective July 1, 2021. Officials with the diocese took the opportunity to announce several Priestly Retirements. The Bishop added, “Thank you, good and faithful servants of God and the Church, for […]Read More

Diocese of El Paso will ordain five men to Order

Bishop Mark Seitz will ordain 5 men to the Order of Deacon on Friday, April 16th at Mother Cabrini Catholic Church in East El Paso. Father John Telles, Director of Seminarians, expressed his joy about these men being ordained to the transitional diaconate this coming month. “Each of these 5 men has unique talents and […]Read More

Diocese of El Paso: Church buildings, parish facilities to open

Churches within the Catholic Diocese of El Paso will be entering Phase 4 in the Diocesan Protocol for Church gatherings, meaning 50% capacity for the various facilities throughout the county. “Parish churches may expand gatherings to 50% capacity, with the expectation that strict adherence to mask wearing inside parish facilities is practiced at all times,” […]Read More

Bishop Seitz on state mask, occupancy mandates: No changes for

On Wednesday, Bishop Mark J. Seitz issued a statement on the removal of State Mandates in regards mask wearing, limited occupancy and the effects on the Diocese of El Paso. On March 2nd Governor Abbot removed Statewide Executive Orders mandating various actions to inhibit the spread of COVID 19 in our State. Among these actions […]Read More

Diocese of El Paso lifts restrictions, will allow Funeral Masses,

In response to improving numbers of those infected with the coronavirus in the El Paso area, and an improvement in the number of those hospitalized, the Diocese of El Paso announced Wednesday the has lifting of restrictions for the celebration of funeral masses and vigils. The new guidelines, with safety protocols to include limits to […]Read More

Diocese of El Paso to re-open to Phase 3 on

Tuesday morning, officials with the Diocese of El Paso announced that, due to a decline in the number of cases of COVID in the El Paso community and a decline in the number of hospitalizations, Catholic churches in El Paso County will now have the opportunity to open in time for Christmas. Officials added that […]Read More

Diocese of El Paso will remain in ‘Suspended Status’ for

Via a Monday afternoon news release, Bishop Mark Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso has mandated that Parishes inside of El Paso County remain in suspended status of the Diocesan Protocols for Church Gatherings. “By keeping our parishes in El Paso County to suspended status, we will do our part to continue to ensure […]Read More

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