Catechetical

Lead by Fr. Stephen Pitts, together with dedicated and caring volunteer catechists, our program provides an education in the faith of children, young people and adults which includes especially the teaching of Christian Doctrine in an organic and systematic way with a view to initiating the students into the fullness of Christian life. 

  • First Communion — two years of preparation for ages 7 and above to receive the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist

  • IAM (Infancia Adolescencia Misionera) — youth program for middle school age youth

  • Confirmation — two years of preparation for ages 14 and above to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation

  • Youth Group (Aliados de Cristo) — activities for post-Confirmation Youth

  • Adult Formation — nine months of sacramental preparation for adults to receive Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation

We accept registration for First Communion, Confirmation, and Adult Formation during the months of August and September.

Please contact Fr. Stephen Pitts SJ or his assistant Efren Loya-Gomez at the church office (915-532-5447 during the day and 915-351-6181 in the evening) for any questions pertaining to these areas.


Sacramental

Baptism

We offer baptisms one Saturday each month at 2pm and Baptismal Preparation Classes in Spanish on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 6pm.

In the fall, we will celebrate baptisms on Sep 28, Oct 19, Nov 23, and Dec 12 (at 7pm) and offer baptismal preparation classes for parents and godparents on Sep 12, Sep 26, Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 14, and Dec 5 at 6pm.

For both baptisms and baptismal preparation classes, we require registration one week prior with documents for the child, parents, and godparents. Contact our parish secretary at 915-532-5447.

Reconciliation

Monday - Friday 7:25 - 7:55 am
Saturdays 7:25 - 7:55 am & 5:00 - 5:55 pm
Sundays 9:25 - 9:55 am & 11:25 - 11:55 am

Marriage

Those wishing to marry should consult with our Pastor at least 6 months prior to the wedding. Please contact our office.

Anointing of the Sick

We celebrate the anointing of the sick the last Friday of every month immediately following the 8:00AM mass. We encourage especially the ill and the elderly to come receive this special sacrament.


Social Ministries Office - Centro Pastoral

Open: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

610 S. Oregon St. El Paso, TX 79901 (915) 544-4970 centropastoral@sacredheartelpaso.org

Social Justice Ministries

At Sacred Heart Church Centro Pastoral Social we strive to turn fear into hope by helping individuals and families rise out of poverty through immediate assistance to meet basic needs, and to overcome economic insecurity through practical, accessible and affordable education courses.

Adult Education

The Adult Education Program offers different courses for those people who want to improve their personal, economic or work situation: Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED, English as a Second Language (ESL), Citizenship, and Computer Literacy.

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) Classes in Spanish for those people who were not able to complete their basic education in Mexico. Students who conclude this program receive an official certificate from the Education Department of Mexico.

  • GED – Courses offered in Spanish in order to prepare students to pass tests and obtain their GED (General Equivalency Diploma).

  • ESL – Multiple levels of English as a Second Language courses are offered to students who wish to improve their understanding and fluency of English.

  • Computer Literacy – Courses are offered in order to assist students to gain ability to use computer skills and related technology efficiently, thus meeting and exceeding thresholds necessary to secure employment.

  • Citizenship Classes – The Citizenship classes emphasize contextualized instruction on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, naturalization procedures, civic participation, and U.S. history and government and help students acquire the skills and knowledge to pass the test and interview to become US citizens.

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry Program gives us the opportunity to provide our impoverished neighbors and their families with groceries.

Friday 8:00 am to 11:00 am (The person must live in the 79901 zip code area in order to qualify).

St. Vincent De Paul Society (Sacred Heart Conference)

The society of St. Vincent de Paul has maintained its spirit of charity, aid and friendship towards the poorest. The Sacred Heart conference members meet every week in the Centro Pastoral to review the results of the weekly visits and assign help on the basis of available funds.

Friday 9:00 am to 11:00 am (The person must live in the 79901 zip code area in order to qualify).

Project Gabriel

Program focused on women who experience a crisis pregnancy. The parish offers these mothers love, care, as well as material, emotional and spiritual support they need during and after pregnancy. We encourage them to choose a future of life and love for themselves and their children without coercing them in any way.

Friday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm