It's officially Loteria and Gorditas Season around here, because Summer time in El Paso is also Kermes time in El Paso.

A "kermes," in case you don't know, is what we call a church bazaar around here, and from now through the end of September, it's one weekend church fund raiser after another at a Catholic church near you.

And that means Loteria and homemade, just-like-grandma-makes tacos and gorditas. Heck, more often than not you'll find a chain-gang of grandmothers making the food on-site. (That's how you know you've found a good one!)

Here's where you can get your loteria and gorditas fix at an El Paso-area church kermes, according to the Catholic Diocese of El Paso.

June 2019 Kermes

• June 7-9: Our Lady of Guadalupe (Fabens)
• June 8-9: Santa Lucia
• June 21-23: St. Peter and Paul
• June 22-23: San Juan Bautista
• June 28-30: St. Paul the Apostle

July 2019 Kermes

• July 12-14: Yselta Mission Festival- Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
• July 19-21: San Judas de Tadeo
• July 26-28: St. Ignatius de Loyola

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August 2019 Kermes

• Aug 2-4: Our Lady of the Light
• Aug 3-4: Our Lady of Sorrows
• Aug 9-11: San Lorenzo
• Aug 16-18: Our Lady of the Valley
• Aug 23-25: Cristo Rey Feria del Valle
• Aug 30-Sep 1: St. Mark

September 2019 Kermes

• Sep 6-8: Holy Spirit
• Sep 13-15: San Elceario
• Sep 13-15: El Buen Pastor
• Sep 20-22: St. Francis X. Cabrini
• Sept 27-29: La Purisima (Socorro)

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