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Catholic churches throughout the Diocese of Dallas have long enjoyed strong collaborations with the councils of the Boy Scouts of America. The diocese will now study the decision handed down by Boy Scoutsí national leadership to determine whether churches in the diocese can continue to host and charter Boy Scout troops when the new policy goes into effect on January 1, 2014.
Pope Francis has named Catholic Diocese of Dallas auxiliary bishop, the Most Reverend Mark J. Seitz, to serve as the new Bishop of El Paso. Bishop Seitz will be installed as the Bishop of El Paso by His Excellency, Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S., Archbishop of San Antonio on Tuesday, July 9th at 7 p.m. at the El Paso Civic Center.
The Most Reverend J. Douglas Deshotel, Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, will be celebrating a special Mass for persons with disabilities and their caregivers on Saturday, June 22nd, at 5:00 PM. This Mass will be immediately followed by a reception in the Parish Hall.
Lend a hand to the victims of Oklahoma's recent tornadoes. The disaster relief team from Catholic Charities of Oklahoma is in the impacted communities providing counseling, emergency assistance and case-management to those who have been displaced by tornadoes.
After receiving multiple calls from concerned parents in regards to the severe weather warnings issued for the Dallas area this afternoon, the superintendent of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Dallas, Sister Gloria Cain, made the decision to dismiss all K-8 Elementary schools in the Catholic Diocese of Dallas school system at Noon today.
If, in a certain sense, all the liturgical solemnities of the Church are important, Pentecost is uniquely so. This is because, having reached the 50th day, it marks the fulfillment of the event of the passover, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus through the gift of the Spirit of the Risen One.
As we head towards Pentecost Sunday, learn about the different titles and symbolism of the Holy Spirit from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
This Sunday, the Catholic Diocese of Dallas will celebrate the Ascension of the Lord (transferred). On the Feast of the Ascension, the church celebrates the return of Christ to the Father, his physical body leaving the earth behind. In Johnís Gospel, Jesus makes it clear that his return to the Father is necessary so that the Holy Spirit can be given to his disciples.
Bishop Farrell asks all in the Diocese of Dallas to please continue to pray for the community of West.
Learn how you can help those affected by this heartbreaking event.
Bishop Kevin Farrell asks all people to pray for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.