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Two Diocese of Dallas Seminarians instituted as Acolytes by Pontifical North American College
On Sunday, 3 March 2013, sixty-two seminarians of the Pontifical North American College were instituted to the ministry of acolyte during a celebration of the Eucharist. Paul Bechter and Emmett Hall of the Diocese of Dallas who are in their second year of theological studies, were among those seminarians instituted.

Two Diocese of Dallas Seminarians instituted as Acolytes by Pontifical North American College

On Sunday, 3 March 2013, sixty-two seminarians of the Pontifical North American College were instituted to the ministry of acolyte during a celebration of the Eucharist. Paul Bechter and Emmett Hall of the Diocese of Dallas who are in their second year of theological studies, were among those seminarians instituted.



Homily for Mass of Thanksgiving for Pope Benedict XVI - Bishop Doug Deshotel
Auxiliary Bishop Doug Deshotel of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas delivered the homily for the Mass of Thanksgiving for Pope Benedict XVI on Benedict's last day as Sovereign Pontiff, February 28th, 2013. The video and transcript of that homily are available here.

Homily for Mass of Thanksgiving for Pope Benedict XVI - Bishop Doug Deshotel

Auxiliary Bishop Doug Deshotel of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas delivered the homily for the Mass of Thanksgiving for Pope Benedict XVI on Benedict's last day as Sovereign Pontiff, February 28th, 2013. The video and transcript of that homily are available here.



Bishop’s Awards for Service to the Church
Bishop Kevin J. Farrell presented the second annual Bishop’s Awards for Service to the Church to 139 lay men and women during a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe on February 23.

Bishop’s Awards for Service to the Church

Bishop Kevin J. Farrell presented the second annual Bishop’s Awards for Service to the Church to 139 lay men and women during a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe on February 23.



Vicar for Clergy Named New Monsignor
His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Father Greg Kelly, Vicar of Clergy for the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, as a Chaplain to His Holiness effective February 1. Father Greg will now have the title of Monsignor.

Vicar for Clergy Named New Monsignor

His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Father Greg Kelly, Vicar of Clergy for the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, as a Chaplain to His Holiness effective February 1. Father Greg will now have the title of Monsignor.



Prayers for Pope Benedict XVI and for the Papal Transition
Please continue to keep Pope Benedict XVI and the Consistory of Cardinals in your prayers, that they may be guided by the Holy Spirit. The Secretariat of Divine Worship of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has prepared these liturgical and musical resources to assist parishes and other groups to pray for Pope Benedict XVI, to give thanks for his pontificate, and to pray for the Church as we look to the future and the election of a new Pope.

Prayers for Pope Benedict XVI and for the Papal Transition

Please continue to keep Pope Benedict XVI and the Consistory of Cardinals in your prayers, that they may be guided by the Holy Spirit. The Secretariat of Divine Worship of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has prepared these liturgical and musical resources to assist parishes and other groups to pray for Pope Benedict XVI, to give thanks for his pontificate, and to pray for the Church as we look to the future and the election of a new Pope.