Catholic Diocese of Dallas | Bishop Kevin Farrell
Diocese of Dallas
Faith Formation Events /
Eventos de Formación de Fe
Department of Catechetical Services, Diocese of Dallas
August 4, 2016
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Online Courses for the Basic Certificate
Cursos En Línea para el Certificado Básico
Starting this September, courses in the Continuing Catechetical Formation plan´s Basic Certificate will be offered in online modality, with the exception of Old and New Testament.  You can mix and match courses in online or face-to-face modality to complete your Basic Certificate.  These courses are open to any adult interested in growing in the faith, as courses include introductions to the Creed, Morality, Scripture, and others.  Catechetical credit will be granted to the facilitated online courses listed in the flyer´s schedule. Remember, the University of Dayton also offers online courses and the Diocesan partnership with this institution for a reduced rate for courses is valid until June 2017.

Comenzando en septiembre, los cursos en el Certificado Básico del Plan de Formación Catequética se ofrecerán en modalidad en línea, con la excepción de Eclesiología, y Antiguo y Nuevo Testamento.  Para completar tu Certificado Básico puedes tomar cursos en modalidad presencial o en línea.  Estos cursos son no sólo para catequistas, si no también para adultos interesados en crecer en su fe, ya que se ofrecen cursos introductorios en teología y en las Escrituras.  Crédito catequético se otorgará a los cursos en línea facilitados por un instructor de acuerdo al horario en este volante. Recuerde que la Universidad de Dayton también ofrece cursos en línea en Español y el convenio de la Diócesis con esta institución para obtener precios reducidos es válido hasta junio 2017.
Certificate in Pastoral Ministry
This certificate program will be another pathway for ministers to receive certification as a catechist of children or adults, or as a parish catechetical leader.  The course of study may be taken whole and entire or in part.  Participants will be able to mix and match courses in the Certificate for Pastoral Ministry and in the Continuing Catechetical Formation program.  Courses are offered in four locations across the Diocese of Dallas:  JPII High School (Plano), All Saints, the Catholic Conference and Formation Center and the University of Dallas.  Courses offered this fall at each of the locations include: Christian Anthropology, New Testament, and Human and Faith Development, all eligible for catechetical credit.

More information and registration is available now at



Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship Classes In English and Spanish: For Ministry and Parish Leaders
Workshops are scheduled for all parish and ministry leaders on Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, the teaching document issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to guide Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy.  Facilitators will train participants to teach and encourage others at the local parishes to exercise their political rights and duties according to the teachings of the Church. Sat. Sept. 10 [Location TBD]  or Sept. 13 and 15 6:30-9 PM [St. Jude, Allen].  

The Catholic Pro Life Committee and the Texas Catholic Conference are hosting "Render Unto Ceasar" webinars to help in the discernment for the voting booth and beyond. 
Te invitamos a un taller donde se estudiará el documento Formando la Conciencia para ser Ciudadanos Fieles,  dado por la Conferencia  de los Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos para guiar a los católicos a que cumplan sus derechos y obligaciones políticas como participantes de nuestra democracia. Dos oportunidades: sábado 17 de septiembre y martes 13 y 20 de septiembre. Los lugares están por confirmar.

El Comité Católico Pro Vida y La Conferencia Católica de Texas están patrocinando una serie de tres programas de radio Entregar a César para ayudar en el discernimiento de tu voto y porqué te debes involucrar.
Last Call! -  Última Llamada Para Estos Cursos
Getting Started as a Catechist
Sat, Aug 6, 2016, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM   St. Ann [Coppell]
Mon, Aug 8 and Aug 15, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM   Holy Spirit [Duncanville]
Liturgia y Sacramentos
Martes agosto 9, 16, 23 y 30, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Centro de Formación y Conferencias [Dallas]
Necesitamos 5 personas más para poder ofrecer esta clase. Regístrese antes del Viernes 5 de agosto 2PM.
Children’s Catechesis Eucharist and Reconciliation
Tue, Aug 9; Wed, Aug 10, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM   St. Monica [Dallas]
Introduction to Scripture
Tue, Aug 9, 16, 23, and 30, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM   St. Ann [Coppell]
Oración y Espiritualidad
Miércoles Ago 17, 18, 24, y 25 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM San Juan Diego [Dallas]  

September 29 - October 1, 2016 
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

All three days included in registration!
The conference strives to bring together Catholic faithful from the diocese and the surrounding area to learn, pray, and Walk Together in Faith. The event will feature keynote addresses and session tracks specifically designed for teachers, catechists, and general Catholic audiences, including talks on faith, parenting, and social justice. Ten reasons why the DMC can assist you to grow in your faith!   Visit

La conferencia es una oportunidad maravillosa para la formación continua que puede rejuvenecer aquellos que ahora trabajan en la Iglesia, ya que asistimos a los que servimos a comprender más profundamente la fe católica y crecer en la espiritualidad. Los animamos a unirse a otros que trabajan en la Diócesis de Dallas y en el Norte de Texas, en niveles de trabajo de administración parroquial y escolar, durante los tres días de la conferencia. Visita la página en Español.

General Interest Webinar.  Not an endorsement.
The Ever-Present God with Fr. Mitch Pacwa

Fr. Mitch Pacwa, internationally acclaimed TV personality and author, presents a free, one-hour webinar, in partnership with Our Sunday Visitor.  Fr. Pacwa's series, entitled "The Ever-Present God", will include highlights of his book on the Holy Spirit, as well as topics such as mercy, Mary, the Eucharist, faith, and others.  Opportunity to ask Fr. Pacwa questions in the Q&A session.

August 17, 2016: 10a.m. - 11 CST Register
August 15th 6 PM – 8 PM
Pool Party at Texas Pool on the Creek - Fiesta en la Alberca
Families and individuals with special needs are invited to a private pool party, and atttendance is free.  Attendees must RSVP. Please invite any members of your ministries whom you feel would like to come.  It is open to children , youth, adults, whole families!
Familias e individuos con necesidades especiales están invitados a una fiesta en la alberca.  Este evento gratis es para niños, jóvenes, adultos y familias.  Si estás interesado o conoces a alguien con familiares con necesidades especiales, por favor confirmen su asistencia.
More Details - Más Detalles

Department of Catechetical Services
Diocese of Dallas
3725 Blackburn St., Dallas TX 75219
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Call Us  :  1-214-379-2848

The Mission of the Department of Catechetical Services is to direct catechetical activity in the Diocese by providing parish leaders with guidance, support and resources that enable them to carry out their catechetical mission of forming Disciples of Christ.