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Catholic Diocese of Dallas
Diocese of Dallas
Email for Parish Catechetical Leaders
Department of Catechetical Services, Diocese of Dallas
April 4, 2018

Happy Easter!
From all the Catechetical Services staff, we hope this Triduum was filled with light and peace for you and your families. Please know of our continued prayers for you and your parishes as we walk as Christ's witnesses in this holy Season of Easter!
Free Bibles for Parish Projects!
We have a limited number of Bibles available for any parish to use for projects this Spring or Summer. The Bibles were generously donated by the American Bible Society and include a dedication page from Bishop Burns. Please complete a registration form below to request English and/or Spanish Bibles (both links allow you to order either translation). If you have any questions, please contact .
New American Bible Revised Edition
Dios Habla Hoy 
Parish Catechetical and Adult Faith Formation Leader Appreciation Lunch
May 15, 2018 at 11:30 am | Babe's Chicken in Frisco
We are grateful for you and want to celebrate you! Join your fellow partners in the gospel for a downhome appreciation lunch. All catechetical leaders of children and adults are invited.

"I give thanks to my God at every remembrance of you, praying always with joy in
my every prayer for all of you, because of your partnership for the gospel from the first day until now" (Philippians 1:3-5).

Click HERE to register!
Updated CCF and CPM Schedule
Updated April 3, 2018
A new calendar of courses for the CCF and Certificate in Pastoral Ministry is now available. The CCF and CPM are for any parish leader - catechist, PCL, faith formation leader, etc. - who wishes to learn more about their faith and how to share it effectively with others.

Click HERE to view courses.
Teach4Life Pro-Life Conference
April 7, 2018 at 9:00 am | John Paul II High School in Plano 
All educators are invited to this conference on becoming a more Pro-Life Church in all aspects of life. Fr. Philip Bochanski will offer a lecture on same-sex attraction and how to love men and women who experience same-sex attraction. The conference will also touch on other difficult social issues.

Click HERE to register for the conference in either English or Spanish.

Click HERE to view event details in Spanish.

Sponsor Couple Training Workshop (Bilingual)
May 5th and 12th from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Catholic Conference and Formation Center 
The Family Life department of the Diocese of Dallas offers a training for couples who wish to be sponsors for FOCCUS, In Faithful Love (IFL), and Living Your Marriage as a Sacrament (LYMAS). Please contact  or  for more information!

Click here for: 
English Flyer | English Registration

Haga clic para: Spanish Flyer | Spanish Registration
A Note on Childrens Sacraments

Please be aware that when an adult approaches the parish to arrange for the sacraments of a minor child, it must be confirmed that he/she has the legal authority to do so. If her/his name is not reflected on the birth certificate, or in the case of an already baptized minor child, on the baptismal certificate, please ask for documentation that shows this person has the legal right to arrange for the spiritual needs of this child. Be mindful also that in the case of minor child of parents who are divorced, it is imperative to review the divorce document to determine which parent has been given the right to make the determination about the child's religious education and spiritual development. If there is any question as to whether the person has the legal (canoncical and civil) right to do so, please contact Margaret Gillett at (214) 379-2840 or
Our new website is live!
The new Catechetical Services site connects you with the most recent news, resources, and events throughout the Diocese. Check our homepage often to see up-to-date opportunities for your community.
The site offers a new space for the Church to be seen in the 21st century. With a new layout and easy-to-navigate sidebar function, you can connect with Catechetical Services with the touch of a button.
The Catechetical Services site will continue to grow to meet your needs and the needs of your parish community. Look to our site in the near future for a community calendar, leader network, and more dynamic resources.
Through much collaboration with the Office of Communications, our new website is ready for use. We took as many of your comments into consideration as we could and hope this site will better meet your needs and the needs of those you serve.
Disability Ministry Expo
April 21, 2018 | St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
Come to find out ways to support the people you love in your family and in your community. Meet with vendors and other community leaders to learn how you can help people living with disabilities. This event is free and open to the public. 

Click HERE to learn more.
Resource Corner - Information that may help you in your ministry      
Article on Engaging Busy Families by John Roberto
Check out this article on shaping faith formation for families on the "busy highway" of modern life. Roberto points to technology, infant baptism preparation and Vacation Bible School as possible on-ramps to deeper faith.
Read Now
Professional Development on Adult Faith Formation
Visit Ave Maria's webinar page this month for a series of webinars on adult and young adult faith formation. This page also has a library of professional development resources for you to use or share at any time.
View Webinars
Vacation Bible School!
See this list of Catholic Vacation Bible School programs you could bring to your parish this year.
Prayer Intentions
Welcome Baby Eva!
Eva Wilks, the first child of Caroline (PCL at Mary Immaculate) and Tony, came into the world this February and has brought light and love to her family.  Our Diocesan faith community celebrates with the Wilks family in this time of great joy and blessing.  
For all those who work in the vineyard of the Lord, we pray to the Lord...
For the desire and conviction to live with Easter Joy this season, we pray to the Lord...
For the health of baby Eva Wilks and for her parents, we pray to the Lord...
For the sick and those who care for them, especially Cecilia Cabello, Tony Wilks, the parents of Sr. Beatriz - Juanita and Jose Martinez, and Carlos Martinez-Garcia, we pray to the Lord...
For those that have died and those of us who mourn the loss of a loved one, we pray to the Lord...

Lord Hear Our Prayer!
Department of Catechetical Services
3725 Blackburn St., Dallas, 75219
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