Catholic Diocese of Dallas
Diocese of Dallas
Email for Parish Catechetical Leaders
Department of Catechetical Services, Diocese of Dallas
February 1, 2017
Department of Catechetical Services
With great joy and gratitude
the Department of Catechetical Services
looks forward to
The Installation of His Excellency
The Most Reverend Edward J. Burns
as the Eighth Bishop of Dallas
on February 9, 2017 at 2:00pm in the
Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe.  
Please keep Bishop Burns, the Diocese of Dallas, and the Diocese of Juneau in your prayers.  
Please read this important message from our Bishops regarding current legislation.  Thank you.  
A Workshop with Dr. Joseph White of Our Sunday Visitor - Involving Parents, Engaging Families:  Forming Learners to pray in many ways.  
Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 9:00am - 3:00pm (Mass at 8:00am) at St. Rita Catholic Church, Dallas.  
Topic:  Involving parents and engaging families for the evangelization of the domestic church.
This event is eligible for Catechist Certification Credit for Course #810.
Sponsored by OSV, the Department of Catechetical Services, and the Office of Family Life
Click here to view YOUTUBE video!
Click here to REGISTER!
Click here for FLYER!
Click here for MAP of St. Rita!
Parish Catechetical Leader
Lenten Retreat
Teresita Gonzalez,
Executive Director of Amor En Accion
Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 9:00am - 3:00pm at Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, Garland.
Reflection will be based on Pope Francis' call for us to be Missionary Disciples.  How can our Lenten journey help feed and nourish us for this call?
We will be treated to delightful Vietnamese hospitality throughout our visit and authentic cuisine for lunch!  Please join us!
Save the Date!
Parish Catechetical Leader
General Meeting - March 30, 2017
David Dziena, editorial director of Pflaum Gospel Weeklies, will be speaking with us on the importance of prayer, catholic identity and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ for us and those with whom we minister.
St. Rita Catholic Church, Dallas from 9:00am - 1:00pm.
More details coming soon!
National Conference of Catechetical Leaders
May 21-25, 2017 - Dallas, TX
Calling all Parish Catechetical Leaders!  We are so happy that this annual conference is being held in Dallas in 2017!  Don't miss out on this great opportunity to be energized, grow and network with your peers from accross the nation.  Registration is now open! 
Click here to register!
Certificate in Pastoral Ministry for information CLICK here
The Certificate in Pastoral Ministry is designed for all parish ministers/leaders.  It is an avenue for certification as a catechist or parish catechetical leader.  Courses meet once a week for five weeks.  The registration deadlines for the upcoming five week sessions are:
February 3, 2017 and March 24, 2017.  
Continuing Catechetical Formation Courses
Please promote the upcoming courses with your catechists.
Grade Level Methods
7:00 - 9:30pm
Sacred Heart Vietnamese (Carrollton)
The Gospel of St. John
Sacred Heart (Rowlett)
El Nuevo Testamento
Register for the English Session
Register for the English Session
Registrate Para La Sesion en Espanol
For information regarding more courses please visit the Catechetical Calendar
Click here for a printable FLYER
Missionary Disciples:  Witnesses of God's Love
Formation Resources
Not an endorsement
February 10, 2017
Night to Shine - is an unforgettable prom night experience for teens 14+ and adults with special needs!
St. Ann Catholic Church is hosting Night to Shine from 6:00-9:00pm.  Pre-prom activities will be held at Servant House Church in Lewisville from 4:00-6:00pm.  Night to Shine is a worldwide movement that celebrates the love of God on Valentines's weekend at over 300 churches simultaneously.
 For more information and to register please contact Debbie Kaluza at 972-393-5544. 
Please watch this incredible video to see what it's all about!  CLICK HERE!
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Discovery Mission - Catholic VOcation Bible School!
Discovery Mission is developed in conjunction with God is Good, a small company whose mission is to create authentically Catholic VBS programs.  Combined with Vianney Vocations' expertise in vocation ministry , we've created a fantastic week that gives kids a healthy Catholic vision of marriage, priesthood, and religious life.  Also, it's really, really fun! 
Click here to visit the webpage for more details!
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Family Resources to help families grow in faith
Celebrate and support family faith in 2017!  Let us help you get started with free family-focused resources, prayers, and activities.  
Click HERE for the link!
Disciples Making Disciples
Sheraton Grand Chicago, July 5-6, 2017
Connecting with Young People in Preaching, Teaching, Ministry, and Life

Dr. Karla J. Bellinger
Associate Director of the John S. Marten Program in Homiletics and Liturgics at the University of Notre Dame

Friday, February 17, 2017 from 1:00-3:30pm
The Great Hall at Prothro Hall
Southern Methodist University,
5901 Bishop Boulevard, Dallas, TX
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Prayer Intentions
For our Bishop Elect Edward Burns, we pray to the Lord...

For all National and World leaders who labor for justice and peace, we pray to the Lord...

For the sick and those who care for them, we pray to the Lord...

Lord Hear Our Prayer!

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