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  March 18, 2021

Abstinence and the Feast of St. Joseph

Because the Feast of St. Joseph is a solemnity, there is no requirement to abstain from eating meat on Friday, March 19th.

  March 5, 2021

Statement of Bishop Edward J. Burns on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

It is important to emphasize what the USCCB’s statement does say and what it does not say.

  March 5, 2021

Bishop Edward J. Burns issues response to Governor Abbott’s decision

The governor’s recent decision to remove the mask mandate and open up the state has created concern as to how our churches and schools will respond to the announcement.

  March 4, 2021

St. Joseph Celebrations for the Year of St. Joseph in the Diocese of Dallas

In observance of the Feast of St. Joseph, Bishop Edward Burns will celebrate a special Men’s Mass on Thursday, March 18, the vigil of the Solemnity of St. Joseph.

  February 21, 2021

2021 Lenten Reflections Created by the Diocesan Interracial Task Force

The Interracial Healing Task Force has created reflection questions designed to help each of us look inside ourselves to consider the often-difficult topic of racism.

  February 19, 2021

Bishop Edward J. Burns Announces Diocesan Synod and Post-Pandemic Pastoral Plan

Recognizing that the pandemic has taken its toll on discipleship, Bishop Burns presents a pastoral plan that provides a historic response to a historic pandemic.

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Cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Dallas County


Dallas County Health and Human Services is continuing to work closely with the Center for Disease Control and the Texas Department of State and Health Services to monitor the outbreak and test ill individuals. 

This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available. Also, check these sites often for the latest developments and what Texans need to know about COVID‑19. 

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS)

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

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Protect yourself and others


Residents are asked to help prevent spread of the virus by practicing non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) such as:

  • Social distancing (avoiding close contact with other people, especially those who are sick)
  • Covering coughs and sneezes, and hand hygiene
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • If you are sick, stay home. 

Infographic - Stop the spread of germs

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 From the Office of the Superintendent of Catholic Schools


The health and well-being of our students and their families is of utmost importance to us, and for that reason, the Catholic Schools Office alongside Bishop Burns has decided to close all diocesan and private schools and move to e-learning and remote learning protocols through March 27, 2020.

Updates from the Catholic Schools Office