COVID-19 News and Updates
| June 26, 2020
"In heeding the messages of civic officials and medical personnel to slow down the process of re-opening, and after consultation with the diocesan priest council, I have decided to ask the individual pastors to determine for their parishes whether or not they should resume Sunday Masses at this time. "
| June 22, 2020
It is our sad duty to announce the death of Father Henry Drozd, a retired priest of the Diocese of Dallas, on Saturday, June 20, 2020.
| June 17, 2020
Phase Three decree includes the celebration of public Sunday Masses
| June 5, 2020
Bishop Burns has decided it is appropriate and necessary to increase the availability of weekday and Saturday morning Masses so that the faithful might be more fully served.
| June 4, 2020
"We listened and we prayed together, sometimes on our knees, sometimes with our arms extended: Christians and Jews, others as well."
| June 4, 2020
U.S. Bishops Receive Call of Encouragement and Assurances of Prayer from Pope Francis in the Wake of Social Unrest in the United States
Pope Francis expressed his prayers and closeness to the Church and the people of the United States in this moment of unrest.
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.
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.
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.