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COVID-19 News and Updates


  October 14, 2021

Bishop Burns invites young people to join celebration of World Youth Day 2023

Bishop Edward J. Burns of Dallas, the USCCB’s episcopal liaison to World Youth Day, joins other Bishops in inviting youth to participate in this celebration

  August 19, 2021

Geraldine Burns, Mother of Bishop Burns, Dies at 89

It is with deep sadness that we inform you about the passing of Geraldine L. Burns, 89, mother of Bishop Edward J. Burns.

  August 10, 2021

Requirement to return to Mass postponed in the Diocese of Dallas

In light of the recent surge in COVID cases and concern about the spread of the Delta variant, Bishop Edward Burns has postponed reinstating the requirement for Catholics to attend Mass in person in the Diocese of Dallas.

  July 15, 2021

Decree restores the obligation to attend Mass effective August 15

Catholics in the Diocese of Dallas rejoice as the Sunday Mass dispensation is lifted

  July 13, 2021

Golden Anniversary Mass celebrating 50 and 50+ Years of Marriage

This celebration is for couples celebrating their 50th (married in 1971 or 50+ years of marriage (married in 1970 or before) in 2021.

  June 23, 2021

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Vote to Write a Document on the Meaning of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church

Statement of Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

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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)


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


 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