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COVID-19 News and Updates


  August 18, 2020

Collin County Diocesan Schools to Reopen for in Person Instruction this Fall

Prayers for a safe and successful year take on a special importance this year as students at some Catholic schools in the Diocese of Dallas head back to class.

  July 22, 2020

Diocesan Schools to Reopen with In-Person Instruction this Fall

"Our decisions have been made with only three objectives in mind: the health, safety and faith of our students, teachers and staff. “

  June 26, 2020

Statement from Bishop Edward J. Burns Concerning Reopening of Sunday Masses

"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

Notice of Death of Reverend Henry Drozd

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

Announcement from Bishop Edward J. Burns - Phase Three of Reopening Plan

Phase Three decree includes the celebration of public Sunday Masses

  June 5, 2020

Phase Two Update to Mass Availability

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.

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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