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COVID-19 News and Updates


  March 23, 2023

Growing interest in the Synod Listening Session

More than 300 people have already committed to joining others for the next synod listening session on Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the University of Dallas. The topic will focus on Catholic Education.

  March 10, 2023

10 Years as Pope: Pushing the Church to bring the Gospel to the World

The Catholic Church celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Pope Francis' election March 13.

  March 7, 2023

Bishop offers dispensation for St. Patrick’s Day

With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Lenten Friday this year, Bishop Edward J. Burns has issued a dispensation from abstinence on March 17, allowing the faithful to enjoy the American Irish tradition of eating corned beef (or ham) and cabbage in good conscience.

  February 21, 2023

Marking the Start of Lent

Ash Wednesday marks the start of a time of opportunities. An opportunity to celebrate faith. An opportunity to acknowledge sins. An opportunity to ask forgiveness. And an opportunity to prepare for Easter.

  February 14, 2023

Valentine’s Day marks the observance of National Marriage Week and World Marriage Day

Building a culture of life and love in this country begins by supporting and promoting the Sacrament of Marriage and the family.

  February 1, 2023

Bishop's Invitational Chairs for 2023 Announcement

The Catholic Diocese of Dallas is pleased to announce Kara and Peter Gehan as the Chairs for the 13th Annual Bishop’s Invitational Golf Tournament.

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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