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COVID-19 News and Updates


  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.

  May 30, 2020

Priest Assignments Announced for the Catholic Diocese of Dallas

All Appointments are effective July 1, 2020.

  May 30, 2020

Six Men Ordained to the Priesthood for Diocese of Dallas

Bishop Edward Burns ordained six men as priests for the Diocese of Dallas on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Frisco.

  May 29, 2020

Bishop Edward J. Burns calls for prayers for George Floyd and our country

Bishop Edward J. Burns and Auxiliary Bishop Greg Kelly join their brother bishops in Texas in calling for prayers for George Floyd, his loved ones and for justice and peace in our country.

  May 29, 2020

Statement on one year anniversary of raid of Diocese Pastoral Center

In a story published online May 29, the Dallas Morning News reports a district court ruled several months ago that the police far exceeded the scope of their search warrant in a raid at the Diocese of Dallas Pastoral Center a year ago.

  May 22, 2020

Notice of Death of Reverend Denis Farkasfalvy, O.Cist.

Fr. Denis Farkasfalvy, O.Cist., was a theology professor of many priests and deacons in the Diocese, former Headmaster of Cistercian Preparatory School, and former Abbot of the Cistercian Abbey Our Lady of Dallas.

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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