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COVID-19 News and Updates


  November 7, 2020

U.S. Bishops respond to 2020 Presidential Election

Bishop Burns: "As the 2020 Presidential election has been decided, let us pledge to treat everyone, regardless of how they voted, with charity and respect."

  November 6, 2020

Bishop Edward J. Burns responds to the issue of Invalid Baptisms

"The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued an important clarification, alerting the Church throughout the world that baptisms are not valid in cases where the words said during the baptism have been changed"

  November 2, 2020

All Souls Day Livestreamed Mass - 10:30 A.M. from Sacred Heart Cemetery

Join us for a livestreamed Mass celebrated by Fr. Danny Ramos.

  October 23, 2020

Statement regarding comments of Pope Francis in the film 'Francesco'

In the documentary Francesco that was released in Italy on October 21, a very brief segment apparently includes Pope Francis speaking about same-sex civil unions.

  October 7, 2020

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Join us on October 28th in an educational and informative panel discussion - our panel of experts will share resources and services available to assist victims of Domestic Violence within our diocese.

  October 2, 2020

Blessing of the Animals for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi 2020

Many parishes will be celebrating the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi by offering a Blessing of the Animals. Find times for blessings at a parish near you!

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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