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Fall Festivals 2016

It's fall in North Texas, and the parishes in the Diocese of Dallas are ready to celebrate the changing leaves with activities and fun for the whole family. Here's a list of some of the many festivals happening in churches around the diocese!


Bishop Kevin J. Farrell named Prefect of the new Vatican Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life

With a Moto Proprio, Pope Francis announced on Wednesday the establishment of a Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life. The Prefect of the new Dicastery will be the Irish-born Bishop Kevin Joseph Farrell, currently serving as Bishop of Dallas.

Statement by Bishop Farrell on his appointment as Prefect of the new Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life

The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia)

'Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family', released on April 8th, the new Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis, brings together the results of the two Synods on the Family in 2014 & 2015.

Bishop Kevin Farrell reacts to recent ads by “Catholics for Choice”

On Sept. 12, Catholics for Choice launched a national print advertising campaign featuring ads in 20 publications across the United States. The campaign’s full-page ads feature Catholics who support public funding for abortion. [More]


Mass of Thanksgiving to Say Farewell to Bishop Kevin J. Farrell

The Diocese of Dallas will say farewell and thank you to Bishop Kevin J. Farrell at a Mass of Thanksgiving for his near-decade of ministry and service on Saturday, September 10 at 5:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe located at 2215 Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas. [More]


Canonization of Mother Teresa of Kolkata

Pope Francis canonized Saint Teresa of Kolkata a saint at the Vatican on Sunday, September 4, 2016. Learn more about the saint and watch a video stream of the canonization ceremony. [More]


Emergency Collection to Assist Louisiana Flood Victims - September 18

Every parish in the Diocese of Dallas will be participating in emergency collection to assist victims of the recent flooding in Louisiana on the weekend of September 18, 2016. The collection funds will support the humanitarian efforts of Catholic Charities USA and will help provide support to Catholic dioceses also impacted. [More]


Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

Workshops are scheduled for parishioners and ministry leaders on Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, the teaching document issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to guide Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy. [More]


An invitation to the 2016 Dallas Ministry Conference

Sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas and the University of Dallas, the 2016 conference strives to bring together Catholic faithful from the diocese and the surrounding area to learn, pray, and Walk Together in Faith. [More]


More on Bishop Farrell’s new role as Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life

What makes the creation of this dicastery unique? What will Bishop Farrell be doing for the dicastery? Learn more about this new role for Bishop Kevin J. Farrell in the Roman Curia. [More]


Statement by Bishop Farrell on his appointment as Prefect of the new Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life

The following is Bishop Kevin J. Farrell’s response to the Papal announcement of his appointment as the Prefect of the newly established Vatican Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life. [More]