My Dear Friends in Christ,
As I observe my first Holy Week and Easter in the Diocese of Dallas, I am privileged and honored to celebrate with you the gift of new life won for us by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am very grateful and am honored to be your Chief Shepherd. I continue to marvel at the great warmth and welcoming spirit that you have all shown me over the last couple of months.
I ask that you join me in thanking God our Father for The gift of salvation offered to all of us through the sacrificial love of His Son on the cross and his glorious Resurrection. Let us also thank Him for the many blessings in our diocese and in our personal lives. For all that we are given; let us remember that life in the Risen Christ means seeking “the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.” (Col 3:1)
I pray you will celebrate this most important of Holy Days with your loved ones. As you gather, please pray for all who cannot be with those they love and for all those in need or living in fear.Please also join me in praying for our Holy Father Pope Francis, for all of our priests and for more vocations to the priesthood.
Let us find the strength to love God above all and in all. Christ promises eternal life with Him forever to all who believe and live as he taught. I wish you a blessed and joyful Easter. Jesus Christ our Lord has risen! Alleluia!
Happy Easter to all!
Faithfully in Christ,
Most Reverend Edward J. Burns
Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas
Celebrate Holy Week with Bishop Burns
- Holy Thursday: 5:30 p.m., (Bilingual) Bishop Burns will wash the feet of parishioners just as Jesus washed the feet of the apostles before the Last Supper.
- Easter Vigil: 8:30 p.m. Bishop Burns (English)
- Easter Sunday: 11:00 a.m. (English) Bishop Burns