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Diocese News 8.14.2018

Notice of Death of Bishop Charles V. Grahmann, Sixth Bishop of Dallas

Edited 8/15/2018 at 6:00 p.m. - Funeral Arrangements Added

Arrangements for Bishop Grahmann include visitation at 6:00 p.m. and a funeral vigil service at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 17 at Santa Clara Catholic Church (321 Calumet Avenue, Dallas, TX at the corner of Davis and Cockrell Hill) with the Funeral Mass at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 18 also at the church. 


The Most Reverend Charles V. Grahmann, 87, passed away late this afternoon, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 in San Antonio during cardiac surgery.  He was the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Dallas serving from 1990 until May 1, 2007.

Bishop Grahmann was born in Hallettsville, Texas on July 15, 1931.  He was ordained to the priesthood on March 17, 1956 in San Antonio, Texas.  He was named an auxiliary bishop to the Archdiocese of San Antonio in 1981 and was named the first bishop of the Diocese of Victoria in 1982.  He became the Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas on July 14, 1990.