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News July 29, 2015

Join the Diocesan Choir of Dallas for our 2015-2016 season

The diocesan choir leads the music for all diocesan liturgies at the Cathedral Shrine of Guadalupe.

Come join the Diocesan Choir of Dallas for the 2015-2016 season! The diocesan choir is an SATB chorus (using choral arrangements with parts for soprano, alto, tenor and bass) that leads the music for all diocesan liturgies at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, including:

  • The Bishop's Award for Service Mass
  • The Rite of Election
  • The Transitional Deacon Ordination
  • The Chrism Mass
  • The Presbyterial Ordination


The Choir Director for the 2015 - 2016 season will be Thomas Woods, Director of Music at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Farmers Branch. He is a pianist, composer, instructor, and clinician bringing over 15 years of experience serving the Diocese of Dallas.

For more information regarding this year's group, please visit and search for "Diocesan Choir of Dallas".

Rehearsals for the Diocesan Choir are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, beginning on August 11th at Mary Immaculate Church, 2800 Valwood Parkway, Farmers Branch, Texas, 75234.

New members will participate in a vocal placement (not an audition) to determine their place in the choir. All voices are needed, and men are especially welcomed to participate!

To reserve your place in the choir contact Thomas Woods at:


2015 Events

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 - 2 p.m.
Silver and Gold Mass, Cathedral

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 - 4 p.m.
125th Anniversary of the Founding of the Diocese, Cathedral

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 - 8:30 a.m.      
University of Dallas Ministry Conference, Morning Eucharist, Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, Dallas


2016 Events

Saturday, January 30th, 2016 - 10 a.m.                      
Bishop’s Award for Service Mass, Cathedral

Saturday, February 13th, 2016 - 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.    
Rite of Election, Cathedral

Saturday, February 20th, 2016 - 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.    
Rite of Election, Cathedral

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 - 5:30 p.m.                  
Chrism Mass, Cathedral

Saturday, April 16th, 2016 - 10 a.m.                                  
(Transitional) Deacon Ordination, Cathedral

Friday, April 22nd, 2016 - 4 p.m.                       
The Cardinals’ Mass, Cathedral

Saturday, June 4th, 2016 - 10 a.m.
Presbyteral Ordination, Cathedral