Diocese News December 4, 2021
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The Diocese of Dallas will mark the opening of the synod process with a special Mass and Novena
Opening Mass & Festival celebrating the beginning of our Synodal Process to be held on December 12
The Diocese of Dallas will mark the opening of the synod process with a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Edward J. Burns on Sunday, December 12th at St. Ann Parish, 180 Samuel Blvd., Coppell 75019. All are invited to attend this momentous occasion. The day's festivities include the opening Mass beginning at 12:00 p.m. and a family-friendly festival on the grounds of the parish from 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. See the signing of the decree officially opening the synod process, learn more about the synod and how you can get involved, and celebrate with members of the community from across the diocese with food, fun, and fellowship.
Invitation from Bishop Edward J. Burns
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
On December 12th, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we will mark the beginning of an historic journey of faith for the Diocese of Dallas with the opening of our third diocesan synod. This is an exciting time for the Diocese and one of tremendous opportunity as we look to embrace our apostolic mission and chart the future for our wonderful Diocese.
As you may know, the word synod means “gather together.” Guided by the Holy Spirit, that is exactly what we intend to do. And it is in that spirit, I want to personally invite you all to be a part of this historic moment. I will be celebrating a special Mass on Dec. 12 at noon at St. Ann Parish in Coppell which will officially open the diocesan synod process. To help celebrate this joyous occasion, a family-friendly festival will be held on the grounds of the parish from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
I welcome you to join us in celebration of the Mass and to see the signing of the decree officially opening the synod process, to learn more about the synod and how you can get involved, and to celebrate with members of the community from across the Diocese with food, fun, and fellowship.
Let us all begin this journey together. Blessings to you and may God continue to strengthen us here in the Diocese of Dallas.
Faithfully yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Edward J. Burns
Bishop of Dallas