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Ministries Office


To: Business Managers

Remitting for Second Collections


Parish Business Managers:

The USCCB requires that we remit funds from the Second Collections after 90 days.  If you haven’t already, please send your checks to the Pastoral Center for the following collections:

-Any outstanding balances for CRS Rice Bowl – April 16, 2017

-The one-time collection for the Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington D.C. (also known as the collection for the Trinity Dome) – May 14, 2017

-The Catholic Communications Campaign – May 28, 2017

-Holy Father’s Annual Collection (Peter’s Pence) – June 25, 2017 

Thank you for your help.

Ministries Office


To: All Parish Staff, Parish Business Managers, Pastoral Administrators, Business Managers, Communications Representatives, Bulletin Editors, Webmasters

Upcoming Second Collection for September 2017


The National Collection for the Catholic University of America - September 2-3, 2017.

The Catholic University of America is the official national university of the Catholic Church in the United States.

Contributions from this collection will strengthen the work of our top scholars, many of whom help to explain Catholic social teaching to the rest of the world. It will also support scholarships for students in our diocese and others in achieving our mission of preparing the next generation of leadership for our Church and nation – including those studying to become future priests and religious.

For more information and additional resources for promoting this collection, please visit:

If you have any further questions, please contact Jonathan Baca, Associate Director of Stewardship and Mission: 214-379-3190 |

Catholic Charities of Dallas


To: All Pastors, Principals, Clergy, Business Managers, All Staff Members of Pastoral Center, Parishes, Schools and Entities

Sponsor Families for Christmas with Catholic Charities


All parishes, schools, ministries, families, and individuals are invited to celebrate the joy of Christmas with families in need this year by being part of Catholic Charities Christmas Gift Program. 

To find out how you can sponsor families, see the attached flyer or contact Michelle Gagne at or 469-801-8107.  

Please share the attached flyer with your parish & school communities.

Please click on the following attachment for more information: Catholic Charities Christmas Gift Program


Office of the Chancellor


To: All Staff, All Pastors, Principals, Clergy, Business Managers, All Staff Members of Pastoral Center, Parishes, Schools and Entities, All Clergy

Clergy Assignments


Effective August 1, 2017
Reverend Arthur R. Kirwin, O.P.
, St. Albert’s Dominican Priory, Irving, reassigned outside the Diocese.

Effective August 31, 2017
Reverend Monsignor Lawrence Pichard
, former Pastor/In Residence, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Frisco, retired. 

Effective September 1, 2017
Reverend Ernesto Esqueda Sanchez, c.s.
, appointed Pastor of St. Luke Parish, Irving, Texas.
Reverend Adilso Balen, c.s., former Pastor of St. Luke Parish, reassigned outside the Diocese.




To: All Clergy, Marriage Preparation Coordinators, Lay Ministers

Prenuptial Matters


The Tribunal would like to remind all those working with matters pertaining to prenuptial preparation about the important paperwork involved. 

Please see the document on the Tribunal website: How to Process Prenuptial Paperwork. 

All prenuptial papers are to be submitted to the Tribunal unless all the following criteria are in place:
1. Two baptized Catholics, both of whom are Latin, and 
2. Both of whom are domiciled in the Diocese of Dallas, and 
3. The marriage will be celebrated in the Diocese of Dallas, and 
4. Neither party ever has been married to anyone other than, perhaps, to each other. 

Form II – Dallas requires only one Form II for each party. But that Form II is to be completed by an affiant who has known the party since early adolescence such as a parent, aunt, uncle, older sibling, or long-term friend. 

If the cleric receiving the marriage vows is not assigned to your parish, be sure you have granted delegation. Or, if you are a lay minister, you have obtained that from your pastor for the visiting cleric. 

Observe, please the required time frame for submission:

1. If to be celebrated in this Diocese, at least 30 days before the wedding. In this case send photocopies of all papers except Form III, which must be original. 

2. If to be celebrated in another Diocese in the USA, at least 60 days before the wedding.
3. If to be celebrated in a Diocese outside the USA, at least 90 days before the wedding.

Ministries Office


To: All Pastors, Priests, and Staff, Parish Business Managers, Parish Secretaries, Business Managers, Communications Representatives

Second Collections Envelopes for 2018


All parishes wishing to update their preferences for envelopes and other second collections promotional materials can do so now, by clicking the following link, filling out the form, and submitting it.  All preferences will be collected and submitted to the USCCB.

2018 Second Collections Envelopes and Promotional Materials Preferences:

The deadline for submitting your preferences is September 12, 2017.  If your preferences are not received by that time, you will not be able to change your preferences again until this time next year.  If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Baca, Associate Director of Parish Engagement and Mission, at 214-379-3190 or email at

Family Life Ministry, Marriage Ministry


To: All Clergy, All Pastors, Priests, and Staff, Pastors, Deacons, Parish Secretaries, Wedding Coordinators and Sponsor Couples, Marriage Preparation Coordinators, Family Life Ministers, Hispanic Ministries

Sponsor Couple Training Workshops in SPANISH


Fieles en el Amor / Viviendo Su Matrimonio como Sacramento and FOCCUS SPONSOR COUPLE FACILITATOR TRAINING.

If you are interested, please contact your parish Family Life Director or marriage coordinator.

•VIVIENDO: Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 - 9am-4pm 
•FOCCUS: Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 - 9am-4pm

For more information please contact Family Life – Marriage Office, Erika G. Martinez 214-379-2878 or

Please click on the following attachment for more information: Workshop Flyer

Human Resources


To: All Parish Staff, All School Staff

Job Postings in the Diocese of Dallas


All current job postings in the Diocese of Dallas can be found at  



To: All Clergy, RCIA Directors, Lay Ministers

Tribunal Educational Opportunities


Please click here for current Tribunal Educational Opportunities.


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