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Safe Environment


To: All Parish Staff

Non-Parish Based Organizations Monthly Release


Non-Parish Based Organizations Monthly Update 

The diocese has a registration process in place for all non-parish based organizations.  There are certain criteria each organization must fulfill in order to stay in compliance.  Parish leadership and NPBO leadership are reminded that all clergy and lay presenters invited in from outside the Diocese of Dallas must comply with the ‘Visiting Speaker Policy’ posted on the diocesan web page.  

Click here for a monthly updated list of non-parish based organizations in compliance and non-compliant.  For additional information, contact Rita Gracia in the Diocesan Office of Safe Environment at 214-379-2853 or

Pastoral Services


To: All Staff

“Equipping Catholic Laypersons to Serve”


“Equipping Catholic Laypersons to Serve”
The Pastoral Services Department invites Pastoral Ministers and Deacons to a free webinar “Equipping Catholic Laypersons to Serve” presented by The National Association of Catholic Chaplains September 29, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm.
Location: St. Rita Catholic Community 
12521 Inwood Road, Dallas Texas 

Please RSVP to Deacon Charlie Stump at 

For questions call Pastoral Services at 214-379-2883

Please consider using this flyer for promotional purposes. 


Office of the Bishop


To: All Pastors, Priests, and Staff, Bulletin Editors

Town Hall Meetings and Ceremony of Sorrows


On the weekend of August 25-26, Bishop Burns requested that a letter be read in all parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Dallas to address recent issues regarding the current crisis of sexual abuse by clergy, including allegations of sexual abuse by the former pastor of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Reverend Edmundo Paredes. In that letter, Bishop Burns outlined five separate steps that will be taken in the diocese to create a safer environment, including announcing a Ceremony of Sorrows and Town Hall Meetings.

The dates, times and locations for these events have now been scheduled, and are as follows:

Tuesday, October 9th, 6:00 p.m. - Ceremony of Sorrows and Town Hall Meeting
St. Cecilia Catholic Church
1809 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208

Monday, October 15th, 6:00 p.m. - Town Hall Meeting
St. Jude Catholic Church
1515 N Greenville Ave, Allen, TX 75002

Tuesday, October 16, 6:00 p.m. - Town Hall Meeting
Mary Immaculate Catholic Church
2800 Valwood Pkwy, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Wednesday, October 17, 6:00 p.m. - Town Hall Meeting
St. Bernard Catholic Church
1404 Old Gate Ln, Dallas, TX 75218

Please consider using this flyer for church bulletin and promotional purposes.  

Vicar of Clergy


To: All Parish Staff

Pastoral Data and The Official Catholic Directory


The website to report the yearly pastoral data is now open.  The deadline to submit the information is Friday, September 28th.   

The information is as follows:
user:  e-mail of the reporting staff member
password:  welcome (please change the password once you enter the website)

The parishes will still have to complete the updates for The Official Catholic Directory, which last year was also converted to electronic-reporting of data.  Please remember that the data provided in the diocesan statistical data has to agree with the parish data provided in the report to The Official Catholic Directory.

Let us know if we can be of any assistance during the conversion process. As always, the data collected from the parishes is distributed to all the diocesan departments. For further information, please contact Rita Gracia at or 214-379-2853.

Thank you for taking the time to collect and report the parish data.

Development Office


To: Parish Business Managers, Parish Secretaries, Communications Representatives

Second Collections Envelopes and Posters 2019


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

All preferences will be collected and submitted to the USCCB.
2019 Second Collections Envelopes and Promotional Materials Preferences:

The deadline for submitting your preferences is September 10, 2018.  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 


Bishop’s Delegate for Ecumenism and Legislative Advocacy


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

National Migration Week 2019 - January 6th - 12th


This year's theme is "Building Communities of Welcome", which emphasizes the importance of proactively engaging immigrant and refugee communities and creating a culture of welcome that will assist in the integration process in our communities and parishes.

Please see the new toolkit! 

Bishop’s Delegate for Ecumenism and Legislative Advocacy


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

Diocese of Dallas Blue Mass


Join us on Saturday, September 15th at 9:00 am at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe located at 2215 Ross Avenue, Dallas 75201.  The Catholic Diocese of Dallas is offering a special liturgy and blessing for all those who give of themselves in public safety and law enforcement, including local police, firefighters, first responders, and others whose service helps keep our community and nation safe.  In particular, we will gather in prayerful and grateful remembrance of those heroic servants who made the supreme sacrifice in the fulfillment of their duties and to offer thanksgiving for all those who serve and protect our community. 

Please consider using this flyer for promotional and bulletin purposes. 

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

Faithful Citizenship


The Catholic bishops of the United States are pleased to offer once again to the Catholic faithful Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, our teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics. This statement represents our guidance for Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy. We urge our pastors, lay and religious faithful, and all people of good will to use this statement to help form their consciences; to teach those entrusted to their care; to contribute to civil and respectful public dialogue; and to shape political choices in the coming election in light of Catholic teaching.
The statement lifts up our dual heritage as both faithful Catholics and American citizens with rights and duties as participants in the civil order. First and foremost, however, we remember that we relate to the civil order as citizens of the heavenly Kingdom, whose reign is not yet fully realized on earth but demands our unqualified allegiance. It is as citizens faithful to the Lord Jesus that we contribute most effectively to the civil order.


Pastoral Juvenil Hispana


To: All Pastors, Priests, and Staff, Parish Secretaries, Ministry Leaders, Bulletin Editors, Youth Directors, Youth Ministers

Encuentro Juvenil


The Diocesan Pastoral Juvenil Hispana Office is sponsoring the following event in Spanish only.

Please consider using this flyer for church bulletin and promotional purposes.

Catholic Schools Office


To: All Staff, All Pastors, Principals, Clergy, Business Managers, All Staff Members of Pastoral Center, Parishes, Schools and Entities, All Parishes, Schools & Entities Staff, Youth Directors, Youth Ministers, Young Adult Ministry Directors

Catholic High School Preview Night


On October 1, 2018, at St. Rita, join us for a Catholic High School Preview Night from 6-7 pm. All of the Catholic high schools will be present. The evening will follow a college fair format. There will not be any breakout sessions, so that families can come and go and visit with all of the schools.

El 1 de octubre, 2018, de 6-7 pm acompáñenos en Sta. Rita para una noche informativa sobre preparatorias católicas en Dallas. Estarán 8 escuelas con personas bilingües para atenderlos y contestar sus preguntas.

Please consider using this flyer for promotional purposes. 

Holy Trinity Seminary


To: All Parishes, Schools & Entities Staff, Communications Representatives, Bulletin Editors, Webmasters

Holy Trinity Seminary Benefit Dinner


You are cordially invited to the 15th Annual Spes Gregis Holy Trinity Seminary Benefit Dinner to be held on Friday, October 19 at the Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel. For reservations and more info, please go to

Please consider using this flyer as a bulletin insert, on bulletin boards or on parish websites and social media.

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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