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Office of the Bishop


To: All Staff, Social Media Community Managers/Content Creators

First Sunday of Advent TV Mass


As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, the Sunday Mass dispensation remains in place. Bishop Edward Burns will celebrate Mass from the cathedral for the First Sunday of Advent on KDFI Channel 27 at 11 a.m. and 12 noon this Sunday, November 29th.

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A medida que el número de casos de COVID-19 sigue aumentando, la dispensación de la misa dominical permanece en su lugar. El Padre Eduardo González celebrará la Misa para el Primer Domingo de Adviento desde la Iglesia Católica San Felipe Apóstol por Univision 23 a las 8 a.m. el domingo 29 de noviembre.

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Catholic Charities of Dallas


To: Pastors, Pastoral Administrators, Deacons, Parish Secretaries, Business Managers, Communications Representatives, Bulletin Editors, Webmasters, Marriage Preparation Coordinators, Young Adult Ministry Directors, Social Media Community Managers/Content Creators

Free virtual first-time homebuyer's workshops


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** Note that registration is limited to the first 50 participants in English and the first 50 participants in Spanish **

Catholic Charities Dallas presents a free first-time home buyer's virtual workshop on December 17th from 5:30 - 9:30 PM. Registration is limited to the first 50 registrants. Participants attending the full session will receive a certificate of completion that can be used as a requirement for an FHA loan.

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Catholic Charities Dallas presenta un taller virtual gratuito para compradores de vivienda por primera vez el 8 de diciembre de 5:30 a 9:30 p.m. La inscripción está limitada a los primeros 50 inscritos. Personas que asistan a la sesion completa obtendran un certificado de finalizacion el cual se puede utilizar como requisito para un prestamo FHA.

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Office of the Chancellor


To: All Staff

Notice of Death - Reverend Bede Lackner


It is our sad duty to announce the death of Reverend Bede Lackner, O.Cist who passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Irving Baylor Hospital. The Rosary was recited  November 13th and the Requiem was held November 14th in the Abbey church.

For more on Fr. Lackner’s life as a scholar, seminary professor and spiritual director please read Necrology.

Please keep Father Lackner and the Cistercian community in your prayers. Eternal rest grant unto Father Lackner and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he and all the faithful departed rest in peace.  Amen. 


Vicar General


To: All Parishes, Schools & Entities Staff

The Official Catholic Directory


The Official Catholic Directory has extended the yearly updates until Wednesday, November 25th. The credentials to enter the website are the same as last year.  As a reminder, each of the listings in The Official Catholic Directory will have a separate update; this includes parishes, schools, trusts, endowments, columbarium, etc.  

Parishes are asked to use the diocesan pastoral report to complete the yearly update for The Official Catholic Directory to make sure the data is the same on both reports. The reporting period is September 1, 2019, through August 31, 2020.
user: e-mail of the reporting staff member 
password: established by the staff member 

For further information and assistance, please contact Rita Gracia at or 214-379-2853

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

November Black Catholic History Month


On July 24, 1990, the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus of the United States designated November as Black Catholic History Month to celebrate the long history and proud heritage of Black Catholics.

Two commemorative dates fall within this month, Saint Augustine’s Birthday (November 13) and Saint Martin de Porres’ Feast Day (November 3). 
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Ministries Office


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

SSND Responding to Racism


Living Our Call as SSND: Responding to Racism

Hear the personal stories of School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) as they explore the topic of racism from the perspective of SSND charism, life, and mission. Seeking to witness unity in our divided world, SSND engages fully in the lifelong process of conversion of heart and return to love. 

This online event will take place on December 1, 2020, 7-8 p.m. CST. Women ages 18-45 are invited to register by November 30 at

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Catholic Charities of Dallas


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

Preventative Eviction Assistance Available


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Do you live in Texas and need help affording rent? Assistance is available for you at

Here you can receive helpful legal information about the eviction process, access to important documents for your landlord or the court, and the opportunity to chat with a real lawyer about any eviction questions you may have. This help was made possible by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation.

¿Vive en Texas y necesita ayuda para pagar el alquiler? Hay ayuda disponible para usted en

Aquí puede recibir información legal útil sobre el proceso de desalojo, acceso a documentos importantes para su arrendador o la corte, y la oportunidad de conversar con un abogado real sobre cualquier pregunta que pueda tener sobre el desalojo. Esta ayuda fue posible gracias a la Fundación de Acceso a la Justicia de Texas.

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  


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