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Effective February 20, 2019
Reverend Paul Cao, S.D.D. in residence at the Domus Dei House, Hubbard, Texas reassigned to the Motherhouse in New Orleans.
Reverend John Tran, S.D.D. assigned in residence at the Domus Dei House, Hubbard, Texas.
CRS Rice Bowl - Lent 2019
The Diocese of Dallas invites all parishes to "share the journey" with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) by participating in the yearly Lenten formation program, Rice Bowl. Through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving we unite ourselves closer to Jesus and in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in need around the world.
CRS Rice Bowl is not to be confused with the CRS Collection, which occurs this year on March 31st. These are two separate programs. The funds for the CRS Collection go to 6 different Catholic Organizations; CRS happens to be one of them.
Unlike the CRS Collection, 75% of the proceeds from Rice Bowl go to support programs overseas, 25% remains in the Diocese of Dallas for local programs. None of the money from the CRS Collection on March 31st comes back to the local diocese.
Any parish or school in need of free Rice Bowls or other promotional materials are asked to please visit www.crsricebowl.org
For any other questions, please email Jonathan Baca, Annual Appeal Coordinator at
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
Each year, thousands of people leave their homes and seek asylum in the United States. Join us for a discussion on the United States’ approach to asylum and the laws that govern this process. Panelists will explore questions like: What does it mean to seek asylum? Who is eligible for this status and why? What standards for asylum applicants are currently in place? Are U.S. asylum laws working in the most effective and efficient ways? Do U.S. asylum laws need to be changed or revised?
This panel will be moderated by Jenny Manrique, Multimedia Reporter for Al Día and The Dallas Morning News.
Elizabeth Cassidy, Director of International Law and Policy, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
Laura Collins, Director, Bush Institute – SMU Economic Growth Initiative, George W. Bush Institute
Bill Holston, Executive Director, Human Rights Initiative of North Texas
Date: March 19, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Unity of Dallas
Please RSVP here
The diocesan website will soon feature a Holy Week and Easter Mass Times Directory which can be seen at www.cathdal.org/easter2019. A prominent graphic advertising the directory will be located on the front page of the site. Information regarding Mass and Devotional times may be added at www.cathdal.org/easter2019form. All Mass times must be submitted by Monday, April 15th to be added to the Easter Mass Times Directory.
The Office of Communications does its best to keep up with all of the current information for each parish as listed in the Parish Finders on the Cathdal.org website (https://www.cathdal.org/parishes and https://www.cathdal.org/parishesmap).
However, we need your help in keeping this information correct. Please visit these links and review the information for your parish to make sure it is correct. For any changes that need to be made, please email the correct information to Lorena Gonzalez at .
The Pastoral Center staff will be attending a Lenten Day of Reflection on Friday, March 29th. The Pastoral Center will be closed so that all staff may attend and will reopen on Monday, April 1st at 9:00 am.
Bishop Edward J. Burns invites you to the 26th Annual Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner on April 13th at the Renaissance Dallas-Addison Hotel. This spectacular event benefiting the Catholic Pro-Life Committee will feature the personal reflections and acoustic performance of award-winning Christian artists Tenth Avenue North, as well as special guest and EWTN radio host Gloria Purvis. The evening will include a raffle, wine and jewelry pulls, and private reception at 5 p.m., followed by a seated banquet, live auction and program at 6:30 p.m. This event raises critical funds to save babies, support families, provide education and spread the Gospel of Life! Reservations are $125 for an individual seat, $1,250 for a table of ten. Premium tables with tickets to the Private Reception begin at $5,000. Raffle tickets for a chance to win $15,000 in MasterCard® gift cards are available now for $30 each, 4 for $80 and 8 for $125. Dinner reservations are requested by April 2, 2019, after which the price increases to $150. Seating is limited. Reservations may be made at prolifedallas.org/dinner or call 972-267-LIFE (5433). Spanish translation headsets available.
El Obispo Edward J. Burns lo invita a la 26a Cena Pro-Vida del Obispo el 13 de abril en el Hotel Renaissance Dallas-Addison Hotel. Este es un evento espectacular que beneficiará al Comité Católico Pro-Vida con las reflexiones personales y una actuación acústica de los galardonados artistas Cristianos Tenth Avenue North, así como la invitada especial y anfitriona de radio en EWTN Gloria Purvis. La noche incluirá un sorteo de rifas, sorteos de vinos y joyería,, y una recepción privada a las 5 p.m., seguida por un banquete, una subasta en vivo, el programa a las 6:30 p.m. Este evento recauda fondos críticos para salvar a los bebés, apoyar a las familias, proporcionar educación y para difundir el Evangelio de la Vida. El costo es $125 por un asiento individual y $1,250 por una mesa de diez. Las mesas de prioridad con entrada a la recepción privada están disponibles desde $5,000. Los boletos de rifa para tener la oportunidad de ganar $15,000 en tarjetas de regalo MasterCard® están disponibles por $30 cada uno, 4 por $80 y 8 por $125. Las reservaciones para la cena se deben solicitar antes del 2 de abril, 2019, después de lo cual el precio aumentara a $150. El cupo es limitado. Las reservaciones se pueden hacer en prolifedallas.org/cena o llamando al 972-267- 5433. Auriculares para traducción al español estarán disponibles.
Easter Vigil is on Saturday, April 20, 2019. With the RCIA process well underway, may we again offer a reminder of the RCIA and Marriage Bonds Policy (or RICA y Vínculos Matrimoniales). Please become familiar with ministering to RCIA Catechumens and Candidates (and/or their intended spouses) regarding marriage in the Catholic Church. Should you have questions, contact Margaret Gillett at or (214) 379-2840 or (214) 808-6397.
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