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Safe Environment


To: All Parish Staff

Non-Parish Based Organizations June 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

Please click on the following attachment for more information: 2017_June

Ministries Office


To: All Staff, All Pastors, Principals, Clergy, Business Managers, All Staff Members of Pastoral Center, Parishes, Schools and Entities, All Full-Time Staff, All Parish Staff, All School Staff, All Parishes, Schools & Entities Staff, All Pastors, Principals, and Business Managers, All Pastors, Priests, and Staff, All Parish and School Pastors

NCCW Annual Convention


Please join us for the Annual Convention for Catholic Women at the Dallas Hilton Anatole Hotel from September 6th to September 9th. 

For questions, please contact Marla Johnston at 214.794.5621 or


Please click on the following attachment for more information: Final Bulletin Insert

Worship Office


To: All Clergy, All Parish Staff, Parish Secretaries, Ministry Leaders, Bulletin Editors, RCIA Directors, Lay Ministers

Silver and Gold Mass


The 4th Annual Diocesan Silver and Gold Anniversary Mass celebrating 25, 50 and 50+ Years of Marriage will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 2:00 PM at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. This celebration is for couples celebrating their 25th anniversary (married in 1992), 50th anniversary or 50+ years of marriage (married in 1967 or before), during 2017. 

Registration is required, visit Anniversary couples that register will have reserved seating. Families and guests are welcome to attend and will be seated in open seating. A festive reception will be held following the Mass at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.

Register before Monday, August 21, 2017.

Please click on the following attachment for more information: Silver and Gold Mass

Catholic Pro-Life Committee


To: All Staff, Parish Secretaries, Bulletin Editors

Remembrance Mass for Children / Misa Conmemorativa por Niños


Saturday, August 12, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Patrick Catholic Church, 9643 Ferndale Rd, Dallas, TX 75238

This bilingual Mass for the diocese will be celebrated by Bishop Greg Kelly with Fathers Josef Vollmer-König and Jason Cargo with the Cathedral Children’s Choir. The Mass will include a special blessing for parents of children lost before birth by miscarriage, stillbirth or abortion, or for any other reason after birth. Parents will also be invited to participate in a white rose procession and to add their child(ren) to a Book of Remembrance to be held in prayer by the Sisters of Life. (Participation in any aspect of the event is voluntary.)  Following Mass, light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Susan Platt, 214-392-7545 or

Esta Misa Bilingüe para la Diócesis se celebrara con el Obispo Greg Kelly con los padres Josef Vollmer- König y Jason Cargo con el Coro de los Niños de la Catedral. Durante la Misa bilingüe para la diócesis, se ofrecerá una bendición especial para los padres que perdieron hijos debido a un aborto espontáneo, una perdida fetal, un aborto provocado, o hijos fallecidos por cualquier otra razón después de ya haber nacido. Se invitará a los padres a participar en una procesión de rosas blancas y a anotar el nombre de su(s) hijo(s) en un Libro Conmemorativo, el cual se mantendrá bajo la oración de las Hermanas por la Vida.  (La participación en cualquier aspecto de este evento es voluntaria.) Para mayor información, favor de comunicarse con Eileen Kuhlmann, 972 679 4760 o

Please click on the following attachment for more information: Remembrance Mass Flyer

Catholic Pro-Life Committee


To: All Clergy, Pastors, Deacons

Pastoral Healing Seminar for Clergy / Seminario para el Clero sobre la Sanación Pos-Aborto


Friday, August 18, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

St. Monica Family Center, 9933 Midway Rd, Dallas (Lower Lounge) 

The Healing after Abortion Ministry of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee is hosting a complimentary training for clergy. Bishop Greg Kelly will open the seminar with a personal reflection on being a part of this ministry, followed by presentations by clergy, professional counselors and ministry retreat graduates on a variety of topics, including the emotional and spiritual wound of abortion, the theology of forgiveness, and healing after a miscarriage. (Seminar qualifies for annual diaconate continuing education credits.) 

Attendance is free, and clergy are welcome to bring one lay, parish/ministry leader as their guest.  Pre-registration for priests, deacons, and their guests is required by August 11 at (Simultaneous translation is available upon request at registration.)
For more information, contact Eileen Kuhlmann at 972-679-4760 or

El Ministerio Sanación después del Aborto del CPLC, está ofreciendo un entrenamiento gratuito para el clero sobre el tema de la asistencia pastoral para los que han vivido el aborto. El entrenamiento incluirá presentaciones del clero, consejeros profesionales, y graduados de retiro. Habrá traducción simultánea en español disponible para todas las presentaciones. La registración es gratuita y se puede hacer en Se le invita al clero a que registre a una persona en liderazgo de comunidad en su parroquia para que asista como su invitado. 
Para más información, comuníquese con Eileen Kuhlmann 972-679-4760.

Please click on the following attachment for more information: Clergy Seminar Bilingual Flyer


Office of the Chancellor


To: All Staff

Special Notice - Closure of Pastoral Center from June 27-30


The Catholic Diocese of Dallas Pastoral Center will be closed for regular business during the week of June 27-June 30, 2017 for the Pastoral Center Staff to perform end-of-fiscal-year record and file retention work.  The Pastoral Center will reopen for regular business at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 3, 2017. 

Human Resources


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

Biometric Screenings – Drawing for Fitbits and Gift Cards


Thanks to all 292 participants who took part in the Biometric Screenings this year.   A special “thank you” goes out to the Wellness Coordinators at the 18 diocesan hosting sites.  The drawing for the Fitbits and Gift cards will take place at the Pastoral Center on Wednesday, June 28th  at 10 AM.  Prizes to be given away include 30 Charge2 Fitbits, ten (10) $50 Visa Gift Cards and ten (10) $25 Visa Gift Cards.  The names of employees who participated in the wellness screenings onsite and those who participated offsite at one of the local labs will be entered in the drawing. (Spouses are not eligible) Congratulations to all!

Communications Office


To: All Staff

Catholic Community Calendar


The Diocese of Dallas Catholic Community Calendar, featured on the main page of the diocesan website, is currently offline. The Office of Communications is working in collaboration with The Catholic Foundation to retool the calendar to better serve the Catholic community in the diocese. Please watch PC News for news about the launch of the newly formatted calendar. For any questions, please contact Santos Martinez at or 214-379-2876.

Worship Office


To: All Clergy, All Parish Staff, Parish Secretaries, Ministry Leaders, Bulletin Editors, RCIA Directors, Lay Ministers

TeamRCIA Catechist School


Members of TeamRCIA, an online initiation resource for Catholic parishes and dioceses will present TeamRCIA Catechist School, on August 18-19, 2017. During this 2-day school, participants will learn how to be effective RCIA catechists. The school is a must and open to all RCIA leaders and coordinators, RCIA team members, PCLs, other catechists, deacons and deacon candidates and anyone interested in RCIA.  This event is being underwritten by The Catholic Foundation. For maximum benefit, attendance on both days is required. Attached is a flyer with detailed information. Registration is now open. Any questions can be directed to Sylvia Garcia at  or 214-379-2874.

Please click on the following attachment for more information: TeamRCIA Catechist School Flyer

Worship Office


To: All Staff, Ministry Leaders, Bulletin Editors, Lay Ministers

Liturgy Boot Camp - July 28-29


It’s back—better than ever.  The Office of Worship presents Liturgy Boot Camp 2.0 for the second year, July 28-29, at the Catholic Conference and Formation Center. Boot Camp runs 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, July 28, and 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 29.  Cost is $30 and includes Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch, and all materials. Note that Liturgy Boot Camp is both days, Friday and Saturday. If you travel from a distance, we can reserve a private room for you at the CCFC for an additional $30.  To register, visit

Please see the following attachments for more information: Boot Camp 2.0 flyer, Boot Camp 2.0 Topics

Ministries Office


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

Second Collections Schedule for 2018


The new Second Collections Schedule for National and Diocesan collections in 2018 is officially up and ready.  For those needing this information for your envelope vendors and communications materials, please follow the link below and click on the yellow button that says, "2018 Collections (PDF)."

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

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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