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Office of the Chancellor


To: All Staff

An important announcement from the Interim Chancellor


Effective December 1, 2018
Reverend Dominic Dat Phung, O.S.B., ordained December 1, 2018 and In-Residence at Benedictine Monastery of Thien Tam, Kerens.

Effective December 10, 2018
Reverend Tung Nguyen, In-Residence at Cistercian Abbey and studying at the University of Dallas, completes studies and returning to his home Archdiocese of Boston.

Effective January 1, 2019
Very Reverend Paul Thach Nguyen, C.Ss.R., Rector, St. John Neumann Redemptorist Formation House, Dallas for a 4-year term.

Reverend Joseph Hung Le, C.Ss.R., Director of Postulancy, St. John Neumann Redemptorist Formation House, Dallas.

Very Reverend Dominic Hai Dinh, C.Ss.R., Rector, St. John Neumann Redemptorist Formation House, Dallas reassigned out of Diocese by his Provincial.

Reverend John Baptist Hung Pham, C.Ss.R., Faculty, St. John Neumann Redemptorist Formation House, Dallas reassigned out of Diocese by his Provincial.

Reverend Francis Dien Tran, C.Ss.R., Faculty, St. John Neumann Redemptorist Formation House, Dallas reassigned out of Diocese by his Provincial.

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

2019 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - January 18-25


The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019 theme has been selected, and finds its origins in Deuteronomy. “Justice, Only Justice, You Shall Pursue” (cf. Deuteronomy 16:20) was chosen for its powerful message of promoting truth, equality and unity.
The resource materials for the annual celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity are prepared by the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement ministry, Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute (GEII). When available, items may be purchased at their secure website The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated in the Northern Hemisphere from January 18-25 each year.

For more details please visit the following link

An Ecumenical Service of Prayer, Unity, and Thanksgiving , Sunday, January 27th

Join Bishop Gregory Kelly of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas and Bishop Erik Gronberg of the North Texas-Northern Louisiana Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  With music by the combined choirs of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and King of Glory Lutheran Church.

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: King of Glory King of Glory Lutheran Church 

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

2019 Legislative Advocacy Training - February 9th

The Texas 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. The Texas Catholic Conference advocates on behalf of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Texas for policies and programs that support the life and dignity of every human person from conception through natural death.

Anyone interested in learning more should plan to attend Catholic Advocacy Trainingon February 9th from 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 6306 Kenwood Ave., Dallas 75214, the  St. Joseph Room in St. Anne Hall . On March 26, 2019, Texas Bishops and Catholics from throughout the state will join together for the 2019 Catholic Advocacy Day at the Capitol in Austin to advocate for policies promoting life, justice, charity, and religious freedom. To learn about the Bishops’ legislative agenda and the skills to be an effective advocate, join us for this training presented by Rachana Chin from the Texas Catholic Conference – the public policy voice of the Texas Bishops. The training is for all participants regardless of experience level. For more information, please contact Susan Platt, 214-392-7545, or .

Ministries Office


To: All Clergy, All Parish Staff, Ministry Leaders, Bulletin Editors, Hispanic Ministries, Lay Ministers, Support Groups

National Catholic Sisters Project


“Deep Encounter: Listening with an Open Heart” is a retreat for Hispanic women (ages 21-40) who are discerning religious life. Sponsored by National Catholic Sisters Project, it will be held in San Antonio, March 7-10, 2019. Click here to register or contact Sr. Marichui Bringas, CCVI, at

“Profundo Encuentro: Escuchando con un Corazón Abierto”, es un retiro para mujeres Hispanas (de 21 a 40 años) que están discerniendo su vocación a la vida religiosa. Es patrocinado por El Proyecto Nacional de Hermanas Católicas. Se llevará a cabo en San Antonio, TX del 7 al 10 de marzo 2019. Presione aqui para registrarse. Para mayores informes comuníquese con la Hermana Marichui Bringas, CCVI



To: All Clergy, RCIA Directors, Lay Ministers

Tribunal Educational Opportunities


Please click here for current Tribunal Educational Opportunities.


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