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COVID-19 News and Updates


  June 24, 2022

Statement from Bishop Edward Burns on Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade

"Since 1973, we have prayed and marched for the right to life. We are grateful that this day has come and give thanks to God for the gift of life. "

  June 6, 2022

New Priest Appointments and Appointment Changes

The following appointments and assignments are effective July 1, 2022 unless otherwise noted.

  May 25, 2022

Prayer for the Victims of the School Shooting in Uvalde

Please join Bishop Burns and Bishop Kelly in prayer for the children and teachers who lost their lives at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX.

  May 13, 2022

Faithful Invited to Fast and Pray the Rosary on Friday in Midst of Tensions Over Leaked Draft Supreme Court Opinion

As Catholics, let us witness to the beautiful gift of life with civility and love, and with our peaceful prayers and our compassionate service to all those in need.

  April 8, 2022

Tom and Sue Merkel announced as Chairs, CHRISTUS as Title Sponsor for 2022 Bishop’s Invitational

The purpose of the Bishop’s Invitational is to provide need-based tuition assistance and scholarships for K-8th grade students attending Catholic schools in the Dallas area.

  March 22, 2022

Texas Bishops seek a withdrawal of execution date, stay of execution and clemency for death row inmate Melissa Lucio

The bishops appeal to district attorney, state board and governor to spare the life of the death row inmate

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Cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Dallas County

Dallas County Health and Human Services is continuing to work closely with the Center for Disease Control and the Texas Department of State and Health Services to monitor the outbreak and test ill individuals. 

This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available. Also, check these sites often for the latest developments and what Texans need to know about COVID‑19. 

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS)

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Center for Disease Control (CDC)


Protect yourself and others

Residents are asked to help prevent spread of the virus by practicing non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) such as:

  • Social distancing (avoiding close contact with other people, especially those who are sick)
  • Covering coughs and sneezes, and hand hygiene
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • If you are sick, stay home. 

Infographic - Stop the spread of germs


 From the Office of the Superintendent of Catholic Schools

The health and well-being of our students and their families is of utmost importance to us, and for that reason, the Catholic Schools Office alongside Bishop Burns has decided to close all diocesan and private schools and move to e-learning and remote learning protocols through March 27, 2020.

Updates from the Catholic Schools Office