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COVID-19 News and Updates


  December 4, 2020

2020 Year-End Giving Deadlines

Please refer to these guidelines to ensure that contributions are received and processed by December 31, 2020, the IRS deadline for yearly tax deduction eligibility.

  December 4, 2020

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe During COVID-19 Pandemic

The annual celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be celebrated at the Diocese of Dallas cathedral in a much different way this year due to COVID safety protocols.

  November 25, 2020

Bishop Edward J. Burns wishes all the faithful a Happy Thanksgiving

"Thank you for being part of our faith family and for all that you do for our Church."

  November 12, 2020

Notice of Death of Reverend Bede Lackner, O.Cist

It is our sad duty to announce the death of Reverend Bede Lackner, O.Cist. who passed away on November 11, 2020.

  November 10, 2020

Statement from Bishop Edward Burns, Diocese of Dallas

"I am grateful that our Holy Father Pope Francis has had these allegations thoroughly investigated and taken the action he has."

  November 7, 2020

U.S. Bishops respond to 2020 Presidential Election

Bishop Burns: "As the 2020 Presidential election has been decided, let us pledge to treat everyone, regardless of how they voted, with charity and respect."

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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