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COVID-19 News and Updates


  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

  March 18, 2022

Diocese of Dallas joins Pope Francis and bishops around the world in Historic Prayer for Peace in Ukraine and Russia

Bishop Burns joined the Holy Father in consecrating the two countries to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

  March 16, 2022

Donate to support relief efforts in Ukraine

Your help is needed in Ukraine where there is great risk of suffering both within Ukraine and for those who may flee to neighboring countries for safety.

  March 1, 2022

Bishop Burns issues update to Phase 3 Decree of the diocesan reopening plan

While the Diocese is not yet proceeding to Phase Four of the reopening process, the following important updates have been made to the Phase Three Decree.

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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