Diocese of Dallas

Emergency second collection for storm relief planned June 1-2

The weekend of June 1-2, the Diocese of Dallas will conduct an Emergency Second Collection for Storm Relief. In its emergency response efforts, Catholic Charities Dallas takes a holistic approach to comprehensively meet people’s immediate and long term needs. These include shelter, food, aid, and hope to our neighbors in need. Please respond generously through your prayerful and financial support.

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A celebration of Catholic philanthropy

The Catholic Foundation Award, which is the highest honor the foundation offers, was presented to Georgia and Marc Lyons on Feb. 10 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas during the 41st Annual Catholic Foundation Award Dinner. Both the dinner and the award stood as celebrations of local Catholic philanthropy and service, and more than a thousand attendees gathered for the occasion.

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Hundreds of Dallas Catholics travel to St. Louis for SEEK24

Thousands of young Catholics filled the seats of The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Mo., after spending their New Year’s Day traveling to SEEK24. Held Jan. 1-5, SEEK is a five-day Catholic conference hosted by FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) for college students and young adults to encounter Jesus Christ and draw deeper into relationship with Him and His Church.


Catholics need to go to Mass for both Sunday and Christmas Day

This year, the Fourth Sunday of Advent falls on the same day as Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), with Christmas falling on Monday, Dec. 25. In this case, there are two distinct obligations to attend Mass: the Sunday obligation and the Christmas obligation. No single Mass fulfills both a Catholic’s Sunday obligation and the Christmas obligation. Because they are different liturgical days — even if they overlap on the calendar — they require attendance at different Masses.


Celebrating culture, faith and community

The sounds of Marian songs cascaded down from the bell tower as projected images of San Juan Diego’s tilma and Our Lady of Guadalupe blanketed the façade of the National Shrine Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  The scene reflected the spirit of faith, devotion and community on display Dec. 12, marking the first celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe since the cathedral had been elevated to a national shrine by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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St. Andrew’s Dinner offers opportunities for dialogue on discernment

Sixty-two young men, high-school-aged or older, and their families attended the St. Andrew’s Dinner sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas Office of Vocation on Nov. 7 at Holy Trinity Seminary. A St. Andrew’s Dinner provides an opportunity for young men interested in priestly vocations to meet, pray, dialogue, and dine with the bishop and diocesan priests in a “no pressure” atmosphere.