Thousands of Catholics, from teachers, students and parents at Diocese of Dallas schools to workers downtown and in other areas, flocked to Masses across North Texas, initiating the Lenten season by receiving ashes on their foreheads during Ash Wednesday services. At Prince of Peace Catholic School in Plano, students, parents and faculty celebrated the beginning of the season together during an all-school 8:15 am Mass.
What started as a part-time job at his alma mater has blossomed into a career for Deacon Paul Wood that has spanned more than four decades at Bishop Dunne Catholic School. The school literally has become a second home for him.
Cherished friends and beloved memories surround Kelly Dickerson during every working hour. Dickerson, who teaches fifth-grade English and reading at St. Rita Catholic School, returned to serve at her alma mater as a teacher in 2012 after exploring other fields.
For Janet Maher, the path to her vocation as a teacher really began on the ice rink. A graduate of Ursuline Academy and the University of Texas at Arlington, Maher returned to Immaculate Conception in 1988 and has since taught every grade level and nearly every subject.
Diocese of Dallas athletes and schools were well-represented during National Signing Day, as several of them committed to Division I universities in various sports, while others said they would also be playing in other divisions.
Catholic schools across the Diocese of Dallas celebrated Catholic Schools Week 2014 by highlighting their campuses as “Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.”
Thousands of people converged on downtown Dallas for the 2014 March for Life Mass at the Dallas Convention Center, a venue that Bishop Kevin J. Farrell said to thunderous applause that he would like to outgrow within the next two years.
Youth and young adults are the future of the Catholic Church. This site highlights the challenges and triumphs of young people living in the Diocese of Dallas.