Effective Monday, July 27: In collaboration with the University of Dallas, face masks are required in the Church of the Incarnation, for all persons over the age of 10. Please be sure to bring a face covering with you when you come for Mass, Reconciliation, or private prayer. Thank you!
Updated July 10, 2020
Bishop Burns has announced Phase Three in re-opening churches in the Diocese of Dallas, permitting Sunday Masses with the people to resume the weekend of June 27-28, 2020. We are evaluating the situation here at the Church of the Incarnation: we want to ensure that we have the proper personnel and guidelines in place to ensure everyone's health and safety. We do not have a date when we will resume Sunday Mass with the people: when we are safely able to resume Sunday Masses with the people, an announcement will be posted here.
Sunday Masses will continue to be livestreamed, and the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday and Holydays of Obligation is also temporarily suspended. Click here for upcoming and previous live-streamed Masses.
Weekday Masses with the people are celebrated Monday - Friday at 12:05 p.m. Once we reach capacity, we will not be able to allow more people inside.
The sacrament of Confession will be offered on Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., and two priests will be hearing confessions during these times.
If you come to the Church of the Incarnation for Mass or Confession, please follow the instructions given by the ushers and the celebrating priest. We are eager to celebrate these sacraments with you physically once more: following instructions will not only keep you safe, but your priests and other people that the priests come into contact with.
The University of Dallas is in its 61st academic year. Since opening its doors in
September 1956 with 96 students, the University has grown to over 3,000 students at
the undergraduate and graduate levels. The original chapel, named in honor of St.
Thomas Aquinas, was located on the west side of campus and was used for daily Mass
and private prayer until the opening of the Chapel of the Incarnation on March 24,
On August 15, 2001 the Diocese of Dallas changed the status of Chapel of the Incarnation to the Church of the Incarnation. This title indicates and emphasizes the church's special status as a faith community that is centered not in a geographical setting, but rather on a university campus. The church has as its primary responsibility to serve the spiritual needs of the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the university and all those others who choose it as their spiritual home.
As a Catholic faith community, it stands in a position of openness and hospitality to all who desire to worship here.
In 2014, the American Institute of Architects Dallas Chapter awarded the Church of the Incarnation the 2014 AIA Dallas Twenty-Five Year Award. This award, the highest award bestowed by AIA Dallas, is given annually to an enduring post-war architectural work that is at least 25 years old.
|Sacrament of the Eucharist||Mass Times|
|Sunday||Live-stream begins at 10:00 a.m.|
|Monday-Friday||12:05 p.m.: resuming May 26, 5:00 p.m.*|
*Times During the Academic Year Only
*Mass in Spanish: Tuesday 5:00 p.m.
*Mass in Latin (Novus Ordo): Thursday 5:00 p.m.
|Sacrament of Reconciliation||Confession Times|
|Wednesday||2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.*|
|Saturday||10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.*|
*Beginning May 27, 2020