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Church of the Incarnation

Church of the Incarnation


Due to a recent outbreak of COVID cases on campus, 

masks are now required in the Church of the Incarnation until further notice. 

Thank you for following this policy to keep everyone safe!


 The Academic Year Liturgical schedule began on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. 

Please visit the Mass Times page for more info!  

Bishop Burns released a new decree on August 10, 2021, delaying the lifting of the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation.

To read the full decree, please CLICK HERE

Marked rows of chairs are set up to be socially distanced. If you sit in these rows, please leave 2 empty chairs between households and wear a face mask. Thank you! 

 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, 1985.

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.

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, the Diocese of Dallas published on this website - - a list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor in the diocese dating back to 1950.  
Situations involving abuse of minors must be reported to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services at 1-800-252-5400 or txabuseho  In emergency, call 911.