Watch 20/20 This Friday Pope Francis

Virtual City Hall with the United States

Virtual Audience With Pope Francis Before His Trip to the United States

The virtual audience event will air in a one-hour special edition of ABC News’ “20/20″ on Friday, Sept. 4, at 9 p.m. CST. In addition, the event will be posted in its entirety in both English and Spanish on

Parish  Events

Save the Date

FIRST ANNUAL St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Winter Festival and Auction

Friday, November 20, 2015 at 6:3o pm

The Orion Ballroom (formally Top O’the Cliff)

(this event will replace the Altar Guild Bazaar and the Guadalupana Jamaica)


Watch for More Information and Ticket Sales

There will only be one raffle this year vs a Guild and Guadalupana Raffle  Watch your Mail.





Thanks to those who came to our support for New Carpet in the Grahmann Center, You are my great helpers!!

Father Mike


St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic School, St. Elizabeth Altar Guild, Bernie and Anne DeFiore, St. Elizabeth Guadalupanas

Your Gift will enhance our new meeting space!!




St Elizabeth of Hungary Lawn and Garden Club garden-care

You may not be aware that St. Elizabeth of Hungary lies on over 15 acres of property located here in Oak Cliff.  Trying to maintain this large property is a love that parishioner Lucy Lemarr has taken to heart and is helping us to form a  parish based organization to assist with caring especially for the many beds and trees here in our parish.

We are looking for individuals to help with caring for our property but also we are looking for some specialists to assist us with constant issues we struggle with on our property:


light maintenance and changing and fixing heads on sprinklers


help by caring and tending of the many gardens in the parish


help us find plantings and low water alternatives to assist us with conservation of water

Call Lucy LeMarr at 214-926-5243

or email the parish at

Watch for planning meeting soon!!



Lay Catholics – UDMC is for You Too!

Although the name may be deceiving, the University of Dallas Ministry Conference is not just for those who do professional or volunteer ministry, such as priests, religious, catechists, teachers, diocesan workers, etc. Instead, UDMC offers something for every Catholic who wants to become more knowledgeable in their faith and the teachings of the Catholic Church. The conference is a great way to join in fellowship, faith sharing, and prayer with the Catholic community of North Texas.

Relevant Tracks

If you are interested in participating in the conference as a Catholic parishioner, we encourage you to check out the following tracks, which are relevant to every Catholic:

General Faith Formation

scripture, apologetics, spirituality, evangelization, science & religion, etc.

Justice & Service Ministry

Liturgy, Sacraments & Music Ministry (includes RCIA)

Marriage & Family Life

Technology & Media

They feature talks that discuss family life, marriage, parenting, social justice, faith formation, scripture, and Christian spirituality. You can see what sessions are offered in each of these tracks by visiting the Sessions page, and sorting by the Track column.

Other Benefits

Besides the relevant talks available at the conference, many other happenings occur at this three-day event which are enriching for every Catholic. The conference features musical performances by up-and-coming and popular Catholic artists, a liturgical art display, and exhibitors who offer Catholic gifts, books, and information.

Registation Discount via Parish

All Registrations must be turned in to Elizabeth no later than September 20th in order to get the $60 rate. It is $60 whether you attend 1, 2, or 3 days.   They can be brought to the rectory or turned in at the registration table the weekend of September 19th/20th. The Conference will be held at the Kay Baily Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas this year October 22-24, 2015.

For more information go to

Contact Elizabeth Seidemann at (214) 331-4328*223 or or go to the parish website at http://  

Altar Guild Color

Welcome to a New Year with our Parish Altar Guild!!

 Be sure to mark your Calendar for the First meeting or our Guild on September 17th at 7pm in the Grahmann Center and then Mass on Sunday September 20th at 8am to begin the year in the presence of the Lord and then Join us in         Pottinger Hall in the Grahmann Center for Breakfast

Please call Judy or Tanya for more information


I want to be Catholic

and from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee



The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a communal process of spiritual and educational formation for adults who seek to become full members of the Roman Catholic Church through a conversion of mind and heart. The process is open to all persons, regardless of religious background or philosophical persuasion, who genuinely seek, by God’s grace, to live their lives in the distinctive Catholic Christian faith.

The RCIA, (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), is a process through which non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church. It includes several stages marked by study, prayer and rites at Mass. Participants in the RCIA are known as catechumens. They undergo a process of conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Holy Eucharist.

The RCIA process follows the ancient practice of the Church and was restored by the Second Vatican Council as the normal way adults prepare for baptism. In 1974 the Rite for Christian Initiation for Adults was formally approved for use in the United States.

Coming into full communion with the Catholic Church describes the process for entrance into the Catholic Church for men and women who are baptized Christians but not Roman Catholics. These individuals make a profession of faith, celebrate Confirmation and Eucharist, but they are not baptized again.

To prepare for this reception, the people, who are called “candidates,” usually participate in the RCIArcia2007logo formation program to help them understand and experience the specific teachings and practices of the Catholic Church. Candidates, however, have already been baptized and committed to Jesus Christ, and many of them have also been active members of other Christian communities.

Please contact David Fisher for an interview: or at 972-754-4377


 Join the Choir or Ensemble !

The Traditional Choir serves at the 12:00 p.m. Sunday’s Mass & starts on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. in St Claire’s behind the church. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 7:00-8:00 p.m.


The Contemporary Choir with Instruments serves at the 10:00 a.m. Sunday’s Mass & rehearses at 9:15 a.m. on Sundays in St Claire’s behind the church.


The Ensemble sings at the 10:00 a.m. Mass once a month & rehearses at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays in St. Claire’s behind the church



imagen_pic_300wGuadalupana Meeting Scheduled:


A formational meeting for the Guadalupanas will be held on Thursday September 10 at 7pm in Pottinger Hall.

Be sure to join us as we outline our future       activities for the year!








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little Rock Scripture Study

Little Rock Scripture Studay will resume on August 4, 2015. The new study will be centered on the Book of Exodus. Join us at 7PM in the Gorman Room of Grahamm Center. Please contact Melba at 

Parish Staff


Pastor: Rev. T. Michael Dugan
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Ben Molina
In Residence: Rev. Alex Buitrago
Deacon: Rev. Mr. Doug Boyd Sr.

Lay Staff

Receptionist: Bertha Shields, Liz Asby
Office Manager and Safe Environment Coordinator: Gail Hudgins
Liturgy and Baptism and Funeral Coordinator: Cliff Thompson
Parish Catechetical Leader: Elizabeth Seidemann
Wedding Coordinator: Liz Ashby
RCIA: David Fisher
Music Ministry: H. Richard Gwozdz
Ensemble: Vata Ndifornyen



Children and Teen Formation

We provide a total formation program for Catholics from Pre-4 to Adult.  For information on the Children’s Program held on Sunday morning or the High School Program please call Elizabeth at x223  This office works with Vacation Bible School, Young Adults Formation and RCIA for Children and Teens which is mandatory for students over 7yrs who wish to become Catholic.

RCIA (Adult)

If you are over 18 and wish to become a Catholic, or are wanting to complete, as an adult, the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation, please call our director, David Fisher at 972-754-4377 to schedule an appointment to prepare you for classes that will begin in September. Classes are held on Wednesday Evenings at 7:30 pm.

Safe Environment Program

Gail Hudgins coordinates the Safe Environment Program for the Parish. If you are in need of help or training or completing your initial applications and reviews please contact Gail at x222

Carolyn Campos coordinates the Safe Environment Program for the School


Per the policy of Bishop Farrell, these are no longer celebrated individually, but as a blessing following a Sunday Mass. Please contact Liz at x233 for further information.


Please call the parish at least 8 months previous to the date you wish to celebrate your marriage so that the formation required by the diocese can be completed. Please note that marriage issues in the Catholic Church must all be completed before the Sacrament can be celebrated in a Catholic Church. Please call Liz at x233 for more information.

Anointing of the Sick and Homebound Ministry

The Sacrament is celebrated communally on the second Saturday at 8:00 am in the Chapel and privately by arrangement with the rectory. For extended needs for communion at home, please call Cliff at x226 for further information.


Before making any arrangements, please plan for the Funeral Liturgy by contacting Cliff at x226.

Liturgical Ministries

For General Questions about the Liturgy: please call Cliff Thompson at x226
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:  please call Cliff Thompson at x226
Lectors: please call Paul Williams at 972-291-7070
Altar Servers:  please call Jamon Abanaka at 214-331-4328 x226
Ushers:  please call Joe Pesina at 214-941-7981
Altar Flowers: please call Bertha Shields at x 221

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Bad Weather Policy for St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church

The Liturgical Schedule of St. Elizabeth of Hungary (Mass) will always be held despite weather situations.

The Parish Offices will open and close according to DISD.  Unless DISD closes, the Rectory Offices will be open.

St Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic School

Rachel Robb, Principal

Bishop Dunne Catholic School

Kate Dailey, President

Project Gabriel

If you are pregnant and are considering terminating your pregnancy, let us help you choose life for your child!  Call 972-Baby-Due

Readings of the Day

US Conference of Catholic Bishops

Considering A Vocation to the Priesthood, Religious or Consecrated Lifesyle

Please contact the Vocation Office at the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. Father Edwin Leonard is the Vocation Director, phone: 214-379-2860, email:

Mass and Adoration

Sunday Eucharist: Saturday Vigil, 5pm and Sunday at 8:00 am, 10:00 am and 12:00 noonDaily Eucharist:  Holy Mass celebrated on Tuesday to Saturday at 8:00 am; Communion Services Monday to Friday at 6:30 am and Monday at 8:00 am

Reconciliation Saturday: 9:30 am to 10:30 am and by appointment

First Friday: Eucharistic Adoration is celebrated from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and concludes with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament

St. Elizabeth Outreach Ministry:

Oak Cliff Aid: 

Food Assistance provided by Oak Cliff Aid located at 6000 S. Hampton Road  at Hampton and Hwy, 67 214 943 7757

Cross Family Center:

4906 Bonnie View at Ledbetter  Dallas  75216  214375-0133

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Call 469-418-0871 or email them at

A large bin for used items is now available on the property located next to St. Francis Hall.

Emergency Number for Illness or Death:  Pager 972-558-8022

Intentions for the Universal Prayer of the Church and Parish Prayer List:

Please call Bertha at x221,  Prayers are announced at the Sunday Eucharist the week they are requested and then carried for another week on the sheet in the chapel unless a long-term listing on the sick list is requested by the parishioner.  We no longer list the names of the sick in the bulletin.

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General Information for a Mass, Building Rental or Room Usage: Please speak with Bertha at x221 

Business Office and Tithing Questions including Credit Card Drafts or Prepays:  Please speak with Gail in the Business Office at x222

Baptism: Parents are to call Cliff at x226 to schedule an appointment to arrange for the Baptismal class.  Both parents and godparents are required to take the class. These classes are held in our parish on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 3:00 PM in St. Francis Hall. Upon completion, a certificate is issued which remains valid for a three year period.   After the class is completed, then a baptismal time will be scheduled


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