Looking for a good parish in Dallas - Need Advice!


#1

Hi Guys,

My family and I will be packing up from Oklahoma and moving south to the DFW area at the beginning of the new year. We are hoping to find an orthodox / conservative parish to join as soon as we arrive in town. (Bonus points if it looks beautiful!) Does anyone have any good advice or suggestions for us? :confused:

Your help would be greatly appreciated! :thumbsup:

  • Boomer Sooner -

#2

Hi Boomer Sooner,

I'm no where near Dallas, but if I were looking for a orthodox / conservative parish in a new city, the first thing I'd do would be to look for a parish that has perpetual adoration. In my experience as a convert then revert, that's a pretty good indicator that the folks in that parish are serious! :)

Last time I checked, you could find out this information by going to Masstimes.org

Hope this helps!


#3

When I visited Dallas, I went to Mass at St. Basil the Great. I’d recommend looking into that.


#4

Cistercian in Irving,TX has a conservative Mass. There are many orthodox/conservative parishes around the University of Dallas.


#5

St. Ann Parish in Coppell, especially if you have children, but still incredible if you do not! The Life Teen Mass and youth programs are untouchable - and the kids are taught what the church says, not some watered down version. We left a parish after 13 years because it simply was no longer traditional, conservative Catholic. There are many programs for adults as well. Good luck!


#6

My cousin attends St. Thomas Aquinas and loves it. I've only been there for her wedding so I can't give any first-hand information on the actual church, but it is a gorgeous church and they have a school that is attached to it. The neighborhood is beautiful (but I know I couldn't afford to live there :D)

If you want to PM me some specific questions, I would be glad to get the answers from her.


#7

The DFW area is pretty huge. If you could tell us what general region of DFW you’re moving to, it would help.
That said, I can recommend 3 great places to attend mass in Irving: Cistercian Abbey (as someone already mentioned), St. Albert the Great Priory (also right by UD), and Mater Dei, which is on the border between Irving and Dallas. Mater Dei is a Fraternity of St. Peter church, so they are VERY traditional!


#8

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