Deacon Benito García - 1945-2019

Psalm 61: "Only in God rests my soul."

On Monday, January 7th, our beloved Deacon Benito has gone the Eternal House, the Celestial Homeland, to meet his beloved wife Amelia, at the age of 73 years.

Benito was born on March 21, 1945 in Laguna Sanchez, Nuevo Leon, moving his family being the newborn to the Independencia neighborhood in the city of Monterrey.

He lived happily married to his wife Amelia, who died of stomach cancer on March 18, 2010.

They are survived by 6 children, 2 men and 4 women, 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He enjoyed dancing and wearing denim, as well as watching Baseball, American Football and Soccer games, being a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Tigers of U.A.N.L.

Benito began his love relationship with God in a Cursillo de Cristiandad in 1980, and was named Spiritual Director of the Cursillo Center in 2016.

He was ordained Deacon by Bishop Graham on January 18, 1997 in the Cathedral, where he served with love and dedication for 21 years.

There are countless teachings, anecdotes, joys, homilies, advice and experiences that he has left us and which will always be part of the great legacy of love and service of Deacon Benito García, the friend and servant of all.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest, and shine for him the perpetual light.

May he rest in peace, amen.

We thank you for your prayers for him and his family. Later we will provide more information.

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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Thank you all those who helped.

Thank you to all those who made the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe a success!

Thank you to Father Oscar Mora and Chayo Ruíiz who where in charge of the Novena and the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped in the kitchen, all the musicians and matlachines.

Thank you to all the people who donated milk and chocolate:
Oscar Cabello, Saul y Jessica Pacheco, Reymundo Martínez, Aidé García, Luis Huichape y Familia, Sr. Nicolás Martínez, José y Maribel Ramírez, Sr. Erik Rodríguez, José Santos y Herminda Aguirre, Sra. Virginia Marín, Familia Montero, Lukes y Beatriz Mendoza, Gustavo y Maribel Morales, Familia Linares, Macario Facundo, Karina Chávez, Familia Cardoza, Familia Ortega, Familia Córdova Almaraz, Familia Reyna, Sra. Lissete, Manuel Toral, Felipe Vallejo, Familia Viles, Félix Toscano, David y Brisa Monroy, Julio Medina, Juan Marinero, Karina Chávez, Deciderio Segura, Familia López, Familia Gómez, Familia Torres.

We thank all the businesses who donated and/or gave discounts.

Taxco Produce
1718 S. Good Latimer Expressway
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 421-7191

Azteca Meat Market
3046 Forest Ln. Ste B
Dallas, TX 75234
(972) 406-8555

Supermercados Mexico
5535 Columbia Ave.,
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 698-9986

Ranitas Restaurants

Cuquitas Restaurants

Ricks Smoke House Barbecue
1417 S. Jupiter Rd.,
Garland, TX 75042
(972) 276-4353

Mexico Lindo Restaurant
7515 E Grand Ave
Dallas, Texas 75217
(214) 319-9776

Urban Vines - Wine Bistro
9219 Garland Rd,
Dallas, Texas 75218
(214) 328-9463

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BINGO NEWS: Thank you for your Support!

We raised $9,379.15 for the Cathedral.

We thank all who made the Bingo a success! We apologize that, due to the limited space available in the Grand Salon, we could not sell more tickets at the door. Thank you!

We would like to thank Fr. Stephen Bierschenk, the Bingo Committee, Cathedral staff and each of our invaluable volunteers who have contributed to make this event a success! Thank you to all church groups that did an excellent job selling tickets and donations.

Bingo Committe: Silvia Garcia, Francis Castillo, Grupo de Nueva Alianza, Alicia Hernandez, Rosa María Barry, Jesus & Raquel Loera, Francis Aguado, Alicia & Luis Rodriguez, Sandra Cortinas.

Thank you for your time, donations and dedication to the church.

Our Bingo Sponsors

Rick's Smoke House BBQ
1417 S. Jupiter Rd., Garland, TX 75042
Rick's Smoke House BBQ on FACEOOK

Las Ranitas
Las Ranitas - Restaurantes Mexicanos
Ranitas on FACEBOOK

Ranitas - Richardson
812 South Central Expressway
Richardson, Texas 75080

Ranitas - Oak Cliff
325 E. Jefferson
Dallas, Texas 75208

Ranitas - Arlington
2100 East Abrams Road
Arlington, Texas 76010

Ames Printing
2707 National Drive
Garland, Texas 75041

Timo Corral & Family, Alicia Rodriguez & Family, Eric Haro & Family, Juan Marinero & Family, Frank Hernandez & Knights of Columbus

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Join our Parish Council

Fr. Stephen Bierschenk will be forming a Parish Council to join him in:

1) setting goals for building up and improving parish community life;
2) suggesting and planning programs to deepen the spiritual life of the parish;
3) evaluating the current parish programs and suggesting improvements or changes;
4) efforts to welcome those who do not come to church;
5) developing ways to welcome guests;
6) suggestions to care for the needs of sick & shut-ins, the poor, community needs.

If you are interested in serving, please email Fr. Stephen at and he will provide you with an application.

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Mother's Day Dinner & Dance 2018 Totals

Mother’s Day Dinner & Dance 2018

We would like to thank Mr. & Mrs. Jesus & Raquel Loera, the committee members, Cathedral Staff and each of our valuable volunteers who contributed to make this even a success! Thank you to all church groups that did an excellent job selling tickets.

A special thank you to all of the Crown of Cathedral Gold Sponsors

Jackson Waltker LLP–Texas & Global Law Firm

Salon las Americas 214-893-4517 214-741-6542

Las Ranitas-Restaurant Mexicanos 214-350-3044

Ames Printing 214-748-2869

St. Jude Catholic Chapel Downtown Dallas 214-742-2508

Rick’s Smoke House BBQ 972-276-4359

D.J. Kidd-Roberto Martinez 469-583-0543

Deposit: $21,105.00
Earnings for the Church: $18,135.00
Ticket sales: $16,013.00
Rosary sales: $2,122.00
Total: $18,135.00

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Bishop's Award 2017

Please join us as we congratulate Mr. & Mrs. Jesus and Raquel Loera for receiving The Bishop’s Annual Volunteer Award, representing Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The Mass and Award presentation was held on January 27, 2018 at 10:00am.

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Carnival 2017 Winners

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Cathedral Choir Invitation

Join the Cathedral Choir!
Sign up here!

Invitation to sing at the Cathedral 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Masses.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m.

As the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe is undergoing extensive restoration and experiencing new things, the 9:00 AM and 12:30 PM Sunday Mass Choirs are being established and YOU are invited to sing with us! Our first rehearsal is October 4th.

Please RSVP via email to Chris Johnson as soon as possible at so we can order your music, prepare your books, and arrange for free parking.

Come and fill the loft with Glorious Music!

In the heart of the largest contiguous arts district in the country, we will lead the congregation in music for Masses with hymns, psalms, and beautiful choral music from all periods.

1. A love for singing
2. A love for God
3. You!

2215 Ross Avenue Dallas, Texas 75201
Phone: 214-871-1362

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Pro-Life Committee Events

Pro-life meetings are every third Monday of every Month in Room 207

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2016 Fall Festival Results

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New Gift Shop Hours

The Cathedral Gift Shop

Gift Shop Hours

Sundays from 8am to 4pm (closed from 11am to 12pm)
Tuesdays from 9:30am to 6pm (closed from 12pm to 1pm)
Fridays from 9:30am to 6pm (closed from 12pm to 1pm)

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Altar Server of the Year 2016

Congratulations to Heriberto and Manuel Haros on being named altar servers of the year at Cathedral. Heriberto and Manuel serve at the 7:00 pm Vigil Mass. We are very proud of you and all of your dedication and hard work. May God continue to bless you in your journey with the Lord.

Bishop's Award 2016

Erma and Alton Perry from Cathedral were selected to receive the Bishop's Award Saturday, January 30, 2016.

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