Fr. Thomas More Barba OP, Chaplain
Carol Norris, Director of Music Ministry
Dihan Fernando, Sexton

1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062-4799

Campus Ministry Office 972-721-5375

Sacramental Life

Holy Mass - During the academic year

Saturday 12:05 p.m.* and  5:00 p.m.(Anticipatory)

Sunday 9:00 am, 11:00 am, and 7:00 p.m.*

Monday- Friday 12:05 and 5:00 p.m.*

*During the academic year only

Sacrament of Reconciliation - During the academic year

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:00 a.m.

Monday * after 5:00 pm Mass

Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

*During the academic year only

Reconciliation is also available by appointment.  Please contact Fr. Thomas More Barba at 972-721-5118 or Email: tbarba@udallas.edu.

Sacrament of Baptism and Marriage

Are celebrated only for University of Dallas students, alumni, faculty or staff.  For more information, please contact Fr. Thomas More Barba  at 972-721-5118 or Email: tbarba@udallas.edu

Sacramental certificate requests can be sent to tmays@udallas.edu.  Please allow at least 48 hours, for these requests to be processed, during regular office hours.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

A process of conversion for those wishing to explore the Catholic faith. 

For more information, please contact Fr. Thomas More Barba,  at Email:   tbarba@udallas.edu or 972.721.5118.

FREE Ministry to traveling Catholics:
For nationwide Mass times and locations, call 1-800-Mass-Times (1.800.627.7846) or visit www.masstimes.org

Collection Totals 9/8-9/9

 5pm                 1838.00

 9am                 1360.00

11am                3031.09

7pm                    192.00

Total              $6,421.09

Thank You For Your Generosity!


Fr. Thomas More's recorded homilies are available on the campus ministry website


Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life

Please keep in your prayers

Gabri MacInnes ‘18,

The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth,

Gretchen Geisheker '17,

Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist

Nick Terranova ’18,

Archdiocese of Boston

Br. Matthew Hegemann, O. Cist. '15

Cistercian Abbey

Monica Muller, '16

Discalced Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus of Prague and St. Joseph

We at the University of Dallas support them!

If you know of a UD Alum who is in seminary or formation, please email Fr. Thomas More at tbarba@udallas.edu to include them here.


Brothers and sisters,

Many of us know about the grand jury report from Pennsylvania and the scandalous behavior of

Archbishop McCarrick and are rightly filled with anger, indignation, and sadness. 

The most important victims are the children, adolescents, and seminarians, many of whom are now adults, who suffered abuse and in many cases, neglect from the institutional Church.  The devastation wrought in their lives and the lives of their families and friends cannot be understated.

At the end of all the Masses this weekend, I will be inviting all of you to join me in a weekly Friday fast for four intentions: first, for the victims, their families, and their friends.  Second, for clergy, especially bishops, that we may act decisively to combat corruption in the Church.  Third, for all those whose faith and trust in the Church has been shaken.  Fourth, that all of us may lead by example and zealously be the saints that God calls us to be.

The Friday fast will span the next seven Fridays (August 31 – October 12): consuming only bread and water for breakfast and lunch, eating a regular meal for dinner, and not snacking between meals.  If you are medically unable to participate in this fast, please fast in a way that will not cause lasting harm to you.

The act of fasting is meant to be a prolonged prayer, much like lighting a candle in a chapel, but one that affects the body as well as the soul.  May the hunger we will feel embolden our hunger for truth, justice, and peace.

In Christ,

Fr. Thomas More Barba, O.P.


Sunday, September 23

Music Ministry choirs and instruments will lead the 11:00 a.m. Mass and include two choral anthems for the liturgy on the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Sunday, October 14

Music Ministry choirs and instruments will lead the 9:00 a.m. Mass and include two choral anthems for the liturgy on the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Lyle Novinski: A Life in Art

Lyle Novinski, professor emeritus of art at The University of Dallas, has lived in Irving for over 50 years, teaching, making art, and raising his family. This exhibition, organized by the Irving Arts Center, highlights the work produced during his long career as well as his seminal role in developing the art program at UD and his contributions as a designer of liturgical spaces.

Reception and Artist Talk: Oct. 7, 2 – 4 p.m.
(Talk begins at 3:30 p.m.)
Free and open to the public.

Irving Arts Center

3333 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062

Gallery Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.


 The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth are sponsoring Come and See events and Discernment Retreats.

Come and See

A one-day experience for women ages 14-18 to come and spend a day of prayer and fun with the Sisters in Grand Prairie, TX, and to learn a little bit about our life and our love for Jesus.

October 20-21, 2018

December 15, 2018

Discernment Retreats

Young women ages 18+ are invited to a weekend retreat at our convent in Grand Prairie, TX. This will be an opportunity to enter into guided prayer about who God made you to be while also having fun and praying with the Sisters.

September 21-24, 2018

November 16-19, 2018

December 15-16, 2018

Website: nazarethretreats.org/sign-up-for-vocation-events

Email: vocations@nazarethcstn.org

Phone: (972) 641-4496 (Ext. 111)


Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Although the Texas economy is good, there are people who struggle to get by. Their children get sick and so they miss a few days of work, or the car breaks down, or those July and August electric bills are almost twice as high.  Situations snowball and eviction is a possibility. We, with your generous support, are able to help get them back on track. Thank you, thank you.

Mention St. Vincent de Paul when you order at Original Chop Shop (7300 N MacArthur #140  972.252.8822) on Friday, September 21, from 3:00 - 9:00pm 

Feel Good, Share Good

 As always, Contributions may be mailed to: Holy Family, St. Vincent de Paul, 2330 Cheyenne St., Irving, TX. Please remember our friends in your prayers.


Support Scholarships in The Diocese of Dallas - September 24, 2018


Monica Austin:   214-537-7524  Email:  maustin@cathdal.org


Celebrate the 22nd Annual Lebanese Food Festival

October 5-7th, 2018

Fri-Sat 11AM- 11PM and Sunday 10:30AM- 4:00PM

Join us in a weekend of fun for the entire family. Our parish works hard every year to bring to the DFW area the special delights of the Lebanese Culture and Cuisine.

For more information, go to ourladyleabon.com


Holy Trinity Seminary cordially invites you to the 15th Annual Spes Gregis Holy Trinity Seminary Benefit Dinner to be held on Friday, October 19 at the Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel. For reservations and more info, please go to holytrinityseminary.org.


Let Jesus heal any disappointments in your marriage. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is Oct. 26-28, 2018.  Dates fill fast. To apply, visit our website at: dfwme.org/apply . For more information e-mail apply@dfwme.org or call 469-444-0904.  Para más información de Encuentro Matrimonial en Español, escriba a emmdfw@gmail.com o visite emmseccion21.org/


Are you a widowed, separated, or divorced individual looking for help to move from the darkness of grief into the light of a NEW Beginning and HOPE for the future? Beginning Experience is a peer ministry serving the DFW dioceses. Registration is open for the upcoming retreat:
October, 19-21, 2018  



October 11-13, 2018 - Irving Convention Center

Presented by the University of Dallas

and the Diocese of Dallas.

The University of Dallas, along with the Diocese of Dallas is pleased to be hosting the 12th Annual Dallas Ministry Conference. We invite you to join us for this three-day event which brings together Catholics (including religious, teachers, catechists, and parishioners) from North Texas and the surrounding regions to share in fellowship.

If you have questions regarding registration, consult our website atudallas.edu/dmc or reach out to us directly.

For more information, contact:

Lauren Masty: lmasty@udallas.edu or



On Nov. 2-4 the Catholic Action Summit on Marriage and the Family will include presentations by ten world-renowned speakers.

This one-of-a-kind weekend summit (in a retreat-like atmosphere) will inspire and invigorate everyone in the “re-evangelization” of our Catholic faith & family.

There will be something for every person, regardless of age or marital state. In the words of Pope St. John Paul II, "As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live." 

Special ticket pricing for adult, Cchildren & students! Visit CatholicActionSummit.org  Questions? Call Mary Jane at 214-704-4541 or e-mail maryjaned@catholicaction.org


Town Hall - Diocese of Dallas