The Cathedral, with its red brick walls and spire, stands out among the modern glass buildings of downtown Dallas.
The cathedral, both dwarfed and emphasized by its modern surroundings, stands proud on the corner of Ross and Pearl Streets, a reminder that people need look after spiritual matters as well as material ones.
Consecrated in 1902, Guadalupe Cathedral is the oldest cathedral with this name in the United States. The Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe of Dodge City, Kansas, was consecrated in 2001, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral* of Anchorage, Alaska, was consecrated in 2005.
The Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, its full name, serves the largest Latino cathedral congregation in the U.S. Just 10% of the parishioners speak English only. Mass is said in Spanish and in English throughout the day.
Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the Americas and is one of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary. The shrine of Guadalupe in Mexico, where the apparitions supposedly took place in the 16th century, is one of the largest pilgrimage centers of the modern world.
The cornerstone of the present Gothic Revival temple was laid in 1898 and the formal dedication took place in October 1902. Its original name was Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. In the 1970’s, the cathedral merged with the nearby Our Lady of Guadalupe church and was renamed Cathedral Shrine of Guadalupe.
The nave, although very spacious, feels light and airy. Sunlight filters through stain glass windows and ricochets off the stark white walls. There’s nothing grandiose or ostentatious about this cathedral. The peaceful atmosphere is welcome and soothing, it invites to reflection even if you’re not Catholic or a religious person.
- A co-cathedral shares the function of bishop’s seat with another cathedral.
2215 Ross Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75201-2707
Sunday Mass Schedule starting July 10, 2016
7 a.m. Spanish
9 a.m. Spanish
11 a.m. English
12:30 p.m. English
2:30 p.m. Spanish
4:00 p.m. Spanish
5:30 p.m. English
7:00 p.m. Spanish
Saturdays: 5 p.m. English, 7 p.m. Spanish