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Inaugural Bishop Gorman Catholic Cup

Nolan Catholic High School and Bishop Lynch High School present the First Annual Bishop Gorman Catholic Cup


Dallas, Texas - Nolan Catholic High School and Bishop Lynch High School football programs have come together to play in the Inaugural Bishop Gorman Catholic Cup at Bishop Lynch Roffino Stadium on Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m.


The Catholic Diocese of Dallas experienced tremendous growth during the years of 1910 - 1952; the area grew from 26 to 53 parishes. It was during the term of the third Bishop of Dallas, Bishop Joseph Lynch, that the present area of the Fort Worth Diocese was part of that growth, and as support, Thomas K. Gorman was named the coadjutor Bishop of Dallas. There were many native vocations to the priesthood during that time as well. Bishop Gorman recognized the importance of the growth in Fort Worth and renamed the diocese as the Dallas-Fort Worth Diocese in 1953. Additionally, St. Patrick Church was elevated to co-Cathedral status. When Bishop Gorman retired in 1969, he recommended the Diocese of Dallas-Fort Worth be split into two entities. Pope Paul VI accepted the recommendation, and on August 9, 1969, he established the Diocese of Fort Worth and the co-Cathedral of St. Patrick was named the Cathedral of the new diocese.


The Inaugural Bishop Gorman Catholic Cup recognizes the historic partnership between the Diocese of Dallas and the Diocese of Fort Worth by honoring Bishop Gorman and his commitment to growing the Catholic community.


Tickets are $5.00 for students and $8.00 for general admission. Purchase tickets HERE.

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