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The Most Reverend Edward J. Burns, Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas, announces the completion and dedication of the Cardinal Farrell Student Center at Holy Trinity Seminary, Irving.

Bishop Burns presided at the dedication ceremony on March 3, 2019 where he offered a special blessing of the building. The 24,000 square-foot center, the first new construction in the seminary’s 52-year history, consists of an assembly room, classroom, a full gym and fitness center, game room, media rooms, lounge and kitchen, as well as patios and an outdoor sports court.

Funded through the Diocese’s Our Faith… Our Future capital campaign and through the generosity of individual donors, the center is named after Cardinal Kevin Farrell who, as bishop of the Diocese of Dallas and now assigned to the Vatican, was a great supporter of the seminary, helping it grow, strengthening its programs and staffing, and blessing the project of a new student center.

Designed by Glenn | Partners and constructed by Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors, the Cardinal Farrell Student Center affords seminarians a place to form fraternal bonds, recreate together, stay fit, and gather for presentations dealing with their human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral formation.

In a personal note from a representative of Holy Trinity they included the following, “Holy Trinity Seminary is honored to be entrusted with the formation of three seminarians for the Diocese of Memphis, and we feel truly blessed to be able to offer all of our seminarians this new student center.”