On Monday, the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the official dates for the dedication of the McAllen, Texas temple. 

The dedication will take place Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023, in two sessions. According to the news release, it will be dedicated by Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The first session will start at 10 a.m. and the second at 1:30 p.m. CDT. 

“A public open house will start on Friday, August 25, and continue through Saturday, September 9, 2023, excluding Sundays,” the news release said. “A media day will be held on Monday, August 21, after which invited guests will tour the temple from Tuesday, August 22, through Thursday, August 24.” 

The dedicatory sessions will be broadcast within the McAllen, Texas temple district. 

“It is anticipated that appointments for living ordinances will be available for scheduling sometime in July, and online scheduling of proxy ordinances will become available around September,” the news release said. 

The temple was first announced in the October 2019 general conference by President Russell M. Nelson. The groundbreaking ceremony was in 2020. 

This will be the fifth temple dedicated in the state of Texas.