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The Pastoral & Administrative offices of the Diocese of Fort Worth (the Catholic Center) will be closed at 3:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 4th, due to the bad weather and the conditions expected.
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Pope Francis is requesting opinions from Catholics at all levels on the preparatory document, Relatio Synodi, which was issued after the 2014 Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Family, and the problems which face families in the 21st Century. In his remarks, the Pope stated that Relatio Synodi would be the preparatory document, or Lineamenta, for a larger Synod of Bishops on Family that will meet in 2015.
In order to accomplish this task, the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth requests the faithful to prayerfully and concisely fill out a survey questionnaire. The deadline is March 15, 2015. Once all the data is collected, it will be forwarded to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to be compiled and then sent to the Vatican for inclusion in the 2015 Synod.
Bishop Michael F. Olson Monday announced that he has appointed Fort Worth native Jennifer R. Pelletier as the superintendent of schools for the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth.
Ms. Pelletier will assume her duties on July 1, 2015.
"I am very grateful to Catholic School Management and our local members of the search committee who have worked very diligently over these past six months in finding the right candidate to serve as our new superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Fort Worth," Bishop Olson said...
On February 6, 2015 the Diocese of Fort Worth celebrated the Year of Consecrated Life with a Vesper Service at St. Patrick Cathedral. The evening honored the priests, deacons, and men and women religious who have blessed our diocese and the life of the Church. In 2013, Pope Francis declared that a Year of Consecrated Life be celebrated throughout the world, from November 30, 2014 to February 2, 2016.
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The Fort Worth Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) cordially invites you to the Diocesan Day of Reflection for Women. This special day of reflection on Thursday, March 19, 2015 will be held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Fort Worth. The keynote speaker will be Bishop Michael F. Olson, STD, who will speak on "Catholic Women United in Faith". The cost is $25 per person and payment is required before Thursday, March 12, 2015. Mass, luncheon and materials are included. There will also be a simultaneous translation in Spanish. For more information, please contact Josie at .
Opening Mass: 9:00 AM
Check-In 9:45 AM (after Mass)
Final Blessing: 2:00 PM
Join youth from around the Diocese of Fort Worth and Dallas on Saturday, March 21, 2015 for the Pure by Choice Youth Rally held at Nolan Catholic High School. The cost to attend is $25 (before March 6) and includes Mass, music, speakers, separate talks to girls and boys, a t-shirt and dinner. This year's keynote speakers are Catholic Apologist, Matt Fradd, and Catholic Musician, Kara Klein. We hope to see you there!
The Texas Mission Council will conduct its 2015 Mission Conference March 20 through 22, 2015 at the Oblate Renewal Center (5700 Blanco Road, San Antonio, TX 78216).
Dr. Janel Kragt Bakker, author of Sister Parishes: American Congregations and their Partners Abroad, will be the keynote speaker. The Most Reverend Joseph E. Strickland, bishop of Tyler, will deliver the opening address.
Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy, is the moving, live production performed by actress Maria Vargo and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions. Experience firsthand the life and message of Saint Faustina whose personal encounters with Jesus have inspired a world-wide devotion to Christ’s Divine Mercy. This drama also brings audiences a riveting modern story that makes Divine Mercy remarkably relevant and urgent for our world today. The program is filled with all the elements of professional theater, runs 90 minutes, and is suitable for ages 13 and up.
Sharing in Ministry Parish Report (February 3, 2015)