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Red Mass

September 29, 2016 at St.Patrick Cathedral — Learn more

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Catholic Church commits to ongoing work for refugees

September 21, 2016

Texas Catholic bishops say Texas Catholic Charities and social services will participate in the transition in cooperation with local, state and federal agencies after the state government announced its intention to step away from its role.

Texas Catholic Conference statement
Declaración de la Conferencia Católica de Texas



Statement by Bishop Michael F. Olson on Ads by Catholics for Choice

September 14, 2016

On September 12, 2016 Catholics for Choice, a dissident organization, launched a national and well-financed print-advertising campaign featuring ads in 20 publications across the United States including the Dallas Morning News, the San Antonio Express-News, and the Houston Chronicle. These full-page ads depict Catholics who support public funding for abortion--the direct and intentional killing of unborn children--an act that is always and everywhere a grave moral evil. I support my brothers, the bishops of these dioceses and the Ordinariate of the Chair of Peter in their pastoral responsibility to their local churches. ...

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Declaración completa

Texas Catholic Conference statement
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Catholic teaching says Catholics must exercise their civic responsibility to vote based on moral teachings of the Church.

Learning how to be a faithful citizen



Jubilee of Mercy


Jubilee of MercyJubilee of Mercy The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy will be held from the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, December 8, 2015 to Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, on November 20, 2016. Visit the web page for more information on diocesan and parish events happening throughout the Year of Mercy.

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St. John Paul II Institute Registration for 2016-2017

Inscripción del Instituto Juan Pablo II para 2016-2017John Paul II Institute logo

The St. John Paul II Institute, the diocesan lay ministry formation school, is accepting registrations for both its basic two-year program and its third-year “deepening program.”
For more information, contact Ms. Irma Jimenez (817-945-9354, ).

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40 Days for Life Campaign

September 28 to November 6, 2016

The peaceful, prayerful presence outside of Planned Parenthood is the most visible aspect of the 40 Days for Life campaign. Volunteers will stand outside of Planned Parenthood 24 hours a day for 40 days praying for an end to abortion and for more awareness of the tragedy of abortion. 40 Days for Life is made up of three components:

  • Prayer and Fasting
  • Peaceful Vigil
  • Community Outreach

Please sign up to take part in this life-saving effort.



Red Mass 2016

September 29, 2016

All attorneys, judges, public officials, and their families and staffs are invited to attend the 2016 Red Mass on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Saint Patrick Cathedral. The Most Reverend Michael F. Olson will be the principal celebrant. This year's guest speaker is the Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda, Archbishop-designate of the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis. A reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will immediately follow Mass at the Saint Patrick Parish Center.

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Encounter: Steubenville Young Adult Conference

September 30 – October 2, 2016

Encounter: Steubenville Young Adult Conference Calling all Young Adults! — Franciscan University, Steubenville and Adore Ministries is putting on a three-day Encounter Conference at La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa in Conroe, Texas (North of Houston) from September 30, to October 2, 2016. If you are a young family with children (we have babysitting!), a student just finishing college, a person discerning religious life, or someone who has not been to church in years — we truly hope you will join us! We are about community coming together to enjoy three days of relaxation, worship and a life-giving Encounter with Jesus.

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The Bishop’s Annual Memorial Mass for Children Who Died Before Baptism

October 8, 2016Ave Maria

The holy sacrifice of the Mass for children who died before baptism will be celebrated by Bishop Michael F. Olson at St. Patrick Cathedral on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM. Mass will be followed by a reception and light lunch in the Parish Hall. The intention of this Mass is to help the healing process for parents who have lost children before baptism, through miscarriage, still birth or abortion. This Mass is a beautiful Liturgy and we encourage everyone to attend to pray for the babies and support their grieving parents. Reservations are requested but not required. For more information or reservations, call Pat Pelletier at 817-738-1086 or email

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Catherine of Siena Institute’s Spiritual Gift Discernment WorkshopLilly

October 25, 2016

All are invited to Catherine of Siena Institute’s spiritual gift discernment workshop on Tuesday, October 25, from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Grapevine. The cost is $85 per person and includes a Spiritual Gift Inventory. Please register online by October 11th. This event is hosted by the Diocese of Fort Worth.

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A Taste of Italy: All-Inclusive Eleven-Day Escorted Trip

October 19-29, 2016

A Taste of Italy The Advancement Foundation Supporting the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth Presents: A TASTE OF ITALY! October 19-29, 2016 - This is an all-inclusive eleven-day escorted trip visiting Venice, Padua, Assisi, Florence, Rome and Pompeii. It will be the trip of a lifetime and is limited to the first 36 who register. Travel with us and there will be a Priest to say daily Mass at basilica’s all over Italy! It is fully escorted so all you have to do is pack and show up! The cost is $4877 double occupancy. Single supplement is $418. Passports, souvenirs and daily lunches are not included.

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