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Decree Erecting the Personal Parish of Saint Benedict

July 27, 2015


Whereas the current allocation of the Catholic Faithful in the Diocese of Fort Worth who remain attached to the celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, is such that it is now deemed necessary to form a new personal parish within the Diocese of Fort Worth to better serve their needs. ...

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Texas bishops' Statement on Planned Parenthood

July 24, 2015


The Texas Catholic Conference has issued the following statement regarding disturbing Planned Parenthood videos.

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Priest Care Fund Special Collection

Colecta Especial para el Fondo de Cuidado de los Sacerdotes


"Care for Those Who Care for Us"
"Cuidar de los que se dedican a nosotros"

Contributions to the annual Priest Care Fund Special Collection on August 1-2, 2015, will help support the expenses of medical and long-term care for our retired and infirmed priests. These expenses are in addition to what is covered by their insurance, income benefits or personal resources. Please give generously.

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Pastoral Letter from Bishop Michael F. Olson Regarding U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Obergefell vs Hodges Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

July 1, 2015


Dear Friends in Christ,

Christ teaches us that we are always to love God and our neighbor. Our neighbors include every human person. Each human person is created in the image and likeness of God thereby establishing his or her basic human dignity. Thus, the manner in which we treat our neighbor is the manner in which we treat God. It is always wrong and sinful to deny deliberately any human being the basic rights inherent in their dignity as human persons. These rights have correlative responsibilities that connect us with each other...

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Bishop Olson Announces New Assignments

Updated: July 2, 2015


Bishop Michael F. Olson announces the following assignments, effective July 1, 2015, unless otherwise noted. Announcements will be made at the parishes with clergy changes.

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Pro-Life Boot Camp

Session 2: July 24-28


Pro-Life Boot Camp, hosted by Youth for Life of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee and the Respect Life Office of the Diocese of Fort Worth and the Catholic Pro-Life Committee, offers high school students total pro-life immersion. Camp is held on the University of Dallas campus in Irving. This year's theme is "Be Not Afraid” and St. John Paul II’s Gospel of Life.

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Second Annual Homeschool Mass

August 1, 2015


The second annual Homeschool Mass is set for Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in downtown Fort Worth. The main celebrant and homilist for this Mass will be Most Rev. Bishop Michael F. Olson. All are welcome to attend.



Marian Mass & Dinner

August 14, 2015


The Marian Mass and Dinner, which will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Fort Worth, will be for Single Women in high school to 35+ years old that are in Vocation Discernment. The evening will begin with Bishop Michael F. Olson celebrating Mass at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be immediately following, where we will have representatives from the women religious orders in the diocese available to speak with attendee. To RSVP contact the Vocations Office at 817-945-9321 or email .



St. Andrew’s Breakfast

August 15, 2015


The next St. Andrew’s Breakfast will be on August 15, 2015. This event is for men high-school aged to 35 years old. The discernment event begins with Mass at 8:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth and is followed by breakfast at the St. Patrick Cathedral Annex Building.  To RSVP contact the Vocations Office at 817-945-9321 or email .



World Meeting of Families Congress

September 22-25, 2015

Papal Visit

September 26-27, 2015


Pope Francis' US Visit / World Meeting of Families, PhiladelphiaHeld every three years and sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family, the World Meeting of Families is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families. Each World Meeting of Families has a theme that energizes and enlivens the event while adding great depth of meaning to our understanding of families. The theme of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 is "Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive," emphasizing the impact of the love and life of families on our society.

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Papal Visit—The Holy Father is expected to be here from Saturday, September 26th through Sunday, September 27th for the Festival of Families and Papal Mass.

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2014-15 Sharing in Ministry Annual Report

Informe Anual del 2014-15 de la campaña Compartiendo en Ministerio

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