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Due to poor registration numbers, the Diocesan Marriage and Family Life Office has cancelled the November 1, 2014 “Families: Where Saints are Made” family life conference at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Grapevine. Anyone who purchased tickets online will receive a refund back to their credit card. The refund will be shown on their credit card statement as a transaction from ServiceU. If the registration fee was mailed to the Catholic Center, a check will be coming to you shortly.
Please continue to pray for marriage and family life ministries and watch your parish bulletins for more upcoming events.
The Very Rev. Karl W. Schilken, Vicar General, has re-instituted liturgical adaptations that the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth has used in the past during the influenza season. The adaptations go into effect immediately and are intended to limit contact.
On September 27th, Bishop Michael F. Olson delivered the keynote address to attendees of the annual Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth 2014 Respect Life Gala. In his address, Bishop Olson discussed the Catholic moral obligation to respect life from conception to natural death.
The University of Dallas Ministry Conference will be held on October 23-25, 2014 at the Irving Convention Center and is sponsored by the Diocese's of Dallas and Fort Worth. It strives to bring together Catholic faithful from the two dioceses and the surrounding area to learn, pray, and serve. This year’s Keynote Speaker will be Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, CSB. The event will also feature session tracks specifically designed for teachers, Catechists, and general Catholic audiences, including talks on faith, parenting, and social justice. Sessions will be offered in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Lock-In for Life is an overnight where teens (8-12th grade) experience fun and fellowship while embracing our core Catholic Pro-Life values. The Lock-In also includes a live concert, pizza at midnight, snacks and drinks, sporting tournaments, prayer time, a live sonogram, and Pro-Life talks. If you plan on attending please register with your Youth Minister or cleared Chaperone by November 2nd.
The struggle of balancing the demands of life with your Catholic faith can sometimes make it feel like you are barely surviving. Come to the THRIVE Conference on November 14-15, 2014 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Coppell to be reinvigorated in your spiritual life – so you can thrive in your prayer time, thrive in your parish, thrive in your faith. All young adults in their 20’s and 30’s throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex are invited to attend the two-day THRIVE Conference. Kicking off on Friday night and resuming all-day Saturday, the conference is designed to challenge and inspire.
Sharing in Ministry Parish Report (September 30, 2014)