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Bishop Michael F. Olson delivered the benediction prayer at the inauguration of Governor Gregg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick.
Governor Abbott and Bishop Olson are long-time friends and the governor asked the Bishop to conclude the inauguration ceremony with a benediction prayer.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram Reporter Anna Tinsley, in a front page story, captured the Bishop’s prayer and wrote about his role as a Texas Catholic bishop on end-of-life issues that will be before the Legislature. She further commented on how Governor Abbott, the first Catholic governor in 150 years, may be influenced by his faith in shaping state policy.
View the inauguration ceremony on C-Span (Bishop Olson is at 01:01:34)
Diocesan Offices, along with the Advancement Foundation, will reflect new direct dial telephone numbers starting Wednesday, January 14th. You may also fax individual staff members using these same published numbers.
[ Events Calendar ]
The University of Dallas’ Department of Philosophy, under the auspices of the Most Reverend Michael F. Olson, S.T.D., Bishop of Fort Worth, will present the 2015 Aquinas Lecture by Professor Wayne J. Hankey of Dalhousie University and King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia. The lecture titled "From Impassibility to Self-Affectivity: the Trinitarian Metaphysics of Esse in Thomas’s Summa Theologiae" will be presented on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the the University of Dallas’ Lynch Auditorium. A reception will follow in the Gorman Faculty Lounge. This event is free and open to the public.
The 28th Annual Celebration of Catholic Schools banquet will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Fort Worth Convention Center Ballroom. The social hour is at 6:00 p.m., with dinner following at 7:00 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Most Reverend Michael F. Olson, S.T.D. M.A. During the social hour, works of art from the schools will be on display, and students from St. Joseph, Nolan Catholic and St. Andrew will provide entertainment. Please come out and support the great work of Catholic Schools in our Diocese.
Join Catholic men from around the D/FW area for the 2015 North Texas Catholic Men's Conference on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Hurst Conference Center (1601 Campus Drive, Hurst, TX. 76054). The theme of this year’s conference is Sword of the Spirit: Fight the Good Fight of Faith. Speakers include: Father Larry Richards, Tom Peterson, Michael Coren, and Most Rev. Michael F. Olson, Bishop of Fort Worth. All topics are designed to promote the spiritual growth of men enabling them to become spiritual leaders in all facets of their daily lives. The conference is coordinated by the Catholic Brothers for Christ (CBFC) – a nonprofit lay ministry. Questions? Please call: 866-826-3640.
On Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. the Office of Marriage and Family Life will host the Silver and Golden Anniversary Mass Celebration for all couples who are celebrating their 25th and 50th wedding anniversary. Also, all couples who have been married longer than 50 years are welcome. The celebration will take place at St. Patrick Cathedral. Bishop Michael F. Olson will preside at this special mass which will include an opportunity for you to renew your marriage vows and receive an anniversary blessing.
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
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 Aboard, will be the keynote speaker. The Most Reverend Joseph E. Strickland, bishop of Tyler, will deliver the opening address.
Sharing in Ministry Parish Report (December 31, 2014)