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Statement by Bishop Michael F. Olson on the Appointment of Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas to New Vatican Post

August 17, 2016

On behalf of the priests, deacons, religious, and lay faithful of the Diocese of Fort Worth, I would like to congratulate Bishop Kevin Farrell on his appointment by Pope Francis to serve as the head of the new Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.

I would ask all of us to pray for Bishop Farrell as he leaves North Texas and begins this new and very important ministry on behalf of the Universal Church. I would also ask that we pray for the Catholics in the Diocese of Dallas as they move through transition in pastoral leadership during these next several months.



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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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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Dr.Scott Hahn Catechetical Presentations by Dr. Scott Hahn

September 9 and 10, 2016

Friday, September 9, 2016 --- "Creed, Covenant & Conversion: Catechesis for the New Evangelization" --- In St. Patrick's Pastoral Center (9:00 AM to 11:00 AM). Questions? Contact Melissa Loza at 817-945-9356. There is no cost to attend and all are welcome, but an RSVP is requested. Freewill donations greatly appreciated. Hosted by the Diocese of Fort Worth.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016 --- "The Father of Mercies" (9:00 AM) and "Evangelizing Catholics: The Joy of the Gospel and the New Evangelization" (10:15 AM) --- In St. Patrick Cathedral. See flyer for more details and complete Saturday schedule. Questions? Contact Patty Bransford at 817-338-4441. There is no cost to attend and all are welcome. No registration is required. Freewill donations greatly appreciated. Hosted by St. Patrick Cathedral.

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3rd Annual Homeschool Mass

September 10, 2016

The third annual Homeschool Mass is set for Saturday, September 10, 2016 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.



Alpha: Evangelization in a Catholic Context

September 14, 2016

AlphaAll are cordially invited to attend Alpha: Evangelization in a Catholic Context on Wednesday, September 14, at the following locations and times:

  • Catholic Center in Fort Worth - 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
  • St. Patrick Cathedral’s Pastoral Center - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Please register online by September 1st. This event is hosted by the Diocese of Fort Worth. There is no cost to attend, but freewill offerings are appreciated.

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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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