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February 11, 2016


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e-Bulletin Statement of Purpose

e-Bulletin is Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth’s electronic newsletter to communicate news and information from the Diocese, its departments and its ministries to diocesan, parish and school employees as well as select volunteers. Diocesan department directors are responsible for generating information for e-Bulletin and ensuring that the content is within diocesan rules and policies.

Diocesan Communications Director Pat Svacina,
, 817-945-9420

Declaración de Propósito del e-Bulletin

e-Bulletin es un boletín informativo electrónico de la Diócesis Católica de Fort Worth para brindar noticias e información de la Diócesis, sus departamentos y ministerios a los empleados de la Diócesis, las parroquias y las escuelas. Los Directores de los departamentos son los responsables de generar la información que será publicada en el e-Bulletin.

Director de Comunicaciones, Pat Svacina a
, o al teléfono .817-945-9420



Zika Virus and Travel

The Center for Disease Control has issued an Alert Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions to travelers to areas of Central and South American as well as areas of the Caribbean where the Zika virus is present.  Because Zika virus is primarily spread by mosquitoes, CDC recommends that individuals protect themselves from mosquito bites. Guidelines and effective measures of protection may be accessed at (  

The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth is advising individuals or groups who are traveling to the affected areas to seek the latest guidance from the CDC at



Lenten Discernment Nights

Young men high-school aged to 35+ are invited to attend the Lenten Discernment Nights on five Monday Evenings (February 15, 22, 29 and March 7 and 16) during Lent. The evening begins with Holy hour at 6 p.m. in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 1206 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth, followed by prayer, dinner, and discernment. For more information please contact the Vocations Office at 817-945-9321 or RSVP to .



NFP Training

The diocese of Fort Worth will be offering a Spanish Natural Family Planning NFP Class at Saint Mary's in Graham on Saturday, 2/20, 3/12, and 4/16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  This class is hosted by the Couple-to-Couple League and will feature the Sympto-thermal method of NFP.  The instructors will be conducting this class virtually over the internet.  Registration is required for this class.  To sign up please contact Irma Jimenez at the Catholic Center (817) 945-9354 or or call the parish office in Graham (940) 549-4314.  Attendance at all three classes is required to complete the course.


Clase de PFN

La Diócesis de Fort Worth ofrecerá una Clase de Planificación Familiar Natural (PFN) en Santa Maria, en Graham el sábado, 2/20, 3/12 y 4/16 de 1 p.m. a 4 p.m.. Esta clase está organizada por la Liga Pareja-a-Pareja (League Couple-to-Couple) y contara con el método Síntoma-termal de PFN. Los instructores llevaran a cabo esta clase virtualmente en el internet.  Es necesario registrarse para esta clase. Para inscribirse por favor póngase en contacto con Irma Jimenez en el Centro Catolico 817-945-9354 o correo electrónico, o llame a la oficina parroquial en Graham al 940-549-4314. Es necesario atender a las tres clases para completar el curso.



Young Adult Lenten Retreat

Young Adult Lenten Retreat will be held February 19-21, 6 p.m. (Friday) to 2 p.m. (Sunday) at the Diocesan Formation Center, 2221 NW 26th Street, Fort Worth.

This is a two night retreat to help you more fully enter into Lent. The retreat will include daily Mass celebrated by Bishop Olson as well as presentation by the bishop, Fr. Keith Hathaway, Kim Brown, and Luisa Martini. There will be confession, Adoration, Liturgy of the Hours, faith sharing, quiet time and recreation time.  The cost is $50 per person. For more information and registration visit the website at



Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap is a series with dynamic speakers and engaging discussions on topical theological issues. Each evening will start with a few minutes to meet and greet fellow young adults prior to the presentation. Afterward, each speaker will have the opportunity to answer questions on the topic of the night.

There are four locations throughout the Diocese for this Young Adult Ministry event:  First Tuesday of the month in Fort Worth: Second Tuesday of the month in Colleyville: Second Thursday of the month in both Denton and Wichita Falls. For details on speaker, topic and locations visit the website at:



Fort Worth DCCW Luncheon Meeting

The C/E Deanery of Fort Worth DCCW invites all women to join them for the their luncheon meeting to be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 2016 Willis Ln., Keller Thursday, Feb. 18. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Donations of items for Easter baskets for nursing home patients would be appreciated. For more information and to make reservations, please contact Kathy Thome at 817-236-8518. Registration deadline is Feb. 14.



Diocesan Ministry with Gay/Lesbian Catholics

The Fort Worth Diocesan Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics, other sexual minorities, their families and friends will hold their monthly meeting of prayer and conversation on Thursday, February 25 at 7 p.m. at The Catholic Center, 800 West Loop 820 S, Fort Worth. Fr. Bob Sieg, OFM, Coordinator of the ministry, encourages those interested to come join us for prayer and sharing.  For additional information, contact Fr. Bob Sieg at 817-292-3274, Ron and Rita Clegg at 817-795-9747 or the Catholic Center at 817-560-3300.


Ministerio Diocesano para Gays/Lesbianas Catolicos

El Ministerio Diocesano de Fort Worth para Gays, Lesbianas, otras minorías sexuales Católicas, sus familias y amigos tendrán su reunión mensual de oración y conversación el jueves, 25 de febrero a las 7 de la noche en el Centro Catolico, 800 West Loop 820 S, Fort Worth.  El padre Bob Sieg, OFM, Coordinador del Ministerio, anima a los interesados a que vengan y se únan a nosotros para orar y compartir experiencias.  Si necesita más información, póngase en contacto con el padre Bob Sieg en el 817-292-3274, Ron y Rita Clegg en el 817-795-9747 o con el Centro Catolico en el 817-560-3300.



Silver and Golden Anniversary Mass Celebration

The Office of Marriage and Family Life will host the annual Silver and Golden Anniversary Mass Celebration for all couples who are celebrating their 25th and 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, March 6 at 2 p.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral, 1206 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth. All couples who have been married longer than 50 years are also welcome. 

Bishop Michael F. Olson will preside at this special Mass which will include an opportunity for couples to renew their marriage vows and receive an anniversary blessing. A light reception with cake and punch will follow immediately following in the parish’s Family Life Center. Please RSVP by March 1 to Irma Jimenez at  or call (817) 945-9354.


Misa de Celebración de Aniversario de Bodas de Plata y Oro

La Oficina de Matrimonio y Vida Familiar patrocinará la Misa de Celebración de Aniversario de Bodas de Plata y Oro para todas las parejas que estén celebrando su aniversario de bodas de 25 y 50 años el domingo, 6 de Marzo a las 2 p.m. Además, todas las parejas que están casadas por más de 50 años son bienvenidas.

La celebración será en la Catedral de St. Patrick, 1206 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth. El Obispo Michael F. Olson oficiará esta Misa especial que incluye la oportunidad para renovar sus votos matrimoniales y recibir una bendición de aniversario. Una sencilla recepción con pastel y ponche sigue inmediatamente después en el Family Life Center de la parroquia. Por favor contacte a Irma Jimenez,   o (817) 945-9354, antes del 1 de marzo para hacer su reservación.



North Texas Catholic Men’s Conference: 'Mercy and Virtue: Our Faith in Action'

Inspired by the  Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Annual North Texas Catholic Men’s Conference will focus on: “Mercy and Virtue: Our Faith in Action". Men who are 18-years-old or older are invited to attend the conference Saturday, April 23 at St. Francis of Assisi in Grapevine.

Conference speakers include Fr. Wade Menezes, of The Fathers of Mercy; noted author Vinny Flynn, 7 Secrets of Divine Mercy; and author of Man Up, Jared Zimmer, and award-winning composer/musician Curtis Stephan.

Attendees will experience a day of fun, food, fellowship, uplifting music, reconciliation, praying the Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration and a concluding Mass at 5 p.m. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 861 Wildwood Lane,Grapevine is near the Gaylord Texan Hotel.

To register in advance and save money, please visit Complete information about the conference is at the site.  The registration fee includes a hot breakfast and box lunch.




Advancement Foundation February "AT-A-Glance E-Newsletter"

Please enjoy this February version of the At-A-Glance Advancement Foundation E-Newsletter.

AT-A-GLANCE Newsletter



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Diocesan Employment Opportunities


Full-Time:  View full-fime job descriptions

  • Parochial School Principals: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, Keller; Sacred Heart Elementary & High School Muenster; Holy Family School, Fort Worth
  • Director of Hispanic Ministry
  • Assistant Superintendent of Schools
  • Internal Auditor
  • Facilities Manager

Part-Time:  View part-time job descriptions

  • Summer Activities Coordinator
  • Spanish Choir Director
  • After School Care Worker
  • Organist
  • Deaf Ministry Interpreters Needed



Diocesan Calendar

The Diocesan Electronic Calendar is a listing of major events and activities at the Diocese as well as in parishes and schools. Parishes and schools may submit information that may be of interest to individuals outside of a parish or school for inclusion on the diocesan electronic calendar with a hotlink to details if appropriate.

Diocesan calendar


El Calendario de la Diócesis

El Calendario Electrónico de la Diócesis es una lista de los principales eventos y actividades en la Diócesis, así como en las parroquias y las escuelas. Las parroquias y las escuelas podrán presentar información que pueda ser de interés para las personas fuera de la parroquia o de la escuela para que se pueda incluir en el calendario electrónico de la Diócesis con un enlace directo a la información, si procede.

Calendario diocesano



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