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January 21, 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



Principal Doors of Mercy: Established hours

Our Mother of Mercy, 1007 E. Terrell in Fort Worth, the principal church for the Jubilee of Mercy, has established hours that its doors will be open for pilgrims to journey to the church through the Year of Mercy.

Parishes are asked to print the announcement in the bulletin and post it on the parish web site.

Click here for details on when Our Mother of Mercy doors will be open.



Diocesan Policy Bans Weapons in Church and Parish Facilities

In light of the new state law that enables individuals to openly carry guns, Bishop Michael F. Olson has established a “Firearms and Weapons Policy”. The policy is effective immediately. The policy bans both firearms and weapons which are carried openly and firearms and weapons which are concealed. However, the ban becomes effective only after proper notice is provided and state-mandated signs are posted.

The policy bans firearms and weapons in all diocesan locations, including churches, schools and all other facilities that are located on parish or diocesan sites.

Diocesan legal counsel indicates that since state law is not clear what constitutes “effective notice,” it will be necessary for each parish to use several types of notices in English and Spanish in addition to the posting of signs at all entrance to churches and other facilities.

Read the Firearms and Weapons Policy here.



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, January 28th, at 7 PM 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, 28 de enero 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.



Year of Consecrated Life Closing Ceremony

Please consider placing the following announcement concerning the conclusion of the Year of Concentrated Life in the parish bulletin.

Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, C.Cs.R., and Bishop Michael F. Olson will bring the Year of Consecrated Life to a conclusion with a Mass at 6:30 pm, Friday, February 5 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 861 Wildwood Lane, Grapevine. All are invited to attend Mass celebrated by Bishop Olson with Archbishop Tobin delivering the homily. A reception will be held immediately following the Mass. 

The Year of Consecrated Life, a call by Pope Francis to celebrate Consecrated Life, opened in the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth on November 30, 2014 with a Vesper Service at St. Patrick Cathedral. 



CCFW: What's Happening

An informative email newsletter from Catholic Charities of Fort Worth.

View email newsletter (January 21, 2016)



Bulletin Inserts Links

Our Mother of Mercy doors schedule

Diocesan Formation Day flyer

Respect Life Mass English Flyer 
La misa de Respeto a la Vida Español Cartel

Texas Catholic Pro-Life Day in Austin
Día Pro-Vida de los Católicos de Texas en Austin



Diocesan Employment Opportunities


Full-Time:  View full-fime job descriptions

  • Internal Auditor
  • Assistant Director of Safe Environment
  • Assistant Website Coordinator
  • Facilities Manager

Part-Time:  View part-time job descriptions

  • Sacramental Clerical
  • Summer Activities Coordinator
  • Spanish Choir Director
  • After School Care Worker
  • Coordinator of Youth Ministry
  • Secretary/Bookkeeper
  • 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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