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October 13, 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

 

 


 

Texas Catholic Bishops call for abolition of death penalty

 Please insert in upcoming bulletins

The Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a statement calling for the abolition of the death penalty, denouncing its effects not only on victims and others immediately affected, but also on society.

    Versions of the statement suitable for bulletin inserts:
Pastoral Letter from the TCCB
Carta Pastoral de los TCCB

 


 

Diocesan World Mission Sunday Mass

Parishes – please announce at Masses this weekend.

Please join with Bishop Olson at our Diocesan World Mission Sunday Mass, 5:00 PM on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral to inaugurate our week’s preparation for World Mission Sunday (October 23rd ). Everyone is invited. A reception will follow in the Cathedral’s parish hall for fellowship and refreshments.  Parishes and Schools are invited to display their mission activities at the reception.  Please contact Fr. Tom Craig in the Diocesan Office of Pontifical Missions (817-945-9365 or  ) if you would like to have a table to present your missionary activities. Please let us know by October 10th if you would like to do this.

 

La misa diocesana de misión mundial

Favor de participar en la misa diocesana de misión mundial celebrada por nuestro Obispo Olson el domingo 16 de octubre de 2016 en la catedral de San Patricio (a las cinco de la tarde) para inaugurar la semana misionera mundial. Todos están invitados. Habrá una recepción en el salón parroquial de San Patricio después de la misa con refrescos y fraternidad. Las parroquias y escuelas están invitados a mostrar sus actividades de misión durante la recepción. Favor de ponerse en contacto con el Padre Tom Craig en la Oficina Diocesana de Misiones Pontificias (817-945-9365 o  ) antes del 10 de octubre si le gustaría tener una mesa para presentar sus actividades misioneras. Esperamos su participación.

 


 

Be a Faithful Citizen

The Catholic bishops of the United States offer the Catholic faithful Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship as teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics.

The Diocese urges every Catholic in the Diocese to use Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship to assist in exercising their responsibility to vote.

For a bulletin insert with information on our call to civic action as Catholic which can be published between now and the November elections, click here.

 


 

Hospital volunteers needed

Fort Worth Catholic diocese is looking for hospital volunteers.  This is a great opportunity for anyone who  would like to get involved with this rewarding ministry.   We currently have opening for JPS, Harris, The Plaza and Baylor hospitals. One to two hours per week would mean a lot to one of our brothers or sisters to receive a friendly visit.  A smile goes a long way to help healing.  If interested contact Deacon Bruce at 817-880-5479.

 


 

White Mass October 17

Bishop Olson will celebrate the annual Diocesan White Mass on Monday, October 17 at 7:00 PM at St. Patrick Cathedral, 1206 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth. All Medical Professionals (Doctors, Nurses, Medical Technicians, etc.) and their families  are invited to attend.

 


 

St. Andrew’s Breakfast

October 22, 2016 St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth, TX.

The next St. Andrew’s Breakfast will be on Saturday October 22, 2016. This event is for men high-school aged to 35 years old. The discernment event begins with Mass at 8:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth and is followed by breakfast at the St. Patrick Cathedral Annex Building. To RSVP contact the Vocations Office at 817-945-9321 or email 

 


 

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, October 27, at 7 PM at St Bartholomew Catholic Church, 3601 Altamesa, Fort Worth 76133. We meet in the church office building.  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.

 

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, 27 de Octubre a las 7 de la noche en la Iglesia Catolica San Bartolome, 3601 Altamesa, Fort Worth, 76133. Ros reunimos en la oficina de la iglesia.  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.

 


 

Mission Awareness Grants

The Diocesan Mission Council (DMC) is concerned with the growth and development of mission awareness in the Diocese of Fort Worth.  In order to carry out a key responsibility of forming, training, and inspiring parishes, schools and ministries in the innate responsibilities to proclaim the Good News and to animate a missionary culture sensitive to service for others so as to broaden one’s experience of discipleship, the DMC will award one-time grants to diocesan parishes, schools, or ministries for the purpose of initiating new mission awareness/immersion programs in their respective entity. Requesting parish/school/ministries must present a proposal detailing how the funds will be used to promote mission awareness in their school/parish/ministry by January 31 for the following fiscal year (July–June). Grants will be awarded by April 15. For guidelines and application, please contact Fr. Tom Craig, Chair-Diocesan Mission Council, or 817-945-9365.
 

Subvenciones para despertar la conciencia misionera

El Consejo Misionero Diocesano (CDM) se preocupa por el crecimiento y desarrollo de la conciencia misionera en la Diócesis de Fort Worth.  Para cumplir con la responsabilidad principal de formar, capacitar e inspirar a las parroquias, escuelas y ministerios en la responsabilidad inata de proclamar la Buena Nueva, y estimular una cultura misionera sensitiva al servicio a los demás para experimentar ampliamente nuestro propio discipulado, el CDM otorgará a las parroquias, escuelas o ministerios de la diócesis subvenciones para que inicien nuevos programas de inmersión o de concientización misionera en su localidad.  La parroquia/escuela/ministerio solicitante debe presentar una propuesta detallando cómo usarán los fondos para promover acción misionera en su parroquia/escuela/ministerio antes del 31 de Enero  para el siguiente año fiscal (Julio – Junio).  La subvención será adjudicada para el 15 de Abril.  Para lineamientos y solicitud de subvención contacto Rev. Thomas Craig, Presidente, Consejo Diocesano para las Misiones, o 817-945-9365.

 


 

Rachel Ministries

Please run this announcement in your bulletins every weekend thru October 30.   

Rachel Ministries is offering a confidential weekend retreat for healing after abortion in Burkburnett on November 4-6.  If you regret a past abortion, we will help you experience the mercy, forgiveness and healing love of our Lord.   For more information, please contact Rachel Ministries at 817-923-4757 or email .  All inquiries are confidential.

Pulpit Announcement:  Please use this pulpit announcement on October 16th, October 23 and October 30. 

Rachel Ministries is hosting a Rachel Retreat in Burkburnett on November 4-6.  If you regret an abortion in your past, you can call Rachel Ministries for hope and healing.  They will help you experience the Lord’s mercy, forgiveness and love on a Rachel Retreat.  They understand the pain that you’re feeling, and they want to help.  Please see the bulletin for more information. 

 

Próximos Retiros Raquel para Sanación Después de un Aborto

Parroquias: Favor de publicar el siguiente anuncio en sus boletines de hoy hasta Octubre

Este otoño, Ministerios Raquel está ofreciendo un fin de semana confidencial para sanación después de un aborto en Fort Worth, Glen Rose, y por primera vez en el área de Wichita Falls! Los retiros serán en inglés y en español. Si estas arrepentida de un aborto en tu pasado, podemos ayudarte a experimentar la misericordia, el perdón, y la sanación del amor de nuestro Señor. Para más información, por favor comunícate a Ministerios Raquel en el 817-886-4760 o por correo electrónico en .  Todas las consultas son confidenciales.

 


 

St. John Paul II Institute Lay Ministry Methods Courses Schedule

The St. John Paul II Institutes invites anyone wishing lay ministry training to its courses that are posted here.  Please contact Fr. Carmen Mele, O.P. () if you plan to attend.  Class Schedule

 

Los “Cursos de Métodos” del El Instituto Juan Pablo II

El Instituto Juan Pablo II invita a todos deseando entrenamiento de ministerio laical a sus cursos de “Métodos” publicados aquí.  Los interesados deberían comunicarse con el Padre Carmelo (). Cursos en Español

 


 

Women’s Advent Discernment Retreat- Dec. 9-11

Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m - Sunday, Dec. 11 at noon at the Diocesan Formation Center in Fort Worth

*This event is FREE and open to all single women age 18 – 45 who want to learn about the religious life, discerning their vocation to religious life, or simply want to be open to God’s will in their life.

This retreat is will be held during Advent and will provide for times of prayer, reflection, spiritual direction, Mass, and a chance to discern the religious life. For questions contact Kim Brown, Associate Director of Vocations at 940-727-8028 or

Space is limited to the first 50 women. Register at  http://fwdioc.org/advent-discernment-retreat

 


 

Marian Dinner and Mass - Dec. 7

All women (15 and older) discerning their vocation to the Religious Life are invited to the Marian Dinner & Mass on Wednesday, December 7 from 7-9 p.m. at St Elizabeth Ann Seton, 2016 Willis Lane in Keller.

The Marian Dinner & Mass is hosted by the Vocation’s Office for women discerning their vocation to religious life. The evening will begin with Mass in the Church, followed by dinner and discussion among the women discerning their vocation and sisters from different Religious Orders. This event is free, but please RSVP by Dec. 4 to Kim Brown, Associate Director of Vocations at or 940-727-8028.

The Diocese of Fort Worth will host three Marian Dinners a year for women (age 15 and older) that are discerning their vocation to the religious life. Marian Dinners are hosted on the Feast of the Assumption, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, and the World Day of Consecrated Life!

 


 

Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House Retreats

Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House,  600 N. Shady Shores Drive, Lake Dallas, continues to offer retreats for men and women. Relax and take time for yourself, be renewed and draw closer to God at a serene setting located on Lake Lewisville.


Couples Silent Retreat with Msgr. Robert Coerver, Oct. 20-23
"Loves Remains" Women's Retreat with Carol Ackles, Nov. 3-6

 


 

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

Please enjoy this October At-A-Glance Advancement Foundation E-Newsletter.

AT-A-GLANCE October Newsletter

 


 

Catholic Charities: What's Happening

News from Catholic Charities Fort Worth.

CCFW Newsletter

 



Bulletin Inserts Links

 

JPII Institute  "Methods" Courses Dates and Locations

Faithful Citizenship

 

Montserrat Retreats:

Couples Silent Retreat with Msgr. Robert Coerver, Oct. 20-23
"Loves Remains" Women's Retreat with Carol Ackles, Nov. 3-6

 

Our Mother of Mercy Principal Doors Schedule/Hours

Diocesan Firearms and Weapons Policy

 


 

Diocesan Employment Opportunities

 

Full-Time:  View full-time job descriptions

  • Associate Director, Advancement Foundation, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
  • Defender of the Bond, Tribunal Office, Fort Worth
  • Admissions Coordinator / Office Manager, Cassata High School, Fort Worth
  • Maintenance Worker, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Keller
  • Teacher Classroom Assistant, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Keller
  • Advancement Associate, Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
  • President, Cristo Rey High School, Fort Worth
  • Business Manager, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Keller
  • Director of Music and Organist, St. Peter Parish, Lindsay
  • Director of Campus Ministry, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Youth Minister, Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Wichita Falls
  • Pre-K3 Teacher, Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Teacher/Head Tennis Coach, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Middle School ELA Teacher, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Falls

 

Part-Time:  View part-time job descriptions

  • Bookkeeper, St. Patrick Cathedral, Fort Worth
  • Religion Teacher, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Keller
  • Nursery Worker, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish, Keller
  • Early Childhood Classroom Teacher, Holy Trinity Catholic School, Grapevine
  • After School Care Worker, Holy Trinity Catholic School, Grapevine
  • Coordinator of Youth Ministries, Holy Cross Parish, The Colony
  • Music Director and Liturgical Pianist, Holy Cross Parish, The Colony
  • Preschool Teachers, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Arlington
  • Bookkeeper, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Parish, Carrollton
  • Coordinator of Youth Ministry, St. Peter the Apostle, Fort Worth
  • Band Teacher, Holy Family Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Nursery Coordinator, Holy Redeemer Parish, Aledo
  • Assistant Volleyball Coaches, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Liturgy Coordinator, St. Michael Catholic Parish, Bedford
  • Latin Teacher, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Falls
  • Spanish Choir Director, St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Arlington
  • After School Care Worker, Holy Trinity Catholic School, Grapevine
  • Organist, St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Cleburne
  • Deaf Ministry Interpreters Needed, Diocese of Fort Worth

 


 

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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