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December 1, 2016
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Designates the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe as a day of prayer and solidarity with refugees and migrants.
by Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
"He was the most compassionate, empathetic priest I have known in my lifetime."
That's how Kathy Thome, longtime parishioner at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Fort Worth, remembers Father Warren Murphy, TOR, who died November 11 at the age of 87 in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania after an extended illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial is set for November 16 at St. Francis Friary — Mt. Assisi in Loretto, Pennsylvania with the Very Reverend Richard L. Davis, TOR, minister provincial as principal celebrant.
September 8, 2016
The diocese released an announcement on September 8, 2016 regarding the transition of the San Mateo Mission into St. Patrick Cathedral.
The Catholic Center (Diocesan Pastoral and Administrative Offices) will be closed for business from Friday, December 23, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017. Contact by phone and email regarding year-end giving is available to donors at 817-945-9440 or . Messages will be monitored and returned as soon as possible. There is also a mail slot accessible at the front entrance to the Catholic Center for hand-delivered gifts.
El Centro Católico (Las Oficinas Pastorales y Administrativas de la Diócesis) estará cerrado desde el viernes 23 de diciembre de 2016 hasta el lunes 2 de enero de 2017. Se puede comunicar por teléfono o por correo electrónico con respecto a cualquier donación de fin de año al 817-945-9440 o . Se escuchará su mensaje y se le devolverá su llamada tan pronto como sea posible. Puede llevar su donación al Centro Católico en un sobre y echarlo por la ranura de correspondencia ubicada en la entrada principal del edificio.
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The aim of the St. Francis De Sales Basic Catechist Formation Program is to form catechists. A catechist is a person who desires to teach the Catholic faith and become an effective witness of the Gospel. The primary emphasis of this program is to form faithful catechists. Throughout this journey, catechists will become familiar with basic catechetical concepts; understand the role of the liturgy, the RCIA process, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, proper methodology, lesson planning, and so forth in the areas of catechesis and catechetical instruction.
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, ).
December 9-11, 2016
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, held at the Diocesan Formation Center (7pm), will be offered 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.
December 10, 2016
The next St. Andrew’s Breakfast will be on Saturday, December 10, 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 .
December 12, 2016
This is a FREE event! All pastors, staff and Stewardship/Discipleship Committees are invited to Sharing the Joy on Monday, December 12, 2016 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Arlington (Johnson Activity Center, 1st Floor, AC 1-4, 7:00 PM).
This presentation by Dan Loughman from Wichita, Kansas will be a great renewal for all committees and offer ideas for a renewed focus in 2017. If you are a new committee or are thinking about forming a committee at your parish, this presentation will be filled with information about how to build a solid foundation.
Please RSVP to Diana Liska at .
Monday, January 23, 2017
The Annual Respect Life Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Michael F. Olson on Monday, January 23, 2017 at St. Patrick Cathedral in downtown Fort Worth. Please join us at 7:00 p.m. to pray for mothers, fathers, family and babies. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.
La misa diocesana de Respeto a la Vida será celebrada el lunes 23 de Enero, 2017 por el Obispo Michael Olson en catedral San Patricio a las 7:00 p.m. seguida por una recepción en el salón parroquial. Por favor únete para rezar por las madres, padres, familias y bebes.