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The Way: 2nd Annual Leadership Day of Renewal

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V Encuentro

Encuentro Discípulos Misioneros Testigos del Amor de Dios

Mark your calendars for the fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry (V Encuentro) to be held on September 20-23, 2018, at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine.

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Fr. Raphael Eagle, dedicated hospital chaplain and joyful friar, dies at 77

THE COLONY — Visiting hospital patients on a daily basis — particularly sick and dying children — is a daunting task. Father Raphael Eagle, TOR, coped with the challenges of that ministry in a special way.

"I deal with Jesus in the disguise of sick people and anxious parents every day," he once told the North Texas Catholic. "I meet people in the delicate part of their lives. I give them the message that Jesus lives, Jesus loves, and Jesus acts."

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Requirements for Lent 2017

The Office of the Bishop has issues a document that outlines the requirements for Catholics to observe during Lent 2017. The requirements are set out in Church law.

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St. Patrick's Day Dispensation

In recognition of the special relationship many Catholics in the Diocese of Fort Worth have with St. Patrick, a general dispensation is granted from the obligation from abstaining from meat on Friday, March 17, the feast of St. Patrick.

Of equal importance, those taking advantage of the dispensation are encouraged to undertake a work of charity, an exercise of piety, or an act of comparable penance.


Caridades Católicas de Fort Worth Ofrece Ayuda en Inmigración

Catholic Charities of Fort Worth Provides Immigration Assistance

Caridades Católicas de Fort Worth ofrece ayuda y servicios de inmigración dentro de la Diócesis de Fort Worth. Visita el enlace abajo para mayores informes sobre los servicios y consultas proporcionadas por Caridades Católicas para entender mejor tus derechos.

Catholic Charities of Fort Worth provides assistance and immigration services within the Diocese of Fort Worth. Visit the link below for complete information on services and consultations provided by Catholic Charities to better understand your rights.

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Fiscal Year 2018 Parish Operating Grants

Subvenciones Operativas de las Parroquias para el Año Fiscal 2018

Applications are now being accepted for Fiscal Year 2018 Parish Operating Grants, awarded from the Advancement Foundation as part of the Annual Diocesan Appeal case for support. These grants are available to small, rural or needy parishes within the Diocese of Fort Worth.

Completed grant application forms, with accompanying documentation, may be submitted via email, fax or postal mail and must be received no later than Monday, May 1st.

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2017 North Texas Catholic Men’s Conference

April 22, 2017

All men 18 years or older are invited to attend the sixth annual North Texas Catholic Men’s conference, "Salt and Light: Embracing Christ’s Love."

Hosted by the North Texas Catholic Brothers For Christ, the conference will take place Saturday, April 22 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Grapevine from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year, 1,000 men throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth Diocese are expected to attend so early-bird registration is encouraged. The cost is $39 and includes lunch, rising to $45 on Feb. 1st.

Catholic conference speakers include Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, award-winning composer/musician Curtis Stephan, and local speakers.

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Marian Dinner and Mass

May 31, 2017

Marian Dinner & Mass hosted by the Vocation’s Office for women age 15-45 discerning their vocation to Religious Life. The evening will begin with Mass at 6 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Fort Worth, followed by dinner and discussions with Sisters from different Religious Orders. This event is free but you must RSVP by May 25 to Kim Brown, Associate Director of Vocations at or 940-727-8028.

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A Passion to Serve: JPII Summer Ministry ConferenceJohn Paul II Institute logo

Conferencia de Ministerio de JPII

June 10-22, 2017

The St. John Paul II Institute offers a program of classes and workshops during June for all interested, whether or not they are registered with SJP2. The objectives of the Summer Cycle are to offer ministers the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills and to provide opportunity for SJP2 students to complete the basic requirements of their program.

SJP2 will hold its annual summer ministry conference from June 10-22. Lecture series speakers are Franciscan Fr. Albert Haase and Dominican Fr. Gerardo Guerra. Other events of the conference include Saturday ministry workshops. The public is cordially invited. There are no admission fees. For more information, contact Rev. Carmen Mele at or 817-945-9352.

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St. Francis de Sales Catechist Formation Program

St. Francis De SalesThe 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.

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