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Bishop Olson’s Pastoral Letter Regarding Alteration of Protocols, Guidelines, and Other Liturgical Celebrations

Crest of Bishop Michael Olson

May 20, 2021

"The alteration of protocols included with this letter address the celebration of Mass and other liturgies and other social and ministerial gatherings in our parishes and institutions. They update the protocols for Mass promulgated by the Office of the Vicar General in the memo of April 26, 2021 and the protocols for Gatherings Outside of Mass as promulgated by the Office of the Vicar General in the memo of December 21, 2020. These new protocols will be in effect from May 21, 2021 until further notice." (Pastoral Letter 5-20-21)

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Updated Guidelines 5-20-2021

Celebration of Mass & Other Liturgical Celebrations
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Parish Gatherings Outside of Mass
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Coronavirus Precautions / Precauciones sobre el Coronavirus

For current protocols and guidelines, pastoral letters, and helpful COVID-19 resources, please visit our Coronavirus Precautions web page.

Para obtener los protocolos y directrices actuales, cartas pastorales y recursos útiles del COVID-19, visite nuestra página web de Precauciones por Coronavirus.

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Bishop Olson Urges Faithful to Sign Petition and Contact Congressional and Senate Representatives to Express Support for Hyde Amendment Protecting Americans from Funding Abortion

Bishop Michael Olson's Crest

May 31, 2021

"I invite the people of our parishes in the Diocese of Fort Worth to join our response to this nationwide effort promoted by the USCCB, set for this first week of June. The primary goal is for millions of Catholics to sign the petition on NoTaxpayerAbortion.com. I ardently implore you to contact your congressional representative and our senators to express your support for the protection of the unborn and their mothers and fathers from the evil of state-funded abortion." (Pastoral Letter 5-31-2021)

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New Priest Assignments

Diocese of Fort Worth Crest

Bishop Michael F. Olson has announced new Priest Assignments for the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth. Please review the attached PDF list for the official date assignments take effect.

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Note: All updates will be made to the diocesan website a few days prior to the official assignment date.

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Bishop Michael F. Olson, S.T.D., M.A. was ordained bishop and installed as the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth on January 29, 2014.

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