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10-Year Anniversary

Bishop Olson 10-year Anniversary

Bishop Olson's 10-Year Anniversary

With Praise and Thanksgiving to Almighty God, we celebrate the 10-year Anniversary of the installation of Most Reverend Michael F. Olson, the fourth bishop and shepherd of the Diocese of Fort Worth. Thank you, Bishop Olson, for your leadership, pastoral care, and guidance to the People of God in North Texas!

Most Reverend 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 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Thousands of Catholics from across North Texas and beyond were in attendance.

Leadership & Pastoral Care

Under his leadership and pastoral care, Bishop Michael Olson has achieved great milestones for the Church in North Texas and its faithful in the Diocese of Fort Worth. Here we highlight just some of his many accomplishments.

Quick Statistics

  • Ordained 22 Priests
  • 29 Men in Seminary
  • 34 Ordained Deacons
  • 2,000+ Confirmations Yearly
  • 4 New Parishes
  • $105 Million Expansion at the Parish Level in 2024

Milestone Events

  • 50th Anniversary Diocese of Fort Worth
  • National V Encuentro
  • Year of Mercy at Our Mother of Mercy
  • Cristo Rey School Opening
  • Fort Worth Catholic Charites Leader in "Out of Poverty" Efforts

Top Priorities

  • Vocations
  • Safe Environment
  • Catholic Education
  • Catechesis & Formation
  • Pro-Life Advocacy
  • Financial Stability
  • Cultural Inclusion
  • Church/School Security
  • Evangelization & Technology
  • Payday Loan Reform

Honoring our Shepherd
Michael Iglio

Honoring our Shepherd
Fr. VJ Mareedu, SAC

Honoring our Shepherd
Cipriano and Lidia Prado

Honoring our Shepherd
Sandra Schrader-Farry

Honoring our Shepherd
Pat Pelletier

Ordination and Installation of
Most Rev. Michael F. Olson