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April 20, 2017


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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




St. Andrew’s Breakfast April 22 and May 6

April 22, 2017 St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth, TX.

The St. Andrew’s Breakfast will be on Saturday April 22 and May 6. 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 Thursday April 27, at 7 p.m. at St. Bartholomew Church in The Four Evangelists Hall, 3601 Altamesa Blvd, Fort Worth. 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 or 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 de oración y conversación el jueves, 27 de abril a las 7 de la noche en la Iglesia Catolica San Bartolome, 3601 Altamesa Blvd, Fort Worth.  Nos reunimos en Los Cuatro Evangelistas Hall. 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, o Ron y Rita Clegg en el 817-795-9747.



Gabriel Project needs your help! 

Gabriel Project is a parish-based ministry reaching out to women experiencing a crisis pregnancy.  Gabriel Angels are those trained to help women in their time of need, proclaiming the Angel Gabriel’s message of good news that God is with you.  If you are interested in walking with a mother in her time of crisis and becoming a Gabriel Angel, the next two-day training will be held on May 13 and May 20. 

For more information please call Angela Walters 817-247-5615.  Flyer


Proyecto Gabriel, ¡necesita tu ayuda!

El Proyecto Gabriel es un ministerio de la parroquia que ayuda a las mujeres que experimentan un embarazo en crisis.  Los Ángeles Gabriel son aquellos entrenados para ayudar a las mujeres en su momento de necesidad, proclamado el mensaje del Ángel Gabriel, de la buena nueva, de que Dios está con usted. Si usted está interesado en caminar con una madre en su tiempo de crisis y convertirse en un Ángel Gabriel, se estará ofreciendo un entrenamiento de dos días, el cual se llevará a cabo el: 13 de mayo y 20 de mayo. 

Para más información por favor comuníquese con Yamira Pimentel, 787-460-3488
.     Flyer



St. Junipero Serra Institute

The St. John Paul Institute will transition into the St. Junipero Serra Institute on July 1, 2017 as the diocesan formation ministry to prepare the adult laity to be effective witnesses of the Gospel within their parish communities.

One of the main tenets of the St. Junipero Serra Institute will be to assist the laity in developing and forming a mature faith that is rooted in sacred Tradition and sacred Scripture and affirmed through the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Paola Quintero-Araújo, director of Faith Formation, will serve as the new director of the Institute. She will vacate her Faith Formation position and move into her new role stating on July 1, 2017. Paola’s former positon will be reclassified as director of Elementary (Children’s) Catechesis.

Click here for a detailed description of the new St. Junipero Serra Institute.


Instituto St. Junípero Serra

El Instituto San Juan Pablo II  estará siendo asumido por el Instituto San Junípero Serra como el ministerio de formación Diocesana para preparar a los laicos adultos para ser testigos efectivos del Evangelio dentro de sus comunidades parroquiales a partir del 1 de Julio, 2017.

Uno de los principales postulados del Instituto San Junípero Serra será ayudar a los laicos en el desarrollo y formación de una fe madura que está enraizada en la Sagrada Escritura y la Sagrada Tradición y afirmada por el Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica.

Paola Quintero-Araújo, directora de Formación en la fe,  servirá como la nueva directora del Instituto. Ella abandonara su posición de Formación en la Fe y se incorporara a su muevo papel a partir del 1 de julio, 2017. La posición anterior de Paola será restructurada y reclasificada como Director de Catequesis infantil (primaria)

Una descripción detallada del nuevo instituto San Junípero Serra se encuentra aquí.



Religious Interpreter Workshop


The Catholic Deaf Community will be having Religious Interpreter Workshop on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Msgr. Glenn Nelson, Director of the Deaf Apostolate of Rockford is presenting a workshop. The cost is $30. Please contact Connie Martin, Coordinator of Deaf Ministry at 817-945-9381 or email for more details.

More Information & Registration



Rachel Retreat in Spanish for Healing After Abortion

Rachel Ministries is offering a confidential weekend retreat for healing after abortion in Spanish in Fort Worth on April 28-30. If you regret a past abortion, we can help you experience the mercy, forgiveness and healing love of our Lord. For more information, please contact Rachel Ministries at 817-886-4760 or email . All inquiries are confidential.


Retiro de Raquel en Español para Sanación Después de un Aborto

Ministerios Raquel está ofreciendo un retiro confidencial de fin de semana para sanación después de un aborto en español en Fort Worth del 28 al 30 de Abril. Si te encuentras afligido por un aborto en tu pasado, podemos ayudarte a experimentar la misericordia, el perdón y la amorosa sanación de nuestro Señor. Para más información, favor de comunicarse a Ministerios Raquel en el 817-886-4760 o por correo-e en . Todas las consultas son confidenciales.



Marian Dinner and Mass

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.  St. Peter the Apostle, 1201 S. Cherry Ln, Fort Worth, followed by dinner and discussion among the women discerning their vocation and 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.




Save the Date: JPII Summer Ministry Conference, June 10-22

The St. John Paul II Institute will hold its annual summer ministry conference from June 10-22.  Lecture series speakers are Franciscan Albert Haase and Dominican Gerardo Guerra. Other events of the conference include Saturday ministry workshops. The public is cordially invited. There are no admission fees.

More information


Guarden estas fechas: Conferencia de Ministerio de JPII, 10-22 de Junio

El Instituto San Juan Pablo II tendrá su conferencia anual de ministerio este verano del 10 al 22 de junio.  Los oradores principales son dos frailes, el dominico Gerardo Guerra-Mayaudón y el franciscano Albert Haase.

Más información



Fiscal Year 2018 Parish Operating Grants

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.
Application Memo
Application Form


Subvenciones Operativas de las Parroquias para el Año Fiscal 2018

Se están aceptando solicitudes para las Subvenciones Operativas de las Parroquias para el Año Fiscal 2018 que son concedidas por la Fundación de Avance como parte del Annual Diocesan Appeal. Estas subvenciones están disponibles para las parroquias pequeñas, rurales y necesitadas de la Diócesis de Fort Worth.
Memo de la Solicitud
Formulario de la Solicitud



Vocation Awareness Program June 16-18

Is God calling you? The Vocation Awareness Program is a weekend opportunity for you to listen and find out more information about Priesthood and the religious life. The Vocation Awareness Program helps single Catholic men and women, ages 18-40, find answers to questions they may have about life as a Priest, Sister, or Brother. The weekend includes presentations, panel discussions, question and answer sessions, one-on-one personal conferences with diocesan and order Priests, Sisters, and Brothers who volunteer to serve as staff. There are no fees, private rooms and meals are furnished, and no one will pressure you or seek commitment. Sign-up to attend or get more information at  Flyer



Texas Catholic Voice

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB) advocates on behalf of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Texas for policies and programs that support the life and dignity of every human person from conception through natural death. Under the guidance of the Texas Bishops, the TCCB staff conducts policy assessments to evaluate public policy needs and opportunities across the state. The legislative agenda and the bishops' position on bills filed by legislators are result of a rigorous process of reflection and consultation.  Bishops, with assistance from teams of clergy, ministry directors and lay persons, have designated April 4, 2017 as the TCC Advocacy Day at the Legislature. Each member of the Legislature will be visited on April 4 to explain the bishops' legislative agenda.

The Texas Catholic Voice is a publication of the TCCB to keep all Texas Catholics informed of the bishops' public policy efforts, the bishops' position on bills pending before the Legislature and on Advocacy Day.

Please feel free to share the attached newsletter with your parishioners.  To access the website with the newsletter click: Texas Catholic Voice.  The “Grow our Texas Catholic Network!” item at the end of this edition of the newsletter gives instructions on how your parishioners can subscribe. Please feel free to provide these instructions in your bulletin.



NFP Practitioner Training

WholeLife will be hosting a Creighton training program at Holy Family Parish May 20 to May 27.  For more information, visit the WholeLife website at



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.


Women's Silent Retreat May 11-14

Men's Silent Retreat May 18-21

5 and 8 Day Directed Retreats June 22-27 and June 22-29

Contemplatives in Action (Young Adults Retreat) July 7-9


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

Please enjoy this March 2017 At-A-Glance Advancement Foundation E-Newsletter.

AT-A-GLANCE Feb/Mar Newsletter



Catholic Charities: What's Happening

News from Catholic Charities Fort Worth.

CCFW Newsletter


Bulletin Inserts Links


Gabriel Project Flyers:  English  Spanish


JPII Summer Ministry Conference


Marian Dinner: Flyer

Vocation Awareness Weekend: Flyer


Montserrat Retreat House Upcoming Retreats:

Women's Silent Retreat May 11-14

Men's Silent Retreat May 18-21

5 and 8 Day Directed Retreats June 22-27 and June 22-29

Contemplatives in Action (Young Adults Retreat) July 7-9




Diocesan Firearms and Weapons Policy



Diocesan Employment Opportunities


Full-Time:  View full-time job descriptions


  • Director of Children's Catechesis, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
  • Principal, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Principal, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Elementary Classroom Teacher, St. Rita Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • English Language Arts Classroom Teacher, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Keller
  • Director of Religious Education/Faith Formation Elementary through High School, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Wichita Falls
  • Elementary Classroom Teacher, Holy Family Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Coordinator of Disciples, Good Shepherd Parish, Colleyville
  • Latin Teacher, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Keller
  • Director of Liturgy and Music, St. Jude Catholic Parish, Mansfield
  • Fourth Grade Religion and Social Studies Classroom Teacher, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Keller
  • Administrative Assistant, The Tribunal Office, Fort Worth
  • Third Grade Classroom Teacher, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Keller
  • Service Center Operator, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
  • HR Generalist, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
  • Elementary Classroom Teacher, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Dual Language Elementary Classroom Teacher, All Saints Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Coordinator of Youth Ministry,St. Andrew Parish, Fort Worth
  • Associate Director of Parish Relations, Catholic Charities, Fort Worth
  • Director of Safe Environment, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
  • Physical Education Teacher, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, Keller
  • Classroom Teacher: 5th/6th Grade Science, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, Keller
  • Kindergarten Classroom Teacher, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, Keller
  • Pre-Kindergarten 4 Classroom Teacher, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, Keller
  • Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, Keller
  • Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, Keller
  • Director of Construction Management, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
  • Principal, Cristo Rey High School, Fort Worth
  • Math Teacher, Cassata Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Coordinator of Youth Ministry, Good Shepherd Parish, Colleyville
  • Director of Religious Education, St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Fort Worth
  • Advancement Associate, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
  • President, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Associate Director, Advancement Foundation, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
  • Defender of the Bond, Tribunal Office, Fort Worth
  • President, Cristo Rey High School, Fort Worth
  • Director of Campus Ministry, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth

Part-Time:  View part-time job descriptions

  • Parish Database Specialist/Bulletin Editor, St. John the Apostle Parish, North Richland Hills
  • Custodian, Holy Cross Parish, The Colony
  • Extended Day Aide, St. Elizabeth Ann Catholic School, Keller
  • Development Director/Library Manager, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • After School Care Wroker, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Custodian, St. Michael Catholic Church, Bedford
  • Weekend Maintenance Worker, St. Maria Goretti Church, Arlington
  • Business Manager, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Fort Worth
  • School Nurse, St. Andrew School, Fort Worth
  • Bus Driver, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Bookkeeper, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Fort Worth
  • Security / Maintenance, St. John the Apostle Parish, North Richland Hills
  • Early Childhood Classroom Teacher, Holy Trinity Catholic School, Grapevine
  • After School Care Worker, Holy Trinity Catholic School, Grapevine
  • Spanish Choir Director, St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Arlington
  • 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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