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April 6, 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




History of Diocese Book in the Works

The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth has entered into an agreement with Éditions du Signe (EDS), a France-based publisher that has produced books on the history of a number of U.S. dioceses and institutions, to produce a book on the history of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth and its parishes in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Diocese in 1969. Éditions du Signe has engaged North Texas journalist and North Texas Catholic Newsmagazine reporter Jerry Circelli to author the book. The book will be divided into two segments. One segment of the book will be the history of the Diocese. The other segment will be a history of each parish in the Diocese. Each section will be generously accompanied by historic photographs.

As part of his effort to write the history of each parish, Jerry will be contacting parishes over the next few months to gather not only historical information on each parish, but also current parish information. To ensure the history about your parish is accurate and complete, please return Jerry’s calls or email. Jerry also will be asking for photographs that may be used with each parish history.

The anniversary book will be the first comprehensive history of the Diocese and its 91 parishes. When the book is about to be printed in 2018, representatives of Éditions du Signe will contact each parish on how members of your congregation may purchase the publication.

Thank you to each parish for assisting Jerry in writing the history of our Diocese and our parishes.



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



Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth Statement on Border Security

The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth respects the responsibility of the federal government to secure our borders and ensure the safety of our citizens for the common good.

We urge federal officials to consider the real needs of immigrant families as they implement border security measures. We also remind federal officials, as well as all citizens of the United States, that we are a welcoming nation; our legitimate responsibility to provide safe borders does not justify hostility and animus against families of immigrants. As we read in Leviticus 19:33-34 "When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God." Just and legal immigration is essential to the health and flourishing of our nation. As Catholics we will not close the door to our neighbor in need out of our fear and selfishness.

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Read a statement by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on building a border security wall and other measures.

Complete Statement

Declaración sobre seguridad en la frontera México, Estados Unidos.

La Diócesis de Fort Worth, respeta la responsabilidad del gobierno federal para asegurar nuestras fronteras y garantizar la seguridad de nuestros ciudadanos para el bien común. Instamos a los funcionarios federales a considerar las necesidades reales de las familias inmigrantes mientras implementan medidas de seguridad en la frontera.  También les recordamos a los funcionarios federales, así como a todos los ciudadanos de los Estados Unidos, que somos un país acogedor; nuestra responsabilidad legítima para proporcionar las fronteras seguras no justifica la hostilidad y animosidad contra las familias inmigrantes. Como leemos en Levítico 19:33-34 "Cuando un extranjero reside con vosotros en vuestra tierra, no deberás  oprimir al extranjero.  El extranjero que reside con ustedes estará como el ciudadano entre vosotros; Amarás al extranjero como a ti mismo, recuerda que vosotros eran extranjeros en la tierra de Egipto: Yo soy el Señor tu Dios.“  La inmigración legal y justa es esencial para la salud y florecimiento de nuestra nación. Como católicos no cerramos las puertas a nuestro prójimo por causa de nuestro miedo y egoísmo.

Lea aquí una declaración por la Conferencia estadounidense de obispos católicos (USCCB) en la construcción de un muro de seguridad de frontera y otras medidas

Declaración completa



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.

#15 Men's Holy Week Retreat, "No Greater Love," with Fr. Anthony Borrow, SJ: Apr. 9-12



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


Lenten Requirements

JPII Summer Ministry Conference

Marian Dinner: Flyer

Vocation Awareness Weekend: Flyer


Montserrat Retreat House Upcoming Retreats:

#15 Men's Holy Week Retreat, "No Greater Love," with Fr. Anthony Borrow, SJ: Apr. 9-12



Diocesan Firearms and Weapons Policy



Diocesan Employment Opportunities


Full-Time:  View full-time job descriptions


  • 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
  • Classroom Teacher: 5th/6th Grade Math, 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

  • Custodian, Holy Cross Parish, The Colony
  • Extended Day Aide, St. Elizabeth Ann Catholic School, Keller
  • 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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