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April 7, 2016


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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



Diaconate Ordination, April 9, 2016

With Praise and Thanksgiving to Almighty God, through the Invocation of the Holy Spirit and the Imposition of Hands The Most Reverend Michael F. Olson, STD, MA will ordain for the Diocese of Fort Worth Stephen Francis Hauck and John William Martin to the Diaconate in Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church on Saturday, April 9, 2016 10:00 AM at St. Maria Goretti Parish, 1200 S. Davis Dr., Arlington, TX 76013. Reception to follow.  Invitation

Additional Parking at St. Maria Goretti Map; Holy Family Life Campus Map



St. Andrew’s Breakfast

May 7, 2016 St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth, TX.

The next St. Andrew’s Breakfast will be on Saturday May 7, 2016. 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



Religious Life Women 

Help Needed: The Vocations Office, is gathering information on all women from your parish that have entered Religious Life and currently serving as a Sister. Please email Kim Brown at with her home parish in our Diocese, her name in religious life, and the name of her community.  Bulletin announcement.




On April 16-17, 2016, the Diocese of Fort Worth will celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday in support of our seminarians. There are currently 31 seminarians from 19 parishes of the diocese studying in six seminaries throughout the United States and in Rome.

The Diocese of Fort Worth provides education and formation for each seminarian at an annual average cost of $52,092.  The Good Shepherd Sunday Special Collection assists with funding this annual cost. In addition to the Sunday collection, donations are being accepted online at  Please give generously.



La Diócesis de Fort Worth celebrará el Domingo del Buen Pastor el fin de semana del 16-17 de abril del 2016 en apoyo de nuestros seminaristas. En la actualidad hay 31 seminaristas provenientes de 19 parroquias distintas de la Diócesis que están estudiando en seis seminarios en los Estados Unidos y Roma.  

La Diócesis de Fort Worth proporciona la educación y formación para cada seminarista a un costo promedio anual de $52,092. La colecta especial del Domingo del Buen Pastor contribuye fondos para ayudar a sufragar este costo anual. Además de la colecta dominical, se aceptan donaciones en línea en www.fwdioc.orgPor favor, sean generosos.  



Fiscal Year 2017 Parish Operating Grants

Applications are now being accepted for Fiscal Year 2017 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 2017

Se están aceptando solicitudes para las Subvenciones Operativas de las Parroquias para el Año Fiscal 2017 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



St. John Paul II Institute classes for 2016-2017

The St. John Paul II Institute is scheduling classes for 2016-2017. Registration will take place during July and August.  Please click here for full schedule

Instituto San Juan Pablo II está programando las clases a la continuación para el año escolar 2016-2017

Instituto San Juan Pablo II está programando las clases a la continuación para el año escolar 2016-2017.  La registración tendrá lugar durante los meses de julio y agosto. Por favor haga clic aquí para ver el horario completo.



Texas Catholic Conference Executive Director position

The Texas Catholic Conference, a statewide association of the Roman Catholic dioceses in Texas which serves the bishops of Texas, is seeking applicants for it executive director position.  Please consider publishing the job announcement in the link below in your parish bulletin. The announcement is on the Diocese of Austin web site, which is assisting Texas bishops with the search.



Marriage Encounter

The Diocese’s program to building better marriage is coordinated by Worldwide Marriage Encounter.

Information from Worldwide Marriage Encounter coordinators is available for parishes to inform couples of upcoming Encounter events. The information includes information that can be printed in bulletins about the upcoming events.  Bulletin announcements



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

Please enjoy this March version of the At-A-Glance Advancement Foundation E-Newsletter.

AT-A-GLANCE Newsletter  Pilgrimage Flyer



CCFW: What's Happening

An informative email newsletter from Catholic Charities of Fort Worth.

View email newsletter (March 31, 2016)



Bulletin Inserts Links


Transitional Diaconate Ordination  Invitation Additional Parking at St. Maria Goretti Map Holy Family Life Campus Map

St. John Paul II Institute 2016/17 Schedule

Good Friday Rosary Vigil: English Flyer - Spanish Flyer.

Montserrat Men's Retreats:  Holy Week Retreat 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Bulletin announcements

Italy Pilgrimage Click here for itinerary and more information. Printable Flyer

Our Mother of Mercy doors schedule

Read the Firearms and Weapons Policy here.



Diocesan Employment Opportunities


Full-Time:  View full-fime job descriptions

  • Executive Assistant to the CFO/COO, Diocese of Fort Worth
  • Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry, St. Mark Parish, Denton
  • Spanish Teacher, St. Joseph Catholic School, Arlington
  • Dean of Students, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Parochial School Principal, St. Andrew School, Fort Worth
  • Assistant Principal, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Falls
  • Coordinator of Catechesis, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Keller
  • Director of Catechesis, Good Shepherd Parish, Colleyville.
  • Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry, Good Shepherd Parish, Colleyville
  • Elementary Teacher, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Falls
  • Early Childhood Teacher, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Fall

Part-Time:  View part-time job descriptions

  • Extended Care Director, All Saints Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Cafeteria Manager, All Saints Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Latin Teacher, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Falls
  • Admissions Enrollment Coordinator and Office Assistant, St. John the Apostle Catholic School, North Richland Hills
  • Summer Activities Coordinator
  • Spanish Choir Director
  • After School Care Worker
  • Organist
  • Deaf Ministry Interpreters Needed



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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