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February 2, 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




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



Silver and Golden Anniversary Mass Celebration

The Office of Marriage and Family Life will host the annual Silver and Golden Anniversary Mass Celebration  Sunday, March 12 at 4 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 5109 E. Lancaster Ave. Fort Worth, for all couples who are celebrating their 25th and 50th wedding anniversary. All couples who have been married longer than 50 years are also welcome. 

Bishop Michael F. Olson will preside at this special Mass which will include an opportunity for couples to renew their marriage vows and receive an anniversary blessing. A light reception with cake and punch will follow immediately following in the parish’s Family Life Center. Please RSVP by March 1 to Irma Jimenez at or call (817) 945-9354.


Misa de Celebración de Aniversario de Bodas de Plata y Oro

La Oficina de Matrimonio y Vida Familiar patrocinará la Misa de Celebración de Aniversario de Bodas de Plata y Oro para todas las parejas que estén celebrando su aniversario de bodas de 25 y 50 años el domingo, 12 de marzo a las 4 p.m. Además, todas las parejas que están casadas por más de 50 años son bienvenidas.

La celebración será en Nuestra Señora de Fatima, 5109 E. Lancaster Ave. Fort Worth. El Obispo Michael F. Olson oficiará esta Misa especial que incluye la oportunidad para renovar sus votos matrimoniales y recibir una bendición de aniversario. Una sencilla recepción con pastel y ponche sigue inmediatamente después en el Family Life Center de la parroquia. Por favor contacte a Irma Jimenez,   o (817) 945-9354, antes del 1 de marzo para hacer su reservación.



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.



Physical Disabilities and Redemptive Meaning of Suffering Seminar

The Office of Faith Formation and Children Catechesis will host the seminar "Physical Disabilities and Redemptive Meaning of Suffering" featuring Sr. M. Johanna Paruch, FSGM PhD and Kevin Bailey. The seminar will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral Pastoral Center, 1300 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth. Registration fee is $20. Reservations are requested by Monday, Feb. 13 and may be made by contact Lucia Romo at or (817) 945-9358.  Printable Flyer



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 – February 2-5

Men’s Into the Deep Retreat – February 10-12

Women’s Silent Retreat – February 16-19

Women’s Silent Retreat – March 9-12



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

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

AT-A-GLANCE January Newsletter



Catholic Charities: What's Happening

News from Catholic Charities Fort Worth.

CCFW Newsletter


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Physical Disabilities and Redemptive Suffering Seminar   Printable Flyer


Montserrat Retreat House Upcoming Retreats:

Men’s Into the Deep Retreat – February 10-12

Women’s Silent Retreat – February 16-19

Women’s Silent Retreat – March 9-12


Diocesan Firearms and Weapons Policy



Diocesan Employment Opportunities


Full-Time:  View full-time job descriptions

  • Director of Liturgy and Music, St. Jude Parish, Mansfield
  • Computer Teacher, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, Keller
  • Maintenance Worker, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Arlington
  • 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
  • Admissions Coordinator / Office Manager, Cassata High School, Fort Worth
  • Advancement Associate, Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
  • President, Cristo Rey High School, Fort Worth
  • Director of Music and Organist, St. Peter Parish, Lindsay
  • Director of Campus Ministry, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth

Part-Time:  View part-time job descriptions

  • Classroom Teacher Assistant, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, Keller
  • Liturgical and Sacrament Preparation Assistant, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Keller
  • Bookkeeper, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Fort Worth
  • Security / Maintenance, St. John the Apostle Parish, North Richland Hills
  • Nursery Workers, St. Maria Goretti Parish, Arlington
  • Prekindergarten Teacher, St. Rita Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • 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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