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February 9, 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



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



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 on Thursday, February 23, at 7 p.m. at St. Bartholomew Church Office Bldg, 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, 23 de febrero a las 7 de la noche en la Iglesia Catolica San Bartolome, 3601 Altamesa Blvd, Fort Worth.  Ros reunimos en la oficina de la iglesia.  El padre Bob Sieg, OFM, Coordinador del Ministerio, anima a los interesados a que vengan y se únan a nosotros ipara orar y compartir experiencias.  Si necesita más información, póngase en contacto con el padre Bob Sieg en el 817-292-3274, Ron y Rita Clegg en el 817-795-9747.



Retreat of Spiritual Renewal

Through our baptism, each of us received a universal call to holiness, that we may become saints! As disciples of Jesus, our response also includes the lived reality of Stewardship.  Join us as we welcome Fr. Kemberling who will share with us how living Stewardship as a way of life is The Way to holiness. Enjoy a day of spiritual reflection, best practice sharing, networking with other parishes and growing deeper in the richness of our Catholic faith Saturday, April1, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Holy Family Parish, 6150 Pershing Ave., Fort Worth. The cost is $10 and includes breakfast and lunch. For more information, contact Diana Liska, at 817 945-9444 or by e-mail at Registrations may be made online at



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.



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 16-19

Women’s Silent Retreat – March 9-12



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

Please enjoy this Feb/Mar 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


Physical Disabilities and Redemptive Suffering Seminar   Printable Flyer


Montserrat Retreat House Upcoming Retreats:

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

  • English Teacher, Cassata High School, Fort Worth
  • Coordinator High School/Young Adult Ministries, Good Shepherd Parish, Colleyville
  • 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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