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January 19, 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

January 21, 2017 St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth, TX.

The next St. Andrew’s Breakfast will be on Saturday January 21, 2017. 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. The topic for this morning will be Divine Revelation: God’s call in our lives. 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 on Thursday, January 26th, at 7 PM at St. Bartholomew Church Office Bldg, 3601 Altamesa Blvd, Fort Worth, Tx76133, 817-292-7703. 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, 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, 26 de enero a las 7 de la noche en la Iglesia Catolica San Bartolome, 3601 Altamesa Blvd, Fort Worth, 76133, 817-292-7703.  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.



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.



Annual Respect Life Mass

Please arrange for the following announcement to be read at the masses and placed in the bulletin in your parish on January 15 and 22. Thanks!

The Annual Respect Life Mass, celebrated by Bishop Michael Olson, will take place at St. Patrick Cathedral on Monday, January 23 at 7 p.m.  Please join us as we pray for an end to abortion, euthanasia, and all offenses to the sanctity and dignity of human life.  A light reception will follow in the Pastoral Center.  Printable Flyer.


La Misa Anual de Respeto a la Vida

Por favor haga los arreglos necesarios para leer en las misas y colocar en el boletín de su parroquia los siguientes anuncios los domingos 15 y 22 de enero. ¡Gracias!

La misa Anual de Respeto a la Vida, celebrada por el Obispo Michael Olson, tendrá lugar en la Catedral San Patricio el lunes 23 de enero a las 7 p.m. Por favor únase a las oraciones por el fin del aborto, eutanasia, y todas las ofensas a la santidad y dignidad de la vida humana. Se ofrecerá una ligera recepción después de la misa en el Centro Pastoral. Español 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.



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.

Men’s Silent Retreat – January 26-29

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


Bulletin Inserts Links


Diocesan Formation Day Flyer   Click here for printable flyer.

Montserrat Retreat House Upcoming Retreats:

Retiro en Espanol Para Hombres, Mujeres y Parejas – January 20-22

Men’s Silent Retreat – January 26-29

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


Diocesan Firearms and Weapons Policy



Diocesan Employment Opportunities


Full-Time:  View full-time job descriptions

  • Program Specialist, Montserrat Retreat House, Lake Dallas
  • Maintenance Worker, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Arlington
  • President, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Middle School Religion Teacher, Holy Trinity Catholic School, Grapevine
  • Athletic Director, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
  • 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

  • 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
  • Assistant Volleyball Coaches, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Latin Teacher, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Falls
  • Spanish Choir Director, St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Arlington
  • After School Care Worker, Holy Trinity Catholic School, Grapevine
  • 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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