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July 28, 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



Updating Diocesan Directory

The Diocesan Directory is in the process of being updated. The next directory will be online only. The new directory will have the same format but in an electronic book form.

To provide the most up-to-date information, we ask each parish, school, and other organizations to review their information in the current directory. If changes are needed, please send the changes to Judy Russeau at as soon as possible.

Information will be sent out in the e-Bulletin when the new electronic form of the directory is posted.




The St. John Paul II Institute, the diocesan lay ministry formation school, is accepting registrations for both its basic two-year program and its third-year “deepening program.” Information and application forms can be found on the diocesan website ( .  For more information, contact Irma Jimenez (817-945-9354, ) or Fr. Carmen Mele, O.P. (817-945-9352, ). 

Basic program classes will begin in September at the following sites:

  • ICC, Denton, 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 6:45-9:30 pm, in English
  • St. Andrew, Fort Worth, 2nd & 4th Monday, 7-9:45 pm, in English
  • Distance learning option, in English
  • St. Matthew, Arlington, 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 7-9:45 pm, in Spanish
  • Catholic Center, Fort Worth, 4th Saturday, 9 am-3:30 pm, in Spanish




El Instituto San Juan Pablo II, la escuela diocesana de la formación de ministros laicales, está aceptando inscripciones para ambos el programa básico de dos años y el programa de profundización del tercer año. Se puede encontrar la información y los formularios de inscripción en el Internet al sitio de la diócesis (  Para mayor información, comuníquese con la Sra. Irma Jiménez (817-945-9354, ) o el Padre Carmelo (817-945-9352, ). 

Las clases del programa básico comenzarán en septiembre en los lugares a la continuación:

  • San Mateo, Arlington, 2o & 4o martes, 7-9:45 pm, en español
  • Centro Católico, Fort Worth, 4o sábado, 9 am-3:30 pm, en español
  • ICC, Denton, 1r & 3r  martes, 6:45-9:30 pm, en inglés
  • San Andrés, Fort Worth, 2o & 4o lunes, 7-9:45 pm, en inglés
  • Aprendizaje por distancia, en inglés



Empezando Una Vida Nueva

A support group for those separated, divorced and widowed in Spanish who are going through the pain of a loss will meet for ten weeks and its purpose is to share skills that others have learned to excel, find new friends who walk with them toward a better future.

The program begins on Monday, August 15 in the parish hall of All Saints Church, 214 NW 20th St., Fort Worth, TX from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. There is a donation of $20 for the ten weeks to cover the material expenses, the facility, and refreshments. Unfortunately there is no child care available. For more information contact Carmen Zacarias at 682-472-8517



Empezando Una Vida Nueva

Es un grupo de apoyo para separados, divorciados y viudos en español que están pasando por el dolor de una perdida. El grupo se reúne por diez semanas y su propósito es de compartir destrezas de superación que otras personas han aprendido, con nuevos amigos que caminan con ellos hacia un futuro mejor.

El programa empieza el lunes 15 de agosto del 2016, en el salón parroquial de la Iglesia Todos los Santos, 214 NW 20th St., Fort Worth, TX de 7:00 pm a 9:00 pm. Hay un donativo de $20 por las diez semanas para cubrir el material, el lugar y los refrescos. Desafortunadamente no hay guardería de niños. Para más información comuníquese con Carmen Zacarías al 682-472-8517



Deaf Ministry Program to offer religious education classes

Parishes:  Please post the following announcement is your bulletins throughout the summer.

The Deaf Ministry Program will be offering religious education classes for deaf and hard of hearing students this Fall at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 8 pm starting September 14, 2016.  To register your child for Faith Formation, or for further information, please contact Connie Martin, Deaf Ministry Coordinator, at or call 817/945-9381.



Priest Care Fund Special Collection - August 6-7, 2016

Contributions to the annual Priest Care Fund Special Collection on August 6-7, 2016 will help support the expenses of medical and long-term care for our retired and infirmed priests. These expenses are in addition to what is covered by their insurance, income benefits or personal resources. In addition to the Sunday collection, donations can also be made online at or


Colecta Especial para el Fondo de Cuidado de los Sacerdotes - Agosto 6-7, 2016

Su contribución a la Colecta Especial Anual para el Fondo de Cuidado de los Sacerdotes el fin de semana del 6-7 de agosto del 2016 ayudará a sufragar los gastos médicos y cuidado de largo plazo de nuestros sacerdotes jubilados y los que están enfermos.  Estos gastos son adicionales a lo que está cubierto por el plan de seguro médico, beneficios de ingresos o recursos personales.  Además de la colecta del domingo, se pueden hacer donaciones en línea en o



Priests, Sisters, Deacons, Brothers and Seminarians Appreciation Dinner

The Knights of Columbus 21st Annual Priest & Religious Appreciation Dinner will be held Monday, August 8, 2016 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Grapevine. Social begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner starting at 7 p.m. All Clergy and Religious are invited and asked to RSVP to Pat Henz at 817-478-4540 or email at . For others, tickets are $25 and must be purchased by July 31. Please contact Pat Henz for more information. 



Father Philip Bochanski, Associate Director of Courage will speak Thursday, August 11.

Courage, an Apostolate of the Diocese of Fort Worth will be sponsoring a dinner and talk  titled, Welcoming and Accompanying Our Brothers and Sisters Who Experience Same Sex Attraction: Living Out Our Universal Call to Chasity and Speaking Truth in Love”.  The event will feature Associate Director of Courage, Fr. Philip Bochanski on Thursday August, 11 starting at 6:30 pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 600 South Jupiter Rd. Richardson, TX.  Reservations are needed for the dinner.  Please rsvp to so that we may prepare the proper number of seats and dinners.   $7 for dinner -- you may pay at the door.



Nun Run for High School Girls, August 12-14, 2016

This event is FREE and open to all high school girls (9th-12th grade for the 2016-2017 school year) who want to learn about the religious life, discerning their vocation to religious life, or simply want to be open to God’s will in their life. The girls will have the chance to interact with the following groups: Carmelite Nuns, Dominican Sisters, Sisters of Mary of Namur, Kingdom of God Sisters, & the Hermanas Catequistas Guadalupans. Space is limited to the first 50 High School girls to register. More information and registration is available at

Nun Run Flyer



Marian Dinner & Mass

All women (15 and older) discerning their vocation to the Religious Life are invited to join Bishop Olson for the Marian Dinner & Mass on Monday, August 15 from 6-8:30 p.m. at St. Philip the Apostle Church, in Lewisville.

The Marian Dinner & Mass is hosted by the Vocation’s Office for women discerning their vocation to Religious Life. The evening will begin with Mass celebrated by Bishop Olson at 6 p.m. in the Church, 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 August 8 to Kim Brown, Associate Director of Vocations at or 940-727-8028.

Marian Dinner & Mass Flyer



Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends

Encuentro Matrimonial

Do we reflect the love of Christ in our relationships, especially our marriage relationship? Sign up today to attend the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Dates fill fast. To apply, visit our website at: For more information e-mail or call 469-444-0904.

Para mas informacion de Encuentro Matrimonial en Espanol, escriba a o visite

Upcoming dates: August 19-21, 2016; November 4-6, 2016

Weekly Parish Bulletin Announcements



Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House Summer Retreats

Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House,  600 N. Shady Shores Drive, Lake Dallas, is offering several summer 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:


5-7 de agosto - Hombres y Muyeres

August 12-14 (Friday-Sunday) Open/Mixed 2-Day Silent Retreat for men and women

August 19-21 (Friday-Sunday) AA Women's 2-Day Silent Retreat: Director Sr. Cathy Cahil



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

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

AT-A-GLANCE Summer Newsletter



Catholic Charities: What's Happening

News from Catholic Charities Fort Worth.

CCFW Newsletter



Bulletin Inserts Links


Empezando Una Vida Nueva


Women's Religious Life: Bulletin announcement. Nun Run Flyer

Marian Dinner & Mass Flyer

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends Bulletin Announcements


Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House Summer Retreats:

5-7 de agosto - Hombres y Muyeres

August 12-14 (Friday-Sunday) Open/Mixed 2-Day Silent Retreat for men and women

August 19-21 (Friday-Sunday) AA Women's 2-Day Silent Retreat: Director Sr. Cathy Cahil


Our Mother of Mercy Principal Doors Schedule/Hours


Diocesan Firearms and Weapons Policy



Diocesan Employment Opportunities


Full-Time:  View full-time job descriptions

  • Science Teacher, Cassata Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Teacher/Head Volleyball Coach, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Teacher/Head Tennis Coach, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Teacher/Head Softball Coach, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Director of Campus Ministry, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Chemistry Teacher, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Pre-Kindergarten Aide, St. Joseph Catholic School, Arlington
  • Internal Auditor, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
  • Director of Development, Saint John Paul II Catholic Church, Denton
  • Director of Religious Education, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Parish, Fort Worth
  • French Teacher, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Keller
  • Development Director, St. Joseph Catholic School, Arlington
  • Middle School ELA Teacher, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Falls
  • Food Service Manager, Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House, Lake Dallas


Part-Time:  View part-time job descriptions

  • Band Teacher, Holy Family Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Nursery School Coordinator, Holy Redeemer Parish, Aledo
  • Assistant Volleyball Coaches, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Technology Teacher, St. Joseph Catholic School, Arlington
  • Kindergarten or Second Grade Teacher, Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Denton
  • After School Care Worker, Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Denton
  • Coordinator of Youth Ministries, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Fort Worth
  • Music Teacher, Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Liturgy Coordinator, St. Michael Catholic Parish, Bedford
  • Learning Lab Teacher, St. George Catholic 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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