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July 6, 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


Understanding Senate Bill 4

Bishop Michael Olson and the other Texas Catholic bishops are undertaking efforts to help Texas Catholics understand Senate Bill 4, commonly known as the anti-sanctuary city bill, which is scheduled to go into effect on September 1, 2017.

 An “Understand Senate Bill 4” flyer and a “Know Your Rights” card are attached, both in English and Spanish.

Per Bishop Olson’s directive, each parish is required to insert the “Understand Senate Bill 4” flyer in the parish bulletin as soon as possible. Parishes also should make every attempt possible to print and make the “Know Your Rights” card available to members of the parish.

Understand Senate Bill 4 flyer

Know your Rights English

Know Your Rights Spanish  



Annual Diocesan Appeal Announced, September 9-10, 16-17

The weekends of September 9/10 and 16/17 have been selected as Announcement and Commitment Weekends respectively for the 2018 Annual Diocesan Appeal. During these weekends, Catholic faithful in every parish in the Diocese of Fort Worth are encouraged to be part of “Giving for the Common Good.”

Click here for details Poster 



Religious Education Classes for the Deaf  

Does your Deaf or hard of hearing child need Religious Education?  The Deaf Ministry Program offers religious education classes taught in Sign Language
by hearing adults familiar with Deaf Culture and also Deaf adults.  Classes start in September on Wednesday evenings at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church.

Please contact Connie Martin for more information. 
Office phone 817-945-9381



Diocesan Ministry Gay/Lesbian Catholics 

The Fort Worth Diocesan Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics, other sexual minorities, their families and friends will not be holding their monthly meeting of prayer and conversation on the fourth Thursday of the month during June and July. For further information please contact F 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 no tendrán su reunión mensual de oración y conversación el cuarto jueves de los meses de juno y julio. Si necesita más información, póngase en contacto con el padre Bob Sieg en el 817-292-3274, o con Ron y Rita Clegg en el 817-795-9747



Catholic Home Missions Appeal

Home mission dioceses are those dioceses in the United States and its territories and former territories that cannot provide basic pastoral services to Catholics without outside help. Basic pastoral services include Mass and the sacraments, religious education, and ministry training for priests, deacons, religious sisters and lay people. Right now, over 40 percent of dioceses are considered home missions. Help build vibrant faith communities right here in the United States. If you have questions, please contact Renée Underwood at  or 817-945-9441. 

Back ground information for Pastors  Flyer  




Diocesan Directory On-line

The 2017-2018 Diocesan Directory is available on the diocesan web site at 

An on-line directory will allow the information to be kept up-to-date and available on all electronic devices, from desktop computers to tablets and smartphones. The directory is in digital book form at To search for the directory on the diocesan home page, go to the "Diocese" tab and in drop down box click on "diocesan offices." A hotline button will appear on that page to the digital directory.

For instructions on how to use the various features of the on-line directory visit:

To print a page, go to the section of the information desired and click the printer button. Follow the instructions. To bookmark a page, go to the desired page and click on the bookmark button and follow the instructions.



St. Junipero Serra Institute

The St. John Paul Institute will transition into the St. Junipero Serra Institute on July 1, 2017 as the diocesan formation ministry to prepare the adult laity to be effective witnesses of the Gospel within their parish communities.

One of the main tenets of the St. Junipero Serra Institute will be to assist the laity in developing and forming a mature faith that is rooted in sacred Tradition and sacred Scripture and affirmed through the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Paola Quintero-Araújo, director of Faith Formation, will serve as the new director of the Institute. She will vacate her Faith Formation position and move into her new role stating on July 1, 2017. Paola’s former positon will be reclassified as director of Elementary (Children’s) Catechesis.

Click here for a detailed description of the new St. Junipero Serra Institute.


Instituto St. Junípero Serra

El Instituto San Juan Pablo II  estará siendo asumido por el Instituto San Junípero Serra como el ministerio de formación Diocesana para preparar a los laicos adultos para ser testigos efectivos del Evangelio dentro de sus comunidades parroquiales a partir del 1 de Julio, 2017.

Uno de los principales postulados del Instituto San Junípero Serra será ayudar a los laicos en el desarrollo y formación de una fe madura que está enraizada en la Sagrada Escritura y la Sagrada Tradición y afirmada por el Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica.

Paola Quintero-Araújo, directora de Formación en la fe,  servirá como la nueva directora del Instituto. Ella abandonara su posición de Formación en la Fe y se incorporara a su muevo papel a partir del 1 de julio, 2017. La posición anterior de Paola será restructurada y reclasificada como Director de Catequesis infantil (primaria)

Una descripción detallada del nuevo instituto San Junípero Serra se encuentra aquí.



Fee Changes for Marriage Preparation Classes

Effective July 1, 2017 the marriage preparation, Pre-Cana or Today, Tomorrow, Forever fee is $100 per couple, which includes your marriage preparation, material, books, and lunch or dinner.  The rescheduling or cancellation fee remains $35. If you wish to register, click the link below:

A partir del 1 de julio del 2017, la preparación matrimonial, PreCana o Jesus te Invita costara $100 por pareja, esto incluye su preparación matrimonial, material, libros y almuerzo o cena. El costo de cancelación o reprogramación continua igual $35. Si desea registrarse, presione en el enlace de abajo.



Quo Vadis? Vocation Discernment Retreat July 11-13

The Fort Worth Vocations Office is hosting the Discernment Retreat Quo Vadis from July 11 to July 13 sat Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House, 600 N Shady Shores Dr. Lake Dallas, TX 75065. Quo Vadis is a FREE vocation discernment retreat for High School Young Men to begin considering their vocation from God. The camp is a rare chance for High School young men to begin considering their vocation from God by speaking with priests and seminarians. It will be both physically and spiritually awesome. Parents are welcome to join for Mass and closing on July 13 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Space is limited to 20 with preference given to High School juniors and seniors. For more information go to:



Adult Formation/RCIA In-Service August 3,24  

Directors, Coordinators, and all those involved in Adult Formation and RCIA

Adult Formation In-Service will be on August 3, it will center on evangelization training under the leadership of our guest speaker, Michael Dopp, STL. Then, on August 24, we will have our RCIA In-Service with James Bitting, M.A., the Theology Department Co-Chair at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Wichita, Kansas. I look forward to seeing you all at these wonderful days of formation!  If you’re unable to make the day sessions, please note that we are hosting those evening sessions to ensure that you are able to benefit. For more information please see flyers below.

Flyer for August 3

Flyer for August 24



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. To register please go to: and click "upcoming retreats".


Contemplatives in Action (Young Adults Retreat) July 7-9

Women's Retreat July 20-23

Retiros en Español Para Hombres, Mujeres y Parejas August 4-6

Men/Women/Couples 2-Day Retreat August 11-13 

Women's Recovery Retreat August 17-20

Women's Retreat September 7-10

Men's Retreat September 14-17

Women's Retreat September 28 - October 1

Women's "Into the Deep Retreat" October 27-29


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

Please enjoy this March 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

Understanding Senate Bill 4: Understand Senate Bill 4 flyer 

Know your Rights English  

Know Your Rights Spanish  


Catholic Home Missions Appeal:  Flyer  Volante 


Adult Formation / RICA In-Service: Flyer for August 3 Flyer for August 24



Montserrat Retreat House Upcoming Retreats:

Contemplatives in Action (Young Adults Retreat) July 7-9

Women's Recovery Retreat July 20-23

Retiros en Español agosto 4-6 

Women's Recovery Retreat August 17-20

Women's Silent Retreat September 7-10

Men's Silent Retreat September 14-17

Women's Silent Retreat September 28 - October 1


Diocesan Firearms and Weapons Policy



Diocesan Employment Opportunities


Full-Time:  View full-time job descriptions

  • Administrative Assistant to Department of Catechesis, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
  • Director of Children's Catechesis, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
  • Parish Secretary, Holy Family Catholic Parish, Fort Worth 
  • School Secretary, St. George Catholic School, Fort Worth 
  • Director of Admissions, Cristo Rey High School, Fort Worth  
  • Director of Music and Organist, St. Patrick Cathedral, Fort Worth
  • Middle School Science Teacher, Holy Family Catholic School, Fort Worth 
  • General Maintenance Worker, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth 
  • Facility Manager, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Keller 
  • Assistant Principal, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Falls 
  • Coordinator of Children's Religious Education, St. John the Apostle Parish, N. Richland Hills
  • English / Language Arts Classroom Teacher, Holy Trinity Catholic School, Grapevine 
  • Middle School Religion Teacher, Holy Trinity Catholic School, Grapevine 
  • Classroom Teacher - Grades First through Fifth, Holy Trinity Catholic School, Grapevine 
  • Accounting Specialist - Student Billing, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth 
  • Director of Music and Liturgy, Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Muenster 
  • Front Desk Receptionist, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center 
  • Fifth Grade English Language Arts Classroom Teacher, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Keller 
  • Director of Faith Formation, St. Bartholomew Catholic Parish, Fort Worth 
  • Coaching Positions, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth 
  • Coordinator of Children's Formation, Holy Family Catholic Parish, Fort Worth 
  • Coordinator of RCIA and Youth Ministry, St. Patrick Cathedral, Fort Worth  
  • Middle School Science Teacher, St. John the Apostle Catholic School, N. Richland Hills
  • Administrative Assistant, Cassata High School, Fort Worth 
  • Director of Development, Cassata High School, Fort Worth
  • Principal, Cristo Rey High School, Fort Worth
  • Director of Youth Ministry, Holy Cross Parish, The Colony
  • Director of Religious Education/Faith Formation Elementary through High School, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Wichita Falls
  • Coordinator of Youth Ministry,St. Andrew Parish, Fort Worth
  • Director of Religious Education, St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Fort Worth

Part-Time:  View part-time job descriptions

  • Middle School Music Teacher & Choir Director, Holy Trinity Catholic School, Grapevine
  • Extended Care Worker, St. George School, Fort Worth 
  • Elementary Religious Education Coordinator, St. Michael Catholic Parish, Bedford 
  • Spanish Teacher, Holy Family Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Assistant Director of Junior and High school Faith Formation, St. Jude Catholic School, Mansfield 
  • Extended Day Aide, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Keller 
  • Assistant Choir Director, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Keller 
  • After School Care Worker, Holy Trinity Catholic School, Grapevine 
  • Bookkeeper, St. Maria Goretti Catholic School, Arlington
  • After School Care Worker, St. Martin de Porres Catholic School, Frisco/Prosper 
  • Maintenance Worker, St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church & School, Arlington 
  • Director of Youth Evangelization, Holy Redeemer Parish, Aledo
  • After School Care Worker, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Substitute Teachers, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Bus Driver, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Bookkeeper, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 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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