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July 7, 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



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.



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:

July 21-24 (Thursday-Sunday) Women's 3-Day Silent Retreat: Director Fr. Chris Schroeder, S.J.

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



A Taste of Italy: All-Inclusive Eleven-Day Escorted Trip October 19-29, 2016

The Advancement Foundation Supporting the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth Presents: A TASTE OF ITALY! October 19-29, 2016 - This is an all-inclusive eleven-day escorted trip visiting Venice, Padua, Assisi, Florence, Rome and Pompeii. It will be the trip of a lifetime and is limited to the first 36 who register. Travel with us and there will be a Priest to say daily Mass at basilica’s all over Italy! It is fully escorted so all you have to do is pack and show up!

More information and registration

Bulletin Announcement



Bulletin Inserts Links


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:


July 21-24 (Thursday-Sunday) Women's 3-Day Silent Retreat: Director Fr. Chris Schroeder, S.J.

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


Italy Pilgrimage Flyer

Bulletin Announcement


Our Mother of Mercy Principal Doors Schedule/Hours

Diocesan Firearms and Weapons Policy



Diocesan Employment Opportunities


Full-Time:  View full-time job descriptions

  • 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
  • Pre-Kindergarten 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


  • Kindergarten or Second Grade Teacher, Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Deton
  • 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
  • Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, St. Rita Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Music Teacher, St. Rita Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • PE Teacher, St. Rita Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Learning Lab Teacher, St. George Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Technology Teacher, All Saints 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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