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March 10, 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



Jubilee Year of Mercy: Divine Mercy Sunday

Jubilee Year of Mercy : Divine Mercy Sunday – April 3, 2016, 10 a.m. to  3 p.m.

Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 1001 East Terrell, Fort Worth

All are invited to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, the principal church for the celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy for the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth.The Divine Mercy Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m.  Mass will conclude with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.  Adoration will continue throughout the day.  Each hour there will be a reading from Sacred Scripture and Papal writings on Divine Mercy, followed by prayer.  The time of prayer will conclude with the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction at 3 p.m. —the Hour of Mercy.   

As you pray with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and contemplate the mercy that flows from his sacred wounds, may the words of the apostle St. Thomas,  "My Lord and my God!"  be a simple, yet faith-filled invocation in response to the Divine Mercy. 



Fiscal Year 2017 Parish Operating Grants

Applications are now being accepted for Fiscal Year 2017 Parish Operating Grants, awarded from the Advancement Foundation as part of the Annual Diocesan Appeal case for support. These grants are available to small, rural or needy parishes within the Diocese of Fort Worth.

Application Memo

Application Form


Subvenciones Operativas de las Parroquias para el Año Fiscal 2017

Se están aceptando solicitudes para las Subvenciones Operativas de las Parroquias para el Año Fiscal 2017 que son concedidas por la Fundación de Avance como parte del Annual Diocesan Appeal. Estas subvenciones están disponibles para las parroquias pequeñas, rurales y necesitadas de la Diócesis de Fort Worth.

Memo de la Solicitud

Formulario de la Solicitud



Good Friday Rosary Vigil for Life

Join Bishop Olson in prayer for the 32nd annual Bishop's Good Friday Rosary Vigil for Life, March 25, 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. at the Planned Parenthood Abortion Center, 6464 John  Ryan Rd., Fort Worth. For more information, call 817-738-1086 or e-mail English Flyer - Spanish Flyer.



Diocese of Fort Worth Website Survey

Deadline: March 14, 2016

The Diocese of Fort Worth is dedicated to providing a quality website. In an effort to continually improve the site, we are asking the public for feedback. If you would like to help, please answer our short 10 question survey. The results will help us better pinpoint areas of the diocesan website that need improvement, as well as the areas we are doing well. Thank you for your time and assistance.



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 the FIFTH Thursday this month, March 31st, at 7 PM at The Catholic Center, 800 West Loop 820 S, Fort Worth, 76108. 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 or the Catholic Center at 817-560-3300.


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 mensual de oración y conversación el jueves, 31 de marzo a las 7 de la noche en el Centro Catolico, 800 West Loop 820 S, Fort Worth, 76108.  El padre Bob Sieg, OFM, Coordinador del Ministerio, anima a los interesados a que vengan y se únan a nosotros para 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 o con el Centro Catolico en el 817-560-3300.



Marriage Encounter

The Diocese’s program to building better marriage is coordinated by Worldwide Marriage Encounter.

Information from Worldwide Marriage Encounter coordinators is available for parishes to inform couples of upcoming Encounter events. The information includes information that can be printed in bulletins about the upcoming events.  Bulletin announcements



Advancement Foundation Italy Pilgrimage

The First Annual Advancement Foundation/Diocesan Overseas Trip will head to Italy in October. Interested individuals are invited to an information meeting on March 1, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be at the Catholic Center, located at 800 West Loop 820 South, Fort Worth.  Click here for itinerary and more information. Printable Flyer



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

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

AT-A-GLANCE Newsletter  Pilgrimage Flyer



CCFW: What's Happening

An informative email newsletter from Catholic Charities of Fort Worth.

View email newsletter (March 10, 2016)



Bulletin Inserts Links


Good Friday Rosary Vigil: English Flyer - Spanish Flyer.

Montserrat Men's Retreats:  Holy Week Retreat  Men's Silent Retreat

Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Bulletin announcements

Thérèse: The Story of A Soul:  Bulletin announcement Flyer

Click here for itinerary and more information. Printable Flyer

Our Mother of Mercy doors schedule

Read the Firearms and Weapons Policy here.



Diocesan Employment Opportunities


Full-Time:  View full-fime job descriptions

  • Head Football Coach, Nolan Catholic High School
  • Business Manager, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Wichita Falls
  • College/Career Counselor
  • English Teacher, Cassata Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Counselor, St. Andrew Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Director Office of Hispanic Ministry
  • Director of Catechesis, Good Shepherd Parish, Colleyville.
  • Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry, Good Shepherd Parish, Colleyville
  • Elementary Teacher, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Falls
  • Early Childhood Teacher, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Falls
  • Internal Auditor
  • Technology Coordinator, St. Andrew School, Fort Worth

Part-Time:  View part-time job descriptions

  • Extended Care Director, All Saints Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Cafeteria Manager, All Saints Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Latin Teacher, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Falls
  • Admissions Enrollment Coordinator and Office Assistant, St. John the Apostle Catholic School, North Richland Hills
  • Summer Activities Coordinator
  • Spanish Choir Director
  • After School Care Worker
  • Organist
  • Deaf Ministry Interpreters Needed



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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