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May 11, 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




Special Collection to support completion of the Trinity Dome at America's Catholic Church, May 14

The completion of the Trinity Dome, in preparation for the 100th  anniversary of the placing of the foundation stone of the National Shrine in 2020, is a monumental undertaking for which the Bishops of the United States, including Most Rev. Michael F. Olson, STD, MA, have approved a special one-time collection to take place in-pew on Mother’s Day 2017. For more information click here 



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.



Save the Date: JPII Summer Ministry Conference, June 10-22


Fr. Albert Haase, OFM, this year’s lecturer for the St. John Paul II Institute’s Summer Ministry Conference, is a former Chinese missionary, an itinerant preacher, and an experienced spiritual director.  He has authored books and has CDs and DVDs on the market. He even earned a Ph.D. in historical theology from Fordham University. What is more, Fr. Haase has an engaging preaching style with a delightful sense of humor.  

You will not want to miss any of his four-part lecture series: “True Self – False Self: Growth in the Spiritual Life.”  The lectures will take place at Good Shepherd Church, Colleyville, June 12-15, each night beginning at 7 p.m. There will be no admission fee. 

For more information, contact Fr. Carmen Mele, OP, 817-945-9352;

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Guarden estas fechas: Conferencia de Ministerio de JPII, 10-22 de Junio


El Padre Gerardo Guerra-Mayaudon, O.P., es algo de genio.  Tiene su doctorado en la ciencia y su maestría en la teología.  Ahora pasa mucho tiempo en México donde da charlas sobre la espiritualidad y la naturaleza.  Vendrá a Fort Worth en junio para presentar los discursos de la Conferencia de Ministerio de Verano que organiza el Instituto San Juan Pablo II.

Aunque es de México y trabaja mucho en México, el padre Guerra reside cerca Fort Worth.  Pues por muchos años ha sido miembro de la comunidad de dominicos en Austin, Texas.  Allá ha montado una pastoral con inmigrantes.

El padre Guerra hablará acerca de la encíclica del papa Francisco Laudato Sí.  Va a demostrar cómo se puede seguir la sabiduría de la obra para el bien del universo. No se quiere faltar ninguna parte de las tres presentaciones. Comenzará el martes, 20 de junio, y seguirá el miércoles y jueves, 21 y 22 del mes.  Todas las charlas tendrán lugar en la parroquia del Inmaculado Corazón de María, en el sur de Fort Worth, de 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.  La entrada es gratis.

Por mayor información, se puede comunicarse con el padre Carmelo Mele, O.P., 817-945-9352,

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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.



Marian Dinner and Mass

Marian Dinner & Mass hosted by the Vocation’s Office for women age 15-45 discerning their vocation to Religious Life. The evening will begin with Mass at 6 p.m.  St. Peter the Apostle, 1201 S. Cherry Ln, Fort Worth, 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 May 25 to Kim Brown, Associate Director of Vocations at or 940-727-8028.




Vocation Awareness Program June 16-18

Is God calling you? The Vocation Awareness Program is a weekend opportunity for you to listen and find out more information about Priesthood and the religious life. The Vocation Awareness Program helps single Catholic men and women, ages 18-40, find answers to questions they may have about life as a Priest, Sister, or Brother. The weekend includes presentations, panel discussions, question and answer sessions, one-on-one personal conferences with diocesan and order Priests, Sisters, and Brothers who volunteer to serve as staff. There are no fees, private rooms and meals are furnished, and no one will pressure you or seek commitment. Sign-up to attend or get more information at  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.



NFP Practitioner Training

WholeLife will be hosting a Creighton training program at Holy Family Parish May 20 to May 27.  For more information, visit the WholeLife website at



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 May 18-21


5 and 8 Day Directed Retreats June 22-27 and June 22-29

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


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


Trinity Dome Special Collection: For more information click here 

Gabriel Project FlyersEnglish  Spanish

JPII Summer Ministry Conference


Marian Dinner: Flyer

Vocation Awareness Weekend: Flyer


Montserrat Retreat House Upcoming Retreats:

Men's Silent Retreat May 18-21

5 and 8 Day Directed Retreats June 22-27 and June 22-29

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




Diocesan Firearms and Weapons Policy



Diocesan Employment Opportunities


Full-Time:  View full-time job descriptions


  • Director of Human Resources, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center 
  • Principal, St. Joseph Catholic School, Arlington
  • Director of Development, Cassata High School, Fort Worth 
  • Administrative Assistant, Cassata High School, Fort Worth
  • Business Manager, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Falls
  • Director of Youth Ministry, Holy Cross Parish, The Colony
  • Facility Manager, St. Joseph Catholic School, Arlington
  • Coordinator of Adult Evangelization and Catechesis, St. Frances of Assisi Parish, Grapevine
  • Kindergarten Classroom Teacher, Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Director of Children's Catechesis, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
  • Principal, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Principal, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Elementary Classroom Teacher, St. Rita Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • English Language Arts Classroom Teacher, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Keller
  • Director of Religious Education/Faith Formation Elementary through High School, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Wichita Falls
  • Elementary Classroom Teacher, Holy Family Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Coordinator of Disciples, Good Shepherd Parish, Colleyville
  • Latin Teacher, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Keller
  • Director of Liturgy and Music, St. Jude Catholic Parish, Mansfield
  • Administrative Assistant, The Tribunal Office, Fort Worth
  • Third Grade Classroom Teacher, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Keller
  • HR Generalist, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
  • Elementary Classroom Teacher, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Coordinator of Youth Ministry,St. Andrew Parish, Fort Worth
  • Associate Director of Parish Relations, Catholic Charities, Fort Worth
  • Director of Safe Environment, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
  • Physical Education Teacher, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, Keller
  • Kindergarten Classroom Teacher, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, Keller
  • Director of Construction Management, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
  • Principal, Cristo Rey High School, Fort Worth
  • Director of Religious Education, St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Fort Worth
  • Defender of the Bond, Tribunal Office, Fort Worth
  • Director of Campus Ministry, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth

Part-Time:  View part-time job descriptions

  • Nursery Caregiver, St. Michael Parish, Bedford 
  • Director of Youth Evangelization, Holy Redeemer Parish, Aledo
  • Art Teacher, Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Parish Database Specialist/Bulletin Editor, St. John the Apostle Parish, North Richland Hills
  • Extended Day Aide, St. Elizabeth Ann Catholic School, Keller
  • Development Director/Library Manager, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Substitute Teachers, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • After School Care Worker, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Custodian, St. Michael Catholic Church, Bedford
  • Business Manager, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Fort Worth
  • School Nurse, St. Andrew 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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Save the Date: JPII Summer Ministry Conference, June 10-22

The St. John Paul II Institute will hold its annual summer ministry conference from June 10-22.  Lecture series speakers are Franciscan Albert Haase and Dominican Gerardo Guerra. Other events of the conference include Saturday ministry workshops. The public is cordially invited. There are no admission fees.

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Guarden estas fechas: Conferencia de Ministerio de JPII, 10-22 de Junio

El Instituto San Juan Pablo II tendrá su conferencia anual de ministerio este verano del 10 al 22 de junio.  Los oradores principales son dos frailes, el dominico Gerardo Guerra-Mayaudón y el franciscano Albert Haase.

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