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October 16, 2014


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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,
, 817-560-3300, Ext. 318.

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 817-560-3300, Ext. 318.



Liturgical Adaptation

Vicar General Karl W. Schilken has re-instituted liturgical adaptations that the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth that has been used in the past during the influenza season. The adaptations go into effect immediately and are intend to limit contact.

Click here to read the Very Rev. Schilken’s memo



St. Andrew Discernment Breakfast

St. Andrew Discernment Breakfast for this month will be on Saturday Oct 25, 2014 at St. Patrick Cathedral beginning with Mass at 8am and then immediately followed by breakfast with Bishop Olson. Men high-school aged to 35 years old who are interested in learning about the priesthood and the discernment process this event is for you! RSVP by calling 817-560-2452 ext 105 or by emailing the Vocations Office at by Thursday October 23.



Priesthood Sunday

Priesthood Sunday – On Sunday, October 26, we honor our priests and offer prayers and thanksgiving that they answered the call of Jesus Christ.  Please pray for priests, especially priests who serve our parish, and include prayers for an increase of , a special day set aside to honor priesthood, will be celebrated 10/26. You can participate by praying for all priests, especially our parish priests, and by praying for an increase in vocations, especially from our families and our parish.  God bless all priests.

Prayer of Blessing for Mass:

When appropriate, lector, prayer leader or other assigned reads the Prayer of Blessing.

Almighty Father, we thank You for the priests in our parish and all priests throughout the world  whom You have called into the priesthood of Your Son.

Jesus, may they always look to You as an example of humility, service and charity.  Holy Spirit, use them as  instruments to challenge Catholics, especially the young, to deepen their love for Christ and to embrace the heart of the Church.

Mary, wrap your mantle around them  and intercede for their strength and faithfulness to the Church. Holy Trinity - bless them!   Blessed Mother - intercede for them!   St. John Vianney, patron saint of priests - pray for them. God bless all priests!



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 Thursday, October 23, at 7 p.m. 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, 23 de octubre 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.



John Paul II Institute Offers Ministry Training to All

Every fall the John Paul II Institute offers ministry training (Methods) classes to its second year students.  This year JP2 is opening the courses to non-JP2 students.  The list of courses can be found on the JP2 official website (see  Those interested people in taking one of the courses should contact JP2 registrar Lucia Romo at .  The courses are offered free of charge.


Instituto Juan Pablo II Ofrece Entrenamiento de Ministerio a Todos

Cada otoño el Instituto Juan Pablo II les ofrece varios cursos de entrenamiento (Métodos) para el ministerio a sus estudiantes del segundo año.  Este año JP2 está abriendo los cursos a personas no inscritas en JP2.  Se puede encontrar la lista de cursos en el sitio de la red para JP2 (  Los interesados deben comunicarse con la Sra. Lucia Romo para registrarse. Los cursos están ofrecidos gratis.



Catholic Charities of Fort Worth’s latest edition of “What’s Happening…”

Click here to view the latest edition of "What's Happening from Catholic Charities



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Liturgical Adaptation Memo Click here to read the Very Rev. Schilken’s memo

Catholic Charities "Catholic Charities "What's Happening"



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.

View the 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.

Ver en el calendario diocesano



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