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September 1, 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




St. Andrew’s Breakfast

September 17, 2016 St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth, TX.

The next St. Andrew’s Breakfast will be on Saturday September 17, 2016. This event is for men high-school aged to 35 years old. The discernment event begins with Mass at 8:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral, 1206 Throckmorton St. in Fort Worth and is followed by breakfast at the St. Patrick Cathedral Annex Building. To RSVP contact the Vocations Office at 817-945-9321 or email 



Third Annual Homeschool Mass

The third annual Homeschool Mass is set for Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 1206 Throckmorton St. in downtown Fort Worth. The main celebrant and homilist for this Mass will be Most Rev. Bishop Michael F. Olson. All are welcome to attend.



Updating Diocesan Directory

The Diocesan Directory is in the process of being updated. The next directory will be online only. The new directory will have the same format but in an electronic book form.

To provide the most up-to-date information, we ask each parish, school, and other organizations to review their information in the current directory. If changes are needed, please send the changes to Judy Russeau at as soon as possible.

Information will be sent out in the e-Bulletin when the new electronic form of the directory is posted.



Upcoming Rachel Retreats for Healing After Abortion

Parishes:  Please run the following announcement in your bulletins now through October

This Fall, Rachel Ministries is offering confidential weekend retreats for healing after abortion in Fort Worth, Glen Rose, and for the first time in the Wichita Falls area!  The retreats are in English and Spanish.  If you regret a past abortion, we can help you experience the mercy, forgiveness and healing love of our Lord.   For more information, please contact Rachel Ministries at 817-923-4757 or email .   All inquiries are confidential. 


Próximos Retiros Raquel para Sanación Después de un Aborto

Parroquias: Favor de publicar el siguiente anuncio en sus boletines de hoy hasta Octubre

Este otoño, Ministerios Raquel está ofreciendo un fin de semana confidencial para sanación después de un aborto en Fort Worth, Glen Rose, y por primera vez en el área de Wichita Falls! Los retiros serán en inglés y en español. Si estas arrepentida de un aborto en tu pasado, podemos ayudarte a experimentar la misericordia, el perdón, y la sanación del amor de nuestro Señor. Para más información, por favor comunícate a Ministerios Raquel en el 817-886-4760 o por correo electrónico en .  Todas las consultas son confidenciales.




The St. John Paul II Institute, the diocesan lay ministry formation school, is accepting registrations for both its basic two-year program and its third-year “deepening program.” Information and application forms can be found on the diocesan website ( Contact JP2 by telephone at 817-945-9354 or by email at ). 

Basic program classes will begin in September at the following sites:

  • ICC, Denton, 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 6:45-9:30 pm, in English
  • St. Andrew, Fort Worth, 2nd & 4th Monday, 7-9:45 pm, in English
  • Distance learning option, in English
  • St. Matthew, Arlington, 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 7-9:45 pm, in Spanish
  • Catholic Center, Fort Worth, 4th Saturday, 9 am-3:30 pm, in Spanish




El Instituto San Juan Pablo II, la escuela diocesana de la formación de ministros laicales, está aceptando inscripciones para ambos el programa básico de dos años y el programa de profundización del tercer año. Se puede encontrar la información y los formularios de inscripción en el Internet al sitio de la diócesis (  Si tiene preguntas, llámenos a 817-945-9354 o escríbanos a

Las clases del programa básico comenzarán en septiembre en los lugares a la continuación:

  • San Mateo, Arlington, 2o & 4o martes, 7-9:45 pm, en español
  • Centro Católico, Fort Worth, 4o sábado, 9 am-3:30 pm, en español
  • ICC, Denton, 1o & 3o  martes, 6:45-9:30 pm, en inglés
  • San Andrés, Fort Worth, 2o & 4o lunes, 7-9:45 pm, en inglés
  • Aprendizaje por distancia, en inglé



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.



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.

Women's Three-Day Retreat with Chip Songy, Sept. 8-11
Men's Retreat with Fr. John Payne, SJ, Sept. 15-18
Women's Silent Retreat with Fr. Chris Schroeder, SJ, Sept. 29-Oct. 2
Couples Silent Retreat with Msgr. Robert Coerver, Oct. 20-23
"Loves Remains" Women's Retreat with Carol Ackles, Nov. 3-6



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

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

AT-A-GLANCE Summer Newsletter



Catholic Charities: What's Happening

News from Catholic Charities Fort Worth.

CCFW Newsletter



Bulletin Inserts Links


Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends Bulletin Announcements


Montserrat Retreats:

Women's Three-Day Retreat with Chip Song, Sept. 8-11
Men's Retreat with Fr. John Payne, SJ, Sept. 15-18
Women's Silent Retreat with Fr. Chris Schroeder, SJ, Sept. 29-Oct. 2
Couples Silent Retreat with Msgr. Robert Coerver, Oct. 20-23
"Loves Remains" Women's Retreat with Carol Ackles, Nov. 3-6


Our Mother of Mercy Principal Doors Schedule/Hours

Diocesan Firearms and Weapons Policy



Diocesan Employment Opportunities


Full-Time:  View full-time job descriptions

  • Director of Music and Organist, St. Peter Parish, Lindsay
  • Director of Campus Ministry, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Annual Giving Director, Diocese of Fort Worth
  • Youth Minister, Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Wichita Falls
  • Pre-K3 Teacher, Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Director of Religious Education, St. Peter the Apostle, Fort Worth
  • Technology Coordinator, Holy Trinity Catholic School, Grapevine
  • Teacher/Head Tennis Coach, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Internal Auditor, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
  • Director of Religious Education, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Fort Worth
  • Middle School ELA Teacher, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Falls


Part-Time:  View part-time job descriptions

  • Coordinator of Youth Ministries, Holy Cross Parish, The Colony
  • Pianist and Liturgy Coordinator, Holy Cross Parish, The Colony
  • Preschool Teachers, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Arlington
  • Bookkeeper, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Parish, Carrollton
  • Coordinator of Youth Ministry, St. Peter the Apostle, Fort Worth
  • Band Teacher, Holy Family Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Nursery School Coordinator, Holy Redeemer Parish, Aledo
  • Assistant Volleyball Coaches, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Kindergarten or Second Grade Teacher, Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Denton
  • After School Care Worker, Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Denton
  • Coordinator of Youth Ministries, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Fort Worth
  • Liturgy Coordinator, St. Michael Catholic Parish, Bedford
  • Learning Lab Teacher, St. George 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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