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September 15, 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


Statement by Bishop Michael F. Olson on Ads by Catholics for Choice

Bishop Michael F. Olson issued a statement on deceptive ads that an organization named "Catholics for Choice" placed in newspapers around the country this week. These full-page ads depict Catholics who support public funding for abortion--the direct and intentional killing of unborn children--an act that is always and everywhere a grave moral evil.

Please feel free to share the statement with parishioners and members of your local ministries.

Complete statement
Declaración completa



Diocesan Red Mass

The 2016 Red Mass for members of the Diocese of Fort Worth legal community as well as their families and employees, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 29 at St. Patrick Cathedral, 1206 Throckmorton St. in Fort Worth . The homilist and concelebrant of the Red Mass will be Most Reverend Bernard Hebda, JCL, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis. Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Michael Olson will concelebrate Mass.

Please include the Red Mass announcement in your bulletin. Bulletin announcement 



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, September 22, at 7 p.m. at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 3601 Altamesa, Fort Worth. We meet in the church office building.  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.


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,  22 de septiembre a las 7 de la noche en la Iglesia Catolica San Bartolome, 3601 Altamesa, Fort Worth. Ros reunimos en la oficina de la iglesia. 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, o con Ron y Rita Clegg en el 817-795-9747.



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



Annual Memorial Mass for children who died before baptism

Bishop Michael Olson will celebrate the annual memorial Mass for children who have died before baptism Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral, 1206 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth. Mass will be followed by a light lunch in the parish hall.  Click here for printable flyer and more information.



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 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 September Newsletter



Catholic Charities: What's Happening

News from Catholic Charities Fort Worth.

CCFW Newsletter



Bulletin Inserts Links


Diocesan Red Mass Bulletin announcement 

Montserrat Retreats:

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

  • President, Cristo Rey High School, Fort Worth
  • Business Manager, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Keller
  • 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
  • Middle School ELA Teacher, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Falls


Part-Time:  View part-time job descriptions

  • Early Childhood Classroom Teacher, Holy Trinity Catholic School, Grapevine
  • After School Care Worker, Holy Trinity Catholic School, Grapevine
  • Coordinator of Youth Ministries, Holy Cross Parish, The Colony
  • Music Director and Liturgical Pianist, 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 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
  • 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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