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 January 12, 2023


 

Texas Catholic Bishops Conference Advocacy Day at Texas Legislature

This spring, our diocese will take a delegation to the Texas Capitol to meet with our legislators and pray with all the bishops of Texas. The day, known as Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Catholic Advocacy Day, is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 2023.

The Diocese of Fort Worth will have approximately 50 individuals who will be advocates visiting our legislators. If you have an individual in your parish who you believe may be interested in participating, please send , the diocesan Advocacy Day coordinator, the name and contact information for the individual via email to by January 25, 2023.

We will contact the individual to discuss what is expected of advocates in more detail. We will provide training for those who become advocates.

Here’s a video from a past Catholic Advocacy Day which gives some insights into the day.

The bishops’ legislative priorities will drive our advocacy work, not just on March 28, but throughout the 88th Legislature. Here is a link to the bishops’ legislative priorities.

 

Young Catholic Professionals

Executive Speaker Series, January 19, 2023

Come join us for our Executive Speaker Series with guest speaker Bishop Olson, and celebrate the launch of Young Catholic Professionals' new membership: Belong! All Catholic professionals are invited for an unforgettable evening at 7:00pm on January 19th at St. Patrick Cathedral!

RSVP here to meet your YCP Fort Worth team, toast to our growing community, and experience a memorable evening with your YCP community.

 

Pastoral Juvenil Hispana

Retiro de jóvenes, sábado 21 de enero de 2023

Pastoral Juvenil Hispana ofrece un retiro a solteros jóvenes adultos de 18 a 35 años este próximo sábado 21 de enero de 2023 de 9am a 6pm. El retiro será en la Iglesia St. John the Apostle, en 7341 Glenview Dr. North Richland Hills, TX 76180. Para más información contacta a: Luis Miguel 817-714-7910, Rubi 817-770-7408, Valentín 682-472-4165, o Deicy 469-880-1341. ¡Te esperamos!

Volante

 

Pro-Life Rally & Respect Life Mass

Sunday, January 22, 2023

The Pro-Life Rally & Respect Life Mass is a unique event where families and youth are invited to hear about what it means to be pro-life in today’s community. We will have food trucks, praise and worship, a family-friendly keynote, and end the rally with the Annual Respect Life Mass celebrated by Rev. Msgr. E. James Hart.

This event is completely free and open to all in the Diocese of Fort Worth. Please RSVP so we have an accurate headcount and indicate whether you will join us for the Respect Life Mass and Reception.

Respect Life Mass flyer
Youth Pro-Life Rally flyer

Rally Schedule
Volante de Reunion Pro-Vida y Respeto a la Vida

 

Retiro del Ministerio Hispano

Reserve la fecha hoy

La oficina del Ministerio Hispano te invita al retiro “Mujer y Hombre de Fe en los Tiempos de Hoy”: un regalo de transformación, con la oportunidad de pasar tiempo en la presencia de Dios. Tendrás la oportunidad de experimentar el sentido de armonía con Dios, el vínculo de la sanidad física con la espiritual y de restaurar tu fe para sobrellevar el futuro con fortaleza.

Registracion para mujeres
Registracion para hombres

 

Diocesan Catechist Formation Program

Winter Classes Available!

The Department of Evangelization & Catechesis is excited to announce that the Catechist Certification Programs are now registering for Winter 2023 classes. The St Francis de Sales classes meet once a month for about ten months. For more information on the English St Francis de Sales online class go to the diocesan website at https://fwdioc.org/st-francis-de-sales. The St Junipero Serra classes meet weekly, offering a series of six-weeks courses from the fall through early summer. Classes will be offered in English either in person or online starting January 2023. For more information go to the diocesan website on St Junipero Serra Institute at https://fwdioc.org/st-junipero-serra-institute.

 

Annual Diocesan Appeal Update

Please help us reach the Annual Diocesan Appeal goal so that underserved parishes can receive the assistance they need with a grant in 2023. Please promote the Annual Diocesan Appeal in your parish from the pulpit and bulletin with the attached pulpit announcements and intercessions. Previous months can be found at http://bit.ly/ADAMaterials2023.

ADA parish information
ADA St. Francis Circle media ad

Catholic Education media ad
Información para la parroquia

 

Msgr. McGread Stewardship Conference

Register Now! Only 100 Spaces Available

This conference is for clergy and lay leaders and will provide a setting for you to discover how to teach your parishioners to become better Christian Stewards. Limited scholarships available by contacting , Director of Stewardship and Parish Relations at the Advancement Foundation or call 817-533-3178.

Event Brochure
Conference details
Online Registration

 

Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House

"Behold, I make all things new." (Rev. 21:5).  Come on retreat to grow in relationship with God, the source of the renewed peace and joy we all desire. Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House, on the shores of Lewisville Lake, in Lake Dallas, Texas wants to help you find the peace that surpasses understanding. Reserve a spot for one of our upcoming retreats today at www.montserratretreat.org! Spaces are limited due to COVID and are going fast!

Men's Retreat, Jan. 26-29, 23
Women's Retreat, Feb. 2-5, 23
Fr. Joe Tetlow Series, Feb. 11, 23

Retiro abierto, 17-19 de febrero de 23
Open retreat, Feb. 24-26, 23
Women's Retreat, Mar. 2-5, 23

 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

January 2022

Worldwide Marriage Encounter has expanded to offer the experience during the week for those who cannot commit to a weekend. This is great for priests who cannot get away as easily. It’s called a 3RE and spans several weeks with sessions twice a week. Information can be found on the WWME.org website. WWME is still offering “virtual” experiences so couples can benefit from a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend without the risks of in person gatherings. One of the benefits of this approach is that those attending do not have to live close to a central location.

Information from Worldwide Marriage Encounter coordinators is available for parishes to inform couples of upcoming Encounter events. Feel free to include this valuable information in your bulletins.

January bulletin announcement
January bulletin flyers
WWME Logo

 

Diocesan Middle School Rally

February 25, 2023

The Middle School Rally is an opportunity for middle school youth and their adult leaders from across the Diocese to spend a full day together in celebration of our Catholic faith and identity. All youth between the grades of 6th thru 8th are welcome to come. Rally will be held in The Colony at Holy Cross Catholic Church. In-person registration will be done through parishes. Please contact your Youth Minister / Group Leader to register.

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Transitional Diaconate Ordination

Save the Date, March 25, 2023

With Praise and Thanksgiving to Almighty God, the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth announces the Transitional Diaconate Ordination Mass of Eric H. Flores and Benjamin H. Grothouse on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 10:00 AM at St. Philip the Apostle Parish. Please contact the via email or by phone at 817-945-9321 for more information or questions.

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Parish Stewardship Reflections

First Quarter, January-March 2023

Below please find General Intercessions and Bulletin/Website Announcements tied to the weekly readings in both English and Spanish. For additional Stewardship Resources for Parishes (including resources for prior quarters), please visit: fwdioc.app.box.com or contact at the Advancement Foundation or call 817-533-3178.

Stewardship bulletin reflections
Prayer of the faithful

Reflexiones de corresponsabilidad
Oraciones de los fieles

 

Seminarian Daily Prayer List

We invite everyone to pray for our seminarians this year. Attached please find the 2022-2023 Seminarian Daily Prayer List. For any additional information please contact the .

Seminarian daily prayer list
Lista diaria de oración de seminarista
Danh sách cầu nguyện hàng ngày

 

2023 Special Collection Calendar

Throughout the year, parishes in the Diocese of Fort Worth take up special collections to support the work of Christ in our Diocese, in the United States and throughout the world. If you have any questions about special collections, please contact , CFRE, Director of Annual Giving and Grants of the Advancement Foundation at 817-382-4939, or visit fwdioc.org/special-collections.

Special collections calendar (2023)

Colectas especiales (2023)

 

Diocesan Employment Opportunities

To better serve potential candidates for diocesan jobs, the e-Bulletin “Diocesan Employment Opportunities” has been streamlined into two categories with links. Click on a category to view all available jobs.

Catholic Center and Parish Employment

Catholic Center & Parish Employment

School Employment

School Employment
(Catholic Schools Website)

 

 

Diocesan Calendar

El Calendario de la Diócesis

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.

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.

Diocesan Calendar / Calendario Diocesano

The following outlines what is needed when submitting events to be added to the Diocesan website calendar. For complete details, please review the PDF document below.

Requisitos para publicar eventos en el Sitio de Internet Diocesano. Para información más detallada por favor revise el archivo PDF abajo.

Guidelines / Directrices

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