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 January 13, 2022


 

Office of the Bishop

Pastoral Letter Regarding Current COVID-19 Omicron, Flu Season, and Continued Safety Protocols

To AII Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, Religious Men and Women, and Faithful Laity of the Diocese of Fort Worth:

"I write to you amidst what public health professionals have identified as the peak of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 Omicron ("O") variant along with the height of the flu season in North Texas. While the effects of the "O" variant seem to be less virulent than the previous strains of COVID--especially for the unvaccinated-nonetheless this variant is spreading rapidly through our community with greater contagions. I am writing to you to encourage you to be prudent and mindful of our protocols with renewed vigilance for safe participation in the celebration of Mass and the other sacraments especially during these next several weeks."

Full pastoral letter

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Mass

Memorial Mass celebration, January 22, 2022

The 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 5819 W. Pleasant Ridge Rd, Arlington, TX 76016 at 5:30 PM. The celebrant will be Most Rev. Michael F. Olson, STD, MA, and the homilist will be Most Rev. Curtis J. Guillory, SVD, DD, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Beaumont, Texas. All are encouraged to attend.

Flyer

 

¡Noticias sobre el Instituto San Junípero Serra!

El instituto iniciara su ciclo de cursos en español el sábado 22 de enero de 2022 en la parroquia Inmaculado Corazón de Maria. Las clases son todos los sábados de 10am a 12pm por seis semanas y cada curso tiene un costo de $75. Las inscripciones ya están abiertas. ¡Regístrese hoy!

Los dos primeros cursos que ofrecemos en español son:

Por favor ayúdenos a promocionar los cursos!
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St. Junipero Serra Institute’s News!

Our next cycle of English courses will begin on Monday, January 24, 2022, at St. Peter Catholic School. Classes will be held every Monday from 7-9pm for six weeks. Each course has a cost of $75 and registration is now open. Registration is open now!

The first two course we will offer in English are:

Please help us to promote the courses!
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Annual Respect Life Mass

Celebrated by Bishop Olson, January 24, 2022

Mark your calendars! Most Reverend Michael F. Olson invites you to attend the Annual Respect Life Mass on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 7:00 PM. This year’s Mass will be held at St. Mark Catholic Church in Argyle. A small reception with hors d’oeuvres and dessert will follow.

Together we will pray for an end to abortion, euthanasia, and all the offenses to the sanctity and dignity of human life. Roses will represent the more than 60+ million deaths that have occurred as a result of the Roe vs. Wade decision which legalized abortion.

 

Misa Anual de Respeto a la Vida

¡Anote en su calendario! El Reverendísimo Michael F. Olson le invita a asistir a la Misa Anual de Respeto a la Vida el lunes 24 de enero de 2022 a las 7:00 p.m. La Misa de este año se llevará a cabo en la Parroquia de San Marcos de Argyle. Luego de la Misa habrá una pequeña recepción en que se ofrecerán entremeses y postre.

Oraremos juntos por el fin del aborto, la eutanasia y todas las ofensas contra la santidad y la dignidad de la vida humana. Las rosas representarán a las más de 60 millones de muertes que han ocurrido como resultado de la decisión de Roe vs. Wade que legalizó el aborto.

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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! Spaces are limited due to COVID and are going fast!

Men's Retreat, January 27-30, 22

Saturday Morning of Reflection, February 5, 22

 

International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC) Conference

Register Now for the 60th ICSC Annual Conference in Anaheim, California October 2-5

The 60th Annual ICSC Conference takes place October 2-5 2022 in Anaheim, California. This year’s conference theme is “Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response”. Pastors, business managers, stewardship and development committees and school development officers are invited to attend this gathering of Catholic stewardship leaders and fund development professionals from across the United States and take benefit from the valuable information and networking available. Limited scholarships for conference fees are available by contacting , Director of Stewardship and Parish Relations at the Advancement Foundation or call 817-533-3178.

Register today for the Advent/Christmas Discount rate of $399.00. Hurry, rate increases January 31, 2022!

Conference Information
Registration

 

Annual Diocesan Appeal

January Promotional Materials: Catholic Schools Tuition Assistance and Catholic School Operating Grants/St. Francis Circle

This January please promote that the Annual Diocesan Appeal supports Catholic Schools. Catholic schools receive operational grants and tuition assistance for students. *For Wichita Falls and others who do not want to promote Catholic Schools, please promote the St. Francis Circle. Material included below can also be found at our box drive. For assistance contact , CFRE.

ADA bulletin announcement
Schools Ad
St. Francis Circle Ad

Anuncio del boletín
Anuncio de las escuelas
Anuncio del Círculo de San Francisco

February Promotional Materials: Campus Ministry, Marriage and Family Life

February Annual Diocesan Appeal Feature: Campus Ministry, Marriage and Family Life For the month of February, please promote that the Annual Diocesan Appeal supports Marriage and Family life and Campus Ministry. The materials below include intercessions, bulletin announcements and social media images for February promotion. To download materials please visit our box drive or contact , CFRE.

ADA bulletin announcement
Campus Ministry Ad 1
Campus Ministry Ad 2
Marriage and Family Life Ad

Anuncio del boletín
Anuncio de Campus Ministry 1
Anuncio de Campus Ministry 2
Anuncio de Matrimonio y Vida Familiar

 

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

 

Office of Deacon Formation

Virtual Information Sessions Available for Deacon Formation

The Office of Deacon Formation for the Diocese of Ft. Worth will be hosting online information sessions for men and their wives who are interested in the Deacon Formation Program every 3rd Sunday of each month. The online session will be held February 20, 2022, at 3:00 PM. For more information contact or to register please email .

La Oficina de Formación para Diáconos Permanentes de la Diócesis de Fort Worth organizará sesiones de información en línea para hombres y sus esposas que estén interesados en el Programa de Formación para Diáconos cada 3er domingo de cada mes. La sesión en línea se llevará el 20 de febrero de 2022 a las 3:00 PM. Para más información, envíe un correo electrónico a , para solicitar el registro para la sesión, o por favor envíe un correo electrónico a .

 

Msgr. McGread Stewardship Conference

Help your Parishioners Become Better Disciples of Christ! March 16-17, 2022

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. Conference will be held at the Spiritual Life Center, 7100 E. 45th St. N., Wichita, KS.

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

 

Jornada Familiar

Retiro matrimonial, 26 y 27 de marzo de 2022

Jornada Familiar es un retiro para parejas que desean vivir su unión en gran unidad. La Jornada Familiar tiene la misión primaria de formar matrimonios y familias que valoren el amor cristiano y vivir el evangelio constituyendo nuestros hogares en iglesias domésticas.

El próximo retiro virtual será el dia sábado y domingo 26 y 27 de marzo de 2022. Debido a la Pandemia COVID-19 y precauciones de salud, el retiro de Jornada Familiar se ha modificado y usted dormirá en su casa, no en el Centro de Formación. El horario de los dos días es de 9am a 5pm. Favor de llegar a tiempo ya que empezaremos puntualmente.

Regístrese ahora ya que el cupo es limitado. Para información directa contacte a el Coordinador, Noe Rosales; 817-896-8960 ó sobre aplicaciones, Virgilio Ullola; 817-714-0055.

 

Seminarian Daily Prayer List

We invite everyone to pray for our seminarians this year. Attached please find the 2021-2022 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

 

Parish Stewardship Reflections

First Quarter, January-March 2022

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

 

2022 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/specialcollections.

Special collections calendar (2022)

Colectas especiales (2022)

 

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 porfavor revise el archivo PDF abajo.

Guidelines / Directrices

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