January 18, 2024
Retiro Pastoral Juvenil Hispana
Retiro de Año Nuevo 2024 para Jovenes Solteros de 18 a 35 años el 27 de enero
Pastoral Juvenil Hispana por parte de la oficina del Ministerio Hispano de la Diócesis de Fort Worth te invita a Retiro de Año Nuevo 2024. El retiro se llevará a cabo el 27 de enero de 2024, de 8:00 am a 5:00 pm en la Iglesia Católica de Santa María la Asunción en Fort Worth. Se solicita una donación de $15.
"Yo los elegí a ustedes para que vayan y den frutos." - Jn 15,16
Jovenes adultos solteros de 18 a 35 años. La Pastoral Juvenil Hispana de la Diócesis de Fort Worth, organiza diferentes eventos cada mes. Para obtener más información sobre futuros eventos, se les invita a seguir sus redes sociales en @pastoraljuvenilhispanafw.
Church for Latin American
Special Collection January 27-28, 2024
Please use the materials below and on the box drive to support the USCCB special collection for the Church in Latin America. Support for the Collection for the Church in Latin America is vital to these efforts to prevent and end the violation of those most vulnerable among us. The most effective way you can promote the collection is to mention it to your parishioners during Mass.
Middle School Rally
To the Heights, January 27, 2024
The purpose of this retreat is to help students live out their baptismal call of holiness. Our prayer is for our young people to know that they have received, and continue to receive, all the grace necessary to be holy, they simply must respond to Christ by living their lives for Him.
The Scriptural theme of this retreat is from Matthew 5:48, “Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.” The Catechetical theme comes from paragraph 1694 of the Catechism – “Following Christ and united with him, Christians can strive to be "imitators of God as beloved children, and walk in love" by conforming their thoughts, words, and actions to the "mind . . . which is yours in Christ Jesus," and by following his example.
Lunch is included in the registration fee. Snacks will be available as well. The Rally will take place at Nolan Catholic High School in the Arena.
Register through your parish today!
Catholic Schools Open House
All are welcome at Catholic Schools open house, January 28-31, 2024
All parishes in the metroplex are encouraged to promote Catholic school open house events this January. Please use the flyers below as bulletin inserts during the month of January to invite your parishioners to tour a Catholic school. Everyone is welcome to tour our Catholic schools and learn more about the faith-filled education in your area. Whether you are connected to a school now, in the past, or will be in the future, we encourage you to visit an open house this January. Find dates, times and locations here!
Nolan Athletic Summer Camps
Early bird discount until January 31, 2024
Our summer camps offer students the opportunity to explore their chosen interests in a fun-filled environment. Summer Camps are available for youth (rising 3rd through 8th grade) as well as enrolled, or applied, Nolan Catholic High School students.
Registration is now open for Summer 2024 to all kids not just diocesan students with early bird discounts through end of January! Enroll before February 1, 2024, and receive $20 off your camp registration.
Advancing the Mission
Not sure how to talk to your parishioners about planned gifts, writing a will or stewardship? This month’s Advancing the Mission newsletter is a great start! Topics include:
- Charitable Gift Annuities: Highest Rates in 16 years
- Giving Generously to Your Parish
- And much more!
This and past issues can be found online at www.advancementfoundation.org/news-you-can-use
For your Bulletin: News you can use QR code
World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life
Resources for Parishes and Schools
World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life is Feb. 2, which is also the feast of the Presentation of the Lord. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which candles are blessed symbolizing Christ who is the light of the world. Those in consecrated life are called to reflect the light of Jesus Christ to all peoples. Celebration of this day is transferred to the following weekend, Feb. 3-4, to allow parishes to highlight the gift of religious life and pray for those discerning a religious vocation. This day recognizes the beauty and impact of a life dedicated to poverty, chastity and obedience.
This nationwide event is sponsored by the USA Council of Serra International. Please use the attached ideas for promoting World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life in your bulletin, website, Flocknote, Facebook page, newsletter, etc. If you need additional resources for promoting vocations in your parish, school or campus ministry, or if you want to start a vocations committee in your parish, please visit www.serrafortworth.org or contact , VP Vocations, Fort Worth Serra Club.
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!
|Feb. 1-4, 2024
|Feb. 3, 2024
|Saturday of Reflection
|Feb. 9-11, 2024
|Retiro para hombres, mujeres y parejas
|Feb. 14, 2024
|Ash Wednesday Day of Prayer & Reflection
|Feb. 16-18, 2024
|Young Adults Retreat
|Feb. 22-25, 2024
|March 1-3, 2024
Msgr. McGread Stewardship Conference
February 28-29, 2024 at the Diocese of Wichita’s Spiritual Life Center, Wichita, Kansas
This conference is for clergy and lay leaders and will provide a setting to better understand and implement stewardship as a way of life in your parish. Limited scholarships for conference fees for first time attendees are available by contacting , Director of Stewardship and Parish Relations at the Advancement Foundation or call 817-533-3178.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Uncover the secrets to a lasting, supportive, transformational marriage!
For more than 50 years, Worldwide Marriage Encounter has helped over 3.5 million couples in almost 100 countries unlock the power of their relationships with new ways to do the “I do.” The Marriage Encounter experience helps you listen, share, and connect more deeply. There’s no group discussion. It’s just about the two of you learning to be the best, most loving and thriving couple you can be.
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.
My Catholic Giving Guide
A Resource to Discern Your Giving Level as you begin the new year
The My Catholic Giving Guide is a tool to help parishioners give from their “first fruits” and plan their giving on an annual basis as they intentionally make Stewardship a Way of Life. My Catholic Giving Guides in English and Spanish were included in the Advancement Foundation Fall shipment to all parishes. For additional information, please visit: www.advancementfoundation.org/stewardship or contact at the Advancement Foundation or call 817-533-3178.
Seminarian Daily Prayer List
We invite everyone to pray for our seminarians this year. Attached please find the 2023-2024 Seminarian Daily Prayer List. For any additional information please contact the .
Parish Stewardship Reflections
January – March 2024
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.
2024 Special Collection Calendar
2024 Revised September 13, 2023
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 (2024)
Colectas especiales (2024)
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.
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.
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.
For any questions or concerns about the e-Bulletin please contact the
Director of Communications, or .