January 19, 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.
Human Resources Business Partner
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ft Worth is seeking someone for a full-time position who has 3 to 5 years experience with talent acquisition, employee relations, HR polices, employment law compliance, and proficiency on ADP's Workforce Now. A Catholic in Good Standing is a must! To apply send your resume and salary requirements to: . For other job opportunities click here.
Please share this information on your print and digital communication if possible.
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!
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.
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.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
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.
Msgr. McGread Stewardship Conference
Register Now! Only 100 Spaces Available, March 1-2, 2023
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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 .