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January 6, 2020


Special e-Bulletin

Important Message

Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth Safe Environment Director Richard Mathews passed suddenly on Saturday, January 4, 2020.

Please pray for the repose of Richard’s soul and for his family. Funeral arrangements are pending.


St. Junipero Serra Institute

Two new captivating courses start January 13, 2020!

The St. Junipero Serra Institute is offering two new courses: Biblical Foundation and Introduction to Doctrine II. Registration is open now! For more information about these and other courses offered by the institute, please visit

El instituto San Junípero Serra ofrecerá dos cursos nuevos: Fundamentos Bíblicos e Introducción a la Doctrina Cristiana I. La inscripción ya está abierta! Para más información sobre estos y otros cursos ofrecidos por el instituto por favor visite nuestra página web

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Diocesan Catholic Schools

Special Collection, January 25-26, 2020

Catholic Schools Week 2020 will kick off in the Diocese of Fort Worth with a second collection for the Catholic School Tuition Assistance Fund in ALL parishes Jan. 25-26. One hundred percent of the proceeds remain in the Diocese to increase available financial aid for qualifying families who desire a quality Catholic education for their children. For resources to promote this collection, please refer to the attached document.

School Collection Information


Annual Diocesan Appeal

January Promotional Materials: Priest Care Fund

During January, promotional materials for the Annual Diocesan Appeal focus on its support of the retired and infirm priests of the Diocese of Fort Worth. For more information, refer to the documents linked below.

Click here to access parish promotional materials in English and Spanish.

Click here to donate to the 2020 Annual Diocesan Appeal and help your parish meet its goal (or sign up for payroll deduction on ADP or text ADA to 91999).

Please contact at 817-945-9441. If you have other questions or need promotional resources for your parish/school.

January Promotional Materials
Priest Care Fund Social Media Ad


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

January 2020

The Diocese’s program to building better marriage is coordinated by Worldwide Marriage Encounter.

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


RCIA Formation Day

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

The Department of Catechesis warmly invites all those involved in RCIA and RCIA Adapted for Children to attend our annual RCIA Formation Day on Saturday, February 1st, at St. Andrew Catholic Church from 8:00am-3:00pm. Our central theme this year is The Period of Purification.

We are bringing in speakers from across the country who will offer various keynote talks and workshops in English and Spanish. These talks will cover a spectrum of issues related to the Period of Purification and Enlightenment while centering around the pivotal concept of proper disposition and readiness for the sacraments of initiation. Breakfast and lunch will be served and the cost for the day is $30. We look forward to seeing all RCIA leaders and catechists at this wonderful day of formation. Register today!.

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Gold/Silver Anniversary Mass

Marriage Anniversary Mass in a new way!

The Diocese of Fort Worth and Bishop Olson invite you to celebrate the joy of Christian marriage with a Mass. The Mass is especially intended for those celebrating 5 year milestone anniversaries. The Mass will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, February 16, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 5109 E. Lancaster Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76112.


Parish Stewardship Resources

January-March 2020

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:

General Intercessions
Stewardship Reflections
Intercesiones Generales
Reflexiones de Corresponsabilidad


Seminarian Daily Prayer List

We invite everyone to pray for our seminarians this year. Attached please find the 2019-2020 Seminarian Daily Prayer List. For any additional information please contact the .

Prayer List
Lista de Oraciones
Danh Sách Cầu Nguyện


Deacon Candidates Daily Prayer List

Please keep our deacon candidates in your prayers this year. Attached find the 2019-2020 Deacon Candidates Daily Prayer List. For additional information about the diaconate formation process visit us at

Prayer List


Special Collection Calendar


Throughout the year, parishes throughout 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. Please give generously when these collections are announced in your parish.

Special Collections Calendar (2020)
Special Collections Calendar (2021)

Colectas Especiales (2020)
Colectas Especiales (2021)


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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