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October 1, 2020


Bishop Olson's Pastoral Letter

Pastoral Letter to All Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, Religious Men and Women, and Faithful Laity

New Letter as of September 25, 2020
Please read Bishop Olson's full pastoral letter on His Eminence, Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments, letter  entitled "Let Us Return to the Eucharist with Joy,” concerning the celebration of the Liturgy during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Complete Pastoral Letter
Carta pastoral completa
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National Virtual Rosary Event

All Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, Religious Men and Women, and Faithful Laity

Bishop Michael Olson is asking the faithful of the Diocese of Fort Worth to join Catholics from around the United States to participate in a virtual rosary event on Wednesday, October 7 at 2 p.m. Central Time “with the intention of uniting Catholics across the country at this time when there is much unrest and uncertainty.” Please read Bishop's full statement below.

The faithful can join the virtual prayer event through the USCCB’s YouTube channel or Facebook page.
Link to the USCCB YouTube channel:
Link to the USCCB Facebook page:
Click here for social media graphics.
The USCCB will be using the hashtag #RosaryForAmerica on its social media.

Bishop's full statement

Se insta a los católicos de la Diócesis de Fort Worth a unirse al Evento Nacional del Rosario Virtual

El Reverendísimo Obispo Michael Olson llama a los fieles de la Diócesis de Fort Worth a que se unan a los católicos de todos los Estados Unidos para rezar un rosario virtual que se llevará a cabo el miércoles 7 de octubre a las 2 p.m. Hora Central. “La intención es unir a los católicos de todo el país en este momento en el que hay tanta inquietud e incertidumbre”.

Los fieles se pueden unir al evento de oración virtual a través del canal de YouTube o la página de Facebook de la USCCB.
Enlace canal de YouTube de la USCCB:
Enlace de la página de Facebook de la USCCB:
Haz clic aquí para gráficos de redes sociales.
La Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos utilizará el hashtag #RosaryForAmerica en sus redes sociales.

Declaración completa del Obispo


Advancement Foundation Has Moved

The separately incorporated Advancement Foundation that exists to support the parishes, schools and ministries of the Diocese of Fort Worth has relocated its offices from The Catholic Center to the Wells Fargo Tower in downtown Fort Worth. Please make a note of the new address and telephone number:

201 Main Street, Suite 1198
Fort Worth TX 76102-3105
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Main Number: 817-533-3170


San Francisco de Sales

Noticias sobre el Programa Diocesano de Certificación para Catequistas

Las inscripciones para dos nuevos sitios de formación ya se encuentran abiertas (uno en Ingles y uno en Español). Las clases iniciaran via Zoom y una vez sea permitido nos cambiaremos a clases presenciales. Las clases se imparten una vez al mes con una duración de dos horas. Para más información sobre San Francisco de Sales e inscribirse, por favor visite Las clases en español serán los lunes de 7:00pm a 9:00pm comenzando el 12 de Octubre, 2020. Por favor visite nuestra pagina web con frecuencia ya que continuamos agregando nuevos horarios.

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St. Andrew’s Breakfast

October 17, 2020

The next St. Andrew's Breakfast will be on Saturday morning October 17 at St. Patrick Cathedral at 8:00 AM. The day will begin with Mass at the Cathedral followed by breakfast. We encourage young men in high school and college of the Diocese of Fort Worth to attend. With limited space, please reserve your spot by October 14th to the or by calling 817-945-9321.

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Jornada Familiar Virtual

Saturday, 17 & Sunday, 18 of October

The primary goal of Jornada Familiar is to form marriages and families that value Christian love, couples that understand their mission to save the home and live the gospel.

Jornada Familiar invites you to a two-day Spanish virtual retreat through Zoom platform. Registration is required as space is limited. All couples are welcome to benefit from this unique opportunity! Register now!

Sábado 17 y Domingo 18 de octubre

El objetivo principal de Jornada Familiar es formar matrimonios y familias que valoren el amor cristiano, parejas que comprendan su misión de salvar el hogar y vivir el Evangelio.

Jornada Familiar te invita a un retiro virtual en español de dos días a través de la plataforma Zoom. Registracion es requerida ya que el espacio es limitado. ¡Todas las parejas están bienvenidas a beneficiarse de esta única oportunidad! ¡Regístrate ahora!

Para más información y aclaraciones contacte a los Coordinadores, Noe y Lupita Rosales; 817-896-8960 ó sobre aplicaciones, Virgilio Ullola; 817-714-0055.

Horario del Retiro
Jornada Familiar Aplicacion y Panfleto


St. Junípero Serra Institute News

¡Dos nuevos cursos en español cautivantes que llegarán en octubre!

El instituto San Junípero Serra ofrecerá dos cursos nuevos: Fundamentos Bíblicos e Nueva Evangelización y Catequesis para adultos comenzando 24 de octubre 2020. La inscripción ya está abierta! Para más información sobre estos y otros cursos ofrecidos por el instituto por favor visite nuestra página web

Calendario del Curso

Two new captivating English courses coming in November!

The St. Junipero Serra Institute is offering two new courses beginning November 2, 2020: Biblical Foundation and Introduction to Doctrine I. Registration is open now! For more information about these and other courses offered by the institute, please visit

Class Calendar


Annual Diocesan Appeal 2021

October Promotional Materials: Deacon Formation/It’s Not Too Late

Thank you to our parish and school staff and volunteers for your tremendous support of the Annual Diocesan Appeal “The Reason for Our Hope.” Beginning in October, promotional messages focus on a monthly theme. Please use the materials below to promote the appeal’s support for deacon formation and the fact that it is not too late to support the Annual Diocesan Appeal.

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

Click here to donate to the 2021 Annual Diocesan Appeal.

Please contact at 817-533-7242, if you have other questions or need promotional resources.

ADA Bulletin Announcement
Deacon Formation Media Ad
Not to Late Media Ad

ADA Anuncio del Boletín
Anuncio de Medios de Formación de Diáconos
No es Tarde Anuncio de Medios


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

October 2020

We have heard from our area leadership that because of the availability of doing “virtual” weekends, a couple will be able to “attend” a weekend during any weekend for the duration of Covid-19 restrictions. We can host even couples who live outside the U.S. There is a silver lining to this pandemic. This media also allows WWME to reach those couples, priests, and religious who have difficulty leaving their homes to attend weekend usually held in hotels or retreat centers.

The bulletin announcements will refer those interested to a broader website to cover the wider availabilities. May God bless you for your help in reaching out to married couples, priests, and religious about Worldwide Marriage Encounter. We appreciate you printing the announcements as often as possible to encourage couples to invest in their relationships.

Attached is a WORD document with bulletin announcements in English as well as in Spanish. Additionally, there are .jpeg images, one for each Sunday in the month that can be placed into the weekly parish bulletins. 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.

October Bulletin Announcement
October Bulletin Flyers


Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House

Couples Retreat November 19-22, 2020

Are you giving what you have received? Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House, on the shores of Lewisville Lake, in Lake Dallas, Texas offers a invites you and your spouse to deepen your relationship with the Lord and each other. Join us for our next 3-day open retreat for couples November 19-22. For more information, visit or call 940-321-6020.

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Retiro de Parejas Del 19 al 22 de noviembre de 2020

¿Estás caminando con el Señor a diario? La Casa de Retiro Jesuita de Montserrat, a orillas del lago Lewisville, en la ciudad de Lake Dallas, Texas, ofrece una hermosa oportunidad para profundizar su relación con el Señor. Únase a nosotros para nuestro próximo retiro para parejas, el 19 al 22 de noviembre. Para obtener más información, favor de visitar o llamar 940-321-6020.

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Advancement Foundation

Donate Stocks or Other Appreciated Assets to Support Your Parish

Make a bigger impact by donating long-term appreciated securities, including stock, bonds and mutual funds, directly to the Advancement Foundation for the benefit of your parish, Catholic school, the Annual Diocesan Appeal or other ministry. By donating directly to us, you allow the Church to receive the full pretax value of those appreciated assets as you avoid capital gains taxes.

Please visit for more information, use the form below or contact at at the Advancement Foundation or call 817-533-7242.

Stock Donation Form

Support Your Parish through a Charitable Qualified Distribution (QCD)

If you are age 70½ or older, you can donate up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth Advancement Foundation – to support your parish, a Catholic school, the Annual Diocesan Appeal or another ministry of the Diocese of Fort Worth – without having to pay income taxes on the money.

Simply ask your broker to issue a check from your IRA account payable directly to the Advancement Foundation at 201 Main, Ste. 1198, Fort Worth, TX 76102-3105. Then, complete the form below and return it to us so that we may properly credit your donation. For more information about Building Your Legacy, please visit or contact at the Advancement Foundation or call 817-533-7242.



Catholic Charities Fort Worth

Helping Families Impacted by COVID-19

CCFW is pleased to be able to offer limited housing (rent or mortgage) and utility assistance for families affected by the COVID-19 crisis. This financial assistance is available to anyone residing in the 28-county diocese. Those in need may contact our Community Care Team at 817.534.0814, Monday-Friday, 8am-12pm.

Parish Partners may email referrals directly to . See more information below regarding our Parish Partner Program.

Parish Information


Catholic Charities Empowering Families

Help Us Continue Our 110 Year Legacy

We have a goal of sponsoring 200 families, which has a ripple effect for the entire community. A gift of $500 allows us to support one family, but no gift is too small to make a difference. Click here to support a family today!


Parish Stewardship Resources

Fourth Quarter, October-December 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:

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 2020-2021 Seminarian Daily Prayer List. For any additional information please contact the .

Seminarian daily prayer list
Lista diaria de oración de seminarista
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Special Collection Calendar

Revised 4-15-2020

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 note the revised calendar for 2020. Generously support these collections 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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