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 October 12, 2023


The University of Notre Dame Glee Club

Notre Dame Glee Club in concert on October 18, 2023

Join us for an enchanting evening with The University of Notre Dame Glee Club in concert on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at 6:30 PM at St. Patrick Cathedral Fort Worth. Experience classical music, spirituals, folk songs, and Notre Dame's melodies. FREE and open to all. Don't miss their debut in the Diocese of Fort Worth.

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World Mission Sunday

October 22, 2023

On October 22, we will unite with the global Church in celebrating World Mission Sunday. This year, Pope Francis illuminates our path with the theme: “Hearts on fire, feet on the move.” As we prepare to observe this special day, we are reminded to ignite our hearts with Christ’s love and extend that warmth to the most vulnerable corners of our world. Your fervent prayers and upcoming generosity in the collection for the Society for the Propagation of Faith will bolster the missionaries working in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and certain regions of Latin America and Europe. Let us come together to support them in their mission of love and service. Thank you!


Parish Information
World Mission Sunday Poster
Bishop Olson’s Letter to the Faithful
Pope Francis’ Message for World Mission Sunday

Cartel del Domingo Mundial de las Misiones
Carta del Obispo Olson a los Fieles
Mensaje del Santo Padre Francisco


Safe Environment Training

Coordinator University II, Oct. 25, 2023

Safe Environment Coordinator University II – a meeting and training session for all diocesan safe environment coordinators (parish and school) will be held on Wednesday, October 25th from 9am until 4pm at St. Mark Parish in Argyle. The meeting is mandatory and will include a very special speaker, breakfast and lunch along with important training and updates. To RSVP for the meeting, please register and advise of any dietary restrictions or needs by October 15, 2023, by completing this form:


Aging with Grace

A Catholic workshop for empty nesters, retirees, caregivers and their loved ones

As we age or care for aging parents, we often wonder what the Church teaches about ethical medical decisions, the sanctity of life and preparing documents, such as advance directives or a will. This event, sponsored by the Advancement Foundation, St. Thomas More Society and the Respect Life Office, will help answer those questions and provide guidance. Retirees, caregivers, and other loved ones are welcome to join us on Thursday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Parish, 1501 9th St, Wichita Falls TX 76301. Advance registration is required and limited to 50 participants.

More information or to register!
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Annual Diocesan Appeal Update

October Promo and Progress towards goal

Thank you all for conducting the commitment weekend in your parishes. We are working as quickly as possible to input donations and pledges into Blackbaud. You can check your parish’s progress towards goal in the ADA box drive on the Excel doc “2024 ADA Parish Status Report” which will be continuously updated.

Is your parish blessed with a deacon? The Annual Diocesan Appeal continues to financially support deacon formation. Please communicate this to your parishioners with the October promo materials below and on the box drive.

October promo materials


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

Date Retreat
Oct. 19-22, 2023 Women's Retreat
Oct. 26-29, 2023 Men's Retreat
Nov. 2-5, 2023 Women's Retreat
Nov. 10-12, 2023 Retiro para hombres, mujeres y parejas
Nov. 16-19, 2023 Couples Retreat
Dec. 7-10, 2023 Divorce Retreat



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.

October bulletin announcement
October bulletin flyers


Advancing the Mission

September/October 2023

The Advancing the Mission newsletter of the Advancement Foundation is provided to parishioners throughout the diocese via email, e-Bulletin and your parish communications with the QR code below.
In the September/October Advancing the Mission newsletter we share:

How to make donations to your parish after death
Protecting our Students
Back by Popular Demand: Aging with Grace
Annual Diocesan Appeal is Catholic Stewardship in Action
Eucharist and the Spirituality of Stewardship
Two Ways to Leave a Legacy

See below or visit for more information.

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News you can use QR code


Come and See Weekend

Vocations Weekend Retreat, November 3 - 5, 2023

The Fall 2023 Come & See Weekend will take place at St. Joseph Seminary College, 75376 River Rd., St. Benedict, LA. 70457. This vocations weekend retreat is scheduled for November 3 - 5, 2023 for young men 16 years and older who are in high school and college in the Diocese of Fort Worth.

Please invite young men to experience what life is like at St. Joseph’s Seminary with others who are discerning a call to the priesthood. Reserve your spot today with the .

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National Vocation Awareness Week

Celebrate in your Parish, School and Catechetical programs November 5-11

The Serra Clubs of the Diocese of Fort Worth invite participation in this annual week-long celebration dedicated to promoting vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life through prayer and education. It is a time to encourage young people to ask themselves, “To what vocation in life is God calling me?” It is an opportunity to bring awareness to, support and pray for those already in discernment of one of these vocations. This nationwide event is coordinated and sponsored by the USA Council of Serra International. Please use the attached ideas for promoting National Vocation Awareness Week during Mass, in your catechetical programs, in your bulletin, Flocknote, Facebook page, newsletter, etc. several weeks in advance. If you need additional resources for promoting vocations in your parish, or if you want to start a vocations committee in your parish, please contact , VP Vocations for Fort Worth Serra Club or visit

Promoting Ideas
Catechists and Teachers Information
Vocations Week flyer


Crossroads Newsletter

October – November - December Edition Now Available

**Previously emailed edition mis-printed the World Mission special collection date**
The latest issue of the quarterly Crossroads newsletter for pastors, parish and school business managers and finance council members is now available: Crossroads Newsletter. Please don’t miss this important issue with information such as an additional interest payment, Stewardship Sunday, Estate Planning Awareness week, and upcoming events such as Aging with Grace (English and Spanish) and #iGiveCatholic. Please complete the survey for the business managers meeting.

Refer back to this issue throughout the quarter for information or visit:
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Catholic Charities Program

FW Diocese and Catholic Charities partner together to offer financial wellness program to employees through MyMoney@Work

What is MyMoney@Work?
MyMoney@Work is a free financial wellness program, administered by Catholic Charities Fort Worth, that is available to any diocesan employee. MyMoney@Work provides confidential and personalized financial wellness coaching, addressing goals such as debt reduction, budgeting, savings and more.

How can employees participate in the program?
Employees can enroll for individual coaching at any time by signing up using the QR code on the attached flyer. In addition, the program is flexible and offers parishes and schools the opportunity to host financial wellness workshops on one or more topics. Workshops can be provided as a one-time event, or as a series, depending on the parish or school needs. Please contact , Director of Client Strategies, to discuss options for your staff at 817-269-5425.

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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 .

Seminarian daily prayer list
Lista diaria de oración de seminarista
Danh sách cầu nguyện hàng ngày


Parish Stewardship Reflections

Winter-October-December 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: 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


2023 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

Special collections calendar (2023)
Special collections calendar (2024)

Colectas especiales (2023)
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.

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 por favor revise el archivo PDF abajo.

Guidelines / Directrices

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