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October 26, 2017


Bishop Olson's Letter of Thanks

Bishop Michael Olson is thanking the faithful of the Diocese for their generous contributions to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Bishop Olson is asking pastors to either place the attached letter into the parish bulletin or to read it at Masses.

Bishop's Full Statement
Declaración completa del obispo


Diocesan V Encuentro

“Missionary Disciples: Witnesses of God’s”. The online registration for the Diocesan V Encuentro is available now on the Diocese website. The Event will be held at the Arlington Convention Center, Sunday November 5, 2017 from 12:00 noon to 6:30 PM and the fee is only $20 per person.

V Encuentro Diocesano Nov 5

V Encuentro Diocesano

“Discípulos Misioneros: Testigos del Amor de Dios.” La inscripción en línea del V Encuentro Diocesano esta ahora disponible en la página de la Diócesis. El evento será en el Centro de Convenciones de Arlington, el domingo 5 de noviembre del 2017 de 12 PM a 6:30 PM y el costo es solamente de $20 por persona.

V Encuentro Diocesano Nov 5


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

November 2017

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. The information includes information that can be printed in bulletins about the upcoming events.

November Bulletin Announcements


National Vocations Week

November 5-11, 2017

National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations. The Vocations Office encourages each parish and school to take part in promoting vocations this week through prayer and activities.

Within Masses during this week, please include one or both of these petitions:

  • For young men discerning priesthood, that God will make His call heard and that men will have the courage to say yes to Christ’s call to “Come, follow me.” Let us pray to the Lord.
  • During National Vocations Awareness Week, we pray for those communities that do not have enough priests, and that more young men will respond to the Church’s need. Let us pray to the Lord.

Please click below:
NVAW Packet
Holy Hour Brochure
Folleto de la hora Santa
Prayer Cards
Tarjetas de oración
Prayer Card (Vietnamese)


St. Andrew’s Breakfast

November 18, 2017

The next St. Andrew's Breakfast will be on Saturday morning November 18, 2017 at St. Patrick Cathedral at 8:00 AM. The day will begin with Mass at the Cathedral followed by breakfast in the Cathedral Annex Building. We encourage young men in high school and college to attend. RSVP by November 16th to the Vocations Office by email at or by calling 817-945-9321.


9th Annual Hike for Life

Save the Date

Please join us for the 9th annual Hike for Life in Weatherford on Saturday, January 27, 2018. The proceeds from this event go to local pro-life programs.
Where: St. Stephen Catholic Church 1802 Bethel Road, Weatherford. Additional information can be found on the attached flyer.



Adoration for Life

All are invited to attend Adoration for Life on the 2nd Monday of each month at St. Teresa of Calcutta Perpetual Adoration Chapel, which is located at St. Peter the Apostle in White Settlement. Please join us! Additional dates through January are: 11/13/17, 12/11/17, and 01/8/18.



Advancement Foundation

Advancing the Mission Newsletter

September was a busy month for the Advancement Foundation Team. We invite you to read the October edition of the Advancing the Mission Newsletter to find out more. As always, if you see something of interest and would like more information, please contact a member of the Advancement Foundation Team.

Advancing the Mission Newsletter (October)


Special Collection Calendar

Revisions to 2018-2019

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 Collection (2018)
Special Collection (2019)


Seminarian Daily Prayer List

We invite everyone to pray for our seminarians this year. Attached please find the 2017-2018 Seminarian Daily Prayer List. For any additional information please contact the

Prayer List


St. Francis de Sales

Diocesan Catechist Formation Program

The aim of the St. Francis De Sales Program is to form catechists. A catechist is a person who desires to teach the Catholic faith and become an effective witness of the Gospel. The primary emphasis of this program is to form faithful catechists. Throughout this journey, catechists will become familiar with basic catechetical concepts; understand the role of the liturgy, the RCIA process, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, proper methodology, lesson planning, and so forth in the areas of catechesis and catechetical instruction.

The program offers two levels and registrations are open for new sites and both levels. For more information, please visit St. Francis de Sales General Information.
To register click here

St. Francisco de Sales

Programa de Formación Diocesano para Catequistas

El objetivo del programa San Francisco de Sales es formar catequistas. Un catequista es una persona que desea enseñar la fe católica y convertirse en un testigo eficaz del Evangelio. El énfasis principal de este programa es formar catequistas fieles a las enseñanzas de la Iglesia. A lo largo de este programa, los catequistas se familiarizaran con los conceptos básicos de la catequesis; comprenderán el papel de la liturgia, el proceso de RICA, el Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica, metodología adecuada, planificación de lecciones y así sucesivamente en las áreas de catequesis e instrucción catequética.

El programa ofrece dos niveles de formación y las inscripciones están abiertas para las nuevas locaciones y para los dos niveles. Para más información, por favor visite St. Francisco de Sales Informacion General.
Para inscribirse haga clic aquí


St. Junipero Serra Institute

The St. Junipero Serra Institute as the diocesan formation ministry to prepare the adult laity to be effective witnesses of the Gospel within their parish communities. One of the main tenets of the Institute is to assist the laity in developing and forming a mature faith that is rooted in sacred Tradition and sacred Scripture and affirmed through the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Classes are starting the first week of October and will be held at St. Joseph Parish in Arlington (School grounds) on Monday's from 7 PM - 9 PM. Registration is Open now! Register here

Click here for details

Instituto St. Junípero Serra

El Instituto San Junípero Serra es el ministerio de formación Diocesana para preparar a los laicos adultos para ser testigos efectivos del Evangelio dentro de sus comunidades parroquiales. Uno de los principales postulados del Instituto San Junípero Serra será ayudar a los laicos en el desarrollo y formación de una fe madura enraizada en la Sagrada Escritura y la Sagrada Tradición y afirmada por el Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica.

Las clases inician la primera semana de Octubre y serán en la Parroquia de San Pedro el Apóstol (Youth Center) en Fort Worth los sábados de 10am a 12pm. Las inscripciones ya están abiertas! Regístrese aquí

Una descripción detallada del nuevo instituto San Junípero Serra se encuntra aquí


Annual Diocesan Appeal Newsletter

In our second issue of Faith Hope Charity, the monthly newsletter of the Annual Diocesan Appeal, we focus on the impact of prison ministry in the Diocese of Fort Worth thanks to your support. Also, learn about the eight parishes that have already met their goals and another eight parishes exceeding 22 percent participation! Please click here to access this news and more!


Rachel's Corner Quotes

Parishes: Please run these bulletin announcements in your bulletin.

Together we can help heal abortion’s aftermath and bring souls back to Christ. Please find below our October quotes for Sunday Bulletins and the quote for the month. If you have any questions or comments, or if you need any materials, please call or email. My new email address is My new office number is 817-289-2815, and my cell number is 817-505-5556.

Sunday quotes Spanish

Monthly quotes

Monthly Spanish quotes


Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House Retreats

Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House,  600 N. Shady Shores Drive, Lake Dallas, continues to offer retreats for men and women. Relax and take time for yourself, be renewed and draw closer to God at a serene setting located on Lake Lewisville. To register please go to: and click "upcoming retreats".

Women's Retreat, Nov. 2-5
Couples Retreat, Nov. 9-12
Sabados de Renovacion en espanol, 18 de noviembre
Men's Advent Retreat, Nov. 30 - Dec. 3
Men/Women/Couples Advent Retreat, Dec. 4-6
Men's Recovery Retreat, Jan. 5-7
Men's Silent Ignatian Retreat, Jan. 11-14
Men's Silent Ignatian Retreat, Jan. 25-28


Catholic Charities: What's Happening

News from Catholic Charities Fort Worth.

CFW Newsletter


Bulletin Inserts Links

Advancement Foundation Newsletter: Advancing the Mission Newsletter (October)

St. Junipero Serra Institute: Registration is now open: Register Now

Instituto St. Junípero Serra: Las inscripciones ya están abiertas: Registro

Montserrat Retreat House Upcoming Retreats:
Women's Retreat, Nov. 2-5
Couples Retreat, Nov. 9-12
Sabados de Renovacion en espanol, 18 de noviembre
Men's Advent Retreat, Nov. 30 - Dec. 3
Men/Women/Couples Advent Retreat, Dec. 4-6
Men's Recovery Retreat, Jan. 5-7
Men's Silent Ignatian Retreat, Jan. 11-14
Men's Silent Ignatian Retreat, Jan. 25-28

Diocesan Firearms and Weapons Policy:

Diocesan Firearms and Weapons Policy


Diocesan Employment Opportunities

Full-Time:  View full-time jobs

  • Director of Music and Liturgy, St. Jude Parish, Mansfield
  • Director of Adult Faith Formation and Outreach Ministries, St. Andrew Parish, Fort Worth
  • Safe Environment Coordinator, St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Fort Worth
  • Hispanic Ministry Coordinator, St. Michael Parish, Bedford
  • Director of Children's Catechesis, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
  • Director of Admissions, Cristo Rey High School, Fort Worth
  • Assistant Principal, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Falls
  • Coaching Positions, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Director of Development, Cassata High School, Fort Worth
  • Principal, Cristo Rey High School, Fort Worth

Part-Time:  View part-time jobs 

  • Administrative Assistant, St. Patrick Cathedral, Fort Worth
  • Learning Center and Childcare Ministry Coordinator, St. Andrew Parish, Fort Worth
  • Facility Maintenance, St. Joseph Parish, Arlington
  • Music Teacher, St. John the Apostle Catholic School, North Richland Hills
  • Spanish Teacher, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Spanish Teacher, Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Preschool Teacher / Substitutes, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Arlington
  • Extended Day Aide, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Keller
  • Extended Care Worker, St. George School, Fort Worth
  • Assistant Director of Junior and High School Faith Formation, St. Jude Catholic School, Mansfield
  • After School Care Worker, St. Martin de Porres Catholic School, Frisco/Prosper
  • After School Care Worker, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Substitute Teachers, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School, Fort Worth
  • Bus Driver, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
  • Deaf Ministry Interpreters Needed, Diocese of Fort Worth


Diocesan Calendar

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.

Diocesan Calendar

El Calendario de la Diócesis

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.

Calendario Diocesano