October 27, 2022
Annual Diocesan Appeal Update
Thank you for sharing the Annual Diocesan Appeal with your parishes in September. In order to meet our goal, year-round promotional efforts are necessary. General intersessions, pulpit and bulletin announcements for October, November and December are found below and at bit.ly/ADAMaterials2023.
— Has your parish been blessed with another deacon recently? October’s feature is how the Annual Diocesan Appeal supports Deacon Formation. Please share with your parishioners.
— Has your parish experienced the retirement of a pastor? November’s feature is how the priest care fund is supported by the Annual Diocesan Appeal.
— December’s Annual Diocesan Appeal focus is on the Gabriel Project of Catholic Charities and how the Annual Diocesan Appeal supports mothers in need.
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!
|Couple's Retreat, Nov. 17, 22
Private directed Retreats, Dec. 5-14, 22
October is National Estate Planning Month
This is the time when your parishioners are getting their records together to make tax-wise charitable giving decisions. Please use the copy in the document below in your bulletin, website, school newsletters and emails to your parishioners now through the end of the year. If you need additional resources or have questions, please contact , CFRE, Chief Development Officer, Advancement Foundation at 817-533-7242.
Parishes, schools and ministries of the Diocese of Fort Worth can register now through November 1 to participate in #iGiveCatholic
Giving day is on November 29, 2022
Parishes, schools, and ministries can raise funds for a capital improvement, annual fund, or another project of their choosing. Participation is at no charge, it is our gift to you. #iGiveCatholic is a giving event for the faithful from participating dioceses across the nation to unite and donate – both online and offline – to their favorite participating Catholic parishes, schools, and ministries. Join more than 40 other dioceses across the country to create awareness of the important work being done in Catholic organizations.For more information, please visit Advancement Foundation/iGiveCatholic or contact or call 817-533-3178.
Archdiocese for Military Services, USA
Special Collection November 5-6
Please acknowledge the service men, women and families in your parishes on and before Veterans Day during the Special Collection for the Archdiocese for Military Services. This collection takes place every 3 years and benefits all those who serve in the six branches of US Armed Forces. It provides chaplains and sacraments on military bases around the world and veteran medical centers. See below for bulletin announcements, intercessions and sample announcements from current or retired military in your parish. The most up to date information can be found at bit.ly/SpecialCollections2022
Lock-In for Life
November 19-20, 2022
Lock-In for Life is an overnight event where teens (8-12th grade) experience amazing pro-life talks, all night fun, and celebrating the gift of life with youth from all over the diocese. It will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament, 2100 N. Davis Dr., Arlington, TX 76012. The Lock-In also includes music, pizza, snacks and drinks, sporting tournaments, prayer time, a live sonogram!
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.
Parish Stewardship Reflections
4th Quarter, October-December 2022
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 2021-2022 Seminarian Daily Prayer List. For any additional information please contact the .
2022 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.
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 .