October 31, 2019
Catholic Charities of Fort Worth
Creating Hope Luncheon, November 7, 2019
Please join Catholic Charities Fort Worth Northwest Campus for the 5th Annual Creating Hope for our Community Fundraising Luncheon. Enjoy a complimentary light lunch while you learn more about our legacy, witness first-hand the innovative work we do in this community, and discover how you can be a part of our goal to end poverty. Please join us at Our Lady Queen of Peace Family Life Center, 2601 Lansing Boulevard, Wichita Falls, TX 76309. RSVP to , by October 21st.
Catholic Charities of Fort Worth invite you to join us for a one-hour program and tour we call our KNOW Poverty Hour. These are at Catholic Charities of Ft Worth, 249 W Thornhill, Ft Worth, TX 76115. These sessions will allow you to see the work of Catholic Charities firsthand. During this time, you will meet one of the agency’s visionary leaders and some of the great staff. These sessions are NOT fundraisers. They are designed to increase awareness of poverty in our area and engage the community in our efforts to end it.
Here are some upcoming dates and times:
Tuesdays: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- December 17
Thursdays: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- November 7
- November 14
You must RSVP to attend one of these at 817-289-0402 or .
Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House
Women’s Retreat, November 7-10, 2019
Are you desiring to be known? Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House on the shores of Lewisville Lake, in Lake Dallas, Texas offers a beautiful opportunity to deepen your relationship with the Lord. JJoin us for our next 3-day women’s retreat taking place from November 7-10th. For more information, visit mjrh.org/women or call 940-321-6020.
Couples Retreat, November 14-17, 2019
Are you keeping your marriage knot tied tightly? Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House on the shores of Lewisville Lake, in Lake Dallas, Texas offers a beautiful opportunity to deepen your relationship with the Lord individually and together. Join us for our next 3-day couples retreat taking place from November 14-17th. For more information, visit mjrh.org/open or call 940-321-6020.
Come and See Weekend
Vocations Weekend Retreat, November 8-10, 2019
The Fall 2019 Come & See Weekend will take place at St. Joseph Seminary College in Covington, LA. This vocations weekend retreat is scheduled for November 8-10, 2019 for young men 16 years and older who are in high school and college of 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 by October 31, 2019. For more information contact: Father Maurice Moon at or the vocations office at 817-945-9321. Please find the attached bulletin announcement and flyer.
Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA
Triennial National Collection November 9-10, 2019
So many Catholic men and women from the Diocese of Fort Worth are serving and placing their lives in harm’s way as members of the military branches of service to protect us from our enemies. These men and women and their families require pastoral care, including access to the celebration of Mass and to the other sacraments especially when they are far from home. Full statement below or for additional information, please contact .
Deacon Vocation Information Session
The Office of Diaconate Formation will be holding a Deacon Vocation Information Session at St. Michael Catholic Church, Rooms 13 & 15 in Bedford, TX on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 3-5 PM. Men, ages 25 – 57, and their spouses, are invited to come learn about what the Diaconate is about and how the formation program works. For questions, please email Deacon Scott France at .
Sesion de Información Vocacional al Diaconado
La Oficina de Formación para el Diaconado llevará a cabo una sesión informativa para la Vocacion al Diaconado en la Iglesia Católica de San Miguel en Bedford, el Domingo 10 de Noviembre de 3-5 pm en los salones 13 y 15. Hombres, de entre 25 a 57 años y sus esposas estan invitados a esta sesion para aprender sobre el Diaconado y como funciona el programa de formación . Para preguntas, envíe un correo electronico al Diacono Scott France a .
Thông tin về chương trình Ơn Gọi Phó Tế Vĩnh Viễn
Văn phòng đào tạo Phó Tế Vĩnh Viễn địa phận Fort Worth sẽ tổ chức một buổi họp tham khảo về việc tham gia chương trình đào tạo Thầy Phó Tế vĩnh viễn tại nhà thờ Công giáo St. Michael, Phòng 13 & 15, địa chỉ 3713 E. Harwood Rd, Bedford, vào chúa nhật, ngày 10 tháng 11 năm 2019, từ 3:00-5:00 giờ chiều. Trân trọng kính mời quý ông, từ 25 đến 57 tuổi, cùng người phối ngẫu, đến tìm hiểu về thông tin và cách thức tham gia chương trình đào tạo Thầy Phó Tế vĩnh viễn. Mọi thắc mắc, xin vui lòng gửi email cho Deacon Scott France tại .
Annual Diocesan Appeal
November Promotional Materials
During November, the Annual Diocesan Appeal will focus on its support of the priest care fund which provides for our retired and infirm priests. For more information, refer to the attached document.
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.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
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.
St. Francis de Sales
Diocesan Catechist Formation Program
St. Francis de Sales, Diocesan catechist formation program has new sites open for level 1 with classes starting soon. Please visit our web page for more information and to register: Click here
St. Stephen, Weatherford, Saturday from 10am- noon
St. Michael, Bedford, Saturday 9:30 – noon
Clases en Español:
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Keller, Tuesday 7-9pm
St. Rita, Fort Worth, Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
St. Junipero Serra Institute
The St. Junipero Serra Institute is offering two new courses: Vatican II and Introduction to doctrine. Registration is open now! For more information about these and other courses offered by the institute, please visit fwdioc.org/st-junipero-serra-institute.
El instituto San Junípero Serra esta ofreciendo dos nuevos cursos: Vaticano II e Introducción a la doctrina cristiana. La inscripción ya esta abierta! Para más información sobre estos y otros cursos ofrecidos por el instituto por favor visite nuestra pagina web fwdioc.org/instituto-san-junipero-serra.
Parish Stewardship Resources
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, please visit: fwdioc.app.box.com.
For Parish and School Business Managers and Staffs
The second quarter issue of Crossroads, the newsletter for Parish and School Business Managers from the Advancement Foundation, is available below. Please print and distribute copies to those in your organization needing the information it contains regarding upcoming dates, the Annual Diocesan Appeal, Special Collections, stewardship committee opportunities, and procedures for end of year giving.
Seminarian Daily Prayer List
We invite everyone to pray for our seminarians this year. Attached please find the 2018-2019 Seminarian Daily Prayer List. For any additional information please contact the .
Deacon Candidates Daily Prayer List
Please keep our deacon candidates in your prayers this year. Attached find the 2018-2019 Deacon Candidates Daily Prayer List. For additional information about the diaconate formation process visit us at fwdioc.org/deacon-formation.
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.
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 porfavor revise el archivo PDF abajo.
For any questions or concerns about the e-Bulletin please contact the
Director of Communications, or