November 3, 2022
Bishop Olson featured in “The Chair” Series
The Diocese of Fort Worth, St. Patrick Cathedral, and Most Reverend Michael Olson featured in “The Chair” series by DeSales Media
The Diocese of Fort Worth episode of “The Chair” focuses on the Diocese, St. Patrick Cathedral, and the ministry of Bishop Michael Olson, the fourth bishop of the Diocese. The series takes as its starting point a chair: specifically, the bishop’s chair, known as the cathedra — from which we get the name “cathedral.” The bishop’s chair is the symbolic heart of the diocese, representing the bishop’s authority to sanctify, preach, and govern as a true successor of the Apostles. This 85-episode series celebrates the best of Catholicism in the U.S., from the physical beauty of our cathedral to the Holy beauty of the bishops.
Attention Parishes and E-Bulletin administrators: Please consider a parish bulletin announcement attached that directs the faithful to the episode. Or insert the attached flyer into the bulletin or post is to your bulletin board.
The link to the Fort Worth episode is¨ https://thechair.vhx.tv/packages/episode-76/videos/the-chair-fort-worth-tx
Advanced Giving begins 11/14-11/29. Giving Tuesday-November 29!
Support the works of Love and Mercy in our Diocese! #iGiveCatholic is celebrated annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. It is the U.S. Catholic Church’s Giving day that kicks off the charitable season and brings the Catholic Community together to give thanks and give back! As the first ever giving day created to celebrate our unique Catholic heritage, #iGiveCatholic inspires faithful stewards to “Give Catholic” on #GivingTuesday. Celebrate being Catholic by giving Catholic on Giving Tuesday, November 29!
Please visit: https://www.advancementfoundation.org/iGiveCatholic-en for more information on #iGiveCatholic.
Visit: fortworth.igivecatholic.org to support our participating parishes, schools and ministries on Giving Tuesday!
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.
Loreto House Job Openings
"Want to work for a Catholic pro-life organization? Loreto House, a Catholic Pregnancy, resource, and medical clinic is expanding services to more areas in our diocese. The Denton and Flower Mound clinics have openings for Advocates,Medicaid enrollment advocate, nurses, Nurse Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners. Advocates serve our guests by facilitating educational classes and walking with moms during pregnancy and beyond. All training is provided. Wonderful working atmosphere, retirement, and health plan available. Teaching, social services, and case management background is a plus. Bilingual is also a plus. Send your resume to or call 940-380-8191 for information.
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!
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.
Planning An Altar Server Appreciation Event or Ministry Fair? Need Vocations Resources in Your Parish?
Serra Club members will assist you with events, either by attending or providing appreciation certificates, vocations resources/materials and Serra Membership Brochures. We also will assist you in establishing a vocations committee in your parish. Please contact the Serra Club that serves your parish.
Serra Club of Fort Worth: Bill Moore, President, 817-584-0710, , www.facebook.com/groups/serrafortworth
Serra Club of Arlington Metro: Dr. Bruns Watts, President, 409-457-2111, , www.serraclubam.com
Serra Club of Northeast Fort Worth: Sue Laux, President Sue Laux, 817-939-8595,
So Long, 2022!
This is the time when your parishioners are getting their records together to make tax-wise charitable giving decisions before December 31. 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.
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 .