November 30, 2017
Retirement Fund for Religious
Special Collection Slated for December 9-10
Catholics in the Diocese of Fort Worth will have the opportunity to “give to those who have given a lifetime” as part of the collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious, to be held in parishes Dec. 9-10.
IRA Charitable Rollover
Individuals age 70½ or older, can give up to $100,000 from their IRA directly to the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth Advancement Foundation without having to pay income taxes on the money. Gifts from an IRA may be credited to a parish capital campaign, a Catholic school, to the Annual Diocesan Appeal or to a particular ministry of the Diocese of Fort Worth.
For more information, visit advancementfoundation.planmygift.org or contact Renée Underwood at the Advancement Foundation, or 817-945-9441.
Come and See
Vocations Weekend Retreat, March 23-25, 2018
The Spring retreat 2018 Come & See St. Joseph Seminary College will take place at St. Joseph Seminary College in Covington, LA. This vocations weekend retreat is scheduled for March 23-25, 2018 for young men 16 years and older.
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 March 9, 2018.
For more information contact: Father Keith Hathaway at or by calling 682-429-3554. Please find the attached bulletin announcement and flyer.
St. Andrew’s Breakfast
December 9, 2017
The next St. Andrew's Breakfast will be on Saturday morning December 9, 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 December 7th to the Vocations Office by email at or by calling 817-945-9321.
50th Anniversary Parish Photos and Text
Pastors, Parochial Administrators and Business Managers:
Information on upcoming photographer visits to parishes and reviewing individual parish history for the diocesan 50th Anniversary Book. Please click here for details.
Christmas Stewardship Ideas
Did you know that Google searches for the word, ‘Church’, increase 25% the week of Christmas? Now is the time to start putting your Christmas plan together, starting with parish hospitality. Here are some ideas to implement to ensure that your parish is prepared and welcoming to everyone this Christmas season.
Ninth 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: 12/11/17, and 01/8/18.
Advancing the Mission Newsletter
The Advancement Foundation is excited to share the latest edition of the Advancing the Mission newsletter. We especially hope you enjoy the pictures of the recent pilgrimage to Lourdes hosted by the Diocesan Travel Program. 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 (November)
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.
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
St. Francis de Sales
Diocesan Catechist Formation Program
St. Francis de Sales is the Diocesan formation program for catechists who serve in the parish religious education programs with children, teens and adults. The program offers two levels of formation:
Basic Level: consists of nine sessions covering the bases of what catechesis is, catechetical lesson planning, the use if the catechism and sacred Scripture in catechesis, etc.
The second level or doctrinal units, consists of 25 sessions focused on the study of specific Catholic Doctrines such as the Trinity, temptation and sin, etc.
St. Francisco de Sales
Programa de Formación Diocesano para Catequistas
San Francisco de Sales es el programa diocesano de formación para los catequistas que sirven en las parroquias en los programas de educación religiosa de niños, adolescentes y adultos. Este programa ofrece dos niveles de formación:
El nivel básico que consta de nueve sesiones que cubren las bases de lo que es la catequesis, la planeación de lecciones catequéticas, el uso del catecismo de la Iglesia Católica y de la Sagrada Escritura en Catequesis, etc.
El segundo nivel o Unidades doctrinales que consta de 25 sesiones que se centran en un estudio de doctrinas Católicas específicas, como la Trinidad, la Tentación y el Pecado, etc.
St. Junipero Serra Institute
St. Junipero Serra Institute had successfully started their classes. The first course offered entitled Evangelization and Catechesis has concluded and registration for the second course entitled Introduction to apologetics is on the way. The course will start on November 6th and will be held at St. Joseph catholic school in Arlington on Monday’s from 7-9pm for 4 weeks (not including holidays).
The third course will be II Vatican Council and will take place in the same location starting on January 8th, 2018.
Instituto St. Junípero Serra
El Instituto San Junipero Serra inicio con éxito sus clases. El primer curso ofrecido titulado Evangelización y catequesis ha concluido y las inscripciones para el segundo curso titulado introducción a la apologética ya se encuentran abiertas. Este curso inicia el 11 de Noviembre y se llevara a cabo en la Parroquia de San Pedro el Apóstol (Youth Center) en Fort Worth los sábados de 10am a 12pm por 4 semanas (sin contar los días festivos).
El tercer curso será concilio Vaticana segundo y se ofrecerá en la misma ubicación a partir del 6 de enero del 2018.
Annual Diocesan Appeal Newsletter
Thanks to each of you who support the Annual Diocesan Appeal through your efforts, your financial contributions and your prayers. I am attaching the November issue of Faith Hope Charity, with information about one of the many important ministries supported by the Appeal – Catholic Campus Ministry. Also, please make special note of how we are progressing toward our $3.3 million goal and learn which parishes have met their goals and have the largest percentage of families participating. Please click here to access this news and more!
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: www.montserratretreat.org and click "upcoming retreats".
Catholic Charities: What's Happening
News from Catholic Charities Fort Worth.
Bulletin Inserts Links
Annual Diocesan Appeal Newsletter: Faith Hope Charity (November)
Advancement Foundation Newsletter: Advancing the Mission Newsletter (November)
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:
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 Employment Opportunities
Full-Time: View full-time jobs
- Certified Academic Language Therapist, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
- Director of Adult Faith Formation and Outreach Ministries, St. Andrew Parish, Fort Worth
- Hispanic Ministry Coordinator, St. Michael Parish, Bedford
- Director of Children's Catechesis, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
- Assistant Principal, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Falls
- Coaching Positions, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
- Director of Development, Cassata High School, Fort Worth
Part-Time: View part-time jobs
- Coordinator/Assistant Director, St. Philip the Apostle Parish, Lewisville
- Custodian, Holy Cross Parish, The Colony
- Bookkeeper, St. Patrick Cathedral, Fort Worth
- Maintenance Assistant, St. Philip the Apostle Parish, Lewisville
- Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Substitute, All Saints Catholic School, Fort Worth
- Liturgical Musician, St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Fort Worth
- Facilities Assistant, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Keller
- Administrative Assistant, St. Patrick Cathedral, Fort Worth
- Learning Center Coordinator, St. Andrew Parish, Fort Worth
- Facility Maintenance, St. Joseph Parish, Arlington
- Spanish Teacher, St. Peter the Apostle 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
- 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
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 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.
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