December 15, 2022
Christmas & New Year Mass Times
Attention Priests and Parish Administrators:
We are collecting a list of all Christmas and New Year Masses to assist the public and we ask for your help. To make the process easier we have developed an online form that will allow you to quickly enter and submit your parish Mass times. Once completed you will receive a confirmation email, which also allows further edits if needed. Please submit your schedule by December 16, 2022. We thank you for your assistance.
Form link: https://fwdioc.org/christmas-mass-times-2022
Men's Discernment Dinner
December 29, 2022
Meet Bishop Olson and the Seminarians of Fort Worth. Meet other men who are discerning, and discover more about the priesthood of Jesus Christ. Mass begins at 6:00 PM. To RSVP, please email by December 23, 2022 or call 817-945-9321 for more information.
We can’t thank you enough for your generosity
Thanks be to God for the outpouring of stewardship during #iGiveCatholic. On November 29, 1932 Catholics contributed over $753,519 to the participating parishes, schools and ministries of the Diocese of Fort Worth on #iGiveCatholic Giving Tuesday. Each gift made will have an incredible impact on these organizations as they use these resources to carry out the work of Christ in the Diocese of Fort Worth. Save the date for #iGiveCatholic 2023-November 28, 2023. For additional information, click here or contact or 817-533-3178.
Annual Diocesan Appeal Update
Thank you for sharing the Annual Diocesan Appeal with your parishes. In order to meet our goal, year-round promotional efforts are necessary. General intersessions, pulpit and bulletin announcements for December are found below and at bit.ly/ADAMaterials2023.
— December’s Annual Diocesan Appeal focus is on the Gabriel Project of Catholic Charities and how the Annual Diocesan Appeal supports mothers in need.
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.
End of Year Giving Guidelines
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. Year-end giving is available to donors at: www.advancementfoundation.org/year-end-giving. If you need additional resources or have questions, please contact , CFRE, Chief Development Officer, Advancement Foundation at 817-533-7242.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Mass
Saturday, January 7, 2023
The 37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Bedford at 6:00 PM. The celebrant will be Most Rev. Michael F. Olson, STD, MA. The homilist will be Most Rev. Curtis J. Guillory, SVD, DD, bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Beaumont. All are encouraged to attend.
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!
Priest Care Fund
Special Collection January 14-15, 2023
Please encourage your parishioners to support the Priest Care Fund in January. 100% of this collection remains in the Diocese of Fort Worth to pay for medical and long-term care expenses of retired priests not covered by insurance. “A Lifetime of Service Asks for a Moment of Support.” Please use the bilingual images, general intercessions, bulletin and pulpit announcements found below.
Young Catholic Professionals
Executive Speaker Series, January 19, 2023
Come join us for our Executive Speaker Series with guest speaker Bishop Olson, and celebrate the launch of Young Catholic Professionals' new membership: Belong! All Catholic professionals are invited for an unforgettable evening at 7:00pm on January 19th at St. Patrick Cathedral!
RSVP here to meet your YCP Fort Worth team, toast to our growing community, and experience a memorable evening with your YCP community.
Diocesan Middle School Rally
February 25, 2023
The Middle School Rally is an opportunity for middle school youth and their adult leaders from across the Diocese to spend a full day together in celebration of our Catholic faith and identity. All youth between the grades of 6th thru 8th are welcome to come. Rally will be held in The Colony at Holy Cross Catholic Church. In-person registration will be done through parishes. Please contact your Youth Minister / Group Leader to register.
Parish Stewardship Reflections
First Quarter, January-March 2023
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 .