December 2, 2021
Christmas & New Year Mass Times
Attention Priests and Parish Administrators:
We’ve had a wonderful response from the parishes! So far we have collected 60 submissions. If your parish has not yet submitted your Christmas and New Year Masses, please visit the online form below. Once completed you will receive a confirmation email (Please keep it for your records.), which also allows additional edits if needed. We thank you for your assistance.
We can’t thank you enough for your generosity!
Thanks be to God for the outpouring of generosity for the parishes, schools and ministries of the Fort Worth Diocese during #iGiveCatholic 2021. On November 30, we joined with thousands of other Catholic organizations on this Day of Giving to unite the faithful across the country. Because of your generosity, we were able to raise over $337,500 to support the works of love and mercy in our parishes, schools and ministries. Each gift will play a critical role in allowing us to serve the faithful in our community and build the Body of Christ. We are grateful to each of you. Save the date for #iGiveCatholic 2022-November 29, 2022. For additional information, click here or contact via email or call 817-533-3178.
Retirement Fund for Religious
December 11-12, 2021, Special Collection Resources
The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be December 11 and 12. Please join us in promoting a generous response to the neediest U.S. religious communities with retired priests, brothers and sisters. Please use the resources below – including the letter from Bishop Olson to be read on December 4-5 (the weekend before the actual collection) – to promote this collection in your parish. If you have any questions regarding this collection, please contact , CFRE at 817-382-4939. More social media images and videos can be found at retiredreligious.org/materials.
St. Andrew’s Mass
December 18, 2021
St. Andrew Holy Mass and Prayer will be on Saturday morning December 18, 2021 at St. Patrick Cathedral, Fort Worth, Texas at 8:00 AM. We encourage young men in high school and college of the Diocese of Fort Worth to attend. With limited space, please reserve your spot by December 10, 2021 to the or by calling 817-945-9321.
Office of Deacon Formation
Virtual Information Sessions Available for Deacon Formation
The Office of Deacon Formation for the Diocese of Ft. Worth will be hosting online information sessions for men and their wives who are interested in the Deacon Formation Program every 3rd Sunday of each month. The online session will be held December 19, 2021 at 3:00 PM. For more information contact or to register please email .
La Oficina de Formación para Diáconos Permanentes de la Diócesis de Fort Worth organizará sesiones de información en línea para hombres y sus esposas que estén interesados en el Programa de Formación para Diáconos cada 3er domingo de cada mes. La sesión en línea se llevará el 19 de diciembre a las 3:00 PM. Para más información, envíe un correo electrónico a , para solicitar el registro para la sesión, o por favor envíe un correo electrónico a .
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.
Attached is a WORD document with bulletin announcements in English as well as in Spanish. Additionally, there are .jpeg images, one for each Sunday in the month that can be placed into the weekly parish bulletins. 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.
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! Spaces are limited due to COVID and are going fast!
Be Tax Wise with Year End Charitable Gifts
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.
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 .
Parish Stewardship Reflections
First Quarter, January-March 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.
2021-22 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. The previously distributed calendar for 2021 was updated on April 26 to reflect a corrected date for the World Mission Sunday collection to benefit the Propagation of the Faith. The date was previously printed as October 16-17, 2021. The corrected dates for the collection are October 23-24, 2021. 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/specialcollections.
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