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 December 22, 2022


 

Diocese End of Year Announcements

The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth wishes you a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year. The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. Click here for some Advent season tips. There will not be an e-Bulletin until January 5, 2023. Please have all information to no later than Jan. 4, 23 by noon.

Our offices will be closed from Monday, December 26, 2022 through Monday, January 2, 2023.

 

Diocesan Catechist Formation Program

Winter Classes Available!

The Department of Evangelization & Catechesis is excited to announce that the Catechist Certification Programs are now registering for Winter 2023 classes. The St Francis de Sales classes meet once a month for about ten months. For more information on the English St Francis de Sales online class go to the diocesan website at https://fwdioc.org/st-francis-de-sales. The St Junipero Serra classes meet weekly, offering a series of six-weeks courses from the fall through early summer. Classes will be offered in English either in person or online starting January 2023. For more information go to the diocesan website on St Junipero Serra Institute at https://fwdioc.org/st-junipero-serra-institute.

 

Annual Diocesan Appeal Update

Please help us reach the Annual Diocesan Appeal goal so that underserved parishes can receive the assistance they need with a grant in 2023. Please promote the Annual Diocesan Appeal in your parish from the pulpit and bulletin with the attached pulpit announcements and intercessions. Previous months can be found at http://bit.ly/ADAMaterials2023.

ADA parish information
ADA St. Francis Circle media ad

Catholic Education media ad
Información para la parroquia

 

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.

Parish bulletin information
Información del boletín parroquial

 

Msgr. McGread Stewardship Conference

Register Now! Only 100 Spaces Available

This conference is for clergy and lay leaders and will provide a setting for you to discover how to teach your parishioners to become better Christian Stewards. Limited scholarships available by contacting , Director of Stewardship and Parish Relations at the Advancement Foundation or call 817-533-3178.

Event Brochure
Conference details
Online Registration

 

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.

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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!

Men's Recovery Retreat, Jan. 6-8, 23
Men's Retreat, Jan. 12-15, 23
Men's Retreat, Jan. 26-29, 23
Women's Retreat, Feb. 2-5, 23

Fr. Joe Tetlow Series, Feb. 11, 23
Retiro abierto, 17-19 de febrero de 23
Open retreat, Feb. 24-26, 23

 

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.

Parish information
Media Ad
Anuncio de medios

 

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.

 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

January 2022

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.

January bulletin announcement
January bulletin flyers
WWME Logo

 

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.

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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.

Stewardship bulletin reflections
Prayer of the faithful

Reflexiones de corresponsabilidad
Oraciones de los fieles

 

Seminarian Daily Prayer List

We invite everyone to pray for our seminarians this year. Attached please find the 2022-2023 Seminarian Daily Prayer List. For any additional information please contact the .

Seminarian daily prayer list
Lista diaria de oración de seminarista
Danh sách cầu nguyện hàng ngày

 

2023 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.

Special collections calendar (2023)

Colectas especiales (2023)

 

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.

  • Diocesan E-Bulletin: There will NOT be an e-Bulletin on Thursday, December 23 & 30, 2021. The e-Bulletin will return to normal schedule on January 6, 2021. Please have all information to by noon Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022
  • For building/maintenance emergencies: Contact John Jackson (817) 879-5323 or Tom Ross (469) 380-9400.
  • Year End Giving: Contact by phone or email regarding year-end giving is available to donors at: (817) 533-3174 or . Messages will be monitored and returned as soon as possible. To ensure that your gift is credited on or before December 31, please donate online at: Annual Diocesan Appeal or All Other Donations. For check donations sent by mail, please ensure that they are made payable to Advancement Foundation and are dated and postmarked by December 31. Mail them to Advancement Foundation, 201 Main St, Ste 1198, Fort Worth TX 76102-3101.
  • Hospital Ministries: If death is imminent contact Hospital Ministries (817) 294-6360 or Fr. Binoy Kurian (817) 948-0043. If there is time contact the pastor of parish that the affected attends.
Catholic Center and Parish Employment

Catholic Center & Parish Employment

School Employment

School Employment
(Catholic Schools Website)

 

 

Diocesan Calendar

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.

Diocesan Calendar / Calendario Diocesano

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.

Guidelines / Directrices

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