February 17, 2022
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.
Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial - 4, 5 y 6 de marzo del 2022
Quieres mejorar tu relación de pereja e incluir a Dios en tu matrimonio? Entonces el fin de semana de Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial es para ustedes!!! Fecha del proximo fin de semana es el 4, 5 y 6 de marzo del 2022. Para mas información comunicarse con los siguientes matrimonios: Benjamin y Maria Gamiño al 817-897-8076 o Reynaldo y Marta Sandoval al 214-223-4648.
Black and Indian Mission
March 5-6, 2022, Special Collection Resources
The Diocese of Fort Worth will take up a special collection on the weekend of March 5-6, 2022 for the Black and Indian Missions. Your participation is important because each year the Diocese of Fort Worth receives a grant from the Black and Indian Mission for our local Native American and African American communities. Please use the resources below – including the letter from Bishop Olson (coming soon) to be read on February 26-27, 2022 to promote this collection in your parish. If you have any questions regarding this collection, please contact , CFRE at 817-382-4939.
Lenten Discernment Nights
Dates: March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31, April 7
The Vocations Office invites all men in high school and college to attend a weekly Holy Hour and series of discernment topics on Thursday evenings of Lent. This event will be at St. Patrick Cathedral and the evening will start with Holy Hour at 6:00 pm followed by dinner and a discussion of topics on prayer, seminary life, and the priesthood. Please RSVP by the Tuesday before the event to reserve your spot via email at the or by calling 817-945-9321.
CRS Rice Bowl Lenten Collection
Order Rice Bowls now! 3 weeks before Lent
Parishes: CRS Rice Bowl Lenten Collection is a voluntary Special Collection. However, it is familiar, common and popular. If your parish wants to participate you will need to place your order for FREE CRS Rice Bowl materials at least three weeks before Lent. You can order online at www.crsricebowl.org/order or call 800-222-0025. Order a CRS Rice Bowl and Lenten Calendar for every family, and use the posters, educational resources, online tools and videos to enhance your Lenten journey.
Msgr. McGread Stewardship Conference
Help your Parishioners Become Better Disciples of Christ! March 16-17, 2022
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. Conference will be held at the Spiritual Life Center, 7100 E. 45th St. N., Wichita, KS.
Diocesan Day of Stewardship
The Heart of the Mission, Saturday, March 19
Join Bishop Michael F. Olson and Cande de Leon, Executive Director of the Office of Mission Advancement, Diocese of Phoenix and author of “The Heart of the Mission,” on a journey of intentional stewardship as a way of life – a way to make a return in gratitude for God’s many blessings in our lives and in our parishes.
Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Michael F. Olson at 8:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church at 3713 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021. Breakfast and event 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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 March 20, 2022, 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 20 de marzo de 2022 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 .
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
March 26-27, 2022 Special Collection
This Lenten season we have the opportunity to help our brothers and sisters in Christ near and far by supporting the Catholic Relief Services Collection. Through our generosity, six catholic agencies reveal Christ’s love to the vulnerable refugee, the immigrant family, and those who are poor and marginalized. Twenty five percent (25%) of the collection remains within the Diocese of Fort Worth to assist with poverty programs in our communities. The Diocese of Fort Worth will take up a special collection on the weekend of March 26-27. Please use the resources below – including the letter from Bishop Olson (coming soon) to be read on March 19-20, 2022 to promote this collection in your parish. Please share the Diocesan Facebook posts during the month to promote the collection. If you have any questions regarding this collection, please contact , CFRE at 817-382-4939.
Retiro matrimonial, 26 y 27 de marzo de 2022
La Oficina de Matrimonio y Vida Familiar de la Diocesis de Fort Worth le invita a un retiro en persona el 26 y 27 de marzo del 2022 en el Centro de Formación Diocesano. El retiro Jornada Familiar tiene como misión primaria formar matrimonios que valoren el amor cristiano y entiendan su misión de fundar iglesias domesticas en su hogar. Temas como el significado del sacramento del matrimonio, problemática matrimonial, crianza y dialogo efectivo serán algunos de los temas. Regístrese lo más pronto posible ya que el cupo es limitado. Puede usar el código QR, enviar su registro por correo o registrarse en persona. Para más información comuníquese con Lupita y Noe al 682-556-6515 o con Gabriela y Virgilio al 817-296-7886. La inscripción está abierta. ¡Te esperamos!
Annual Diocesan Appeal
March Promotional Materials: Operating Grants and Lent Almsgiving
For the month of March, please promote that the Lenten practice of almsgiving is a wonderful opportunity to give to the Annual Diocesan Appeal. The Annual Diocesan Appeal provides operating grants to parishes most in need. Please use the bulletin blurb and general intercessions below or found in our box drive here. Please contact , CFRE with any additional needs.
Come and See Weekend
Vocations Weekend Retreat, April 8-10, 2022
The Spring 2022 Come & See Weekend will take place at St. Joseph Seminary College, 75376 River Rd., St. Benedict, LA. 70457. This vocations weekend retreat is scheduled for April 8-10, 2022 for young men 16 years and older who are in high school and college in the Diocese of Fort Worth.
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 to the .
Nolan Catholic High School
Nolan Catholic High School is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year
The Nolan Catholic High School experience addresses the whole person: excellent academics, an award-winning fine arts program, championship-level athletics, innovative ecology and engineering programs, and more – all built on a foundation rooted in our Catholic faith. Learn more about Nolan Catholic by viewing our Nolan Catholic profile or visit www.nolancatholic.org.
Start here to complete your application for the 2022-2023 school year. The deadline to submit an application for grant and aid is Monday, February 28, 2022 at midnight.
Father Jason Allan, of the Diocese of Fort Worth is chaplain for the Encourage Apostolate for DFW. To assist the family and friends of people who experience Same-Sex Attractions or Gender Discordia, please include the bulletin announcement below in your parish bulletin on a regular basis.
Catholic Charities of Fort Worth
Catholic Charities of Fort Worth is offering free tax preparation services. This assistance is by virtual appointment only for any household with an annual income of $60,000 or less. Taxes are prepared by IRS-certified volunteers. For more information, required documentation, and eligibility visit www.catholiccharitiesfortworth.org/tax-preparation or call 817-706-9117.
Caridades Católicas de Fort Worth
Caridades Católicas de Fort Worth ofrece servicios gratuitos de preparación de impuestos. La asistencia, solo se está ofreciendo a través de citas virtuales para hogares con ingresos anuales de $60,000 o menos. Los impuestos son preparados por voluntarios certificados por el IRS. Para obtener más información sobre la documentación requerida y elegibilidad, por favor visite www.catholiccharitiesfortworth.org/tax-preparation o llame al 817-706-9117.
Serra Club Information for Parish Bulletins
Please include the following information in your parish bulletin from time to time. If you need more resources to promote vocations in your parish, please contact one of the three club presidents listed below.
Serra Club Invites You to Join Us
The Diocese of Fort Worth has three active Serra Clubs, comprised of lay members who pray daily for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life. We also actively support our bishop and the Office of Vocations in their important work. If you are interested in learning more or attending one of our upcoming events, please contact:
- 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, 817-939-8595,
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.
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/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