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February 21, 2019


Diocese Service Center

Harley Hartman our Service Center Operator for many years is pursuing a new opportunity outside the Diocese. We wish him success and God's blessings. Until the replacement is hired, the Central Office will not accept new printing requests from Parishes and Schools.

The Catholic Center has two immediate openings for part time Service Center Operators. For more information please visit the Catholic Center Employment page and click part-time.


Ministry with Gay/Lesbian Catholics

Ministerio para Gays/Lesbianas Catolicos

The Fort Worth Diocesan Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics, their families and friends will hold their monthly meeting of prayer and conversation on Thursday, February 28th at 7 PM at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in the North Meeting room. Those interested are encouraged to come join us for prayer and sharing. For additional information, contact Ron and Rita Clegg at 817-795-9747.

El Ministerio Diocesano de Fort Worth para Lesbianas, Gays Católicos, sus familias y amigos tendrán su reunión de oración y conversación el jueves, 28th de febrero a las 7pm de la noche en la Iglesia Catolica St. John the Apostle. Nos reuniremos en la sala de reuniones del norte. Se anima a los interesados a reunirse con nosotros para orar y compartir. Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con Ron y Rita Clegg al 817-795-9747.


McGread Stewardship Reunion

Monday, March 4, 2019

Have you or your parishioners attended the McGread Stewardship Conference in Wichita, Kansas previously? If so, we would like to invite you to a reunion on Monday, March 4 from 11:30am-1pm at St. Michael parish in Bedford. For more information or to RSVP please contact , or 817-945-9444.

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La Cuaresma ♰ Cristo y Yo

Spanish Retreat

La oficina de Matrimonio y Vida Familiar te invita al retiro en español “La Cuaresma – Cristo y Yo” donde tendrá la oportunidad de experimentar el viacrucis en vivo.

El retiro será el domingo 10 de marzo del 2019 de 8am a 5pm. El retiro será en el Centro de Formación Diocesano. Presentadores: Padre Manuel Holguin, Hermana Diana Rodriguez, Álvaro & Andrea Vaca de Matrimonio Misionero Mariano. El Padre Bob escuchara confesiones. Recuerda que este retiro es para adultos mayores de 18 años. Invita a un amigo o familiar. La donación es solamente $20 en la puerta. Para más informes comunícate con Rosario Garcia al 817-706-7544. ¡Anímate, te esperamos!



St. Junipero Serra Institute

Instituto San Junípero Serra

St. Junipero Serra Institute will be offering a two courses for specific ministerial concentrations. The courses that we will offer are: Introduction to RCIA and Adult faith formation and Theology of the Body as an introduction to marriage and family life. The courses will run for six weeks starting March 18th, 2019. Registration is open now!

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Instituto San Junípero Serra ofrecerá dos cursos para concentraciones ministeriales específicas. Los cursos que ofreceremos son: Introducción a Nuevo Evangelización & Formación de la fe de adultos y Teología del cuerpo. Los cursos tendrán una duración de seis semanas a partir del 16 de marzo de 2019. Inscríbese ahora!

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Jornada Familiar

Enriquecimiento del Matrimonio, 22-24 de marzo del 2019

Jornada Familiar tiene la misión primaria de formar matrimonios y familias que valoren el amor cristiano y vivir el evangelio formando de nuestros hogares iglesias domésticas. Acepte esta invitación a vivir un retiro en español de fin de semana donde tendrá la oportunidad de aprender nuevas habilidades de comunicación eficaz y formas de vivir en unidad como pareja y como familia. La próxima Jornada Familiar será del 22 al 24 de marzo del 2018. Inscríbete en línea en el enlace de abajo, cupo limitado. ¡Te esperamos!

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Stewardship Day of Renewal

Saturday, March 30, 2019

You are invited to attend the fourth annual Diocesan Stewardship Day of Renewal: “Building His Kingdom Together” on Saturday, March 30. This event is hosted by The Advancement Foundation and will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Keller.

All pastors, ministry leaders, parish and school staff, council members and parishioners in the Diocese of Fort Worth are invited to attend. Our very own, Bishop Michael F. Olson, will be the keynote presenter for the event. Contact or call 817-945-9444 to learn more or if you have any questions.

For more information and to register:
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Worldwide Marriage Encounter

March 2019

The Diocese’s program to building better marriage is coordinated by Worldwide Marriage Encounter.

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.

March Bulletin Announcement
March Bulletin flyers


Introduction to Doctrine

Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Department of Catechesis invites all to attend Introduction to Doctrine: An Analysis of Lumen Gentium, Vatican II’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Bedford from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Registration cost is $20. Please register to this event by May 3rd.

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Oberammergau 2020 Passion Play

July 9-18, 2020

Hurry, Only 22 Spaces Available!

You are cordially invited to join the Diocesan Travel Program on the Pilgrimage to Central Europe and the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany with Reverend Monsignor Joseph Pemberton, pastor of Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Arlington, and Catholics from throughout the Diocese of Fort Worth.

On this faith-based tour through Central Europe, visit some of Central Europe’s most important cathedrals and pilgrimage sites, and witness some of its most striking scenery. Plus, enjoy first-class seats to Oberammergau’s Passion Play, performed every 10 years by Oberammergau residents as a thank you for saving the town from the Black Death. With beautiful alpine scenery as the backdrop, it is nothing short of spectacular!

For complete details, pricing information and link to reserve your space, please click here.
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Catholic Charities

Diocese of Fort Worth

Catholic Charities Fort Worth (CCFW) is the social justice arm and charity of the Catholic Church. CCFW encourages all to know, understand, and end poverty as our call to serve our fellow brothers and sisters with the face of Christ. It’s time to take action. Let’s change the conversation about poverty. Let’s inspire others to join our mission.

Parish bulletin and web site editors: Please include the attached Catholic Charities Fort Worth image and web link in your parish’s web site and weekly bulletin distribution.

Parish Bulletin Instructions/Image
Catholic Charities Fort Worth


March Annual Diocesan Appeal Theme

Parish/School Bulletins, Website, Social Media

Bulletin Editors: Help promote Permanent Diaconate's  by placing the following in your parish bulletins, social media, school newsletters, and websites. Please find bulletin/pulpit announcements and social media ads attached below.

Feature Ministry Focus for the Month: Permanent Diaconate/Text to Donate

Bulletin/Pulpit announcements
Permanent Diaconate Ad
Instructional Text Ad


Seminarian Daily Prayer List

We invite everyone to pray for our seminarians this year. Attached please find the 2018-2019 Seminarian Daily Prayer List. For any additional information please contact the

Prayer List
Lista de Oraciones
Danh Sách Cầu Nguyện


Deacon Candidates Daily Prayer List

Please keep our deacon candidates in your prayers this year. Attached find the 2018-2019 Deacon Candidates Daily Prayer List. For additional information about the diaconate formation process visit us at

Prayer List


Special Collection Update

No Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe

Please note that there is not a Diocesan special collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe usually taken on Ash Wednesday. For any parish who has an envelope for this collection or an online giving option we ask that you turn those funds in to the Diocese as usual for distribution to the USCCB Office of National Collections. Please refer to the 2019 and 2020 Special Collection calendars for information on current special collections or contact , Advancement Associate for more information.


Special Collection Calendar


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.

Special Collection (2019)
Special Collection (2020)
Colección Especial (2020)


Diocesan Employment Opportunities

To better serve potential candidates for diocesan jobs, the e-Bulletin “Diocesan Employment Opportunities” has been streamlined into categories with links to the diocesan website that features comprehensive information about each job and a link to an application. The employment opportunities are broken into three categories: Catholic Center, parishes and schools. Click on a category to go to the diocesan web site to view all available jobs.

Catholic Center and Parish Employment

Catholic Center & Parish Employment

School Employment

School Employment
(Catholic Schools Website)



Diocesan Calendar

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.

Diocesan Calendar

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.

Calendario Diocesano

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