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Lent 2024

Second Week of Lent, Feb. 25 - Mar. 2, 2024

“Then Job replied to the Lord: 2 “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted. 3 You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’ Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know. 4 “You said, ‘Listen now, and I will speak; I will question you, and you shall answer me.’ 5 My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you. 6 Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.”

Job 42: 1-6

2024 Lent Resources



Transitional Diaconate Ordination

Transitional Diaconate Ordination Save the Date for March 19, 2024

With praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God, the Diocese of Fort Worth joyfully announces and cordially invites you to the Transitional Diaconate Ordination of Isaac McCracken through the imposition of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit by His Excellency, Bishop Michael Olson at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at St. Maria Goretti Parish in Arlington.

Save the Date!

Come & See Weekend

March 22-24, 2024

Join us for a Vocations Weekend Retreat for men in high school and college, ages 16 and older, from March 22-24, 2024, at St. Joseph Seminary College in Covington, LA. Experience Mass, discernment stories, communal prayer, and a seminary tour—all at no cost. Transportation provided.

Register by March 18, 2024, and for those 18 and older, complete Safe Environment training. For more information, email the  or call 817-945-9321.


Vocations Lenten Weekly Meditations

Resources for Parishes Now Available

Below are Vocations Meditations for each week of Lent. Please use this as a bulletin insert at the beginning of Lent, or use the individual weekly meditations in your bulletin or social media. These English and Spanish vocations resources are provided by the three Serra Clubs of the Diocese of Fort Worth. Serrans support parishes and Catholic schools with resources to promote vocations throughout the year. Visit resources for vocations or contact , VP Vocations, Fort Worth Serra Club for more information.

Lenten Devotions
Devociones de Cuaresma

Seminarian Daily Prayer List

We invite everyone to pray for our seminarians this year. Attached please find the 2023-2024 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


National Eucharistic Congress

July 17-21, 2024, Indianapolis, Indiana

Participate in this pivotal moment in the church and draw into a deeper intimacy with our Lord. This historic 5-day gathering of missionary disciples will be a new Pentecost, a powerful anointing and personal commission to invite others to know Christ.

More information
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Young Adult

Young Adult Mass

Save the Date, March 2, 2024

All young adults, ages 18-35, of the Diocese of Fort Worth are invited to a special bilingual (Spanish & English) Mass celebrated by Very Rev. Jonathan C. Wallis on Saturday, March 2nd at 6:00 PM. This Mass will take place at St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth. Dinner will be offered in the St Patrick Pastoral Center, but an RSVP is required before February 28, 2024.

Save the date!


Misa de Jóvenes Adultos

Todos los jóvenes adultos, de 18 a 35 años, de la Diócesis de Fort Worth están invitados a una Misa especial celebrada por el Muy Reverendo Jonathan C. Wallis el sábado 2 de marzo a las 6:00 p.m. Esta Misa será en la Catedral de San Patricio en Fort Worth. Se ofrecerá cena después de la Misa en el Centro Pastoral St Patrick, pero se requiere confirmar su asistencia antes del 28 de febrero de 2024.

Aparta la fecha!

Advancement Foundation

Aging with Grace

A Catholic workshop for empty nesters, retirees, caregivers and their loved ones

As we age or care for aging parents, we often wonder what the Church teaches about ethical medical decisions, the sanctity of life and preparing documents, such as advance directives or a will. This event, sponsored by the Advancement Foundation, St. Thomas More Society and the Respect Life Office, will help answer those questions and provide guidance. Retirees, caregivers, and other loved ones are welcome to join us on Wednesday, March 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena, 1705 E Peters Colony Rd. Carrollton, TX 75007. Advance registration is required and limited to 50 participants.

More information or to register!
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Social media insert

Envejeciendo con Gracia

sábado 6 de abril de 2024, Parroquia de Todos los Santos, Fort Worth

Un taller católico para personas ya sin hijos en el hogar, jubilados, cuidadores y sus seres queridos. La ciencia puede explicar el envejecimiento físico, pero la experiencia de vida y la fe pueden enseñarnos mucho más sobre cómo enfrentarlo. A medida que envejecemos o cuidamos de padres que envejecen, a menudo nos preguntamos qué es lo que la Iglesia enseña sobre decisiones médicas éticas, la santidad de la vida y la preparación de documentos, como directivas avanzadas o un testamento. ¡Este evento le ayudará a responder esas preguntas, y brindará orientación e inspiración para este camino que está por comenzar! Regístrese o obtenga más información en

Volante sin altavoces
Anuncio de redes sociales

Advancing the Mission

January/February 2024

Not sure how to talk to your parishioners about planned gifts, writing a will or stewardship? This month’s Advancing the Mission newsletter is a great start! Topics include:

  • Charitable Gift Annuities: Highest Rates in 16 years
  • Giving Generously to Your Parish
  • And much more!

This and past issues can be found online at

For your Bulletin: News you can use QR code

Crossroads Newsletter

January – February – March Edition Now Available

The latest issue of the quarterly Crossroads newsletter for pastors, parish and school business managers and finance council members is now available: Crossroads newsletter. Please don’t miss this important issue with information such as March 2 Diocesan Day of Stewardship with Bishop Olson, 2023 tax statements, proper receipting, and upcoming deadlines such as Light of Christ nominations and parish grant application deadlines.

Refer back to this issue throughout the quarter for information or visit:



Diocesan Day of Stewardship

Filled with His Grace… Stewardship as a way of life, March 2, 2024

Join us for a special Lenten opportunity to hear from vibrant and dynamic speakers who will set the groundwork for you to deepen your relationship with Christ throughout your Lenten journey during this half day retreat.

Opportunities for reflection and sharing with other participants will be included. All priests, deacons, ministry leaders, parish and school staff, leadership committees and councils, and all members of the laity are invited to attend. Event will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2100 N. Davis Drive, Arlington, TX 76012 from 8:30am to noon. Cost per person: $10, Breakfast and materials included.

Register today!
More information
Event flyer

International Catholic Stewardship Council Conference

Register now for the 62nd ICSC Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana September 15-18, 2024

This year’s conference theme is “Called to be Saints.” Pastors, business managers, stewardship and development committees and school development officers are invited to attend this gathering of Catholic stewardship leaders and fund development professionals from across the United States and take benefit from the valuable information and networking available. Limited scholarships for conference fees for first time attendees are available by contacting , Director of Stewardship and Parish Relations at the Advancement Foundation or call 817-533-3178.

Register today for the Lenten Discount rate of $479.00. Hurry, rate increases March 30, 2024!

Parish Stewardship Reflections

January – March 2024

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: 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


Retiro de Jornada Familiar

Jornada Familiar, te invita a su próximo retiro, 8-10 de marzo 2024

La Jornada Familiar tiene una misión primaria: que se formen en ella matrimonios y familias que valoren el amor cristiano, matrimonios que entiendan su misión de salvar el hogar y los demás hogares, y vivir el evangelio formando de nuestros hogares iglesias domésticas. ¡Te esperamos!

Formulario de inscripción

Retiro de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana

Pascua Juvenil 2024, 23 de marzo de 2024

Pastoral Juvenil Hispana por parte de la oficina del Ministerio Hispano de la Diócesis de Fort Worth te invita a la Pascua Juvenil 2024. Todos los adultos jóvenes solteros entre las edades de 18 a 35 años son bienvenidos.

¿Preguntas? Por favor, póngase en contacto con la oficina del Ministerio Hispano.


Formulario de Inscripción

"What is Cursillo?"

Are you looking for a deeper meaning in your spiritual journey? Then join us in a short course in Christianity hosted by the Fort Worth Diocese English Cursillo. Spend 3 days developing a deeper understanding of what it means to be fully Catholic by being fully Christian. The Women's Weekend is April 4-7, 2024. The Men's Weekend is April 25-28, 2024. The weekends will be held at the Formation Center located at 2517 Hanna Avenue, Fort Worth, TX. The cost is $150.00. Please contact , Pre-Cursillo Coordinator for more information or to register.

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! Spaces are limited due to COVID and are going fast!

Date Retreat
March 1-3, 2024 Open Retreat
March 2, 2024 Saturday of Reflection
March 7-10, 2024 Men's Retreat
March 14-17, 2024 Women's Retreat


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Uncover the secrets to a lasting, supportive, transformational marriage!

For more than 50 years, Worldwide Marriage Encounter has helped over 3.5 million couples in almost 100 countries unlock the power of their relationships with new ways to do the “I do.” The Marriage Encounter experience helps you listen, share, and connect more deeply. There’s no group discussion. It’s just about the two of you learning to be the best, most loving and thriving couple you can be.

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

Special Collection Calendar


Catholic Relief Services

Special Collection March 9-10, 2024

The Catholic Relief Services Collection is our opportunity to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people around the world and here in the United States, families. It works to provide for their basic humanitarian needs, protect vulnerable children, reunite families, and encourage legislation that reflects the importance of family in society. The reach of this Collection spans the globe, helping families on every continent from an array of ethnicities and backgrounds, addressing a myriad of needs. Please use the materials below and on the box drive to support the USCCB special collection for Catholic Relief Services. Please promote the collection during Mass, in your bulletin and online with the materials provided.

Parish information
Social media ad
Anuncio de redes sociales

The Archdiocese of Kumasi

Special Collection Envelope

On November 23-24, 2024 the Diocese of Fort Worth will hold a special collection for the Archdiocese of Kumasi. If possible, please send your envelope providers the image below for the special collection envelope. If your envelope provider requires an image disclosure agreement please email , CFRE.

Archdiocese of Kumasi image

2024 Special Collection Calendar

2024 Revised September 13, 2023

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

Special collections calendar (2024)

Colectas especiales (2024)

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