March 1, 2018
Parish Advisory on Texas Right to Life
Message from Bishop Olson to Pastors
Please take note of a Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops’ (TCCB) advisory with a pulpit announcement this weekend about the advisory and its availability in your bulletin or on the parish web site and, if a parish does not have a web site, by referring parishioners to the diocesan website. The advisory regards the hostile position of Texas Right to Life towards the authentic Catholic teaching on the dignity of human life presented by the Texas Catholic Bishops in communion with the Holy See.
A link to the TCCB Parish Advisory on Texas Right to Life is here. The document can be printed and inserted into parish bulletins or distributed separately and/or placed on the parish web site. It is also available on the diocesan web site at www.fwdioc.org.
Political action guidelines & advisory regarding Texas Right to Life:
The Seder Supper
Notice to Discontinue Immediately
The Diocese of Fort Worth has discontinued the practice of celebrating the Seder Supper in all parishes and groups within the diocese. Please read complete message below.
Curso de Teología del Cuerpo
Instituto San Junipero Serra
El instituto estará ofreciendo un curso sobre Teologia del Cuerpo por 4 semanas iniciando el 10 de Marzo, 2018. Este curso narrará una breve biografía de San Juan Pablo II y como su vida impactó sus pensamientos sobre el amor. A continuación, llevará su atención a la obra amor y responsabilidad de San Juan Pablo II. Por ultimo nos concentraremos en el contenido de sus catequesis y discutiremos las tres partes que componen la teología del cuerpo.
Lenten Discernment Night for Men
The Vocations Office invites all men in high school and college to attend a weekly Holy Hour and series of discernment topics on Monday evenings of Lent. 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 to the Vocations office at or by calling 817-945-9321. Full schedule and locations below.
Join the Legacy Society
Parishes: For February 25 and March 4 Bulletins (and one time per month thereafter)
Thank you for remembering your parish, school, or other ministries of the Diocese of Fort Worth through bequests in your will, beneficiary designations in your life insurance or retirement plan, remainder proceeds from your charitable gift annuity or trusts, or by endowing the future of our Diocesan Catholic Schools. Please notify The Advancement Foundation when you have named a parish, a ministry or the Diocese through your Legacy gift so we might have the opportunity to thank you for your generosity and welcome you as a member of the Diocesan Legacy Society. Please contact to learn more.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Second Collection, March 10-11, 2018
Soon parishes throughout the Diocese will take up a second collection for Catholic Relief Services. Your support of this collection serves Jesus in disguise in some of the most marginalized communities in our world. Proceeds from this national collection provide services for immigrants and refugees, humanitarian aid in the wake of natural disasters, and advocacy for peace and justice around the world. Please join in this collection to support those suffering on the margins around the world. If you have any questions about this special collection, please contact , Associate Director of the Advancement Foundation, at 817-945-9441.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
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.
Saint Joseph’s Seminary College
Vocations Weekend Retreat, March 23-25, 2018
The Spring retreat 2018 Come & See St. Joseph Seminary College will take place at St. Joseph Seminary College in Covington, LA. This vocations weekend retreat is scheduled for March 23-25, 2018 for young men 16 years and older.
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 by March 9, 2018.
For more information contact: Father Keith Hathaway at or by calling 682-429-3554. Please find the attached bulletin announcement and flyer.
Save the Date, April 28, 2018
Join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae! The Respect Life Office is sponsoring a conference on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Our presenters will be Most Reverend Bishop Michael F. Olson, STD, and Janet Smith, Ph.D. More details in English or Español! Printable Flyers y Voletas below.
Stewardship Day of Renewal
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Please join us for the third annual Diocesan Stewardship Day of Renewal at St. Maria Goretti Parish on Saturday, April 28. Everyone is invited - use the attached flyer as a bulletin insert, invite your parish and school staff, ministry leaders and all parishioners. Please see the attached flyer for more information or contact
Adoration for Life
Please help the Respect Life Office fill the pews. Adoration for Life is a powerful hour of prayer. Life, death, and the time in between are precious. Let us spend it with God.
Ayude a la Oficina de Vida de Respeto a llenar los bancos. Adoración por la Vida es una hora poderosa de oración. La vida, la muerte y el tiempo intermedio son preciosos. Permítanos pasarlo con Dios.
Seminarian Daily Prayer List
We invite everyone to pray for our seminarians this year. Attached please find the 2017-2018 Seminarian Daily Prayer List. For any additional information please contact the
Tax Reform and Charitable Giving
The new tax law went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018 and it no doubt will create questions for you. The Advancement Foundation Supporting the Diocese of Fort Worth wants to make you aware of some of the changes to be mindful of as you consider your charitable giving this year. For additional information, please download the document below, visit http://advancementfoundation.planmygift.org or contact us at 817-945-9441.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
December 9-16, 2018
You’ve been asking for it! Now it’s time to make your Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Dec. 9-16, 2018. Explore the roots of your faith. Walk in Jesus’ footsteps. Watch your most cherished beliefs come to life! Visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Cana, the Mount of Olives, Sea of Galilee, Nazareth and much more! Register with a $550 deposit. All-inclusive $3,961 each, double occupancy. Singles are $4,802. Five star hotels. Fully escorted and SAFE! Spaces are limited! First come, first served! Information Sessions 3/27 and 5/3 at 7 p.m. at The Catholic Center. Visit www.advancementfoundation.org for more information, or contact at 817-945-9440.
It is suggested that all parishes include a Stewardship reflection each week in their bulletin, to encourage parishioners to give more time to God in prayer, service to others and generous with their material goods. Please see below the Weekly Bulletin Stewardship Reflection insert and the Prayers of the Faithful (both in English & Spanish).
For more Stewardship resources please visit www.advancementfoundation.org/stewardship-themes or contact Diana Liska at or 817-945-9444.
Advancing the Mission Newsletter
The March edition of the Advancement Foundation’s Advancing the Mission newsletter is ready for your enjoyment. Included is information about two travel opportunities for your consideration, our upcoming Planned Giving events and an exciting project supported with funds from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
We hope you enjoy reading this edition, as always the Advancement Foundation Team is here to assist you. Please feel free to contact any member of the team for more information.
Advancing the Mission Newsletter (March)
Annual Diocesan Appeal Newsletter
National Marriage Week
As we approach National Marriage Week, the Advancement Foundation is pleased to share the February issue of Faith Hope Charity, the monthly newsletter of the Annual Diocesan Appeal. This focus of this issue is on the support the Appeal gives the Diocese of Fort Worth Office of Marriage & Family Life. When you support the Appeal you also support their important ministry to those whose vocation is in married life. Click here to learn more.
The newsletter also spotlights one pastor of four parishes that ALL have met their goals for the Appeal! What can you do to help your parish meet its goal?
Thank you for your financial support and for your prayers for the Annual Diocesan Appeal. Please continue to encourage others to participate in the Appeal this year by Contributing for the Common Good. Every contribution is important, no matter the amount! For questions please contact .
Protect the People and Causes You Love
Tips to Protect Your Charitable Plan
Naming a loved one or The Advancement Foundation as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan assets is a heartfelt way to make a future gift with lasting impact. Be sure to go one step further and notify those beneficiaries of the choices you’ve made. Please click here to learn more.
For more information, visit advancementfoundation.planmygift.org or contact Renée Underwood at the Advancement Foundation, or 817-945-9441.
Special Collection Calendar
Revisions to 2018-2019
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.
Bulletin Inserts Links
Diocesan Firearms and Weapons Policy:
Diocesan Employment Opportunities
Full-Time: View full-time jobs
- Database Manager, Good Shepherd Parish, Colleyville
- Classroom Teachers, Holy Trinity Catholic School, Grapevine
- Music Teacher, Holy Trinity Catholic School, Grapevine
- Kindergarten Classroom Teacher, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Keller
- Facility Employee, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
- Director of Parish Relations, Catholic Charities, Fort Worth
- Multiple Teaching Opportunities, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Falls
- Business Manager, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Fort Worth
- Director of Development, Holy Trinity Catholic School, Grapevine
- Administrative Assistant, Diocese of Fort Worth, Tribunal
- Classroom Teacher: Math, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Keller
- Classroom Teacher: English Language Artse, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Keller
- Elementary Classroom Teacher, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Keller
- Executive Assistant, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
- Parish Business Manager, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Fort Worth
- Program & Client Relationship Manager, Cristo Rey High School at Our Mother of Mercy, Ft. Worth
- Assistant Principal, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Falls
- Admissions Assistant, Cristo Rey High School at Our Mother of Mercy, Fort Worth
- Certified Academic Language Therapist, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
- Director of Development, Cassata High School, Fort Worth
Part-Time: View part-time jobs
- Multiple Teaching Opportunities, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Falls
- Secretary / Receptionist, St. Bartholomew Catholic Church , Fort Worth
- Administrative Assistant, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Breckenridge
- Elementary School Nurse, St. Joseph Catholic School, Arlington
- Spanish Teacher, Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Fort Worth
- Coordinator/Assistant Director, St. Philip the Apostle Parish, Lewisville
- Liturgical Musician, St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Fort Worth
- Extended Day Aide, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Keller
- Extended Care Worker, St. George School, Fort Worth
- After School Care Worker, St. Martin de Porres Catholic School, Frisco/Prosper
- Bus Driver, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth
- Deaf Ministry Interpreters Needed, Diocese of Fort Worth
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 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.
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