March 15, 2018
Chrism Mass and Easter Vigil Mass
Please consider publishing the following in the parish bulletin.
The Chrism Mass which will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. March 27, 2018 and the Easter Vigil Mass which will be celebrated by Bishop Michael Olson at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 31, 2018 will be livestreamed on the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth's website.
At the Chrism Mass, oils used at parishes during the course of the next year are blessed by Bishop Olson and distribute to each parish representative to take back to the local parish. In addition, priests serving the Diocese renewal their vows to priesthood at the Mass.
The Easter Vigil Mass celebrates the Christ’s rising from the dead for the salvation of man.
The Chrism Mass livestream will begin at 5:15 p.m. The Easter Vigil livestream will begin at 7:45 p.m.
Rachel Ministries Training Workshop
Parishes Announce March 17-18, 2018
Please announcement to parishioners on the March 17-18, 2018 weekend the following:
Rachel Ministries is offering a Volunteer Training Workshop in English Saturday, March 24th at the Catholic Charities of Fort Worth offices, 249 West Thornhill Drive, Fort Worth. This in-depth workshop will prepare you to help those who regret their abortions to find healing and peace. If you have a compassionate heart and are called to help those hurting after abortion, you can register for this workshop by emailing or call 817-923-4757.
Ministry with Gay/Lesbian Catholics
Ministerio para Gays/Lesbianas Catolicos
The Fort Worth Diocesan Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics, other sexual minorities, their families and friends will hold their monthly meeting of prayer and conversation on Thursday March 22nd, at 7 PM at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 2100 N Davis Drive, Arlington TX 76012 in Classroom #1. Fr. Bob Sieg, OFM, Coordinator of the ministry, encourages those interested to come join us for prayer and sharing. For additional information, contact Fr. Bob Sieg at 817-292-3274 or Ron and Rita Clegg at 817-795-9747.
El Ministerio Diocesano de Fort Worth para Gays, Lesbianas, otras minorías sexuales Católicas, sus familias y amigos tendrán su reunión de oración y conversación el jueves, 22 de Marzo a las 7 de la noche en la Iglesia Catolica Most Blessed Sacrament, 2100 N Davis Drive, Arlington TX 76012. Nos reuniremos en salon #1. El padre Bob Sieg, OFM, Coordinador del Ministerio, anima a los interesados a que vengan y se únan a nosotros ipara orar y compartir experiencias. Si necesita más información, póngase en contacto con el padre Bob Sieg en el 817-292-3274, Ron y Rita Clegg en el 817-795-9747.
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 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.
St. Junipero Serra Institute
Ministerial Track Specific Courses
St. Junipero Serra institute will be offering a series of three courses for specific ministerial concentrations. The courses that we will offer are: Introduction to youth ministry, 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 four weeks starting March 26th, 2018.
Registration is open now!
Annual Good Friday Rosary Vigil
Friday, March 30, 2018
This Good Friday, join Bishop Olson in prayer at the 34th Annual Bishop’s Good Friday Rosary Vigil for Life from 12:30pm to 2:00pm at 6464 John Ryan Road, Fort Worth (In front of Planned Parenthood). For more information, email or call 817-738-1086.
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.
Hike for Life
Aledo, Saturday, April 7, 2018
Join us at the Hike - It is Texas' oldest Pro Life event - we have been here since Roe v Wade, and we will be here until it goes away. It will be held at the Aledo Middle School (track). Come and make a difference! To register and for additional information click here.
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
Natural Family Planning Training
The Diocese of Fort Worth is hosting a Billings Ovulation Method teacher training from Friday, May 11th through Sunday, May 13th at the University of Dallas in Irving. If you currently use the Billings method and have thought about helping out the diocese by becoming an instructor, please contact or by calling 972-746-5085.
Parish Operating Grants
Subvenciones Operativas de las Parroquias
Fiscal Year 2019
Applications are now being accepted for FY19 Parish Operating Grants, awarded from the Advancement Foundation as part of the Annual Diocesan Appeal (ADA) case for support. These grants are available to rural or needy parishes within the Diocese of Fort Worth.
El Año Fiscal 2019
Se están aceptando solicitudes para las Subvenciones Operativas de las Parroquias para el Año Fiscal 2019 que son concedidas por la Fundación de Avance como parte de la Campaña de Apelación Anual Diocesana. Estas subvenciones están disponibles para las parroquias rurales o las parroquias necesitadas de la Diócesis de Fort Worth.
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
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
Celebrating 50 Years of the Permanent Diaconate
Thanks to each of you who support the Annual Diocesan Appeal through your financial contributions and your prayers. Click here to read the March issue of Faith Hope Charity, to learn how the Appeal supports the 86 ordained deacons, 27 candidates and 16 aspirants. Did you know that 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the of the restoration of the Permanent Diaconate in the United States? This issue also contains a link to a video featuring one of the men currently in formation and news about how we are progressing toward our $3.3 million goal. For questions please contact .
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
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Diocesan Employment Opportunities
Full-Time: View full-time jobs
- Principal, St. Therese Catholic School, Pueblo, CO
- Founding Catholic High School Teacher, Cristo Rey High School at Our Mother of Mercy, Fort Worth
- School Office Manager, Cristo Rey High School at Our Mother of Mercy, Fort Worth
- Director of Music and Liturgy, St. Jude Parish, Mansfield
- Administrative Assistant, St. John the Apostle Parish, North Richland Hills
- Executive Assistant, Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Center
- Parish Relations Director, Catholic Charities, Fort Worth
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Coordinator Of Adult Formation & Continuing Enrichment, St. Jude Parish, Mansfield
- Receptionist, Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Fort Worth
- Multiple Teaching Opportunities, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Falls
- Secretary / Receptionist, St. Bartholomew Catholic Church , Fort Worth
- Elementary School Nurse, St. Joseph Catholic School, Arlington
- Spanish Teacher, Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Fort Worth
- 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
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El Calendario de la Diócesis
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