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 March 2, 2023


St. Thomas More Society

St. Thomas More Society features Father Samuel Maul on the “Legal Enforcement of Morality.”

Fr. Samuel Maul will discuss the historical debate between Oxford professor H.L.A. Hart, a staunch legal positivist, and British jurist Lord Patrick Devlin regarding the appropriateness of laws concerning homosexuality and prostitution, contrasting this with the Natural Law perspective set forth by St. Thomas Aquinas and Prof. Robert P. George. Event will start at 12:00 PM at The Reata Restaurant, 310 Houston St., Fort Worth, Tuesday, March 7, 2023. 1 hr ethics CLE requested.

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Lenten Discernment Nights 2023

Dates: March 9, March 23, March 30

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 the Friday before the event to or by calling 817-945-9321. Please contact the office Fridays before the event to reserve your spot.

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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!

Men's Retreat, Mar. 9-12, 23
Women's Retreat, Mar. 16-19, 23
Open Retreat, Mar. 31 - Apr. 2, 23

Men's Holy Week Retreat, Apr. 5-8, 23
Women's Retreat, Apr. 13-16, 23
Fr. Tetlow Series, Apr. 22, 23


2023 Holy Oils Request

Reminder: Rev. Thu Nguyen, Diocesan Director of Liturgy & Worship, recently emailed all priests of the diocese the Holy Oils Request Form. Please note the deadline to reply with your parish holy oil needs is Wednesday, March 15, 2023.


Diocesan Day of Stewardship

The Eucharist and Stewardship as a Way of Life, featuring Bishop Michael Olson and Father Joseph Moreno, Saturday, March 18

All are welcome to attend a special Lenten opportunity to embrace 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 from 8:30-12:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Parish Hall. Following Mass and breakfast, participants will hear Bishop Olson and Father Joseph Moreno speak on how we receive the Body of Christ in order to become the Body of Christ. To learn more or to register, please visit

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Transitional Diaconate Ordination

Save the Date, March 25, 2023

With Praise and Thanksgiving to Almighty God, the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth announces the Transitional Diaconate Ordination Mass of Eric H. Flores and Benjamin H. Grothouse on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 10:00 AM at St. Philip the Apostle Parish. Please contact the via email or by phone at 817-945-9321 for more information or questions.

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Retiro Jornada Familiar

Retiro matrimonial, 25 - 26 de marzo de 2023

La Jornada Familiar tiene una misión primaria: que se formen en ellas 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. Ahora podrá quedarse a dormir en las instalaciones desde el viernes 24 de marzo, hasta el 26 de marzo del 2023. ¡Te esperamos!

Regístrese ahora ya que el cupo es limitado. Para información directa contacte a el Coordinador, Noe Rosales; 817-896-8960 ó sobre aplicaciones, Virgilio Ullola; 817-714-0055.

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Come and See Weekend

Vocations Weekend Retreat, March 31 - April 2, 2023

The Spring 2023 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 March 31- April 2, 2023 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 with the .

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Worldwide Marriage Encounter

March 2023

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 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.

March bulletin announcement
March bulletin flyers


Crossroads Newsletter

January-February-March Edition Now Available

The latest 2-page 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 on:

The Turkey/Syria Earthquake special collection
Stewardship Sunday with Bishop Olson
Parish grant applications
Changes in the tax code for QCDs

Refer back to this issue throughout the quarter for information.
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Parish Operating Grant Applications

Available now the deadline is April 15

Thanks to the generosity of the donors to the Annual Diocesan Appeal, the Advancement Foundation provides generous operating grants to small, rural parishes or those struggling to meet their operating expenses. Last year, 37 parish communities in the Diocese of Fort Worth were awarded operating grants totaling $815,000. Application information for FY24 Operating Grants is now available at If you have specific questions about the application process, please contact , CFRE, at 817-533-7242.

Parish Operating Grant Application


Retiro del Ministerio Hispano

La registracion esta disponible retiro para mujeres y para hombres

La oficina del Ministerio Hispano te invita al retiro “Mujer y Hombre de Fe en los Tiempos de Hoy”: un regalo de transformación, con la oportunidad de pasar tiempo en la presencia de Dios. Tendrás la oportunidad de experimentar el sentido de armonía y descubrir tú vocación, el vínculo de la sanidad física con la espiritual y de restaurar tu fe para sobrellevar el futuro con fortaleza.

Comparte este correo electrónico con tus amistades, familiares, y amigos. Las comidas están incluidas. No habrá cuidad para menores.

El retiro de mujeres es el 3 de mayo y el retiro de hombre es el 6 de junio. La registración está ahora disponible. Reserva tu espacio, presiona el enlace

Retiro de mujeres - volante
Retiro de hombre - volante


Deaf Ministry Program

The Diocese of Fort Worth has a great Deaf Ministry Program - we offer Interpreted Masses, Retreats, a Community Mass and social the 1st Sunday of the month in addition to other activities. We invite parishes to put this information on their e-bulletins and or social media platforms to help us reach as many people as we can. Feel free to view or print our latest newsletter.  For more information visit our website  at, contact via email or call 817-945-9381 office / 817-591-0186 video phone.

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Tax Code Changes Affect QCDs

The Secure Act 2.0 signed into law in late December made a few changes for those donors ages 70-1/2 who like to support our parishes, schools and the Diocese of Fort Worth through Qualified Charitable Distributions from their retirement plans. Effective with the 2023 tax year, an individual may donate up to $100,000 during the year from an IRA, and that amount will be indexed for inflation, meaning it is likely to increase each year thereafter. Additionally, the new law allows a one-time election of up to $50,000 to fund either a Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRUT), Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust (CRAT) or a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA). No changes were made to the age of donor who may make QCDs and QCDs continue to be eligible for donation to donor-advised fund sponsors, private foundations or supporting organizations. If you have questions about how QCDs can benefit your parish offertory or capital campaign, please visit or contact , CFRE, at 817-533-7242.


Parish Stewardship Reflections

First Quarter, January-March 2023

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


Seminarian Daily Prayer List

We invite everyone to pray for our seminarians this year. Attached please find the 2022-2023 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


2023 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

Special collections calendar (2023)

Colectas especiales (2023)


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.

Catholic Center and Parish Employment

Catholic Center & Parish Employment

School Employment

School Employment
(Catholic Schools Website)



Diocesan Calendar

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.

Diocesan Calendar / Calendario Diocesano

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 por favor revise el archivo PDF abajo.

Guidelines / Directrices

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