Thursday, March 21, 2024

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Chrism Mass

The Sacred Oils, Part 2, Oil of the Sick

During the Chrism Mass, the bishop blesses the sacramental oils used throughout the year in every parish in the diocese, and the priests of the diocese renew their promises to the priesthood. Although the service can be overshadowed by the Triduum, the blessed oils play an essential role in bestowing grace in sacramental rites, and the Mass itself reveals the unity of the worldwide Church. Watch The Sacred Oils, Part 3, Oil of Catechumens.

Chrism Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 6:00 PM at St. Patrick Cathedral Fort Worth.


Diocese e-Bulletin Announcement

As disciples of Christ, we are called during Lent to dedicate ourselves to prayer, scripture, service and or almsgiving, and sacrifice in the form of self-examination and fasting. May your Lenten journey bear much fruit and bring you closer to Our Lord, and may you be a bright lamp (Matthew 5:14-16) for your family and your community. Click Lent Resources for more information.

In honor of Holy Week the Catholic Center will be closed from Holy Thursday, March 28, 2024 thru Easter Monday, April 1, 2024 and reopen Tuesday April 2, 2024. Therefore the e-Bulletin will not run on Thursday, March 28, 2024. The e-Bulletin will return to normal schedule Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Respect Life

rosary vigil

Annual Rosary Vigil for Life

39th Annual Rosary Vigil for Life on Good Friday, March 29, 2024

Please join Bishop Michael Olson in leading the 39th Annual Rosary Vigil for Life on Good Friday. Let's pray to stop abortion through out the world by spending one hour praying outside Planned Parenthood Abortion Center, 6400 John Ryan Rd., Ft. Worth, from 12:30pm to 2:00pm on March 29, 2024.

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Safe Environment

Mass of Reparation for Victims of Abuse

Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 10:00 AM

The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth invites you to attend a Mass of Reparation for Victims of Abuse to help heal those who have been harmed by the terrible evil of abuse and for the reparation for sins of sexual abuse perpetrated against minors and the vulnerable. Principal celebrant will be Most Reverend Michael F. Olson, STD, MA. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at St. Patrick Cathedral Fort Worth in downtown Fort Worth. Following the Mass, we will have a luncheon for the participants at the parish hall and will also be hosting our annual facilitator’s meeting after the luncheon.

Note: This Mass will be live streamed on the front of the diocesan website at:



nec pilgrimage

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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Advancement Foundation

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

Parish Operating Grant Applications

Available now, due 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 $858,000. Application information for FY25 Operating Grants is now available below and at If you have specific questions about the application process, please contact , CFRE, at 817-533-7242.

Parish Operating Grant Memo and Application

School Operating Grants Announced

Apply now through April 15

This year, nine Catholic schools in the Diocese of Fort Worth are receiving a total of $150,000 for salary support for learning specialists and intervention supplies for students with accommodation plans. These grants are made possible through donors’ generosity to the Annual Diocesan Appeal. Application information for 2024-25 School Operating Grants for learning support initiatives is now available below and at Contact , CFRE, at 817-533-7242 if you have additional questions.

School Operating Grant Memo and Application

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:

Advancing the Mission

March/April 2024

The Advancement Foundation is in your parishes this Lent with - Diocesan Day of Stewardship at Most Blessed Sacrament.

  • Aging with Grace Lunch and Learns in three locations
  • Parish grant recipient visits

The Advancing the Mission newsletter has all this and more. Read it online or download a copy at

For your Bulletin: News you can use QR code


Light of Christ Awards

Parish Stewardship Award Nomination forms due by April 15, 2024

The Light of Christ Parish Stewardship award is presented annually to lay individuals throughout the Diocese of Fort Worth who exemplify the light of Christ through lives of Christian Stewardship. Each pastor is asked to recognize one lay person or couple who live out their baptismal call in an extraordinary way through stewardship and leadership. The Light of Christ Parish Stewardship Awards will be presented in four different ceremonies and locations on Thursdays in June from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. to accommodate not only the honoree(s) and Pastor, as in the past two years, but also parishioners, friends and family. The Light of Christ Stewardship award nomination form is available below and may be submitted via email, fax, postal mail or electronically. For ceremony locations, additional information or to submit the nomination form online, please visit: If you have any questions, please contact , Director of Stewardship and Parish Relations at 817-533-3178.

Light of Christ memorandum
Light of Christ Award form

International Catholic Stewardship Council Newsletter

The latest issue of the ICSC parish newsletter in English and Spanish is now available with helpful resources to enhance stewardship in your ministry. Discover prayers, feature articles and weekly bulletin reflections on a stewardship way of life. Be inspired, be equipped and be transformed!

ICSC April English
ICSC April Spanish

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

April – June 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


World Day of Prayer for Vocations

April 21, 2024, Resources for Parishes, Schools and Catechists

On April 21, 2024 the Catholic Church will mark the 61st annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations. The purpose of this day is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction to “Pray the master of the harvest to send laborers for his harvest” (Mt. 9:38; Lk.10:2). As a climax to a prayer that is continually offered throughout the Church, it affirms the primacy of faith and grace in all that concerns vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. The Church concentrates its attention this day on vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, societies of apostolic life and secular institutes.

Please use the promotional materials below, including bulletin, pulpit and Flocknote announcements, general intercessions, ideas for teachers and catechists and children’s activity sheets, in your parish communications – including social media – and catechetical programs several weeks in advance. If you need additional resources for promoting vocations in your parish or Catholic school, or if you want to start a vocations committee in your parish, please contact , VP Vocations, Fort Worth Serra Club or visit

Memo to Schools and Catechist
Vocations Parish Resources

World Vocations Prayer
Vocations Day Activities

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


"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 27-30, 2024 Men's Retreat
April 4-7, 2024 Women's Retreat
April 12-14, 2024 Open Retreat
April 13, 2024 Saturday of Reflection
April 25-28, 2024 Women's Retreat
May 3-5, 2024 Retiro Para Hombres, Mujeres y Parejas


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.

April bulletin announcement
April bulletin flyers

Special Collections

The Holy Land Special Collection

Good Friday, March 29, 2024

Please promote the Pontifical Good Friday Collection on Good Friday to keep a Christian presence in the Holy Land. This collection supports the basic needs of the people in the Holy Land. Franciscan have served the Holy Land for 800 years. Funds are distributed at the direction of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Oriental Churches. A portion of the funds are directly allocated to the educational and ecclesial projects in the Middle East. The rest of the funds collected in the United States and a number of other countries support the ministries and programs entrusted by the Holy See to the Holy Land Franciscans. Please promote this collection on Palm Sunday with the English and Spanish materials below.

Good Friday parish information
Información parroquial del Viernes Santo

Good Friday web ad
Good Friday poster

2024 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 (2024)

Colectas especiales (2024)

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