March 8, 2018
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.
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.
Loreto House 10th Anniversary
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of Loreto House, the only Catholic pregnancy center in the Denton area. Loreto House served 1,400 women in 2017! Please come to Loreto House on March 21st between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm (come and go) and receive a special tour of our beautiful facility and hear directly from our staff and volunteers about our “unique method” of serving women and saving babies in your community. For more information or call (940) 380-8191.
Ministry with Gay/Lesbian Catholics
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.
Ministerio para Gays/Lesbianas Catolicos
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.
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.
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
Parish Operating Grants
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.
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
Diocesan Firearms and Weapons Policy:
Diocesan Employment Opportunities
Full-Time: View full-time jobs
- 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
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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