April 13, 2023
Operating Grant Applications
Due April 15 - Final reminder - no late applications accepted
Saturday is the deadline for small, rural parishes or those struggling to meet their operating expenses to apply for a FY24 Operating Grant from the Annual Diocesan Appeal. 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 available below or at www.advancementfoundation.org/parish-operating-grants. Submit complete (signed by pastor) applications to . Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. If you have specific questions about the application process, please contact , CFRE, at 817-533-7242.
Parish Operating Grant Application
Archbishop Fulton Sheen Documentary
April 17, 2023, Nolan Catholic High School
The faithful of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth are invited to attend the world premiere of “Follow that Bishop,” a Rome Reports documentary, on Monday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in Hartnett Arena at Nolan Catholic High School, 4501 Bridge Street, Fort Worth. The documentary reports on an FBI investigation of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen as his influence increased throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
The event will include remarks by Bishop Olson, an update on the cause for Canonization of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, a screening of the 28-minute documentary, and comments from Antonio Olivie, president and CEO of Rome Reports.
St. Andrew’s Breakfast
Saturday, April 22, 2023
The next St. Andrew Breakfast will be on Saturday morning April 22, 2023 at St. Patrick Cathedral, 1206 Throckmorton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102, at 8:00 AM. The day will begin with Mass followed by breakfast and fellowship. We encourage young men in high school and college of the Diocese of Fort Worth to attend. With limited space, please reserve your spot by April 20, 2023 to the or by calling 817-945-9321.
Mass of Reparation for Victims of Abuse
Save the date, April 22, 2023
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 along with concelebrants Very Rev. Jonathan Wallis and Msgr. E. James Hart. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, April 22nd, 11:00 o’clock am at St. Patrick Cathedral, 1206 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
Good Shepherd Sunday
Special collection April 29-30
“Whoever enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep,” John 10:2. Please encourage your parishioners to support the formation of future priests in the Diocese of Fort Worth through the Good Shepherd Sunday special collection April 29-30. Please promote this special collection with the information below. Please watch your mail for bulletin inserts and posters arriving this week. If you are a cluster parish, please divide up the bulletin inserts and posters as necessary. Thank you!
Good Shepherd Sunday Bulletin Insert
Inserto del Boletín del Domingo del Buen Pastor
Gabriel Project Informational Session
Join us virtually to learn about how the Gabriel Project volunteers and staff serve Moms and Babies in need and how you can get involved via volunteering or donations. No pressure to sign up for anything: come and see!
To sign up and receive the link for attending one of the virtual Gabriel Project Informational Sessions, please email/text/call Tova Anderson, Gabriel Project Volunteer Coordinator at 682-380-1679 or .
Virtual Sessions Schedule (March-July)
Virtual Sessions Schedule (August-December)
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 www.montserratretreat.org! Spaces are limited due to COVID and are going fast!
Fr. Tetlow Series, Apr. 22, 23
Advancing the Mission
The latest edition of Advancing the Mission newsletter includes information about:
— The rapid growth in the Diocese of Fort Worth
— Endowment Education: Part 2
— Almsgiving, the lesser known Lenten sacrifice
— Diocesan Day of Stewardship RSVP
— and more!
April-May-June 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 April 15 deadlines for Parish grant applications and Light of Christ Awards, asset intention paperwork and the who, when and where of the Advancement Foundation.
Refer back to this issue throughout the quarter for information.
View Crossroads Newsletter!
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
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 WWME.org 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.
April bulletin announcement
April bulletin flyers
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 6 de mayo y el retiro de hombre es el 3 de junio. La registración está ahora disponible. Reserva tu espacio, presiona el enlace www.fwdioc.org/ministerio-hispano.
Retiro de mujeres - volante
Retiro de hombre - volante
Diocese of Fort Worth Priestly Ordination
Save the date, May 20, 2023
The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth announces the Priestly Ordination of Deacon Brandon Edward LeClair, Deacon Austin Travis Hoodenpyle and Deacon Randolph Edward Hopkins, Jr., by the imposition of hands of His Excellency Bishop Michael F. Olson. We invite everyone to join us in this celebration on the 20th of May 2023 at 10:00 am St. Patrick Cathedral Fort Worth, TX 7610
Retiro Jornada Familiar
Retiro matrimonial, 9 - 11 de junio 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 9 de junio, hasta el 11 de junio del 2023. ¡Te esperamos!
Regístrese ahora ya que el cupo es limitado. Para información llame a Jose y Maria Reyes; 817-726-3057 / 817-902-6616 ó sobre aplicaciones, Virgilio y Gabriela Ullola; 817-714-0055 / 817-296-7886.
Vocation Discernment Program
June 23 - 25, 2023, University of Dallas
The SERRA Clubs for Fort Worth and Dallas are once again hosting the Vocations Awareness Program Discernment Weekend June 23-25th at the University of Dallas. This is our 32nd year and we find it is the best opportunity for young men and women to have a chance to sit one on one with religious to receive guidance in their discernment process. We are requesting your assistance on publicizing the announcement in all of your parish bulletins and their websites.
A weekend of discernment helps single Catholic men and women, ages 18–40, find answers about life as a Priest, Sister, Brother, or Consecrated Lay Woman. Learn more and apply at www.vapinfo.org, or contact at the Catholic Diocese of Dallas: 214-379-2860. Application Deadline June 12, 2023!
Deaf Ministry Program
2nd Quarter 2023
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 www.fwdioc.org/deaf-ministry, contact via email or call 817-945-9381 office / 817-591-0186 video phone.
Parish Stewardship Reflections
Second Quarter, April - June 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: fwdioc.app.box.com or contact at the Advancement Foundation or call 817-533-3178.
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
Revised, March 8, 2023
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 fwdioc.org/special-collections.
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.
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.
For any questions or concerns about the e-Bulletin please contact the
Director of Communications, or .