Thursday, April 18, 2024

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Save the Date!

You are invited to the Priestly Ordination of Deacon Eric Flores and Deacon Benjamin Grothouse

The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth announces the Priestly Ordination of Deacon Eric Flores and Deacon Benjamin Grothouse, by the imposition of hands of His Excellency Bishop Michael F. Olson. We invite everyone to join us in this celebration on the 18th of May 2024 at 10:00 AM St. Patrick Cathedral Fort Worth.

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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.

We still have individual tickets for the discounted price of $200 for the whole congress. They may be purchased by contacting or by calling 817-945-9357 or by clicking on the buttons below and filling out the forms.

More information
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Tickets Boletos

Catholic Schools

Spirit Games

Sunday, April 28th held at Nolan Catholic High School

The Spirit Games is an annual faith filled, fun, and enriching family event that supports our Catholic Faith and commitment to our kids’ faith journey. Think diocesan wide fall festival, an opportunity to come together to promote family and evangelize our Faith to the youth in our Diocese. This event is put on by the Stephen Breen Memorial Foundation, who is the 2nd largest source of Financial Aid to our students and each of our Catholic schools. All proceeds from this event will help further the foundation’s mission within our Catholic Diocese.

More information / FAQ
Spirit Games flyer
Spirit Games Cookoff info

Advancement Foundation

Aging with Grace

Back by popular demand! April 27, 2024

As we age or care for aging parents, we often wonder what the Church teaches about ethical medical decisions, the sanctity of life and preparing documents, such as advance directives or a will. This Catholic workshop for empty nesters, retirees, caregivers and their loved ones, sponsored by the Advancement Foundation, St. Thomas More Society and the Respect Life Office, will help answer those questions and provide guidance and valuable resources. Everyone in the Diocese of Fort Worth is welcome to join us on Saturday, April 27 from 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Philip the Apostle Parish, 5201 Cross Timbers Rd., Flower Mound TX 75022. Advance registration is required and limited to 50 participants.

More information or to register!
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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

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Crossroads Newsletter

April-May-June 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: Does your parish have more funeral Masses than bequests every year? If so, please attend a brief webinar on April 10 to learn how your parishioners can leave a gift to your parish in their will. This 2-page newsletter also includes dates for the Light of Christ Awards, special collections and grant deadlines.

Refer back to this issue throughout the quarter for information or visit:

Crossroads newsletter


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 Easter Discount rate of $499.00. Rate increases May 31, 2024!

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

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


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 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
April 25-28, 2024 Women's Retreat
May 3-5, 2024 Retiro Para Hombres, Mujeres y Parejas
May 4, 2024 Saturday of Reflection
May 16-19, 2024 Women's Retreat


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.

May bulletin announcement
May bulletin flyers

Special Collections

Special Collection Calendars

2025 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. It's a simple way to teach stewardship and our duty to care for our local and international Catholic Church. Please give your parishioners the opportunity to live stewardship as a way of life on these 15 weekends in 2025.

We are adding a new special collection for the Archdiocese of Kumasi, Guana. "The distance is long but the bond is strong." (Links for articles from the North Texas Catholic to learn more about our special relationship with this diocese.) Please consider using the attached envelope design. Reach out to Rachel Martinez for any edits needed on the envelope.

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)
Special collections calendar (2025)

Colectas especiales (2024)
Colectas especiales (2025)

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