May 19, 2022
Catholic Communications Campaign
May 28-29, 2022 Special Collection
The Diocese of Fort Worth will take up the Catholic Communications Campaign on May 28-29 to help strengthen the Catholic Communication efforts. By supporting this campaign you help local diocesan papers and other Catholic media outlets improve their ability to inform their audiences in today’s fast-paced, digitally-based media environment. Half of all donations in the Diocese of Fort Worth stay here to support local communications projects such as North Texas Catholic, the Diocesan website, live streaming of Mass, public relations and social media efforts. Please use the bi-lingual resources attached to promote this collection in your parish. If you have any questions regarding this collection, please contact , CFRE at 817-382-4939.
Liturgical Workshop for Coordinators
The Diocesan Liturgy & Worship office will be offering Liturgical Workshops for Liturgy & Special Celebrations at seven locations throughout the Diocese of Fort Worth. Parish coordinators should fill out the form below to attend.
La oficina Diocesana de Liturgia y Adoración ofrecerá Talleres Litúrgicos para Liturgia y Celebraciones Especiales en siete lugares de la Diócesis de Fort Worth. Los coordinadores parroquiales deben completar el siguiente formulario para asistir.
Note: All dates must be attended at the chosen location.
Nota: Todas las fechas deben ser atendidos en el lugar elegido.
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!
Nolan Catholic High School
Nolan Catholic High School Summer Camps
Nolan Catholic High School is offering a wide array of athletic camps this summer, for-credit academic courses, and enrichment opportunities for middle and high school aged students in our Diocesan parishes. We would love if you could include this information in your next parish weekly e-bulletin; attached is a copy of the flyer you can use, and this sentence includes a direct link to the camp options on our website: Please click here to view all of the exciting summer camp options!
International Catholic Stewardship Council Conference
Register Now for the 60th ICSC Annual Conference in Anaheim, California October 2-5
The 60th Annual ICSC Conference takes place October 2-5 2022 in Anaheim, California. This year’s conference theme is “Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response”. 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 are available by contacting , Director of Stewardship and Parish Relations at the Advancement Foundation or call 817-533-3178.
Vocation Awareness Weekend
June 10-12, 2022
The SERRA Clubs of Dallas and Fort Worth hosting the Vocation Awareness weekend for the 32nd time at the University of Dallas the weekend of June 10-12, 2022. This is a free discernment weekend for Catholic Men & Women. We are accepting applications now through May 23rd. Could you please help us get this information out to all the parishes?
We ask each parish to run ads all weekends during our campaign window. Ads are available in full page (preferred), half page and quarter page. You can download the print ready files at www.vapinfo.org/resources/.
Reserve la fecha, sábado 25 de junio del 2022
¡Estamos super emocionados por la oportunidad de servir parejas que desean fortalecer su matrimonio y su familia! Por ahora, ya tenemos listo el volante y registracion y esperamos pronto se llene el cupo. Aquí le anexo el volante y le envío el enlace de la registracion.
Deseamos animar a las parejas que se registren lo mas pronto posible para que alcancen su lugar. https://diocesefortworth.regfox.com/conferencia
La registracion es super fácil. Pueden hacerlo con el enlace o por medio del código QR, desde su ordenador, computadora, o teléfono. Le agradecemos comparta esta información con quienes pueden beneficiarse de esta gran oportunidad, grupos, parejas y personal.
Youth High School Rally
Saturday, June 25, 2022
I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.
The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth would like to invite all high school aged youth (grades 8-12) to attend the I Am the Light of the World High School Youth Rally being held on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the UNT Emerald Ballroom - 1155 Union Cir, Denton, TX 76203. The keynote will address the call for each of us to be reflections of Christ in our life by way of prayer, sacraments, and growing in virtue. The cost is $25 per participant (adult and youth) t-shirt and pizza dinner included. In-person registration will be done through parishes. Please contact your parish Youth Minister to register or for further information. This event is for all young people entering grades 8th-12th in the Fall of 2022. This event is not for recently graduated high school students.
June 25-26, 2022 Special Collection
On June 25-26 the Diocese of Fort Worth will take up the Peter’s Pence Collection. Funds raised during this collection support the Universal Church and help the Holy Father as he shows mercy to the neediest people around the world, in recognition of the common humanity shared by peoples of all ethnicities and religious backgrounds. Please use the bi-lingual resources below to promote this collection in your parish. If you have any questions regarding this collection, please contact , CFRE at 817-382-4939.
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.
#iGiveCatholic Giving Day
Registration Kick-off; July 14, 2022
Join us July 14 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at Most Blessed Sacrament in Arlington for information and inspiration about this year’s #iGiveCatholic Giving Day!
Parishes, Schools, and Apostolates of the Fort Worth Diocese are invited to participate in this year’s #iGiveCatholic Giving Day on November 29, 2022. Last year, 59 Parishes, Schools and Apostolates participated, receiving a total of $402,516 raised, plus $100,000 in matching funds awarded. Register here for the kickoff. If you have any questions about the kickoff or how to participate in #iGiveCatholic Giving Day 2022, please contact , Director of Stewardship and Parish Relations, 817-533-3178, or visit www.advancementfoundation.org/iGiveCatholic-en.
Support Our Seminarians Through Payroll Deduction
The St. John Paul II Shepherd’s Guild engages lay Catholics in the pastoral work of fostering vocations in the Diocese of Fort Worth. The Shepherd’s Guild hosts spiritual and educational opportunities for members for their understanding of priestly vocations, and provides financial support for our Diocesan seminarians. Employees of the Diocese of Fort Worth may join the Shepherd’s Guild through the convenience of payroll deduction. The form to enroll in payroll deduction is available below. Additional information may be found at www.advancementfoundation.org/sjp2-shepherds-guild.
Support The Church through a Charitable Qualified Distribution (QCD)
If you are age 70½ or older, you can donate up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth Advancement Foundation – to support your parish, a Catholic school, the Annual Diocesan Appeal or another ministry of the Diocese of Fort Worth – without having to pay income taxes on the money. For complete details, please use the form below (or access it online at www.advancementfoundation.org/ways-to-give).
Advancing the Mission Newsletter
This edition of the Advancing the Mission newsletter includes updates on the generosity received from the Ukraine and Eastland Relief Special Collections. We invite you to support the initiatives of the Diocese and the Advancement Foundation this summer by:
- Joining the St. John Paul II Shepherd’s Guild and meeting our seminarians this summer
- Sponsoring #iGiveCatholic on Giving Tuesday by promoting your business as a “Ministry Matcher”
- Making a final donation to the Annual Diocesan Appeal FY2022
- Deciding how to leave your legacy with the Diocese, parishes and schools
Read all about these and more in the latest edition of our Advancing the Mission newsletter below:
Advancing the Mission 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 at: www.advancementfoundation.org/crossroads-newsletter-quarter1-2022.pdf. This issue contains information about the new procedures for accessing endowment, capital campaign and annual appeal reports, the deadlines for applying for grants and nominating parishioners for stewardship awards, the process for updating your parish database and much more. Please read this newsletter and share pertinent information with your staff members.
Parish Stewardship Reflections
Second Quarter, April-June 2022
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.
Msgr. McGread Stewardship Conference
August 10-11, 2022
This conference is for clergy and lay leaders and will provide a setting for you to discover how to teach your parishioners to become better Christian Stewards. Held on August 10-11, 2022 at the Spiritual Life Center, 7100 E. 45th St. N., Wichita, KS.
Seminarian Daily Prayer List
We invite everyone to pray for our seminarians this year. Attached please find the 2021-2022 Seminarian Daily Prayer List. For any additional information please contact the .
2022 Special Collection Calendar
Revised 2022 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 fwdioc.org/special-collections.
The Good Shepherd Sunday special collection for seminarians is May 7-8, 2022. The previous calendar had April 30 – May 1 as the date. Promotional posters will be mailed to parishes to display with the correct date. We apologize for this error. The calendars below reflect the correct date.
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.
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 porfavor revise el archivo PDF abajo.
For any questions or concerns about the e-Bulletin please contact the
Director of Communications, or .