Thursday, May 2, 2024

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Vocation Awareness Program

The 34th Annual VAP Weekend

The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth invites men and women, ages 18-40 for the 34th annual Vocation Awareness Program weekend on June 14-16, held at the University of Dallas, Irving (new location this year).

For more contact or call 817-945-9321.
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Respect Life

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Respect Life Cor Jesu

A Family Event & Respect Life Mass

Join us on June 8th, 2024, at Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth for Cor Jesu, a Family Event and Respect Life Mass. Most Rev. Jonathan Wallis will lead the celebration. Experience the heart of love and mercy with food, music, and games for the kids. Keynote speakers will address topics such as dignity of life, prayer, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus in both English and Spanish. Don't miss out on this day of faith, fellowship, and inspiration.

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Misa Anual de Respeto a la Vida

Un Evento Familiar Pro-Vida

¡Marquen sus calendarios! Le invitamos a asistir a la Misa Anual de Respeto a la Vida el sábado, 8 de junio de 2024 a las 5:30 PM. La Misa de este año se llevará a cabo en Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth y será precedida por un Evento Familiar Pro-Vida.

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St. Andrew’s Breakfast

Saturday, May 11, 2024

The next St. Andrew Breakfast will be on Saturday morning May 11, 2024 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 May 9, 2024 to the or by calling 817-945-9321.

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St. Andrew Desayuno

Sábado, 11 de mayo, 2024

El próximo Desayuno de St. Andrew será el sábado 11 de mayo de 2024 a las 8:00 a.m. en St. Patrick Cathedral, 1206 Throckmorton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102. El día comenzará con Misa seguida por el desayuno y camaradería. Invitamos a todos los jóvenes varones de la Diócesis de Fort Worth que estén en la escuela secundaria o en la universidad en asistir al evento. Hay espacio limitado. Por favor reserven su lugar antes del 9 de mayo de 2024 por la o llamando al 817-945-9321.


Vocation Awareness Program

The 34th Annual VAP Weekend

The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth invites men and women, ages 18-40 for the 34th annual Vocation Awareness Program weekend on June 14-16, held at the University of Dallas, Irving (new location this year). The Vocation Awareness Program is a weekend of discernment that helps single Catholic men and women find answers to questions they may have about life as a Priest, Sister, Brother, or Consecrated Lay Woman.

Parishes please include this information in your e-Bulletins, social media and/or any other media platforms to assist in promoting vocation discernment weekend at its new location to all young people.

For more contact or call 817-945-9321.
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Catholic Diocese Priestly Ordination

Join us 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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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


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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.

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Advancement Foundation

Annual Diocesan Appeal 2024-2025

Save the Dates

On announcement weekend grant recipients from throughout the diocese will be available to give lay witness stories in your parishes. Please save the weekend of September 21-22 for a pulpit announcement at all Masses. More will be discussed at kick-off webinars. Kick-off webinars are for pastors, business managers, communication teams and stewardship teams. Please contact with any questions or concerns at 817-382-4939.

  • June 30, 2024: Early Kick-Off Webinar
  • August 2, 2024: Kick-Off Webinar
  • August 5, 2024: Kick-Off in-person training Fort Worth
  • September 21-22, 2024: Announcement Weekend including Speakers Bureau in parishes
  • September 28-29, 2024: Commitment Sunday


Advancing the Mission

May/June 2024

Honor your roots this spring. Spring is a time to think about how we as Catholic honor our roots of faith and grow our legacy. This May/June edition of Advancing the Mission shares how to honor your roots with:

  • young people in stewardship
  • a commitment to marriage and family life
  • beneficiary designations
  • walking alongside seminarians
  • and more

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!

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


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
May 16-19, 2024 Women's Retreat
May 30 - June 2, 2024 Men's Retreat
June 21-23, 2024 Hispanic Retreat
July 11-14, 2024 Women's Retreat
August 8-11, 2024 Women's Recovered Alcoholics 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
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Special Collections

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Catholic Communication Special Collection

May 11-12, 2024

The Diocese of Fort Worth's award winning North Texas Catholic magazine is a recipient of the Catholic Communication special collection. Fifty percent of the money from the special collection stays within the diocese to support our local communications projects. The other fifty percent supports national communications efforts as well as projects in developing countries. This collection connects people around the world to the Gospel message. Please use the attached parish information to promote this special collection in your parish.

Catholic Communication Special Collection

Special Collection Calendars

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.

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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