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 May 5, 2022


 

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.

Sign up form / Regístrese aquí

 

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!

Women's Retreat, May 12-15, 22
A Series of Workshops, May 7 - June 4, 22
Retiro para Hombres, Mujeres y Parejas, Mayo 20-23, 22

Men's Retreat, June 2-5, 22
Women's Retreat, July 7-10, 22
Open Retreat, July 15-17, 22

 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

May 2022

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.

May bulletin announcement
May bulletin flyers

 

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!

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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/.

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Conferencia Matrimonial

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.

Volante

 

Donating Stocks and Appreciated Assets to Your Parish or School

Make a bigger impact by donating long-term appreciated securities, including stock, bonds, mutual funds, real estate or mineral interests, directly to the Advancement Foundation for the benefit of your parish, a Catholic school, the Annual Diocesan Appeal or other ministry. By donating directly to us, you allow the Church to receive the full pre-tax value of those appreciated assets and you avoid capital gains taxes. Please visit https://www.advancementfoundation.org/ways-to-give for more information, including a form for Electronic Transfer of Stock. Or, contact , CFRE at the Advancement Foundation or call 817-533-7242.

Parishes/Schools: Please use the bulletin and website copy on a rotating basis as space allows in your bulletin, website and social media. You also may link the stock mutual fund donation form to your website, or provide a direct link to: https://www.advancementfoundation.org/stock-mutual-fund-donation-form-2022.pdf

Planned Giving Bulletin Info
Stock Mutual Fund Donation Form

 

Advancing the Mission Newsletter

March/April 2022

In recent weeks generosity from throughout the Diocese has helped us draw closer to our goal for the Annual Diocesan Appeal Campaign and supported the communities affected from the Eastland Complex Wildfire. And there is more exciting news still ahead:

  • We’re building a new convent for the Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate
  • We’ve been challenged by Mabee Foundation to raise $200,000 by next January toward a new Youth Center in Eastland
  • Our endowment is growing and we can help you leave a legacy by establishing a fund to benefit a parish, school or Catholic ministry
  • Good Shepherd Sunday presents an opportunity to support our seminarians on May 8

Read about all these and more in the latest edition of our Advancing the Mission newsletter below:
Advancing the Mission Newsletter

 

News from the Advancement Foundation

April-May-June Newsletter 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.

 

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 .

Seminarian daily prayer list
Lista diaria de oración de seminarista
Danh sách cầu nguyện hàng ngày

 

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.

Stewardship bulletin reflections
Prayer of the faithful

Reflexiones de corresponsabilidad
Oraciones de los fieles

 

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.

Special collections calendar (2022)
Special collections calendar (2023)

Colectas especiales (2022)
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.

Catholic Center and Parish Employment

Catholic Center & Parish Employment

School Employment

School Employment
(Catholic Schools Website)

 

 

Diocesan Calendar

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 porfavor revise el archivo PDF abajo.

Guidelines / Directrices

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