Thursday, June 13, 2024

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sean uno

Retiro de "Sean Uno"

Sábado, 22 de junio de 2024

Recibe de Dios esa palabra única que unirá tu matrimonio y ser guiados en un extraordinario camino de unidad, gozo y nuevo compromiso durante el retiro de matrimonio “Sean Uno”. El Sábado 22 de junio, 2024 en la Parroquia de St. Joseph, 1927 SW Green Oaks Blvd. Arlington, TX 76017. Costo por pareja $30, almuerzo incluido. Los oradores invitados son Maria del Carmen Uceda y Jesús Gras.
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Office of the Bishop

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Permanent Diaconate Ordinations

Friday, June 21, 2024

With Praise and Thanksgiving to Almighty God, through the Invocation of the Holy Spirit and the Imposition of Hands the Most Reverend Michael F. Olson, STD, MA bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth will ordain Scott Alan Elder, Guillermo Muñoz Medina, and Alan Hung Quoc Vu to the Permanent Diaconate on Friday, June 21, 2024, at Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church, Arlington, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

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RSVP Card

Vui Lòng Xem Thiệp Mời
Xin Vui Lòng Ghi Danh

 

Young Adult

Young Adult Summer Nights

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Young Adult Summer Nights is an initiative of the Office of Young Adult Ministry to help parishes begin, or build up, an active young adult community at their parish. The evening consists of an hour of Eucharistic Adoration with Reconciliation, followed by an hour, or more, of social time on the parish campus. A food and coffee truck will be available for the evening. Event held at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 5201 Cross Timbers Rd., Flower Mound, TX 75022.

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Catechesis

NEC

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 and personal commission to invite others to know Christ. More information

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.

Tickets Boletos

Vocations

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Quo Vadis 2024

July 26, 2024

Quo Vadis is a FREE one-day vocation discernment retreat for young men in High School who are living in the Diocese of Fort Worth. The camp is a rare chance for High School young men grades 9-12 to begin considering their vocation from God by speaking with priests and seminarians. Retreat will be held at Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House, 600 N Shady Shores Rd, Lake Dallas, Friday, July 26, 2024 from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm. For more information and registration contact the at 817-945-9321.

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Quo Vadis 2024

26 de julio, 2024

Quo Vadis es un retiro de discernimiento vocacional GRATUITO DE un día para jóvenes de la escuela secundaria que viven en la Diócesis de Fort Worth. El campamento es una rara oportunidad para que los jóvenes de secundaria de 9-12 grados comiencen a considerar su vocación de Dios hablando con sacerdotes y seminaristas. El retiro se llevará a cabo en el Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House, 600 N Shady Shores Rd, Lake Dallas, el viernes 26 de julio de 2024 de 7:30 am a 3:00 pm. Para obtener más información y registro, comuníquese con la al 817-945-9321.

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Pontifical Mission

World Mission Sunday 2024

Day of Reflection, Saturday, August 17, 2024

Pope Francis, in his message for World Mission Sunday 2024, encourages the faithful to 'Go and invite everyone to the banquet.' Acknowledging our role as missionary disciples already partaking in Christ's banquet, the Holy Father calls upon us to extend this invitation to those who may not yet be aware of it. Read full message

The Day of Reflection on August 17, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Arlington, led by Priest-Theologian Father Ron Rolheiser, on the theme 'Go and invite everyone to the banquet,' presents a valuable opportunity for prayer and missionary reflection. This, in turn, will certainly strengthen our faith and impel us in our baptismal call to be missionaries.

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Advancement Foundation

New Campaign Reporting for Parishes

Now Live!

The real-time reporting for parish capital campaigns and Annual Diocesan Appeal that was described during the May 17 Business Manager Meeting is now live under the “Reporting” tab when you log into www.blackbaud.com. Colorful dashboards show commitments toward goal, number of parishioners participating, percentage of goal paid and average gift amounts. Several charts and graphs help analyze your parish results. Also included are downloadable reports of donors (both hard credits and soft credits), as well as past due and cash flow reports.

These real-time reports replace the email reports previously sent by the Advancement Foundation. Pastors, business managers and bookkeepers with a blackbaud.com user ID and password may access information at any time for reporting in your bulletin and to campaign committees and finance councils. If you need a blackbaud.com login, please contact . If you need assistance understanding the new reports, please contact or .

Blackbaud Dashboard Instructions


The Advancement Foundation

Donate stocks or other appreciated assets to the Church

The Advancement Foundation makes it easy to support the Diocese of Fort Worth, your parish, Catholic school or other ministry with gifts of appreciated securities, including stock, bonds and mutual funds. When your broker directly transfers securities to the Advancement Foundation - you will get the full value as a charitable deduction, but will not pay the capital gains taxes. Complete information is available on the form below. Contact at 817-533-3174 if you have additional questions.

Stock Mutual Fund Donation Writable Form


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 www.advancementfoundation.org/news-you-can-use.

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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: www.advancementfoundation.org/parish-school-resources.

Crossroads newsletter

Stewardship

Parish Stewardship Reflections

July - September 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: 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

Retreats

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!

Date Retreat
June 21-23, 2024 Hispanic Retreat
July 11-14, 2024 Women's Retreat
July 19-21, 2024 Open 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.

June bulletin announcement
June bulletin flyers
WWME Logo

Special Collections

Peter’s Pence Special Collection

June 29-30, 2024

Please promote Vatican’s Peter’s Pence Special Collection in the month of June in preparation for the collection on the weekend of June 29-30 in your parishes. This collection, supported by Catholics around the globe, funds the ongoing activities of the Holy See and helps the Holy Father reach out to people suffering in our world. Bulletin announcements and intercessions are included in the parish materials below or online at https://bit.ly/2024SpecialCollections.


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 fwdioc.org/special-collections.

Special collections calendar (2024)
Special collections calendar (2025)

Colectas especiales (2024)
Colectas especiales (2025)

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