June 14, 2018
Security of Parishes and Schools
Msgr. E. James Hart has sent the attached memo to priests and business managers regarding removal of signs banning firearms to reduce the possibility of one of parishes or schools being a target of violence. The diocesan policy of banning firearms remains and to notify individuals of the firearms prohibition, the attached notice must be published in each parish bulletin each week and the appropriate school document.
Annual Collection for the Holy Father
Colección Anual para el Santo Padre
Peter's Pence, June 30 - July 1, 2018
The weekend of June 30/July 1 our diocese will take the Peter’s Pence Collection (PPC). This global collection supports the Holy Father as he reaches out in mercy and charity to people who are suffering. Your generosity will help Pope Francis ease the suffering of some of the most marginalized throughout the world and show them the tender love of God.
Peter's Pence, 30 de junio a 1 julio 2018
El fin de semana del 30 de junio al 1 de julio nuestra diócesis realizará la Colecta Peter’s Pence (PPC). Esta colecta mundial ayuda al Santo Padre cuando, misericordiosa y caritativamente, les extiende una mano a los que sufren. Su generosidad ayudará para que el papa Francisco alivie el sufrimiento de algunos de los más marginados en el mundo y les muestre el tierno amor de Dios.
Ministry with Gay/Lesbian Catholics
Ministerio para Gays/Lesbianas Catolicos
The Fort Worth Diocesan Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics, their families and friends will NOT be holding their monthly meeting of prayer and conversation during the month of June. For additional information, contact Fr. Bob Sieg at 817-292-3274 or Ron and Rita Clegg at 817-795-9747.
El Ministerio Diocesano de Fort Worth para Gays, Lesbianas, sus familias y amigos NO tendrán su reunión de oración y conversación durante del mes de junio. Si necesita más información, póngase en contacto con el padre Bob Sieg en el 817-292-3274, Ron y Rita Clegg en el 817-795-9747.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
The Diocese’s program to building better marriage is coordinated by Worldwide Marriage Encounter.
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.
Please check out the the summer vacation getaways below!
Método Billings Ovulación
Capacitación Para Maestros, 13-16 de julio
La Diócesis de Fort Worth está organizando una capacitación para maestros del Método Billings Ovulación desde el viernes 13 hasta el domingo 15 de julio en la parroquia de Santa Anna en Coppell. Si actualmente usa el método de Billings y ha pensado en convertirse en instructor, comuníquese con o 817-945-9351. ¡Dios los bendiga a todos!
Building a Vibrant Parish Seminar
Hosted by LPI, August 9, 2018
Over the course of the day we will examine proven best practice techniques and provide parishes with the tools they need to engage and evangelize their community. Participants will walk away with specific action steps to begin effecting incremental, substantial change in their parish experience. All pastors and priests, Stewardship Committees, Pastoral and Finance Councils , ministry leaders and all staff are encouraged to attend! Event will be held at St. Michael Parish from 9:30am – 1:30pm, August 9, 2018. For more information please contact or call 817-945-9444.
United States Catholic Mission Association
What is the USCMA?
The United States Catholic Mission Association (USCMA) is the ONLY association of US Catholic mission-sending and mission-minded organizations and individuals. USCMA supports the activities and efforts of US-based home and international missionary groups by providing opportunities for these groups to gather, share, and learn from one another. USCMA strives to be a catalyst for fresh insights, broad involvement, creative approaches, and alternative structures, methods, and techniques for promoting mission. All Parish Mission Council members and mission-minded individuals are invited to join. For more information and/or to join the USCMA go to their web page — U.S. Catholic Mission.
2018 USCMA Conference
A Culture of Encounter: Mission at the Heart of Our Faith in Christ, October 25-27, 2018 in Boston, MA. Pope Francis reminds us that our encounter with Christ is at the heart of our faith. In Evangelii Gaudium, the Holy Father exhorts all Catholics to live with a missionary zeal and not to leave the work of evangelization to a handful of religious. To that end, USCMA strives to convene, connect, and collaborate with missionary orders, groups, and parish-based mission-minded faithful to promote mission and global solidarity. The annual conference is an opportunity for people of faith to come together to share their experience of living missionary discipleship. For more information and to register, go to: A Culture of Encounter
Keep Stewardship top of mind by including weekly bulletin reflections and prayers of the faithful, to encourage parishioners to give more time to God in prayer, service to others and generosity with their material goods. Below are the Weekly Bulletin Stewardship Reflection insert and the Prayers of the Faithful (both in English & Spanish).
For more Stewardship resources please visit www.advancementfoundation.org/stewardship-themes or contact Diana Liska at or 817-945-9444.
Annual Diocesan Appeal Newsletter
Contributing for the Common Good
The June issue of Faith Hope Charity takes a look at many of the ways we are Contributing for the Common Good. Be sure to watch a heartfelt “thank you” message from one of the families receiving support from the Appeal by clicking the link included in the newsletter. It’s not too late for you to help us meet our goal, but you must act quickly by visiting bit.ly/AnnualDiocesanAppeal or contact .
Advancing the Mission Newsletter
Welcome to summer and to the June edition of the Advancing the Mission newsletter. We’re excited to share the latest news from the Advancement Foundation. As always, the Team is busy bringing events to our parishes and celebrating the gifts of our donors. Included you will find information about the upcoming second collection and how there is still time to help in the final days of the 2017-2018 Annual Diocesan Appeal.
We want to hear from you! Please contact any member of the Advancement Foundation if you have questions or need more information about the contents of our newsletter.
Building Your Legacy
The Advancement Foundation is thrilled to unveil its new Building Your Legacy planned giving newsletter! The semi-annual newsletter is a source of information about the ways legacy gifts are making an impact here in the Diocese, changes in laws and regulations as they relate to planned giving, the importance of having a will and other timely topics.
Each one of us is building a legacy. That’s why we want you to share this newsletter with friends and family. Building Your Legacy is a great conversation starter, especially for those who might hesitate to bring up the subject of end-of-life planning. Use this newsletter as your ice-breaker! Or maybe you know someone who’s been thinking about making a legacy gift to their parish, Catholic school or the Diocese of Fort Worth, but isn’t sure where to start. Please pass along this information to them.
Building and planning for your legacy is a way to make a gift today that impacts the future. We hope you will find Building Your Legacy helpful as you prayerfully discern, “What will be my legacy?” As always, the staff at the supporting the Diocese of Fort Worth is always ready to assist you, so please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Special Collection Calendar
Revisions to 2018-2019
Throughout the year, parishes throughout 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. Please give generously when these collections are announced in your parish.
Bulletin Inserts Links
Diocesan Firearms and Weapons Policy:
Diocesan Employment Opportunities
To better serve potential candidates for diocesan jobs, the e-Bulletin “Diocesan Employment Opportunities” has been streamlined into categories with links to the diocesan website that features comprehensive information about each job and a link to an application. The employment opportunities are broken into three categories: Catholic Center, parishes and schools. Click on a category to go to the diocesan web site to view all available jobs.
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 de la Diócesis
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.
For any questions or concerns about the e-Bulletin please contact the
Director of Communications, or