June 23, 2022
International Catholic Stewardship Council
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.
Annual Diocesan Appeal Parish Survey
Attention Parish Business Managers
Please complete this once-a-year survey to help us be better stewards of the resources provided for the Annual Diocesan Appeal and special collections in 2022-2023. We would like to provide less print and more digital materials, but we need your input! Please update your parish staff contact information for next as well. 15 minutes on this survey will save us hours in communication next fiscal year.
Please complete by July 1 to meet our shipping deadlines. Take survey here.
Loreto House Job Openings
Loreto House, a catholic pregnancy resource center, has job openings for Guest Advocate, Administrative Assistant, and Nurse/sonographer. Denton and Flower Mound facilities. Bi-lingual is a plus but not required. All training provided. Full-time preferred. Request information at .
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.
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.
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!
#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.
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.
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.
Parish Stewardship Reflections
Third Quarter, July-Sept. 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.
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
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.
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 .