Thursday, June 27, 2024

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Evento Promocional De Vocaciones

Únete a Padre Pedro Martínez y seminaristas diocesanos para una serie especial de Misas dominicales promoviendo las vocaciones católicas al sacerdocio y la vida consagrada en las comunidades hispanas dentro de la Diócesis Católica de Fort Worth. Descubre también cómo las familias juegan un papel importante fomentar y promover las vocaciones. La unión se llevará a cabo en la parroquia de St. Matthew Parish, 2021 New York Ave., Arlington, TX 76010, domingo 7 de julio del 2024 a las 3:30 pm.

Para obtener más información, comuníquese con la al 817-945-9321.


Diocese e-Bulletin Announcement

In honor of Independence Day, the Catholic Center will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024 and there will not be an e-Bulletin for that week. Offices will resume normal hours on Friday, July 5, 2024.

On this day of celebration, let us keep our freedom fighters—standing and fallen—at the forefront of our minds and prayers.
Happy 4th of July to you and yours!

Young Adults

summer nights

Young Adult Summer Nights

Wednesday, July 10, 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 Eucharistic Adoration, Confession (from 7pm-8pm), followed by food trucks, fellowship and music by Jackie Minton. Event held at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 1200 S Davis Dr., Arlington, TX 76013 from 7.



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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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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

Advancement Foundation

Aging with Grace

Back by popular demand! July 20, 2024

As we age or care for aging parents, we often wonder what the Church teaches about ethical medical decisions, the sanctity of life and preparing documents, such as advance directives or a will. This Catholic workshop for empty nesters, retirees, caregivers and their loved ones, sponsored by the Advancement Foundation, St. Thomas More Society and the Respect Life Office, will help answer those questions and provide guidance and valuable resources. Everyone in the Diocese of Fort Worth is welcome to join us on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (check in from 9:30-10 a.m.) at St. Rita Catholic Parish, 5550 E. Lancaster, Fort Worth, 76112. Advance registration is required and limited to 50 participants.

Parishioners from throughout the diocese are welcome to attend. Parishes: please promote this in your bulletins and social media using the attached artwork.

More information or to register!
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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 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 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 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.

  • 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


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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July Stewardship Newsletters

Now Available for Parishes, Schools, Catechists.

The July 2024 edition of the International Catholic Stewardship Council’s parish newsletter is now available in English and Spanish. This issue has resources for priests, deacons, catechists, parish communications staff and stewardship committees. Don’t miss the article about being a good steward of your family this summer. For more Stewardship resources for your parish, school, Catholic ministry or your family, please visit

ICSC Parish Newsletter
Boletín Parroquial de ICSC

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: or contact at the Advancement Foundation or call 817-533-7242.

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!

Date Retreat
July 11-14, 2024 Women's Retreat
July 19-21, 2024 Open Retreat
August 8-11, 2024 Women's Recovered Alcoholics Retreat
August 10, 2024 Saturday of Reflection
September 27-29, 2024 Young Adult 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.

July bulletin announcement
July bulletin flyers

Special Collections

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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