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 July 13, 2023


Light of Christ Parish Stewardship Awards

Congratulations to our 2023 honorees!

On Saturday, June 24, 47 individuals or couples were honored at Holy Family Catholic Church in Fort Worth for their stewardship and leadership in their parishes. The Light of Christ award is presented annually to lay individuals throughout the Diocese of Fort Worth who exemplify the light of Christ through lives of Christian Stewardship. Chosen by their Pastors, these honorees live out their baptismal call in an extraordinary way. Thank you for your dedication to your parish community and the example you set for others in leading a stewardship way of life. A complete list of the 2023 Parish Stewardship honorees may be found here:


Gabriel Project

Catholic Charities is asking for parish support in sharing information about the Gabriel Project. There is a need for volunteers, particularly bilingual volunteers, to mentor expectant mothers. Bulletin announcements are available for parish use in English and Spanish (attached) and are designed for both client and volunteer audiences. Please note that is a special version for the Northwest deanery use. If you would like physical copies of flyers delivered to your parish, please contact with your request.

Gabriel Project bulletin info
Información del boletín del Proyecto Gabriel
Volunteer recruitment information

Northwest Campus/Campus Noroeste
Gabriel Project bulletin info
Volante del Proyecto Gabriel


#iGiveCatholic Giving Day Kick-off 2023

Registration Kick-off: August 2-Fort Worth and August 9-Wichita Falls

Join us August 2 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Grapevine and August 9 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Wichita Falls 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 28, 2023. Last year, 49 Parishes, Schools and Apostolates participated, receiving a total of $834,393 for their most needed project. Register here for the kickoff. If you have any questions about the kickoff or how to participate in #iGiveCatholic Giving Day 2023, please contact , Director of Stewardship and Parish Relations, 817-533-3178.


Catholic Charities Fort Worth

Light the Way Gala

Catholic Charities Fort Worth will host our Light the Way Gala on Saturday, August 19, at the Hurst Conference Center, for a fun filled evening including dinner, a live auction, games and more!

Please join us to hear more about our vision and help us end poverty one family at a time! Ticket and sponsorship information can be found on our event webpage at

Gala Invitation


Diocesan Deaf Ministry Program

Basic Sign Language Course registration open now!

Diocesan Deaf Ministry Program is offering a basic 12-week course that will give students’ and interactive experience in sign language including small group and hands on activities. Students will learn basic vocabulary, rules of grammar and cultural aspects of the Deaf community and the history of American Sign Language. Classes will be held at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School from 7pm to 9pm. Online registration is now available. If you have any questions please contact , director of Deaf Ministry or call 817-945-9381. Registration Deadline: August 22, 2023.

 Fillable registration form


Diaconate Formation Program

Is God Calling You to The Permanent Diaconate?

If you are hearing the voice of God in your heart calling you to serve Him in the permanent diaconate, we invite you to sign up for the upcoming discernment sessions offered by the Diocese of Fort Worth to begin August 26, 2023.

Please visit for more information or contact for registration.

¿Le esta llamado Dios al Diaconado Permanente?

Si usted esta escuchando la voz de Dios en su corazón llamándole a servirle en el Diaconado Permanente, le invitamos a registrarse para las sesiones de discernimiento ofrecido por la Diócesis de Fort Worth que comenzaran el 26 de agosto 2023.

Por favor visite para mas información o comuníquese con para registrarse.


Msgr. McGread Stewardship Conference

Help your Parishioners Become Better Disciples of Christ! August 30-31, 2023 at the Spiritual Life Center • 7100 E. 45th St. N. • Wichita, KS.

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. Hurry, limited spaces available! Scholarships are available by contacting , Director of Stewardship and Parish Relations at the Advancement Foundation or call 817-533-3178.

Event Brochure
Online Registration


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! Spaces are limited due to COVID and are going fast!

Retiro de Silencio, 4-6 de agusto de 2023
Open Retreat, Aug. 11-13, 23
Saturday of Reflection, Aug. 12, 23

Women's Recovered Alcoholics Retreat, Aug. 17-20, 23


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

August 2023

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 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.

August bulletin announcement
August bulletin flyers


Advancing the Mission

July/August 2023

The Advancing the Mission newsletter of the Advancement Foundation is provided to parishioners throughout the diocese via email, e-Bulletin and your parish communications with the QR code below.
In the July/August Advancing the Mission newsletter we share:

June 22, 2023 figures on the Annual Diocesan Appeal which show us surpassing our goal early!
Upcoming event: Aging with Grace
How to donate your vehicle
Why your legacy matters
How to personalize an endowment fund

See below or visit for more information.

Click here to view!
News you can use QR code


The Advancement Foundation

Donate Your Car – Working or Nonworking – To Benefit the Church

The Advancement Foundation is now accepting donations of working or nonworking cars (RVs, motorcycles, golf carts, heavy equipment, trailer, van, boat, etc.) to benefit your parish, Catholic school, a ministry, the Annual Diocesan Appeal or any other purpose in the Diocese of Fort Worth. All vehicle pickup, sale and tax receipting is handled by cars2charities and more information is available at When you set up your donation, please alert or call 817-533-3174 to let her know which parish, school or ministry you want to benefit from your donation.


Annual Diocesan Appeal

2023 ADA surpasses Goal!

Please thank parishioners for helping the Annual Diocesan Appeal surpass the $3.5 million 2022-2023 goal. Please also remind parishioners the Annual Diocesan Appeal provides funding for parishes, parishioners, students, seminarians, retired priests, Gabriel Project, Catholic Charities and ministries of the Diocese of Fort Worth. Gifts given to the Annual Diocesan Appeal are returned to nearly every parishioner through parish and school grants, parish stewardship initiatives such as capital campaign support and stewardship committees, as well as specific departments of marriage and family life, diaconate formation, seminarian education and priest care fund. Please use the English and Spanish attachment in bulletins or on your website.

Bulletin flyer

Campaña Diocesana Anual superq la meta de $3.5 millones.
Recuerde también a los feligreses que la Campaña Diocesana Anual proporciona ayuda a las parroquias, los feligreses, estudiantes, seminaristas, sacerdotes jubilados, el Proyecto Gabriel y los ministerios de la Diócesis de Fort Worth. Los donativos obsequiados a la Campaña Diocesana Anual se devuelven a casi todos los feligreses a través de subvenciones parroquiales y escolares, iniciativas de administración parroquial como el apoyo a la campaña capital y comités de administración, así como ministerios a matrimonios y la vida familiar, la formación del diaconado, la educación de los seminaristas y el cuidado de los sacerdotes jubilados.

Folleto del boletín


Important 2023-2024 Annual Diocesan Appeal Dates

Please add the following dates to your parish calendar so that parish events do not conflict with Annual Diocesan Appeal weekends.

  • August 3 – 2023 Annual Diocesan Appeal Kick Off – on-site Wichita Falls* lunch hour (*pending new Pastor’s approval)
  • August 4 – 2023  – Annual Diocesan Appeal Kick Off Webinar 9:30 a.m.
  • September 10 – 2023 Annual Diocesan Appeal Announcement Sunday
  • September 17 – 2023 Annual Diocesan Appeal Commitment Sunday


Parish Stewardship Reflections

Summer, July-September 2023

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 817-533-3178.

Stewardship bulletin reflections
Prayer of the faithful

Reflexiones de corresponsabilidad
Oraciones de los fieles


2023 Special Collection Calendar

Revised, March 8, 2023

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

Special collections calendar (2023)
Special collections calendar (2024)

Colectas especiales (2023)
Colectas especiales (2024)


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 por favor revise el archivo PDF abajo.

Guidelines / Directrices

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