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July 2, 2020


Catholic Diocese Liturgical Adaptations

To All Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, Religious Men and Women, and Faithful Laity of the Diocese of Fort Worth

Fort Worth Catholic Diocese Bishop Michael Olson has asked to please view full statement, guidelines, and protocols below for public Mass as of June 26, 2020.

Sunday Mass Live Streamed

Due to the Coronavirus forcing so many to stay home, the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth will live stream the Sunday, 11 a.m. Mass from St. Patrick Cathedral for the foreseeable future. It will be interpreted for the deaf community. Go to the front page of the diocesan website at: You could also find other parishes live stream schedules as well.

Note: Bishop Olson is asking each parish to include the following Spiritual Communion Prayer in your bulletin for the faithful to pray during these trying times when they cannot attend Mass.

View Statement
Leer la Declaración
Lá Thư Mục Vụ


Tiếng Việt


Bishop's Pastoral Letter Regarding Racism

Bishop Michael Olson’s Pastoral Letter Regarding Church Teaching on the Sin of Racism

To All Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, Religious Men and Women, and Faithful Laity of the Diocese of Fort Worth please read the pastoral letter by Fort Worth Catholic Diocese Bishop Michael F. Olson Regarding Church Teaching on the Sin of Racism.

Pastoral Letter
Carta pastoral
Thư Mục Vụ

Prayer to Overcome Racism

The document Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love - A Pastoral Letter Against Racism was developed by the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). It was approved by the full body of bishops as a formal statement of the USCCB at its November 2018 General Meeting.

Open Wide our Hearts

Bishop Shelton Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux Diocese and chairman of the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, provided the Prayer to Overcome Racism which is at the end of the pastoral letter to all U.S. bishops as a prayer resource.

Please print the Prayer to Overcome Racism in the parish bulletin and please place it on your web site. You may link to the prayer via the diocesan web site at: Prayer to Overcome Racism


North Texas Giving Day is September 17

Register Your Parish, School or Ministry By July 10 for Early Bird Perks

Registration is now open for an 18-hour giving extravaganza that benefits nonprofit organizations throughout North Texas. Be a part of North Texas Giving Day, the largest community giving day in the nation. This region-wide generosity celebration will help you elevate your mission, connect with your supporters and raise critical funds. North Texas Giving Day is an opportunity to show the world our generous spirit and that in these unprecedented times North Texans can and will take care of each other! For more information, visit or send an email to .


Parish Stewardship Awards

Apply by July 31

Each year during its annual conference, International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC) recognizes exemplary parishes that best promote and practice Christian stewardship and Catholic philanthropy throughout the year. Categories include capital campaign, stewardship video, commitment/renewal materials and the Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy Award for overall excellence. For more information, please visit or contact , Director of Stewardship and Parish Relations at 817-945-9443.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

July 2020

We have exciting news! Worldwide Marriage Encounter has created a virtual experience for those who cannot attend a Marriage Encounter weekend in person. This experience will be entirely online and will be presented two nights each week for a total of 7 nights. We are so excited to be able to do this during this time when it is difficult to gather in one place.

We know couples whose relationships are being stressed by all the restrictions we have been under. We suspect you know such couples as well. In addition, the per couple cost will be much less because there will be no need for hotel rooms, catering, etc. Please include the attached bulletin announcements in the July parish bulletins.

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
Virtual Flyer


Msgr. MCGread Stewardship Conference

Help your Parishioners Become Better Disciples of Christ! August 12-13

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 at the Spiritual Life Center, 7100 E. 45th St. N., Wichita, KS.


For more information, click here or contact , Director of Stewardship and Parish Relations, at 817-945-9443.


International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC) Conference

Register Now for September 27-30 Event – Live in Anaheim, CA or Virtual from Your Parish

In addition to its traditional “live” conference format from Sunday afternoon through Wednesday morning, ICSC is now offering a virtual only option so that even more people can take benefit from the valuable information and networking available to pastors, business managers, stewardship and development committees and school development officers. Please visit or contact , Director of Stewardship and Parish Relations at 817-945-9443 for more information.


Sign Up Now for #iGiveCatholic

Parishes, Schools and Ministries Invited to Participate on December 1

The Diocese of Fort Worth is joining more than 40 other dioceses across the country to create awareness of the important work being done in Catholic organizations. All 501(c)(3) Catholic parishes, schools, ministries, and other not-for-profit Catholic organizations and apostolates affiliated with the Diocese of Fort Worth are invited to participate! Your participation is at no charge, but will require that you sign up by August 1 and participate in several scheduled training events. For more information, please review the documents below or contact , Director of Stewardship and Parish Relations, at 817-945-9443.

Announcement Information
Save the Date Information

Información del Anuncio
Aparta la Fecha Información


Diocesan Parishes and Schools

Support Our Parishes and Schools During This Time of COVID-19

Now, more than ever, our parishes and schools need your support. For a convenient guide to ways to support your parish offertory or one of our Catholic schools (including links to online giving), please visit:


Catholic Charities Fort Worth

Catholic Charities Fort Worth Seeking Community Help

Catholic Charities Fort Worth needs your help in spreading the word about how people can help us as we continue to serve our local community working through the COVID-19 crisis. Please click below for full details on how you can help.

CCFW full details


Parish Stewardship Resources

First Quarter, July-September 2020

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:

General Intercessions
Stewardship Reflections

Intercesiones Generales
Reflexiones de Corresponsabilidad


Seminarian Daily Prayer List

We invite everyone to pray for our seminarians this year. Attached please find the 2019-2020 Seminarian Daily Prayer List. For any additional information please contact the .

Seminarian daily prayer list
Lista diaria de oración de seminarista
Danh sách cầu nguyện hàng ngày



Deacon Candidates Daily Prayer List

Please keep our deacon candidates in your prayers this year. Attached find the 2019-2020 Deacon Candidates Daily Prayer List. For additional information about the diaconate formation process visit us at

Prayer List



Special Collection Calendar

Revised 4-15-2020

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 note the revised calendar for 2020. Generously support these collections in your parish.

Special Collections Calendar (2020)
Special Collections Calendar (2021)

Colectas Especiales (2020)
Colectas Especiales (2021)


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 porfavor revise el archivo PDF abajo.

Guidelines / Directrices

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