July 28, 2022
Annual Diocesan Appeal Kickoff
Register for Webinars: August 3 or August 9
In order to meet September bulletin deadlines, we will host two Kick-Off webinars for the 2022- 23 Annual Diocesan Appeal in early August. We will share the location for digital resources for bulletins, discuss best practices used by parishes who met goal, and share the survey responses. Join us Wednesday, August 3 at 1:30 p.m., register for Wednesday here! To register for Tuesday, August 9 at 9 a.m. click here. By attending live you can ask questions during the webinar. We will also record the webinar if you cannot attend. The Diocesan Appeal is a large undertaking at the parish level. We know you either have a team of staff and volunteers who help or you handle all of the responsibilities. Anyone who plays a role with the Appeal in your parish is encouraged to attend to better understand the full picture of what it takes to succeed in funding our Diocese and grant programs. If you have questions about the Annual Diocesan Appeal, please contact , CFRE, Director of Annual Giving and Grants, at 817-382-4939.
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!
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.
Talleres de Enriquecimiento Matrimonial
La oficina del Ministerio Hispano de la Diocesis de Fort Worth invita a todas las parejas interesadas en enriquecer su unión a las reuniones mensuales. Estos talleres están enfocados en proveer herramientas para mejorar la relación y fortalecer el enlace familiar.
Fecha: tercer sábado del mes de 6 PM a 8 PM
- Agosto 20, 2022 – La Familia y sus Desafíos
- September 17, 2022 – Los Valores del Matrimonio
- Octubre 15, 2022 – La Diferencia entre Tiempo de Calidad y Cantidad
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.
Advancing the Mission Newsletter
Thank you for Advancing the Mission of the Diocese of Fort Worth last fiscal year. Last month concluded the FY22 Annual Diocesan Appeal which provided $815,000 in grants to 37 parishes along with other important funding. The edition of Advancing the Mission newsletter includes the list of all Light of Christ Awardees, summer stewardship ideas, and more. Read the latest edition here.
July-August-September 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: Crossroads Newsletter. Please don’t miss this important issue with training dates and deadlines for the Annual Diocesan Appeal, Stewardship Sunday, and #iGiveCatholic. Refer back to this issue throughout the quarter for information.
Deaf Ministry Program
September 3, 2022
Starting September 3, 2022 the Deaf Ministry Program will offer an 11-week course of American Sign Language at St. Peter Catholic School in Fort Worth on Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Students will learn basic vocabulary, rules of grammar and cultural aspects of the deaf community and the history of American Sign Language. Please register by August 26, 2022 to be part of this class.
Young Adult Mass
September 8, 2022
Bishop Michael Olson invites the young adults (18-35) of the Diocese of Fort Worth to a special Mass celebrating the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on September 8, 2022 to take place at St. Patrick Cathedral at 6:30 PM. Following the Mass young adults are welcome to join us in the St. Patrick Pastoral Center for a free meal and spiritual reflection on Magnanimity & the Interior Life. Please RSVP for meal to .
Misa Para Jóvenes Adultos
Nuestro Obispo Michael Olson invita a los jóvenes adultos (18-35) de la Diócesis de Fort Worth a una Misa especial para celebrar la Fiesta de la Natividad de la Santísima Virgen María el 8 de Septiembre de 2022 en la Catedral de San Patricio a las 6:30 p. m. . Después de la Misa, los jóvenes adultos están invitados a acompañarnos en el Centro Pastoral de San Patricio para una comida gratis y una reflexión espiritual sobre la Magnanimidad y la Vida Interior. Confirme su asistencia para la comida a .
Save the date, Thursday, September 29, 2022
The Red Mass Committee of Fort Worth, Texas cordially invites all attorneys, judges, public officials, and their families and staffs to attend the Red Mass on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral in downtown Fort Worth. A reception and guest lecture will immediately follow Mass at the Fort Worth Club. There is no cost to attend the Mass or the reception, but we gratefully accept donations to underwrite the event.
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 por favor revise el archivo PDF abajo.
For any questions or concerns about the e-Bulletin please contact the
Director of Communications, or .