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 July 7, 2022


Nolan Catholic High School
Names New Principal

The Schools Office at the Catholic Center announces the selection of Mr. Oscar Ortiz for Principal of Nolan Catholic High School

Oscar has many years of experience with Great Hearts Classical Academies, Founders Classical Academies, and Heritage Classical Schools. Mr. Ortiz served as an Assistant Headmaster for Great Hearts at their Monte Vista-San Antonio and Irving campuses, as a Headmaster for Founders at their Dallas-Mesquite and Schertz campuses, and as the Founding Headmaster and Superintendent of Schools for Heritage Classical in Houston, Texas. His responsibilities included all business operations, such as real estate acquisition, marketing, enrollment, budgeting, charter approval, etc., and all academic operations of curriculum selection, administrative and teacher hiring, training, evaluation, coaching, school culture creation, student discipline, and parent communication.

In his new role as Principal of Nolan Catholic High School, Mr. Ortiz will lead academics, instruction, athletics, and school culture as well as serve the scholars and parents.

Mr. Ortiz graduated from the University of Dallas with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and from Saint John’s College of Annapolis with a master’s degree in liberal arts. He attends the University of Saint Thomas for a doctorate in education.


#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


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!

Open Retreat, July 15-17, 22
Saturday Morning of Reflection, August 6, 22
Women's AA Recovery Retreat, August 18-21, 22

Saturday Morning of Reflection, Sept. 17, 22


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

July 2022

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.

July bulletin announcement
July bulletin flyers


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.

Limited scholarships available by contacting , Director of Stewardship and Parish Relations at the Advancement Foundation or call 817-533-3178.

Event brochure
Conference Details
Online Registration


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 .



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: 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


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 .

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


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

Special collections calendar (2022)
Special collections calendar (2023)

Colectas especiales (2022)
Colectas especiales (2023)


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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