August 16, 2018
Translations and Interpretation Service
Catholic Charities Fort Worth has been providing language access to the community since 1999. With a diverse set of services, we support up to 200 different languages through Face to Face Interpretation and our translation services. Our dual-purpose mission is unique to our community. We provide work and living wage for over 500 interpreters and translators in our Diocese and help those that need language access to communicate effectively. If you require language assistance with our vast network of 200+ languages available including American Sign Language, please email us at or visit our website at TINTranslation.com.
New Ministerial Plan
Youth, Young Adult, Campus Ministries
With the Diocese of Fort Worth experiencing tremendous growth across all ministerial-catechetical areas, the Department of Evangelization and Catechesis under the direction of Marlon De La Torre, department director, foresaw the need to discern and assess how best to serve the growing Catholic population of the Diocese. To view detials click below.
Ministry with Gay/Lesbian Catholics
Ministerio para Gays/Lesbianas Catolicos
The Fort Worth Diocesan Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics, their families and friends will hold their monthly meeting of prayer and conversation on Thursday August 23rd at 7 PM at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 2100 North Davis Drive, Arlington, TX 76012, 817-460-2751. Our meeting will be held in Classroom #1. Fr. Bob Sieg, OFM, Coordinator of the ministry, encourages those interested to come join us for prayer and sharing. For additional information, contact Fr. Bob Sieg at 817-292-3274 or Ron and Rita Clegg at 817-795-9747.
El Ministerio Diocesano de Fort Worth para Gays y Lesbianas Católicos, sus familias y amigos tendrán su reunión de oración y conversación el jueves, 23 de Agosto a las 7 de la noche en la Iglesia Catolica MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT, 2100 North Davis Drive, Arlington, 76012, 817-460-2751. Nos reunimos en salon #1. El padre Bob Sieg, OFM, Coordinador del Ministerio, anima a los interesados a que vengan y se únan a nosotros para orar y compartir experiencias. Si necesita más información, póngase en contacto con el padre Bob Sieg en el 817-292-3274, Ron y Rita Clegg en el 817-795-9747.
Seminarian Daily Prayer List
We invite everyone to pray for our seminarians this year. Attached please find the 2018-2019 Seminarian Daily Prayer List. For any additional information please contact the
Catholic University of America Collection
September 1-2, 2018
Contributions to The Catholic University of America will further the mission of the university which centers on the discovery of knowledge and truth through excellence in teaching and research. University faculty and scholars promote Catholic social teaching and, through their research and discourse, help form the Church’s response to challenging social issues of our time. Your generosity will play a vital role in the mission of preparing the next generation of Catholics for leadership for our Church and nation – including those studying from our own Diocese for the priesthood. We appreciate your generosity. For more details please click the link below:
St. Junipero Serra Institute
Instituto San Junípero Serra
Awareness, renewal, dialogue are the few key words to describe the II Vatican Council. Learn how Pope John XXIII gave guidance to the Universal Church as you study key documents of the Council. This course will bring new insights to help students understand the Church and her mission. Registration is open! Course starts September 10, 2018.
Conciencia, renovación, diálogo son algunas de las palabras que describen el Concilio Vaticano II. Al estudiar los documentos claves del concilio, usted aprenderá cómo el Papa Juan XXIII guió a la Iglesia Universal. Este curso aportará nuevos conocimientos para ayudar a los estudiantes a entender la iglesia y su misión. La inscripción ya está abierta! El curso comienza el 8 de septiembre.
Sign Language Classes
The Diocese Deaf Ministry Program is offering Sign Language Classes beginning in September at 2 locations this Fall. The 10 week course 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. See flyer below.
Respect Life Night with Abby Johnson
Come hear former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson as she shares her story of fierce determination to help women in need. It was this desire that initially led Abby to her job at Planned Parenthood. However, it also is what caused her to flee the nation’s largest abortion provider, become an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement, and convert to the Catholic Faith. This event will be held on Friday, Sept. 28th at 7:30 pm, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Fort Worth. Tickets for general and reserved seating are limited in quantity and required for admission to the event. Get your tickets now by clicking here!
Vocations Weekend Retreat
Come and See St. Joseph Seminary College
The Fall retreat 2018 Come & See St. Joseph Seminary College will take place at St. Joseph Seminary College in Covington, LA. This vocations weekend retreat is scheduled for November 2-4, 2018 for young men 16 years and older.
Please invite young men to experience what life is like at St. Joseph’s Seminary with others who are discerning a call to the priesthood. Reserve your spot by October 24, 2018.
For more information contact: Father Maurice Moon at or by calling 817-945-9321 for registration details. Please find the attached flyer.
Catholic Action Summit 2018
Bishop Michael Olson has approved parishes of the Diocese to promote the Catholic Action Summit 2018, which will be held November 3 and 4, 2018 in the Irving Convention Center. It can be included in bulletins, posted on bulletin boards or distribute in another manner. Summit flyer below.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
The Diocese’s program to building better marriage is coordinated by Worldwide Marriage Encounter.
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
The Advancement Foundation is pleased to share the latest edition of Advancing the Mission. In this issue you can read about our recent travels to San Juan, TX, find information about upcoming events – important to know, there are 8 open spots to travel with the Diocesan Travel Program to the Holy Land in December 2018. If you are interested, don’t delay – the deadline is Aug. 8! This and so much more is included in the newsletter, we hope you enjoy reading it! If you have additional questions about these opportunities, please contact any member of the Advancement Foundation Team.
Your Will: Overhaul vs. Update
If there is one thing we can count on in life, it’s change. Because change occurs in our lives all the time, it’s important to keep estate plans up to date. But how do you know which situations simply require updating your existing will with a codicil and which ones necessitate a whole new will? This online guide can help. For questions you may contact or call 817-945-9441.
Special Collection Calendar
Revisions to 2018-2019
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 give generously when these collections are announced in your parish.
Bulletin Inserts Links
Advancement Foundation Newsletter: Advancing the Mission Newsletter (August)
Diocesan Firearms and Weapons Policy: Diocesan Firearms and Weapons Policy
Diocesan Employment Opportunities
To better serve potential candidates for diocesan jobs, the e-Bulletin “Diocesan Employment Opportunities” has been streamlined into categories with links to the diocesan website that features comprehensive information about each job and a link to an application. The employment opportunities are broken into three categories: Catholic Center, parishes and schools. Click on a category to go to the diocesan web site to view all available jobs.
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 de la Diócesis
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.
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