August 2, 2018
Building a Vibrant Parish Seminar
Hosted by LPI, August 9, 2018
Over the course of the day we will examine proven best practice techniques and provide parishes with the tools they need to engage and evangelize their community. Participants will walk away with specific action steps to begin effecting incremental, substantial change in their parish experience. All pastors and priests, Stewardship Committees, Pastoral and Finance Councils , ministry leaders and all staff are encouraged to attend! Event will be held at St. Michael Parish from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm, August 9, 2018. For more information please contact or call 817-945-9444.
Holy Land Pilgrimage
December 8-16, 2018
Hurry! Only 6 spots are left and registration closes on August 8.
Please join Rev. John Swistovich and Advancement Foundation Associate Director Renee Underwood on a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to the Holy Land. You will travel in the footsteps of Jesus and see the sacred places you have heard about in scripture – Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Cana, Sea of Galilee, Nazareth and more. $3,961 double occupancy includes round trip airfare from DFW, five star hotel accommodations, breakfast, five dinners, transportation and daily Mass. To learn more, visit Advancement Foundation Pilgrimage, come to our next information session on August 6 at 7 p.m. at The Catholic Center 800 W Loop 820 South, Fort Worth TX 76108, or contact at 817-945-9441. Hurry, only six spaces are available and sign up deadline is August 8.
St. Andrew’s Breakfast
August 18, 2018
The first St. Andrew's Breakfast for the fall will be on Saturday morning August 18, 2018 at St. Patrick Cathedral at 8:00 AM. The day will begin with Mass at the Cathedral followed by breakfast in the Cathedral Annex Building. We encourage young men in high school and college to attend. RSVP by August 16th to the Vocations Office via email at or by calling 817-945-9321.
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
St. Junipero Serra Institute
“Faith” as mentioned in Catechesi Tradendae (43) “should continually be enlightened, stimulated and renewed.” The Saint Junipero Serra Institute provides a curriculum that will aid the students to become knowledgeable about the faith and inspired to share it with in their communities and families. To learn more about what the Institute has to offer, click here.
Instituto San Junípero Serra
La "fe" como lo menciona Catechesi Tradendae (43) "debería igualmente ser iluminada, estimulada o renovada". El Instituto San Junipero Serra ofrece un plan de estudios para que los estudiantes se hagan conocedores de la fe y sean inspirados a compartirla en sus comunidades y familias. Para conocer más sobre lo que el Instituto tiene para ofrecer, haga clic aquí.
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.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
August and Summer Getaways
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.
Please check out the the summer vacation getaways below!
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.
Higher Charitable Gift Annuity Rates
Increase your retirement income and shape the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth Advancement Foundation’s future with a charitable gift annuity. Good news: the gift annuity rates are now the highest they’ve been in years. Click here to learn more. 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.
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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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