August 23, 2018
Annual Diocesan Appeal Dates Announced
Through the power of Christ’s love we are called to respond to the needs of others. As Catholics, we embrace the gifts we have and joys of life we experience through the eyes of faith. In gratitude, we generously share these gifts. Thank you for your generous gifts totaling $3,060,902 in 2018!
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 on September 10, 2018 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.
Rachel Weekend Retreat
Rachel Ministries is designed to heal the heartbreak of abortion. Without question, abortion can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a person’s life. One in three women have an abortion in their past. Many hide the secret of abortion and suffer severe consequences. God wants to give them hope, healing and peace. We have an English Rachel Weekend Retreat for healing after abortion on October 12-14, and a Spanish Weekend retreat on September 14-16. For more information call 817-923-4757 or email . You don’t have to suffer in silence any more.
Retiro de fin de semana de Rachel
Ministerios Raquel está diseñado para sanar el angustiante sufrimiento del aborto. Sin lugar a dudas, el aborto puede ser una de las experiencias más traumáticas en la vida de una persona. Una de cada tres mujeres ha tenido un aborto en el pasado. Muchas personas esconden el secreto del aborto y sufren graves consecuencias. Dios quiere darles esperanza, sanación y paz. Tendremos el próximo Retiro de fin de semana de Rachel para la sanación después del aborto del 14 al 16 de septiembre, y un Retiro de Inglés del 12 al 14 de octubre. Para obtener más información o para inscribirse, comuníquese en Español al 817-923-4757 ó . Ya no tienes que sufrir en silencio.
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.
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
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.
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.
Annual Diocesan Appeal Newsletter
Thank You for Donating $3,060,902!
Thank you to the 11,017 families that responded by Contributing for the Common Good to support many of the vital ministries of the Diocese of Fort Worth through the Annual Diocesan Appeal. Click here to read the latest issue of Faith Hope Charity, highlighting the eight ministries receiving those funds. The issue also includes a listing of the 29 parishes that met their goals last year. Our new campaign kicks off in parishes in September. New for this year’s Annual Diocesan Appeal is $400,000 to support for our retired and infirm priests. Plus, your donations continue to support rural and needy parishes, our seminarians, deacons, Catholic Charities, Catholic schools, correctional ministry, marriage and family life programs and Catholic campus ministry. Be one of the first to kick off the 2019 Annual Diocesan Appeal. Donate today to ensure that your parish receives credit for your contribution.
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.
Have You Notified Your Beneficiaries of Your Gift?
Naming a loved one or your parish, school or the diocese through the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth Advancement Foundation as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan assets is a heartfelt way to show you care. Be sure to go one step further and notify those beneficiaries of the choices you’ve made. To learn more click here. 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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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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