August 25, 2022
Diocesan Catechist Formation Programs
The Department of Evangelization & Catechesis is excited to announce that the reorganized Catechist Certification Programs are now registering for fall classes. The St. Francis de Sales classes meet once a month for about ten months. For more information go to the diocesan website by clicking St. Francis de Sales. The St. Junipero Serra classes meet weekly, offering a series of six-weeks courses rotating from the fall through early summer. Classes will be offered in both English and Spanish at several sites around the Diocese. For more information go to the diocesan website by clicking St. Junipero Serra Institute.
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.
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 September 2, 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 .
Retiro Jornada Familiar
Retiro matrimonial, 10 y 11 de septiembre de 2022
Jornada Familiar es un retiro para parejas que desean vivir su unión en gran unidad. La Jornada Familiar tiene la misión primaria de formar matrimonios y familias que valoren el amor cristiano y vivir el evangelio constituyendo nuestros hogares en iglesias domésticas.
El próximo retiro será el dia sábado y domingo 10 y 11 de septiembre de 2022. Debido a la Pandemia COVID-19 y precauciones de salud, el retiro de Jornada Familiar se ha modificado y usted dormirá en su casa, no en el Centro de Formación. El horario de los dos días es de 9am a 5pm. Favor de llegar a tiempo ya que empezaremos puntualmente.
Annual Diocesan Appeal 2022-2023
Please prepare your September bulletins for announcements, cover designs and a bulletin insert for the Annual Diocesan Appeal.
Announcement Weekend is September 10-11
Commitment Weekend is September 17-18
Visit http://bit.ly/ADAMaterials2023 for the following available now:
- Bulletin headers and covers (single and bi-lingual)
- Social media/bulletin ads, Facebook banner, e-Catholic banners (available in all languages)
- Promotional Plan
- Bishop’s letter in English, Spanish and Vietnamese for September 10-11 only
- Bulletin Inserts in English, Spanish and Vietnamese for September 10-11 only
- Bi-lingual September General Intercessions
- English and Spanish Bulletin and Pulpit Announcements
Not sure what to do with all the above? We explain it in the kick-off webinar from early August. Watch the recording of the kick-off webinar here.
If you have any questions please contact , CFRE or call 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!
Talleres de Enriquecimiento Matrimonial
La oficina del Ministerio Hispano de la Diócesis 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
- September 17, 2022 – Los Valores del Matrimonio
- Octubre 15, 2022 – La Diferencia entre Tiempo de Calidad y Cantidad
Parish Resources for Priesthood Sunday
September 25, 2022
Priesthood Sunday is a special day set aside to honor priesthood in the United States. It is a day to reflect upon and affirm the role of the priesthood in the life of the Church as a central one. This nationwide event is coordinated and sponsored by the US Council of Serra International. Parishes can find resources for celebrating Priesthood Sunday below and at https://serraus.org/priesthood-sunday/ or by contacting their local Serra Club president (Fort Worth Serra Club ; Northeast Fort Worth Serra Club ; Arlington Metro Serra Club ).
Diocesan Red Mass
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.
Attention Priests and Parish Administrators: Please publish the attached bulletin item about the upcoming diocesan Red Mass in your parish bulletin.
Parish bulletin announcement
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.
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.
International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC) Conference
Register Now for the 60th ICSC Annual Conference in Anaheim, California October 2-5
The 60th Annual ICSC Conference takes place October 2-5 2022 in Anaheim, California. This year’s conference theme is “Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response”. Pastors, business managers, stewardship and development committees and school development officers are invited to attend this gathering of Catholic stewardship leaders and fund development professionals from across the United States and take benefit from the valuable information and networking available. More information is available at www.catholicstewardship.com or by contacting , Director of Stewardship and Parish Relations at the Advancement Foundation or call 817-533-3178.
Diocesan White Coat Mass
Join us for the annual White Coat Mass for all those in the healing profession of medicine, along with their family and friends, on October 17, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at St. Patrick Cathedral. Please view invitation below and scan the QR code to RSVP.
Pastors, business managers, please consider including the attached flyer in your bulletin regarding the upcoming annual White Coast Mass for medical professionals and families.
Parishes, schools and ministries of the Diocese of Fort Worth can register now through November 1 to participate in #iGiveCatholic
Giving day is on November 29, 2022
Parishes, schools, and ministries can raise funds for a capital improvement, annual fund, or another project of their choosing. Participation is at no charge, it is our gift to you. #iGiveCatholic is a giving event for the faithful from participating dioceses across the nation to unite and donate – both online and offline – to their favorite participating Catholic parishes, schools, and ministries. Join more than 40 other dioceses across the country to create awareness of the important work being done in Catholic organizations.For more information, please visit Advancement Foundation/iGiveCatholic or contact or call 817-533-3178.
Double the Impact of Your Donations
Are you an employee or a retiree of a company that matches your charitable donations? If so, you may be able to double the impact of your contributions to your parish offertory or capital campaign, a Catholic school, or the Diocese of Fort Worth through the Annual Diocesan Appeal. Visit https://bit.ly/EmployerMatching for a search engine that will let you know if your company matches donations. If so, it will immediately link you to a website with specific information for that employer. For additional questions about employer matching gifts, please contact at the Advancement Foundation or 817-533-3174.
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 .