September 15, 2022
Verification of Mass Times and Parish Information
Attention Priests and Parish Administrators:
The Parish Finder feature on the diocesan website helps visitors locate valuable information about parishes including Mass times, Confession, Adoration, available languages, social media channels, and contact information.
Send any updates or corrections to Ambil V. Palatty at . Thank you for your help.
Annual Diocesan Appeal 2022-2023
Announcement Sunday is this weekend. Bulletin inserts were mailed to each parish for this weekend that include a letter from Bishop Olson and a report on the Annual Diocesan Appeal funding last year. Please include them in all bulletins and read Bishop Olson’s letter in full from the pulpit. If you need Spanish or Vietnamese bulletin inserts, please reach out to Rachel Martinez, CFRE immediately at 817-382-4939 to have them delivered to your parish. Please hang posters and remove previous year’s posters.
Commitment Sunday is September 17-18. Please use the homily helpers and follow promotional plan found here http://bit.ly/ADAMaterials2023.
If you have any questions please contact , CFRE or call 817-382-4939.
St. Andrew’s Breakfast
September 24, 2022
The next St. Andrew Breakfast will be on Saturday morning September 24, 2022 at TCU Newman Center, 2704 W. Berry St., Ft. Worth 76109 at 8:00 AM. The day will begin with Mass followed by breakfast. We encourage young men in high school and college of the Diocese of Fort Worth to attend. With limited space, please reserve your spot by September 22, 2022 to the or by calling 817-945-9321.
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
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!
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 for the St. Francis de Sales program at https://fwdioc.org/st-francis-de-sales. The St. Junipero Serra classes meet weekly, offering a series of six-weeks courses 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 on St. Junipero Serra Institute at https://fwdioc.org/st-junipero-serra-institute.
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.
Catholic Charities Fort Worth
Special Collection, October 8-9, 2022
Bishop Olson has added an annual special collection for Catholic Charities Fort Worth the second weekend of October. This year the special collection will take place October 8-9, 2022. Please read the letter from Bishop Olson, the week before on October 1-2 from the pulpit. Catholic Charities is promoting this special collection as the Little Way Campaign, inspired by St. Therese of Lisieux who modelled the importance of little acts of holiness. Please review the extensive marketing toolkit below with new additions like flock note reminders, homily talking points, and videos in collaboration with bulletin copy and images and pulpit announcements in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Visit https://bit.ly/CCFW2023 to download materials.
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
- Octubre 15, 2022 – La Diferencia entre Tiempo de Calidad y Cantidad
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.
Come and See Weekend
Vocations Weekend Retreat, November 4-6, 2022
The Fall 2022 Come & See Weekend will take place at St. Joseph Seminary College, 75376 River Rd., St. Benedict, LA. 70457. This vocations weekend retreat is scheduled for November 4-6, 2022 for young men 16 years and older who are in high school and college in the Diocese of Fort Worth.
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 28, 2022 to the .
Parish Stewardship Reflections
4th Quarter, October-December 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 .