September 27, 2018
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. For more information call 817-923-4757 or email . Also please click below to find Rachel's Corner Quotes for Sunday bulletins for the month of September and a flyer. 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 en Inglés del 12 al 14 de octubre. Para obtener más información o para inscribirse, comuníquese en Español al 817-923-4757 ó . También incluido abajo son las Citas de la Esquina de Rachel para boletines del domingo para el mes de septiembre. Ya no tienes que sufrir en silencio.
Vivir y Morir
Life and Death
La oficina de Matrimonio y Vida Familiar te invita a un retiro en Español “Vivir y Morir” La Vida después de esta Vida. Fecha 14 de Octubre del 2018 en el Centro de Formación Diocesano. Por favor vea el volante anexo.
The office of Marriage and Family Life – Cristo y Tu, invites you to a Spanish retreat “Life and Death” Life after this Life. Date: October 14, 2018 at The Diocesan Formation Center. Please see the attached flyer.
World Mission Sunday Special Collection
Propagation of the Faith, October 20-21, 2018
World Mission Sunday joins all Catholics of the world into one community of faith and rejoices in our unity as children of God. On World Mission Sunday we have an opportunity to support the life-giving presence of the Church among the poor and marginalized in more than 1,111 mission dioceses. This collection ensures the work and service of the mission Church, as it supports priests, religious and lay leaders who offer the Lord’s mercy and concrete help to communities who are most vulnerable. For additional resources click here.
40 Days for Life
September 26 thru November 4, 2018
40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion in America. The mission of the campaign is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion in America. To sign up click below.
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 214-562-0367 for registration details. Please find the attached flyer.
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.
Diocese of Fort Worth
Catholic Charities Fort Worth (CCFW) is the social justice arm and charity of the Catholic Church. CCFW encourages all to know, understand, and end poverty as our call to serve our fellow brothers and sisters with the face of Christ. It’s time to take action. Let’s change the conversation about poverty. Let’s inspire others to join our mission.
Parish bulletin and web site editors: Please include the attached Catholic Charities Fort Worth image and web link in your parish’s web site and weekly bulletin distribution.
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
Deacon Candidates Daily Prayer List
Please keep our deacon candidates in your prayers this year. Attached find the 2018-2019 Deacon Candidates Daily Prayer List. For additional information about the diaconate formation process visit us at fwdioc.org/deacon-formation.
It’s Not Too Late
Support the Annual Diocesan Appeal
Commitment Weekend was September 15-16, but promotion and support for his year’s $4.2 million campaign – The Eucharist Makes Us the Church – is just beginning. Be sure that your parish bulletin and website prominently features the Annual Diocesan Appeal year ‘round using the resources available.
A good promotion to use right now is the ad for those who missed commitment weekend. (See link below). The home page of all parish websites should include a direct link to: Advancement Foundation. And Now the Advancement Foundation website is also in Spanish at Campaña Diocesana Anual.
If you have questions or need additional resources, please contact or call 817-945-9441. We appreciate your support of the Annual Diocesan Appeal.
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.
Bulletin Inserts Links
Advancement Foundation Newsletter: Advancing the Mission Newsletter
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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Director of Communications, or