September 28, 2023
Catholic Charities Special Collection
October 7-8, 2023
The Little Way Campaign is one of Catholic Charities’ most important annual fundraising initiatives. It bring hope where hope is needed most. Catholic Charities has worked diligently creating a special collection toolkit in English, Spanish and Vietnamese including multiple social media images, bulletin images, impact statements, homily talking points, prayers of the faithful and much more in all three languages. Please download the materials best suited for your parish and promote the Little Way campaign to support the charitable arm of our local Church, Catholic Charities. Please refer back for Bishop's letter to be read at Mass.
St. Andrew’s Breakfast
Saturday, October 14, 2023
The next St. Andrew Breakfast will be on Saturday morning October 14, 2023 at St. Patrick Cathedral, 1206 Throckmorton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102, at 8:00 AM. The day will begin with Mass followed by breakfast and fellowship. 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 October 12, 2023 to the or by calling 817-945-9321.
St. Andrew Desayuno
El próximo Desayuno de St. Andrew será el sábado 14 de october de 2023 a las 8:00 a.m. en St. Patrick Cathedral, 1206 Throckmorton St, FortWorth, TX 76102. El día comenzará con Misa seguida por el desayuno y camaradería. Invitamos a todos los jóvenes varones de la Diócesis de FortWorth que estén en la escuela secundaria o en la universidad en asistir al evento. Hay espacio limitado. Por favor reserven su lugar antes del 12 de octubre de 2023 por la o llamando al 817-945-9321.
Respect Life Mass
Memorial Mass for Babies Who Died Before Baptism
Bishop Olson celebrates an Annual Memorial Mass for Babies who died before baptism on Saturday, October 14 at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth. Mass will be followed by a reception and light lunch in the Parish Hall.
The intention of this Mass is to help the healing process for parents who have lost children before Baptism, through miscarriage, still birth, or abortion. Roses will be provided for those parents who wish to place them at the Virgin Mary’s altar in memory of their children. This Mass is a beautiful Liturgy. We encourage everyone to attend, to pray for the babies and support their grieving parents.
October 14/15, 2023-Eucharistic Stewardship … our grateful response to His gift
Stewardship Sunday will be celebrated at all Masses October 14/15. This diocesan-wide event is an opportunity to teach about “Stewardship as a way of life” and complement any existing stewardship initiatives in your parish. All parishes have been sent Posters and bulletin inserts to be used Stewardship Sunday weekend.
White Coat Mass
October 16, 2023
The Annual White Coat Mass for healthcare professionals, family and staff will be held on Monday, October 16, 2023, at St. Patrick Cathedral, Fort Worth at 6:00 p.m. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Please wear your white coat!
World Mission Sunday
October 22, 2023
On October 22, we will unite with the global Church in celebrating World Mission Sunday. This year, Pope Francis illuminates our path with the theme: “Hearts on fire, feet on the move.” As we prepare to observe this special day, we are remined to ignite our hearts with Christ’s love and extend that warmth to the most vulnerable corners of our world. Your fervent prayers an upcoming generosity in the collection for the Society for the Propagation of Faith will bolster the missionaries working in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and certain regions of Latin America and Europe. Let us come together to support them in their mission of love and service. Thank you!
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!
|Oct. 7, 2023||Saturday of Reflection|
|Oct. 19-22, 2023||Women's Retreat|
|Oct. 26-29, 2023||Men's Retreat|
|Nov. 2-5, 2023||Women's Retreat|
|Nov. 10-12, 2023||Retiro para hombres, mujeres y parejas|
|Nov. 16-19, 2023||Couples Retreat|
Safe Environment Training
Coordinator University II
Safe Environment Coordinator University II – a meeting and training session for all diocesan safe environment coordinators (parish and school) will be held on Wednesday, October 25th from 9am until 4pm at St. Mark Parish in Argyle. The meeting is mandatory and will include a very special speaker, breakfast and lunch along with important training and updates. To RSVP for the meeting, please register and advise of any dietary restrictions or needs by October 15, 2023, by completing this form: https://forms.office.com/r/kE1yj8ipAF.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Uncover the secrets to a lasting, supportive, transformational marriage!
For more than 50 years, Worldwide Marriage Encounter has helped over 3.5 million couples in almost 100 countries unlock the power of their relationships with new ways to do the “I do.” The Marriage Encounter experience helps you listen, share, and connect more deeply. There’s no group discussion. It’s just about the two of you learning to be the best, most loving and thriving couple you can be.
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.
Advancing the Mission
The Advancing the Mission newsletter of the Advancement Foundation is provided to parishioners throughout the diocese via email, e-Bulletin and your parish communications with the QR code below.
In the September/October Advancing the Mission newsletter we share:
— How to make donations to your parish after death
— Protecting our Students
— Back by Popular Demand: Aging with Grace
— Annual Diocesan Appeal is Catholic Stewardship in Action
— Eucharist and the Spirituality of Stewardship
— Two Ways to Leave a Legacy
See below or visit www.advancementfoundation.org/ for more information.
Come and See Weekend
Vocations Weekend Retreat, November 3 - 5, 2023
The Fall 2023 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 3 - 5, 2023 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 today with the .
Catholic Charities Program
FW Diocese and Catholic Charities partner together to offer financial wellness program to employees through MyMoney@Work
What is MyMoney@Work?
MyMoney@Work is a free financial wellness program, administered by Catholic Charities Fort Worth, that is available to any diocesan employee. MyMoney@Work provides confidential and personalized financial wellness coaching, addressing goals such as debt reduction, budgeting, savings and more.
How can employees participate in the program?
Employees can enroll for individual coaching at any time by signing up using the QR code on the attached flyer. In addition, the program is flexible and offers parishes and schools the opportunity to host financial wellness workshops on one or more topics. Workshops can be provided as a one-time event, or as a series, depending on the parish or school needs. Please contact , Director of Client Strategies, to discuss options for your staff at 817-269-5425.
Seminarian Daily Prayer List
We invite everyone to pray for our seminarians this year. Attached please find the 2023-2024 Seminarian Daily Prayer List. For any additional information please contact the .
Parish Stewardship Reflections
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.
2023 Special Collection Calendar
2024 Revised September 13, 2023
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 .