September 29, 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.
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!
Saturday of Reflection, Oct. 8, 22
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.
Parish Info/Información Parroquial
Carta del obispo
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
October 15/16, 2022
Our first Stewardship Sunday will be celebrated at all Masses October 15/16. This diocesan-wide event is an opportunity to teach about “Stewardship as a way of life.” Posters and Bulletin inserts will be mailed to each Parish the week of September 26. A Homily helper, bulletin announcements, cover designs, general intercessions, additional parish resources or for additional information on how to celebrate Stewardship Sunday, please visit: Advancement Foundation/Stewardship Sunday or contact 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.
World Mission Sunday
Special Collection October 22-23, 2022
One Sunday for the Whole World In a world where so much divides us, World Mission Sunday rejoices in our unity as missionaries by our Baptism, as it offers each one of us an opportunity to support the life-giving presence of the Church among the poor and marginalized in more than 1,150 mission dioceses. Learn more here World Mission Day 2022.
Please read the letter from Bishop Olson below the weekend prior, October 15-16. Use the bulletin and pulpit announcements for promoting this annual Special Collection.
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.
October bulletin announcement
October bulletin flyers
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 .
Seminarian daily prayer list
Lista diaria de oración de seminarista
Danh sách cầu nguyện hàng ngày
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.
Special collections calendar (2022)
Colectas especiales (2022)
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.
Diocesan Calendar / Calendario Diocesano
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 .