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Guardian Ministry

The Guardian Ministry is a community led safety and security volunteer ministry that provides parishes with a peaceful and safe place to worship. Through the deployment of various volunteers on campus at any given time, the Guardian Ministry is community driven. In the Guardian Ministry we look out for one another and rely on our training to respond to various man-made or naturally occurring emergencies.

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Security Updates for Catholic Schools

Mike Short, Director of Security for the Diocese of Fort Worth, explains upgrades and new measures to make Catholic Schools as safe as possible for students, teachers, and families.

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We bring together Guardians - people who are willing and able to step up and act during a crisis, to define the new rules of emergency response together, so that we effectively save lives and bridge the gap when the unexpected happens and first responders are minutes away.


In 2018, the Diocese of Ft Worth established the Guardian Ministry as a parish-based safety and security ministry to address the increasing rise in unprovoked violence against houses of worship in our society. The multi-layered approach of the Guardian Ministry allows it to serve each parish to respond effectively to different types of emergencies and support and work alongside first responders.

Get Involved

Parish ushers oversee security monitors
Ushers monitor security cameras during Sunday Mass. (NTC/Ben Torres)

We are looking for servant leaders who leave their ego behind and possess the attitude and aptitude to step into the breach during a crisis. If you feel that you are being called to be a Guardian of your parish there are many ways in which you can get involved and serve.

  • Greeters
  • Ushers
  • Medical
  • Armed Guardians

Top banner image: NTC/Kenneth Munyer



Mike Short, MBA
Director of Security

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