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Preparing for the End of Life

Bishop's Guild

Annual Diocesan Appeal

Preparing for the End of Life

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Serving the North Texas Catholic community by providing the faithful opportunities to grow in Christian discipleship and strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Encuentro Discípulos Misioneros Testigos del Amor de Dios

November 5, 2017
Diocese of Fort Worth, Arlington Convention Center

April 13-15, 2018
Region X, San Antonio, TX

September 20-23, 2018
National, Gaylord Texan, Grapevine TX

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Priest Care FundPriest Care Fund

Fondo de Cuidado al Sacerdote

The weekend of August 5 and 6, we will take up a collection for the Priest Care Fund. Your support of this collection pays for our priests’ medical and long term expenses that are not covered by insurance. "Care for Those Who Care for Us" by generously contributing to the Priest Care Fund on August 5-6.

One hundred percent of the funds from this special collection remain here in the Diocese of Fort Worth to support the medical and long term care needs of our priests.

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Understanding Senate Bill 4

Bishop Michael Olson and the other Texas Catholic bishops are undertaking efforts to help Texas Catholics understand Senate Bill 4, commonly known as the anti-sanctuary city bill, which is scheduled to go into effect on September 1, 2017.

An "Understand Senate Bill 4" flyer and a "Know Your Rights" card are attached.

Understanding Senate Bill 4
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Entender el proyecto de ley del Senado 4 (SB4)

El obispo Michael Olson y los otros obispos católicos de Texas están llevando a cabo esfuerzos para ayudar a los católicos de Texas a entender el proyecto de ley 4 del Senado (SB4), comúnmente conocido como el proyecto de ley de "ciudades santuarios", que entrará en vigor el 1 de septiembre de 2017.

Se adjunta un folleto "Entender el proyecto de ley del Senado 4 (SB4)" creado por la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Texas y una tarjeta de "Conozca sus derechos", tanto en inglés como en español.

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Synod 2018 on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment

Sínodo 2018 sobre la juventud, la fe y el discernimiento vocacional

The Diocese of Fort Worth is preparing for Pope Francis’s 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops which will focus on the theme of "Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment."

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Statement on Anti-Sanctuary Cities Legislation

Bishop Michael F. Olson of the Diocese of Fort Worth expressed concern and disappointment over Governor Greg Abbott’s decision to sign into law the Senate Bill 4, known as the "anti-sanctuary cities" bill.

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Caridades Católicas de Fort Worth Ofrece Ayuda en Inmigración

Catholic Charities of Fort Worth Provides Immigration Assistance

Caridades Católicas de Fort Worth ofrece ayuda y servicios de inmigración dentro de la Diócesis de Fort Worth. Visita el enlace abajo para mayores informes sobre los servicios y consultas proporcionadas por Caridades Católicas para entender mejor tus derechos.

Catholic Charities of Fort Worth provides assistance and immigration services within the Diocese of Fort Worth. Visit the link below for complete information on services and consultations provided by Catholic Charities to better understand your rights.

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St. Junipero Serra Institute

St. Junipero Serra InstituteOur Catholic faith requires us to embark on a continual call to conversion. One steeped in the mystery of Christ and His Church. It is with this pastoral understanding that the Diocese of Fort Worth desires to foster and engage this call to conversion through the development of our new program, St. Junipero Serra Institute (SJSI).

This new institute will continue the mission of forming the laity in the teachings of the Catholic Church. It consists of three levels of formation (Foundational, Intermediate and Advanced), with each level consisting of five courses. The cost for each course will be $75, with an average length of 4 weeks.

For those seeking a more advanced focus, the St. Junipero Serra Institute will also offer additional specific course content through three ministerial track concentrations. Please view the General Information page for more details.

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St. Francis de Sales Catechist Formation Program

St. Francis De SalesThe aim of the St. Francis De Sales Basic Catechist Formation Program is to form catechists. A catechist is a person who desires to teach the Catholic faith and become an effective witness of the Gospel. The primary emphasis of this program is to form faithful catechists. Throughout this journey, catechists will become familiar with basic catechetical concepts; understand the role of the liturgy, the RCIA process, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, proper methodology, lesson planning, and so forth in the areas of catechesis and catechetical instruction.

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