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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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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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Bishops’ Working Group: Update on Immigration and Refugees

June 14, 2017

The USCCB Working Group on Immigration and the Committee on Migration presented a report on its work to advance collaboration in developing spiritual, pastoral and policy advocacy support for refugees and immigrants.

USCCB news statement
USCCB Working Group presentation — Video at 1:03:30


Peter’s Pence Collection

June 24-25, 2017

There will be a second collection June 24-25 for Peter’s Pence, a worldwide collection that supports the charitable works of Pope Francis. Funds from this collection help victims of war, oppression, and natural disasters. Take this opportunity to join with Pope Francis and be a witness of charity to our suffering brothers and sisters. Please be generous.

Nuestra segunda colecta de hoy es para Peter’s Pence, una colecta mundial que ayuda a financiar las obras de caridad del papa Francisco. Los fondos de esta colecta ayudan a las víctimas de la guerra, de la opresión y de desastres naturales.

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Bishop's Pastoral Appointments

Updated: May 19, 2017

Bishop Michael F. Olson has announced new pastoral appointments. Below is the complete list.

List of appointments


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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A Passion to Serve: JPII Summer Ministry ConferenceJohn Paul II Institute logo

Conferencia de Ministerio de JPII

June 10-22, 2017

The St. John Paul II Institute offers a program of classes and workshops during June for all interested, whether or not they are registered with SJP2. The objectives of the Summer Cycle are to offer ministers the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills and to provide opportunity for SJP2 students to complete the basic requirements of their program.

SJP2 will hold its annual summer ministry conference from June 10-22. Lecture series speakers are Franciscan Fr. Albert Haase and Dominican Fr. Gerardo Guerra. Other events of the conference include Saturday ministry workshops. The public is cordially invited. There are no admission fees. For more information, contact Rev. Carmen Mele at or 817-945-9352.

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Quo Vadis? Vocation Discernment Retreat

July 11-13, 2017

The Fort Worth Vocations Office is hosting the Discernment Retreat Quo Vadis from July 11 to July 13. Quo Vadis is a FREE vocation discernment retreat for High School Young Men to begin considering their vocation from God. The camp is a rare chance for High School young men to begin considering their vocation from God by speaking with priests and seminarians. It will be both physically and spiritually awesome. Parents are welcome to join for Mass and closing on July 13 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Space is limited to 20 with preference given to High School juniors and seniors.

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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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