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fwdioc.org/marriage-enrichment
Even the best marriages need a tune up. The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth is committed to helping good marriages become great marriages. There are many retreats offered throughout the year to help couples grow closer to Jesus Christ, and each other.
fwdioc.org/do-marriage-family-life
Contact information for Marriage & Family Life.
fwdioc.org/pre-cana-class
A one day or two evening experience for engaged couples to begin their formal marriage preparation process. The class includes a series of talks/activities on topics such as: Marriage as a Sacrament, Vows, and Sexuality in the marriage as God planned it.
fwdioc.org/engaged
These marriage preparation programs are aimed at helping couples talk about issues they may not have discussed while they were dating, such as: faith, finances, raising kids, family backgrounds, conflict resolution, etc.
fwdioc.org/steps-to-get-married
These steps provide a general overview of the normal requirements and procedures in the Diocese of Fort Worth.
fwdioc.org/tribunal-frequently-asked-questions
A list of questions that are frequently asked by individuals requesting an annulment (called a declaration of nullity) from a previous marriage.
fwdioc.org/tribunal-deanery-advocate
This page will help those beginning the declaration of invalidity (an Annulment) process find their Deanery and Chief Advocate.
fwdioc.org/fully-engaged
Fully Engaged is a Sponsor Couple program for engaged couples to help them learn more about the Sacrament of Marriage.
fwdioc.org/do-tribunal
Contact information for the Marriage Tribunal Department.
fwdioc.org/marriage-family-life
We are dedicated to serving couples wishing to get married in the Church, struggling marriages, strengthening families, and healing for those divorced or grieving.
fwdioc.org/tribunal-application-forms
A list of Tribunal forms for those petitioning a declaration of invalidity (an Annulment), as well as their Advocates.
fwdioc.org/sacramental-guidelines
The Sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us.
fwdioc.org/tribunal-en
The Marriage Tribunal of the Diocese of Fort Worth is the office which adjudicates the marital status in the Catholic Church of any divorced person who has requested a declaration of nullity (an annulment) of a previous marriage.
fwdioc.org/marriage-validation
This program is for those who want to have their marriage validated/sanated in the Church.
fwdioc.org/civic-action
A variety of helpful educational resources for forming conscience in regards to faithful Catholic teaching and civic action in the public square.
fwdioc.org/family-resources
The Marriage & Family Life Office is committed to continuing the vision that Pope John Paul II had for families to be aided and supported by the Church. On this page you will find resources to help and strengthen the family.
fwdioc.org/do-catechetical
Contact information for the Catechetical Department.

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fwdioc.org/sacramental-guidelines-marriage.pdf
fwdioc.org/marriage-preparation-manual-booklet.pdf
fwdioc.org/sacramental-guidelines-marriage-span.pdf
fwdioc.org/news-2-10-08-bishop-vann-marriage-book.pdf
fwdioc.org/news-7-1-15-bpolson-pastoral-letter-same-sex-marriage-decision-spanish.pdf
fwdioc.org/news-7-1-15-bpolson-pastoral-letter-same-sex-marriage-decision-english.pdf
fwdioc.org/WWME-Announcements-June22.docx
W orld w ide Marriage Encounter Dallas - Fort Worth - East Texas Bulletin Announcements : (please include these announcements in your parish bulletins) June 4-5, 2022 - Let Christ bring peace to your marriage. Participate in a Worldwide Marriage Encounter...
fwdioc.org/ligamen-form.docx
To: Petitioner Since the Catholic Church recognizes the first marriage of two people as a valid marriage, any subsequent marriage (s) by either party is not considered valid by the Church. Therefore, when a divorced person marries, that subsequent marriag...
fwdioc.org/WWME-Announcements-July22.docx
W orld w ide Marriage Encounter Dallas - Fort Worth - East Texas Bulletin Announcements : (please include these announcements in your parish bulletins) July 2-3, 2022 – 'The kingdom of God is at hand for you.' Welcome God into your marriage. Sign up today...
fwdioc.org/WWME-Announcement-May22.docx
W orld w ide Marriage Encounter Dallas - Fort Worth - East Texas Bulletin Announcements : (please include these announcements in your parish bulletins) May 7-8, 2022 - Happy Mother’s Day! Allow Jesus to be Lord of your marriage relationship. Sign up today...
fwdioc.org/WWME-Announcements-Sept22.docx
W orld w ide Marriage Encounter Dallas - Fort Worth - East Texas Bulletin Announcements : (please include these announcements in your parish bulletins) September 3-4, 2022 - “In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.” In your marriage, take refuge i...
fwdioc.org/WWME-Announcements-Aug22.docx
W orld w ide Marriage Encounter Dallas - Fort Worth - East Texas Bulletin Announcements : (please include these announcements in your parish bulletins) August 6-7, 2022 - “Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be dem...
fwdioc.org/WWME-Announcements-Nov22.docx
W orld w ide Marriage Encounter Dallas - Fort Worth - East Texas Bulletin Announcements : (please include these announcements in your parish bulletins) November 5-6, 2022 - “May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the endurance of Christ...
fwdioc.org/first-discernment-2022.docx
Case Name: Protocol No. Only Clergy or a Tribunal Advocate may complete this form. If there are multiple marriages, use a separate copy of this form to discern each marriage individually , in the same sequence as the marriages . If you click “False” for a...
fwdioc.org/WWME-Announcement-Dec22.docx
W orld w ide Marriage Encounter Dallas - Fort Worth - East Texas Bulletin Announcements : (please include these announcements in your parish bulletins) December 3-4, 2022 - “May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to think in harmony with one...
fwdioc.org/lack-of-canonical-form.docx
Case Name: Protocol No. ( ONLY a Priest , Deacon , or Tribunal Advocate may compl ete this form.) This petition is used in cases where a Catholic entered into a marriage without fulfilling the requirement of canonical form ( Canon s 1108 -1117 ) and that ...
fwdioc.org/WWME-Announcement-Feb23.docx
W orld w ide Marriage Encounter Dallas - Fort Worth - East Texas Bulletin Announcements : (please include these announcements in your parish bulletins) February 4-5, 2023 - “Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds a...
fwdioc.org/WWME-Announcements-Oct22.docx
W orld w ide Marriage Encounter Dallas - Fort Worth - East Texas Bulletin Announcements : (please include these announcements in your parish bulletins) October 1-2, 2022 - “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.” Open your heart to God and y...
fwdioc.org/WWME-Announcement-Jan23.docx
W orld w ide Marriage Encounter Dallas - Fort Worth - East Texas Bulletin Announcements : (please include these announcements in your parish bulletins) January 7-8, 2023 - “Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and ...
fwdioc.org/non-consummation-application-and-questionnaire-2-28-20.docx
T he Tribunal of the Diocese of Fort Worth exercises its ministry, grounded in the teaching of the Catholic Church, in a spirit of reconciliation and compassion, always with the utmost confidentiality. Beyond evaluating the validity of a marriage, the Tri...
fwdioc.org/favor-of-the-faith-application-questionnaire.docx
T he Tribunal of the Diocese of Fort Worth exercises its ministry, grounded in the teaching of the Catholic Church, in a spirit of reconciliation and compassion, always with the utmost confidentiality. Beyond evaluating the validity of a marriage, the Tri...
fwdioc.org/libellus-and-application-10-20-2022.docx
T he Tribunal of the Diocese of Fort Worth exercises its ministry, grounded in the teaching of the Catholic Church, in a spirit of reconciliation and compassion, always with the utmost confidentiality. Beyond evaluating the validity of a marriage , the Tr...
fwdioc.org/online-instructor-approved-nfp-classes
The Natural Family Planning (NFP) online courses, sponsored by the Diocese of Fort Worth, are four classes in length. Couples preparing for marriage must...
fwdioc.org/onsite-instructor-approved-nfp-classes
The Natural Family Planning (NFP) onsite courses, sponsored by the Diocese of Fort Worth, are four classes in length. Couples preparing for marriage must attend...
fwdioc.org/tribunal-office-nihil-obstat-checklist-english.docx
Submit a Nihil Obstat r equest to the Tribunal at least four weeks prior to a wedding date . The purpose of the Nihil Obstat is to confirm that all the steps required by the Catholic Church for a valid marriage are met by both parties prior to the wedding...
fwdioc.org/tribunal-office-formB-questionnaire-english.docx
PETITIONER CONVALIDATION QUESTIONNAIRE FORM B Please note: It is imperative that you give thorough, detailed answers. Pay special attention to those questions which ask you to describe, give examples or explain. You know the story of your life and your re...
fwdioc.org/sanatio-form-2022.docx
ONLY a Priest , Deacon , or Tribunal Advocate may prepare this form. Sanatio Petition ☐ The Sanatio Petition shou ld include the attached form. All information must be completed ( single-sided, no blanks) . ☐ State clearly the reason requesting the S anat...
fwdioc.org/pauline-privilege.docx
Requirements for Pauline Privilege (all statements must be True) Petitioner and Respondent were both unbaptized when they were married Petitioner has since received Christian baptism or is seeking baptism through RCIA Petitioner intends to marry a Catholi...
fwdioc.org/marital-assessment-peitioner-respondent.docx
Case Name: Protocol No. The Petitioner and, if he/she chooses to participate, the Respondent will either independently or jointly complete and submit a Marital Assessment and Questionnaire. The items to be assessed refer to major traits or conditions that...
fwdioc.org/STWD-PRAYER-OF-THE-FAITHFUL-July-Sept-2022.docx
PRAYER S OF THE FAITHFUL July 2022 – September 2022 July 3, 2022 That we ask God how He wants us to use our gifts for the glory of His name and not our own self-interest . July 10, 2022 That we may strive to be more like the Good Samaritan, helping those ...
fwdioc.org/st-junipero-serra-audit-curriculum
The audit curriculum for the St. Junipero Serra Institute is designed those wanting to take courses for the purpose of deepening their knowledge and faith.
fwdioc.org/st-junipero-serra-certification-curriculum
The certification curriculum for the St. Junipero Serra Institute. For those interested in receiving a certificate, accreditation, or volunteering within the parish mission in any of the areas/concentrations outlined below.
fwdioc.org/parish-programs
The following are the Singles Programs offered at the parish level.
fwdioc.org/youth-for-life
fwdioc.org/diocesan-online-nfp-classes
If you are unable to make one of our onsite NFP courses, you may take an online course.
fwdioc.org/singles-ministry
The diocesan singles ministry is for (35 +) singles, separated, widowed or divorced.
fwdioc.org/resources-for-the-family
On this page you will find resources for the family.
fwdioc.org/diocesan-catechetical-guidelines
On this page you will find diocesan catechetical guidelines.
fwdioc.org/vacation-bible-school
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a specialized form of religious education for children that is held at parishes in the summer, usually for a week long, and at various times and locations.
fwdioc.org/youth-ministers
The Office of Youth Ministry works to serve the youth ministers, Full-Time, Part-Time, and Volunteer, of our diocese. We do this by providing formation and retreats. Our goal is to help with their overall spiritual and professional development as...
fwdioc.org/the-well
The Well is our quarterly youth ministry meeting. We meet March, June, September, and December of each year at different parishes in the diocese.
fwdioc.org/youth-events
The Office of Youth Ministry seeks to serve the youth and their families of our diocese in a variety of ways. We offer various events throughout the year for both middle school and high school age youth.
fwdioc.org/youth-ministry
The Office of Youth Ministry and Adolescent Catechesis is committed to the meaningful involvement of young people in the parish and diocesan Catholic Church, the calling forth and celebrating of their many gifts as disciples.
fwdioc.org/st-junipero-serra-registration
Registration for the St. Junipero Serra Institute.
fwdioc.org/hispanic-ministry-catholic-faith-resources
Resources to help you learn and grow in your Catholic faith.
fwdioc.org/approved-family-religious-education-curriculums
On this page you will find approved family and religious education curriculums.
fwdioc.org/abortion-healing
This page offers help to individuals who are struggling with emotional and spiritual wounds from abortion. We are here to help you.
fwdioc.org/hispanic-ministry-apostolates
Currently active and Approved Hispanic Ministry Apostolates.
fwdioc.org/middle-school-rally
The Middle School Rally is an opportunity for middle school youth and their adult leaders from across the Diocese to spend a full day together in celebration of our Catholic faith and identity.
fwdioc.org/youth-ministers-retreat
The Youth Ministers Retreat is specifically for youth ministers (full-time, part-time, volunteer) only. The retreat is scheduled some time in August. It is an overnight retreat that focuses on rejuvenating the soul of the youth ministers as they...
fwdioc.org/rosary-for-healing-and-protection
To bring awareness for the 2021 April — Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Safe Environment Office had a Rosary for Healing & Protection created. All are encouraged to recite this rosary for the healing of those who have been abused and the protection...
fwdioc.org/training-liturgical-ministers
The office of Liturgy & Worship is available to assist you in your parish and can provide training in your parish at your convenience for those who train Liturgical Ministers.
fwdioc.org/st-francis-de-sales-resources
Resources for the St. Francis De Sales Basic Catechist Formation Program.
fwdioc.org/young-adult-ministry
Welcome to Young Adult Ministry (YAM) of the Diocese of Fort Worth. We encourage you to get involved and to participate in the various activities and groups.
fwdioc.org/young-adult-ministry-resources
Our ministry includes: Theology on Tap, support for local parish programs, opportunities for community outreach, prayer, retreats, athletic and outdoor events.
fwdioc.org/st-francis-de-sales-registration
Registration for the St. Francis De Sales Basic Catechist Formation Program.
fwdioc.org/st-junipero-serra-institute
St. Junipero Serra Institute is an Adult Formation Program by the Diocese of Fort Worth. This new institute continues the mission of forming the laity in the teachings of the Catholic Church.
fwdioc.org/hispanic-ministry
The Hispanic Ministry in the Diocese of Fort Worth is committed to welcome and promote the cultural identity of the faces of our local Church, and to build a deeply Catholic and multicultural identity.
fwdioc.org/cursillo-en
fwdioc.org/adult-catechesis-evangelization
Our mission is to help draw people into an intimate union with Jesus Christ through assisting and supporting parishes in developing dynamic Evangelism and Adult Catechesis that fosters life-long conversion and commitment.
fwdioc.org/cursillo-school-of-leaders
School of Leaders Meeting Schedule rotating at 3 different parishes
fwdioc.org/miscarriage-and-stillbirth
This page offers help to couples who have experienced the loss of an unborn baby through miscarriage or stillbirth. We are here to help you.
fwdioc.org/young-adult-ministry-march-for-life
The march is a peaceful, prayerful gathering of pro-life people. Participants will start at the Washington Monument and walk up Constitution Ave. and end at the Supreme Court Building.
fwdioc.org/respect-life
The Respect Life Office serves the Diocese of Fort Worth through Education, Pastoral Care, Prayer and Worship, and Public Policy in order to protect life from conception to natural death.
fwdioc.org/lock-in-for-life
Lock-In for Life is an overnight event where teens (8-12th grade) experience amazing pro-life talks, all night fun, and celebrating the gift of life with youth from all over the diocese.
fwdioc.org/young-adult-ministry-groups
The following young adult groups meet on a regular basis for bible studies, social events and other activities.
fwdioc.org/mca-national-christmas-artwork-contest
2018-19 Missionary Childhood Association's National Christmas Artwork Contest for young Catholics in grades K-8.
fwdioc.org/scouting
fwdioc.org/troops-of-saint-george
fwdioc.org/campus-ministry-support
Campus ministry gathers the Catholics on campus for prayer, worship, and learning in order that they might bring the light of the Gospel to illumine the concerns and hopes of the academic community.
fwdioc.org/divorce-grief-support
If you are Divorced, Separated or Widowed, please know that the Catholic Church is here to walk with you. You are not alone. On this page you will find programs that can help you through this difficult time in your life.
fwdioc.org/st-junipero-serra-curriculum
Welcome to the St. Junipero Serra Institute’s Curriculum page. We’re glad you are here to learn more about your Catholic faith. On this page you will find a breakdown of the two ways the institute offers classes: Certification and Continuous Education.
fwdioc.org/st-junipero-serra-resources
Resources for the St. Junipero Serra Institute.
fwdioc.org/deaf-ministry-masses
A list of locations where an interpreted Mass is offered in the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth.
fwdioc.org/nfp-frequently-asked-questions
Frequently asked questions about Natural Family Planning.
fwdioc.org/diocesan-guest-speaker-approval-process
The approval process applies to Pastors, Principals, Parish Directors of Religious Education, and Administrators of any Catholic institution or organization in the Diocese of Fort Worth as they consider inviting speakers who will be teaching-presenting...
fwdioc.org/clergy-with-credible-allegations
The Diocese of Fort Worth is committed to eradicating the evil of sexual abuse of minors. The protection of our children is a moral obligation and is of paramount importance to the Diocese of Fort Worth.
fwdioc.org/pastoral-juvenil-hispana-en
The mission of the Hispanic Youth Ministry (called Pastoral Juvenil Hispana) of the Diocese of Fort Worth is to evangelize the young Hispanic to respond to the call to be a disciple of Jesus in order to create and foster unity in a multicultural society.
fwdioc.org/st-francis-de-sales
The aim of the St. Frances 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.
fwdioc.org/young-adult-ministry-events
This page is a list of Young Adult Ministry events, with a brief description.
fwdioc.org/respect-life-action-alert
Action alerts related to pro-life issues and legislation that require the attention and support of the Catholic community.
fwdioc.org/sec-resources
Each parish and school implements and operates the Safe Environment Program through the coordinated effort of an assigned Safe Environment Champion (SEC), who is appointed by the pastor.
fwdioc.org/childrens-catechesis
Catechesis is an education in the faith for children, young people, and adults which includes especially, the teaching of Christian Doctrine imparted, generally speaking, in an organic and systematic way...
fwdioc.org/campus-ministry
Campus ministry gathers the Catholics on campus for prayer, worship, and learning in order that they might bring the light of the Gospel to illumine the concerns and hopes of the academic community.
fwdioc.org/past-well-meetings
The Well is our quarterly youth ministry meeting. We meet March, June, September, and December of each year at different parishes in the diocese.
fwdioc.org/policies-procedure
The best practices, comprehensive policies and procedures for the Safe Environment Office of the Diocese of Fort Worth.
fwdioc.org/empowering-gods-children
The Empowering God’s Children® Program is for children and youth, Kindergarten through grade 12, to teach them about boundaries, how to recognize boundary violations, how to respond to persons who violate their boundaries...
fwdioc.org/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.
fwdioc.org/report-abuse-concern
Contact information for reporting any sexual abuse in the Diocese of Fort Worth.
fwdioc.org/rcia-for-children
The Rite of Christian Initiation Adapted for Children is the practice of the Church for preparing non-baptized children 7 years of age and older for full participation in the sacramental life of the Church.
fwdioc.org/concurso-nacional-de-arte-navideno-de-mca
Concurso Nacional de Arte Navideño de MCA. Este concurso está abierto a jóvenes católicos en los grados K-8.
fwdioc.org/st-junipero-serra-information
General Information about the St. Junipero Serra Institute.
fwdioc.org/pregnancy-help
This page offers pregnancy help to individuals going through crisis pregnancies. We are here to help you.
fwdioc.org/girl-scouts-camp-fire
fwdioc.org/mission-council
The Mission Council of the Diocese of Fort Worth.
fwdioc.org/campus-ministry-locations
The following campus ministries meet on a regular basis for bible studies, support, Mass, social events, retreats and other activities.
fwdioc.org/persons-with-disabilities
The Diocesan Committee on Persons with Disabilities creates awareness of hidden obstacles preventing disabled persons from participating fully in liturgies and other parish functions.
fwdioc.org/pjh-en-council
The Council of Pastoral Juvenil Hispana (PJH) of the Diocese of Fort Worth is the body that brings together and coordinates all Hispanic Groups, Movements, and Communities (GMC) of Hispanic youth and represents them before other Church organizations.
fwdioc.org/natural-family-planning
NFP helps couples better understand and appreciate their fertility, as well as plan and space out childbirths. When you want to achieve pregnancy, it helps you identify the most fertile time.
fwdioc.org/sacrament-of-confirmation
The celebration of Confirmation draws us more deeply into God’s power unfolding the gifts of the Spirit which gives us strength to boldly witness for Christ.

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