Bishop Michael F. Olson has appointed Marlon De La Torre as director of Catechesis for the Diocese of Fort Worth.
As the Catechesis Director, De La Torre is responsible for the catechetical programs of the Diocese, including Adult Catechesis, Children's Catechesis, Youth Formation, Marriage and Family Life, John Paul II Institute, Campus Ministry, Catholic Respect Life, the Cursillo Center and Hispanic Ministry.
De La Torre joined the Diocese July 2010 as director of the Marriage and Family program. He became director of Catechist Formation and Children’s Catechesis in 2011 where he served until his appointment as Catechesis Director. He also is an adjunct professor of catechetics at Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving, which serves the Dioceses of Dallas and Fort Worth. He is an adjunct professor of catechetics for the Catholic Distance University....
It is most appropriate that Child Abuse Prevention Month is held during the seasons of Lent and Easter. Reflecting on the gift of God in Jesus Christ and the directive of Jesus to let children come to him and not to "hinder" them, we are reminded of how important it is for all of us to safeguard children and their faith from abuse, distortion, and fear.
On Tuesday, April 15, 2014 the Diocese of Fort Worth will celebrate the annual Chrism Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in downtown Fort Worth (5:30 p.m.). The Chrism Mass is the annual Mass in which the Bishop blesses the Sacred Chrism and Holy Oils (the Oil of Catechumens, the Oil of the Sick, and the Sacred Chrism) that will be used in the celebration of the Sacraments throughout the diocese in the coming year. At the Chrism Mass the priests of the diocese also renew their commitment to priestly ministry.
Good Friday, April 18, 2014 - Bishop Michael F. Olson will lead parishioners from around the Diocese of Fort Worth in a Good Friday liturgy recalling the final hours of Jesus' life on earth through the Stations of the Cross. The stations will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be on Lancaster Avenue between Throckmorton Street and Jennings Avenue. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this outdoor service in downtown Fort Worth.
Join Bishop Michael F. Olson, Diocesan Clergy, Religious, and Laity in prayer for the 30th Annual Bishop’s Good Friday Vigil for Life on Friday, April 18th, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. This Vigil will take place near the Planned Parenthood Abortion Center located at 6400 John Ryan Road in Fort Worth. For more information please call 817-738-1086.
The North Texas Catholic Men’s Conference is an annual gathering of Catholic men that is being coordinated by a lay ministry known as the Catholic Brothers for Christ (CBFC). The Conference, which will be held at Prince of Peace Catholic Community in Plano, will feature dynamic speakers who are truly inspiring Catholic men of Faith. They will focus on topics especially geared to promote the spiritual growth of men that will enable them to become the spiritual leaders of their families, church, work and community. For more information or to register, please visit the website link below.
Mark Your Calendars! - Join the masses on pilgrimage to Rome on Sunday, April 27, 2014 to witness the Holy Mass & Canonizations of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II via live broadcast video link on the diocesan website by EWTN. The live video link will begin at 2:30 a.m. (Fort Worth time) and will be aired again at 6:00 p.m.
Blessed John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council to renew life in the Church. Blessed John Paul II was a well-loved and charismatic pope that served the longest of the 20th century.
June 14-26, 2014 - A series of workshops for Catholics seeking to know and practice their faith with a deeper understanding. Featuring Fr. John Stowe, OFM Conv. in a series of four lectures on "Franciscan Spirituality" at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Fort Worth.
14-26 de junio del 2014 - Una serie de cuatro discursos y talleres para todos los católicos interesados en conocer y practicar su fe con profundo entendimiento. Destacando la presentación del P. José Gildardo Álvarez con una serie de cuatro discursos sobre "La Espiritualidad Cristiana" en San Juan el apóstol en North Richland Hill.
Sharing in Ministry Bishop’s Annual Appeal provides essential, annual operating funds that will directly impact the lives of people throughout the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth with programs, services and ministries that reach beyond the scope of any individual parish and are made possible by the collective giving of the faithful.
Sharing in Ministry Parish Report (April 3, 2014)