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July 1, 2015
Dear Friends in Christ,
Christ teaches us that we are always to love God and our neighbor. Our neighbors include every human person. Each human person is created in the image and likeness of God thereby establishing his or her basic human dignity. Thus, the manner in which we treat our neighbor is the manner in which we treat God. It is always wrong and sinful to deny deliberately any human being the basic rights inherent in their dignity as human persons. These rights have correlative responsibilities that connect us with each other...
June 26, 2015
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex "marriage" "is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us," said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
June 18, 2015
Bishop Michael Olson offers his observations on Pope Francis’s Encyclical Laudato Si which was released by the Vatican on Thursday, June 18, 2015.
Updated: July 2, 2015
Bishop Michael F. Olson announces the following assignments, effective July 1, 2015, unless otherwise noted. Announcements will be made at the parishes with clergy changes.
[ Events Calendar ]
July 10-12, 2015
DCYC 2015 is our 20th anniversary holding this conference for the diocese of Fort Worth. Our theme for this year is "Catholic: know, love, serve". We are getting back to the roots of our Catholic faith to evangelize and inspire the youth to come to know Him in a dynamic way, and by knowing Him better we can obviously grow in loving Him more deeply and finally have the conviction to live out our Catholic faith proudly by serving our Lord. We hope and pray that you will consider joining us for this amazing conference this year with our keynote speakers of Chris Padgett and Sr. Mary Madeline!
July 15-17, 2015
Quo Vadis? High School men’s discernment retreat will be on July 15-17, 2015 at Lone Oak Retreat Center in Gainesville, TX. The cost is free (meals and lodging will be provided). This camp is a rare chance for High School men to begin considering their vocation from God by meeting with priests and seminarians! It will be both physically and spiritually awesome. Only 20 spots available with preference given to HS Juniors and Seniors. To sign up and register contact the Vocations Office at 817-945-9321 or email .
Session 2: July 24-28
Pro-Life Boot Camp, hosted by Youth for Life of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee and the Respect Life Office of the Diocese of Fort Worth and the Catholic Pro-Life Committee, offers high school students total pro-life immersion. Camp is held on the University of Dallas campus in Irving. This year's theme is "Be Not Afraid” and St. John Paul II’s Gospel of Life.
August 14, 2015
The Marian Mass and Dinner, which will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Fort Worth, will be for Single Women in high school to 35+ years old that are in Vocation Discernment. The evening will begin with Bishop Michael F. Olson celebrating Mass at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be immediately following, where we will have representatives from the women religious orders in the diocese available to speak with attendee. To RSVP contact the Vocations Office at 817-945-9321 or email .
August 15, 2015
The next St. Andrew’s Breakfast will be on August 15, 2015. This event is for men high-school aged to 35 years old. The discernment event begins with Mass at 8:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth and is followed by breakfast at the St. Patrick Cathedral Annex Building. To RSVP contact the Vocations Office at 817-945-9321 or email .
September 22-25, 2015
September 26-27, 2015
Held every three years and sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family, the World Meeting of Families is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families. Each World Meeting of Families has a theme that energizes and enlivens the event while adding great depth of meaning to our understanding of families. The theme of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 is "Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive," emphasizing the impact of the love and life of families on our society.
Papal Visit—The Holy Father is expected to be here from Saturday, September 26th through Sunday, September 27th for the Festival of Families and Papal Mass.
Parish Report (June 15, 2015)