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November 30, 2014 to February 2, 2016

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The Bishop's 11th Annual Catholic Respect Life Gala

November 7, 2015


Respect Life Gala The Bishop’s 11th Annual Catholic Respect Life Gala will be held Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Fort Worth Convention Center Ballroom. Our keynote speaker will be Cecilia Abbott, First Lady of Texas. Check-in will be at 5:30 p.m. Ballroom doors open at 7:00 p.m. All reservations/tickets must be made by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 29, 2015.

This Gala is a gathering of the faithful in support, witness and defense of God’s great gift of LIFE. All proceeds go to the Diocesan Respect Life Office and its pro-life mission.

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40 Days for Life Campaign

September 23, to November 2, 2015


40 Days for Life The peaceful, prayerful presence outside of Planned Parenthood is the most visible aspect of the 40 Days for Life campaign. Volunteers will stand outside of Planned Parenthood 24 hours a day for 40 days praying for an end to abortion and for more awareness of the tragedy of abortion. Please sign up to take part in this life-saving effort.

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Bishop’s Mass for Babies Who Die Before Baptism

October 10, 2015


Mark the calendar for the annual Bishop’s Mass for babies who die before Baptism. The Mass will be held Saturday, October 10, 2015, 10:00 AM at St. Patrick Cathedral in downtown Fort Worth.



White Mass for Health Care Professionals

October 19, 21015


White Mass The White Mass for Health Care Professionals will be celebrated at St. Patrick Cathedral on Monday, October 19, at 7 p.m. by Most Reverend Michael F. Olson, Bishop of Fort Worth.

This is an annual Mass for Catholics in the health care professions; Physicians, Nurses, Residents, Medical Students, Chaplains, Hospice, Homebound Ministry, and anyone who works in health care. Those in attendance are encouraged to wear their white coats or scrubs. All are invited to attend.

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Women of Grace® National Conference

October 23-25, 2015


Women of Grace Conference Women of Grace® Founder and President, Johnnette Benkovic, personally invites all women to the upcoming 2015 Women of Grace® National Conference, being held the weekend of October 23 for a time of inspiration, insight, encouragement and healing. It is the first time this national event is being held in Texas at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Grapevine. Also speaking at the conference will be: Dr. Monica Miller, Fr. Philip Scott and Dr. Paul Thigpen. Cosponsored by the Office of Marriage and Family Life, Diocese of Fort Worth.

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"The Conversation: A Spiritual Discussion in a Medical World" with Bishop Olson

October 29, 2015


The Conversation: A Spiritual Discussion in a Medical World VITAS Healthcare, a provider of hospice care and palliative services will be sponsoring a program entitled “The Conversation: A Spiritual Discussion in a Medical World” on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, Lecture Hall. Speaking at the event, along with two other panelists, will be Most Reverend Michael F. Olson, S.T.D. M.A. who will offer his expertise and spiritual guidance on Artificial Hydration and Nutrition at the End of Life. This event is open to the general public and refreshments will be provided. Convenient, accessible parking is at the north "flower clock" entrance.

Please RSVP by October 26, to Kathy at .

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