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Catechetical Sunday 2015

Pope Francis's US Visit / World Meeting of Families, Philadelphia

St. John Paul II Institute

The Bishop’s 11th Annual Catholic Respect Life Gala

Annual Diocesan Appeal

2015 Year of Consecrated Life

Bishop's Guild

HHS Mandate / Religious Freedom

Catechetical Sunday 2015

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Pope Francis' US Visit / World Meeting of Families, Philadelphia

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New classes starting in September!

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The Bishop’s 11th Annual Catholic Respect Life Gala

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November 30, 2014 to February 2, 2016

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The HHS Mandate

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Bishop Olson Featured in Channel 8 WFAA News Story

August 30, 2015



Bishop Michael Olson Sunday was featured in a Channel 8 WFAA news story on what the Bishop hopes and feels Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. in late September will mean. He was interviewed by News Anchor Cynthia Izaguirre.

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Decree Erecting the Personal Parish of Saint Benedict

July 27, 2015


Whereas the current allocation of the Catholic Faithful in the Diocese of Fort Worth who remain attached to the celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, is such that it is now deemed necessary to form a new personal parish within the Diocese of Fort Worth to better serve their needs. ...

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Bishop Olson Announces New Assignments

Updated: August 11, 2015


Bishop Michael F. Olson announces the following assignments. Announcements will be made at the parishes with clergy changes.

New assignments


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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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World Meeting of Families Congress

September 22-25, 2015

Papal Visit

September 26-27, 2015


Pope Francis' US Visit / World Meeting of Families, PhiladelphiaHeld 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.

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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.

Papal visit schedule



"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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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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2014-15 Sharing in Ministry Annual Report

Informe Anual del 2014-15 de la campaña Compartiendo en Ministerio

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