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Bishop Olson Erects New Parish

January 30, 2015


Bishop Michael F. Olson has erected a new parish for Southeast Denton County effective February 2, 2015 and named the community the St. Martin de Porres Parish.

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Click here for Bishop Olson’s decree erecting the new parish



Bishop Olson Delivers Benediction Prayer at Governor’s Inauguration

January 20, 2015


Governor Gregg Abbott Bishop Michael F. Olson delivered the benediction prayer at the inauguration of Governor Gregg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick.

Governor Abbott and Bishop Olson are long-time friends and the governor asked the Bishop to conclude the inauguration ceremony with a benediction prayer.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram Reporter Anna Tinsley, in a front page story, captured the Bishop’s prayer and wrote about his role as a Texas Catholic bishop on end-of-life issues that will be before the Legislature. She further commented on how Governor Abbott, the first Catholic governor in 150 years, may be influenced by his faith in shaping state policy.

Click here to read the Star-Telegram story

View the inauguration ceremony on C-Span (Bishop Olson is at 01:01:34)



New Diocesan Office Telephone Numbers

January 14, 2015


Diocesan Offices, along with the Advancement Foundation, will reflect new direct dial telephone numbers starting Wednesday, January 14th. You may also fax individual staff members using these same published numbers.

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  Events Spotlight

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28th Annual Celebration of Catholic Schools Banquet

January 31, 2015


28th Annual Celebration of Catholic Schools Banquet The 28th Annual Celebration of Catholic Schools banquet will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Fort Worth Convention Center Ballroom. The social hour is at 6:00 p.m., with dinner following at 7:00 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Most Reverend Michael F. Olson, S.T.D. M.A. During the social hour, works of art from the schools will be on display, and students from St. Joseph, Nolan Catholic and St. Andrew will provide entertainment. Please come out and support the great work of Catholic Schools in our Diocese.

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North Texas Catholic Men's Conference

February 7, 2015


Catholic Brothers for Christ (CBFC) Join Catholic men from around the D/FW area for the 2015 North Texas Catholic Men's Conference on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Hurst Conference Center (1601 Campus Drive, Hurst, TX. 76054). The theme of this year’s conference is Sword of the Spirit: Fight the Good Fight of Faith. Speakers include: Father Larry Richards, Tom Peterson, Michael Coren, and Most Rev. Michael F. Olson, Bishop of Fort Worth. All topics are designed to promote the spiritual growth of men enabling them to become spiritual leaders in all facets of their daily lives. The conference is coordinated by the Catholic Brothers for Christ (CBFC) – a nonprofit lay ministry. Questions? Please call: 866-826-3640.

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Silver & Golden Anniversary Mass Celebration

La misa Celebración de Aniversario de Bodas de Plata y Oro

March 1st, 2015


Silver and Golden Anniversary Mass On Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. the Office of Marriage and Family Life will host the Silver and Golden Anniversary Mass Celebration for all couples who are celebrating their 25th and 50th wedding anniversary. Also, all couples who have been married longer than 50 years are welcome. The celebration will take place at St. Patrick Cathedral. Bishop Michael F. Olson will preside at this special mass which will include an opportunity for you to renew your marriage vows and receive an anniversary blessing.

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Diocesan Day of Reflection for Women

Un Día de Reflexión Diocesano para Mujeres

March 19, 2015


Diocesan Day of Reflection for Women The Fort Worth Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) cordially invites you to the Diocesan Day of Reflection for Women. This special day of reflection on Thursday, March 19, 2015 will be held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Fort Worth. The keynote speaker will be Bishop Michael F. Olson, STD, who will speak on "Catholic Women United in Faith". The cost is $25 per person and payment is required before Thursday, March 12, 2015. Mass, luncheon and materials are included. There will also be a simultaneous translation in Spanish. For more information, please contact Josie at .

Bilingual Registration Form

Opening Mass: 9:00 AM
Check-In 9:45 AM (after Mass)
Final Blessing: 2:00 PM



2015 Mission Conference

March 20-22, 2015


The Texas Mission Council will conduct its 2015 Mission Conference March 20 through 22, 2015 at the Oblate Renewal Center (5700 Blanco Road, San Antonio, TX 78216).

Dr. Janel Kragt Bakker, author of Sister Parishes: American Congregations and their Partners Aboard, will be the keynote speaker. The Most Reverend Joseph E. Strickland, bishop of Tyler, will deliver the opening address.

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Sharing in Ministry Update

Sharing in Ministry Parish Report (December 31, 2014)