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Good Shepherd Sunday Special Collection

Colecta Especial del Domingo del Buen Pastor


Good Shepherd SundayOn April 25-26, 2015, the Diocese of Fort Worth will celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday in support of our seminarians. There are currently 30 seminarians from 18 parishes of the diocese studying in seven seminaries throughout the United States and in Rome.

The Diocese of Fort Worth provides education and formation for each seminarian at an annual average cost of $52,709. The Good Shepherd Sunday Special Collection assists with funding this annual cost. In addition to the Sunday collection, donations are being accepted online. Please give generously.

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Fiscal Year 2016 Parish Operating Grants

Subvenciones Operativas de las Parroquias para el Año Fiscal 2016


Applications are now being accepted for Fiscal Year 2016 Parish Operating Grants, awarded from the Advancement Foundation as part of the Annual Diocesan Appeal case for support. These grants are available to rural, center-city or needy parishes within the Diocese of Fort Worth.

Se están aceptando solicitudes para las Subvenciones Operativas de las Parroquias para el Año Fiscal 2016 que son concedidas por la Fundación de Avance como parte de la Campaña de Apelación Anual Diocesana. Estas subvenciones están disponibles para las parroquias rurales, del centro de la ciudad o las parroquias necesitadas de la Diócesis de Fort Worth.

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Father James Pemberton, a life remembered

April 8, 2015


Father James Pemberton One couple, who experienced the late Father Jim Pemberton’s joyful spirit and thoughtful sermons, said it best. In a condolence message left for his family they wrote: "The fact he went to be with our Lord on Holy Saturday tells us he was ready to be with Him to celebrate the Resurrection."

Fr. James Weldon Pemberton, 81, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, died April 4 after a lengthy illness. The Fort Worth native’s call to the priesthood was realized later in life. He entered the high school program at...

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St. Maria Goretti Parish Announcement
Regarding Rev. David Morrier

By Bishop Michael F. Olson


Father Richard Davis, the Provincial of the Third Order of Franciscans has informed me that he is removing Father David Morrier from St. Maria Goretti and the Diocese of Fort Worth because the Order has begun an investigation concerning an allegation involving inappropriate touching by Father Morrier with an adult woman. This is alleged to have occurred in another diocese in another state. The provincial informed me that Father Morrier would not function in ministry pending the outcome of the Order’s investigation.

The Diocese has received no allegations of inappropriate conduct by Father Morrier at St. Maria Goretti or in the rest of the Diocese of Fort Worth.

As always, I would like to invite anyone who has been abused by any priest, deacon, employee, or volunteer of the Church to contact us so that the Church can reach out to you. If a crime has been committed, please notify the appropriate law enforcement officials.

Please pray for all involved.


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Retiro "Caminando con Maria Hacia Jesus"

2 de Mayo del 2015


Retiro "Caminando con Maria Hacia Jesus" La Oficina del Ministerio Hispano le invita a al retiro "Caminando con Maria Hacia Jesus" el día Sábado 2 de Mayo del 2015 de 9:30 am a 4:30 pm en la Iglesia San Judas, 500 E. Dallas, St., Mansfield, TX 76063. El costo por persona es $20 y en la puerta $25. No habrá cuidado de niños. El orador será Monseñor Eduardo Chavez quien tendrá la oportunidad de hablar sobre la historia, teología y signos Guadalupanos. Si desea más información o comprar su boleto...

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Bilingual Family Life Conference

Una Conferencia Bilingüe Vida Familiar

June 20, 2015


Bilingual Family Life Conference SAVE THE DATE - The Offices of Marriage and Family Life and Hispanic Ministry will be having a Bilingual Family Life Conference on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth from 9 AM to 5 PM. The theme of the conference will be Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive. This family-friendly event will offer faith sharing opportunities for the whole family, a series of short talks for children and adults, plenty of break time, lunch, a magic show, and Mass. Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per family, and may be purchased at the door or online. More information coming soon!

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2015 Vocation Awareness Program

June 26-28, 2015


2015 Vocation Awareness Program Seeking answers about being a Priest, Brother, Sister or Consecrated Lay Woman? If you are looking (or know someone who is looking) for a way to spend your life providing service to others; if you are single, Catholic, 18 to 40 years of age and have an interest in learning about the ministry as a Priest, Brother, Sister, or Consecrated Lay Woman, join a group of other men and women seeking similar answers at the 2015 Vocation Awareness Program on June 26-28, 2015. This program will be held at the University of Dallas in Irving. The registration deadline is June 15th.

Questions: Contact Fr. James Wilcox at 817-945-9320 or .

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Sharing in Ministry Update

Sharing in Ministry Parish Report (March 30, 2015)