Given that the very nature of the Church is missionary (Ad Gentes), the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth established Her Mission Council to bear faithful witness to Jesus Christ by animating and supporting mission outreach. With the grace of the Holy Spirit, the Diocesan Mission Council will strive to accomplish this through prayer, education and service.
Diocese Mission Council Key Responsibility Areas
To support, communicate, and execute on the larger purpose of the Diocesan Mission Council as a means of assisting the Bishop to serve mission activities and relationships both locally and universally.
To form, train, and inspire parishes, schools, and other ministries in their innate responsibility to proclaim the Good News, and to animate a missionary culture sensitive to service for others so as to broaden one's experience of discipleship.
To research, assess, and report on historical and developing documents and ministries that provide concrete ways to engage in missionary service opportunities—locally and internationally—in order to strengthen a missionary spirit and to care for those in need.
To develop and communicate strong messaging that supports Church evangelization efforts—such as the Year of Faith—as they pertain to discipleship and mission.
Pope to Seminarians, Novices: yours is a mission of joy, mercy and prayer
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis celebrated mass with hundreds of seminarians, novices, consecrated lay persons and clergy in St. Peter's Basilica Sunday, calling their vocation a "mission." Some 6,000 young men and women from across the globe have been on a four day pilgrimage to the tomb of Peter, reflecting and praying on their vocation in more than a dozen Rome churches and basilicas. Their journey culminated Sunday with this morning's liturgy presided by Pope Francis.