Spend a day at it and you’ll quickly find that this boot camp is like no other in the nation. Instead of military exercises and drill sergeants, you’ll find high school teens doing service activities, praying Rosaries, joining in praise and worship, and sitting in a lecture hall soaking up information from various leaders in the pro-life movement. Instead of conditioning and marching, you’ll find them waking early to pray outside local abortion centers, learning about the history of Roe v. Wade, and having fun together and building friendships.
The Knights of Columbus Western Metroplex Chapter presented a check for $197,461 to Bishop Michael Olson July 28 at its 19th annual Priest and Religious Appreciation Dinner held at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Arlington. The chapter, comprising the 54 Knights councils in the Diocese of Fort Worth, hosts the annual event to support those who serve God as priests, deacons, sisters, brothers, and seminarians, as well as to help fund a ministry designated by the bishop, the diocesan Deaf Ministry.
Father James Wilcox has been appointed the new Vocations director for the Diocese of Fort Worth. Fr. Wilcox, who was ordained to the priesthood on June 29 of last year, took on the role on July 1. Fr. Wilcox said his approach to vocations is to ensure that parishes are talking about, encouraging, and praying about vocations, “so when the Lord moves someone to discern a vocation to the priesthood or religious life, and that person comes to our office, it’s my job to make sure we have a program in place that removes any hurdles to the Holy Spirit’s plan.”