When organizers planning the closing ceremony for the Diocese of Fort Worth’s observation of the Year of Faith needed someone to reflect on Pope Francis’ first encyclical Lumen Fidei, they turned to a spiritual leader well-versed in guiding others toward the light of faith.
When the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) teachers arrived at All Saints School 17 years ago, the pastor, Father Stephen Jasso, TOR, quickly noticed a change in the student body. Youngsters at the Northside campus were more reverential at Mass and had a better understanding of the Eucharist.
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish is months away from starting construction on a larger church, but parishioners have already made history at the 30-acre site that will become their new home. Almost 1,000 people turned out for two open air Masses celebrated Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Bowman-Roberts Road property. The liturgies were part of a weekend Fall Festival organized to raise money for the building fund.