In faithful response to the Holy Father, the local Church will host “The Diocese of Fort Worth Celebration for The Year of Consecrated Life, Clergy, and Vocations” on Feb. 6, 2015, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth, and continuing at the adjacent Pastoral Center. The day will mark an observance for this year’s World Day for Consecrated Life and serve as the start of the 2015 Year of Consecrated Life.
Xergio Chacin has a warning for the 100,000 to 200,000 illegal immigrants living in the Diocese of Fort Worth directly impacted by President Barack Obama’s anticipated plan to overhaul immigration policy. During twice-weekly free information sessions at Catholic Charities campus, 249 W. Thornhill Dr., Chacin, the agency’s director of immigration services, cautions clients to be wary of charlatans who want to save them a place in line for money.
“Rejoice in the Lord! That doesn’t seem very hard for us to do today,” said Bishop Michael Olson at St. Mark Church’s new Denton location during the Rite of Blessing and Dedication of the new church building’s altar Sunday, Dec. 7. The Dedication and Rite of Blessing was held in St. Mark’s new multi-purpose parish activity center, which totals 20,800 square feet and sits on 26.7 acres of land. The Spanish mission-style building includes a church for Mass, a chapel, a full-service kitchen, several office and meeting spaces, and a cry room. Other features of the main sanctuary include an altar made and donated by parishioners Ken and Jewell Lively, and a large hand-carved and painted crucifix from Italy.