Saturday, Jan. 10 found St. Rita’s Catholic Church in East Fort Worth ringing with strains of freedom and hope as people from around the diocese gathered to remember the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bishop Michael Olson presided over the Memorial Mass which has been celebrated annually in the Diocese of Fort Worth since 1986, the year Dr. King’s birthday was first observed as a national holiday.
Bishop Michael Olson has erected a new parish in the Prosper, Frisco, and Little Elm area of Denton County. He made the announcement Sunday, Dec. 28, during a Mass he celebrated for the Prosper/Frisco/Little Elm community.
The Very Rev. Anh Tran, JCL, has been appointed Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of Fort Worth by Bishop Michael Olson, effective Jan. 1. Father Tran will oversee the diocese’s Marriage Tribunal, which adjudicates the marital status in the Catholic Church of any divorced person who has requested a declaration of annulment of a previous marriage.