Priesthood, birthday, and impending retirement of Fr. Stephen Jasso celebrated

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen

North Texas Catholic
January 3, 2018

FORT WORTH — “This is an occasion of both joy and sadness,” said Ario Guerrero, describing the mood inside All Saints Parish as worshippers gathered to honor longtime pastor Father Stephen Jasso, TOR.

Bringing people together: St. Martin de Porres Parish dedicates new church

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen

North Texas Catholic
December 21, 2017

PROSPER — Doug and Kristina Haeussler looked forward to Midnight Mass with an added measure of anticipation and enthusiasm. For the first time since moving to Prosper six years ago, the couple and their three girls won’t have to view the Christmas liturgy from a packed school hallway.

Look and learn: Catholic schools in Fort Worth

By NTC Staff
North Texas Catholic
January 9, 2018

During Catholic Schools Week, from January 28 to February 3, the 19 schools in the Diocese of Fort Worth will celebrate the faith-driven focus, high academic standards, and priority on service that define Catholic education. As we lead up to Catholic Schools Week, we will place the spotlight on all of our schools, beginning with these in Fort Worth.

Bishop’s Guild provides resources so seminarians can answer God's call

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic
January 3, 2018

FORT WORTH — The journey to priesthood entails nine to 11 years of school at a cost of roughly $52,000 per year. “So obviously there aren’t many who can afford that, and then take a vow of poverty,” said Michele Purgason, president of the Bishop’s Guild Executive Committee.

Holy Family Parish celebrates 75 years of faith, growth, service 

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
December 14, 2017
FORT WORTH — From 65 families in 1942 to almost 2,500 families today, parishioners at Holy Family Parish have plenty of reasons to celebrate the church’s 75th anniversary. A small white frame building held the first Mass on June 7, 1942 at St. Alice Church, the original name. 

Clothed in Christ: Two novices don Carmelite habit 

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
December 12, 2017

ARLINGTON — Assuming a new name was “thrilling,” agreed Sister Lucia of the Holy Eucharist and Sister Marie Therese of the Holy Face of Jesus.  They likened it to Jesus changing Simon’s name to Peter — a new name symbolizing a new mission.

Knights of Columbus donate $1.4 million for post-hurricane rebuilding

Catholic News Agency

December 19, 2017

HOUSTON — As Texas and Florida rebuild from a devastating hurricane season, the Knights of Columbus are offering $1.4 million to aid the reconstruction of badly damaged churches. “Getting parish facilities up and running again does not just meet a practical need,” said Knights CEO Carl Anderson.

Fourth-graders bring Christmas spirit to Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur

By Marty Sabota
North Texas Catholic
December 19, 2017

FORT WORTH — It’s been many years since the religious sisters at Our Lady of Victory Center have been in elementary school — the eldest is 95. The decades melted away recently at the Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur’s provincial house during a get-together with fourth-graders from St. Andrew School.