"After consultation with our presbyteral council, college of consul tors, members of my staff, and other clinicians and medical professionals, I am writing you to foster the mindfulness of a renewed vigilance in following the protocols for Mass and other gatherings during this new infectious-cycle of the COVID-19 variant..."
Along with updates to the safety protocols for Mass and parish events, the Bishop describes the circumstances, especially during this pandemic, when one is dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass
On May 22, 2021, I will have the duty and the privilege of ordaining six (6) men to the priesthood for service in the Diocese of Fort Worth. We are blessed to have the largest number of ordinations to the priesthood in the fifty-two-year history of the Diocese of Fort Worth. Please pray for these men and for the twenty-three (23) other seminarians currently in formation for priestly ministry in our diocese.
St. Philip's will be offering additional Masses and overflow seating for many of our Holy Week and Easter liturgies. This year, some of our liturgies will look slightly different due to ongoing precautions, so please take a moment to review the changes in preparation for Holy Week.
The Receptionist/Communications Coordinator acts as the first point of contact for those calling or visiting the church. Requires in-depth knowledge of the church and its ministry in order to answer and direct inquiries properly. Manages the parish phone system, facilities calendar, Mass intention calendar, and other administrative functions. Assists Communications Director in preparing the weekly bulletin and maintaining online and print parish media.
Almost a year ago, we were in the midst of Lent when the pandemic struck. Our area entered lockdowns, and I learned how to live-stream Mass from my home (with more than a few mishaps!). For many of us, it feels like Lent has been going on since the pandemic started.
"After consultation with my priests, civic officials, members of the laity, and professionals in the fields of medicine and public health I judge it very prudent currently to maintain our protocols that have been in effect since September 25, 2020."
Bishop Michael Olson has directed the Diocese of Fort Worth to virtually participate in the National Prayer Vigil for Life and the Mass for Life on January 28 and January 29, 2021, respectively, for the intention of a greater respect for the gift of life and an end to abortion. By a decree issued by Pope Francis, persons who take part virtually will receive a plenary indulgence. Click for more information