Good Shepherd Sunday/World Vocations:
Today is Good Shepherd Sunday and World Day of Vocations. We will take up a special collection for the Seminarian Education Fund (SEF). There are current-ly 26 seminarians studying in seminaries throughout the United States. The Dio-cese of Fort Worth provides nine years of education and formation for each semi-narian at an annual average cost of $52,092. The Good Shepherd Sunday Spe-cial Collection assists with funding this annual cost. Please give generously in today's offertory, or donate online at bit.ly/Seminarians or text SEF to 91999
Catholic Home Mission Appeal
Next Sunday, 2nd collection is for the Catholic Home Missions Appeal (CHMA) Right now, over 40% of dioceses in the US are considered home missions be-cause they are unable to fund essential pastoral work needed in their communi-ties. Your support of this appeal helps ease the struggle of these dioceses. Please prayerfully consider how you can sup-port this appeal. More information can be found at www.usccb.org/home-missions
Purposeful Living Retreat for Renewal
Join us for the Annual Diocesan Steward-ship Day of Renewal for for all Parish, School staff, Leadership committees/Councils and lay people in the Diocese of Fort Worth. Next Saturday, April 28th, 2018. Mass at 8:00 a.m. Retreat until 2:00 p.m. at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in the school gym @ 1200 S. Davis Dr. Arlington, Texas 76013. Cost is $10 plus a canned food item (optional) RSVP with Diana Lisak at email@example.com.
Humane Vitae Conference
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the encyclical letter, Humanae Vitae (Of Hu-man Life) by Blessed Pope Paul VI. April 28th, 2018 from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral Parish Hall. Registra-tion On-line is Required. Respect Life Office/Diocese of Fort Worth/ 817-945-9357. Flyer on the bulletin board.
OMM Outreach Minisry
For shut-in homebound please contact Beverly Carter at 817.551.1449 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clothing Drive for All Ages
St. Veronic Court #89 is having a clothes drive to help those in need. Please bring new or slightly used clothes for infants, boys, girls, jr's, young men, women & men's clothers. There is a bin at the back of the church. Thank you for your donations!
Your Picturs/Stories Needed!
Please send any pictures or stories to Drowen Boudeaux at email@example.com for him to create a PowerPoint presentation for our International Family Fun Day.
Annual Diocesan Appeal
Did you know tht the largest portion of the expenses for deacon formation and continuing education is paid with funds from the Annual Diocesan Appeal? To date 76% of our $7,700 parish goal has been committed by 112 of the 185 registered families. We're just short $1,855.05. Imagine the parishes, schools and ministries that could receive support if every family from our other of Mercy supported the Appeal at some level? If you have not already done so, please prayerfully consider a gift to the Annual Diocesan Appeal. You may pick up an envelope on the back table of the church, text ADA to 91999 or vist bit.ly/AnnualDiocesanAppeal to donate securely now. Thank you for returning a portion of your many blessings Contributing for the Common Good.
Black Catholic Women's Conference
Grace-Filled Black Catholic Women: Standing on the Promise. 4th National Black Catholic Women's gathering, Friday, July 27-Sunday, Junly 29 in New Orleans. For more information contact: NBSC Office at 202.529.9250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 7th - 14th - Inaugural St. Peter Claver Pilgrimage ~ Spain
We have a custom trip waiting for you! See the Vatican Museum, La Sagrada Familia, St. Peter’s Basilica, and much more. Explore the capital of the Catholic Church with members of the Knights and Ladies of Peter Claver on a customized trip, to celebrate the birthday of their patron saint, St. Peter Claver. The cost is $3,170 per person, double occupancy, premium accommodations! Visit our website at stpeterclaverpilgrimages.com to view the itinerary and what's included. A part of the proceeds will be donated to the efforts of the Claver Foundation. All are invited to fellowship and explore these two great cities. Register with a $550 deposit. Financing available up to 24th months! Fully escorted and SAFE! Spaces are limited! First come, first served! Registration ends 5/1/2018. Consider liking us on facebook @clavertravel.
For more information, contact Mary Pichon Battle at 985.774.3141 or Howard J. Rattliff, Jr. at 682.365.6369
KPC Ladies' Florida Scholarship for High School Seniors
To qualify, the student must meet the following criteria. (1)Exemplify good moral character. (2)Devote time to church and community service (3)Exemplify exceptional leadership skills (4)Be a resident of Diocese of Fort Worth. (5)Meet the academic standards of 2.5 GPA or above and a minimum ACT score of 18 and/or SAT score of 800. (6) Submit an essay on how the scholarship will benefit them and the community (7)Submit two letters of recommendation from community members, teachers, counselors, employers, community representatives, priest, etc. No letters will be accepted from the parent/guardian or from another student. (8)Submit requested items and application to the Ladies Auxiliary in a timely manner. Applications are available at entrance to the church or contact Carolyn Yusuf at 817.726.6726. Deadline is May 1, 2018.
Cick here to view April 1 bulletin
Click here to view April 15 bulletin