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Diocese prepares to welcome hundreds of thousands of new Catholics into the Body of Christ

The number of Catholics within the 28-county Diocese of Fort Worth has skyrocketed, and many more are coming to North Texas, according to demographers.


Father George Curtsinger, oldest priest of the diocese, dies at the age of 99

Father George Curtsinger, the oldest priest of the Diocese of Fort Worth, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14. A Vigil was held Sunday, Aug. 17 at Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home, and the Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, Aug. 18 at St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth. Fr. Curtsinger is interred at Mount Olivet cemetery. The second of eight children, George Curtsinger was born Jan. 24, 1915, in Dallas, the son of Eugene C. Curtsinger and Josephine Bomba Curtsinger. In a 1994 interview with the North Texas Catholic, he recalled that he had suffered from poor health as a young child.

 


Ronaldo Mercado, Keith Hathaway, and Michael Greco ordained to transitional diaconate

Marking a critical step in their journey to the priesthood, three men were ordained to the transitional diaconate by Bishop Michael Olson during a morning Mass celebrated July 26 in St. Jude Parish.


Six Jubilarians collectively celebrate 365 years of service to their congregation and society

Sister Mary Dorothy Powers still remembers in vivid detail her first day as a Sister of St. Mary of Namur. And, according to Sr. Dorothy and fellow jubilarians, Sister Devota Sweeney (75 years), Sister Mary Elaine Breen (60 years), Sister Jane Conway (60 years), Sister Joan Markey (60 years), and Sister Mary Jean Warmuth (60 years), it’s a life full of purpose, new challenges, and service to God.


Fr. Peter Nguyen joins the Society of the Divine Word, becoming Christ the King’s first vocation

Fr.-Peter-Portrait-BUTTON.jpgFriends and family filled Christ the King Church on June 1 to watch former parishioner, Father Peter Nguyen, celebrate his first Mass. The Society of the Divine Word (SVD) priest was ordained May 24 in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in Techny, Illinois by Bishop Terry Steib of the Diocese of Memphis, who is also a member of the religious congregation. He is the parish’s first “homegrown” vocation to the priesthood. Christ the King was established in 1997 to serve the large community of Vietnamese living in Northeast Fort Worth.


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