Pope Francis’ first encyclical, Lumen Fidei, will be the centerpiece of the closing ceremony for the Year of Faith in the Diocese of Fort Worth. On Nov. 24, an event celebrating the end of this jubilee year will take place at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Arlington. Special guests Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Monsignor Michael Olson, rector of Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving, will participate in the festivities which will begin with Mass and conclude with Evening Prayer.
Dr. John Jackson, the physicist who led a team that thoroughly examined the Shroud of Turin in 1978, and his wife Rebecca, will speak at St. Maria Goretti Church, 1200 S. Davis Dr. in Arlington at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23. The event will coincide with an exhibit put together by Most Blessed Sacrament parishioner Louis Juarez that includes a life-size photograph of the shroud in the church’s cafetorium.
A deacon’s call to teach the faith and serve the community is a vocation — a seed placed by God in the heart of a man. But the family is where that seed is nourished and cultivated. Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel, auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Dallas, offered words of praise to the parents of Raul Martinez Lopez and Gary Picou, Jr., before addressing the men he was about to ordain to the transitional diaconate Sept. 14 in St. Michael Church in Bedford.