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Annual Diocesan Appeal

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Parish Resources

Click the button below for information and materials that will assist each parish in conducting a successful Annual Diocesan Appeal. Some examples of items you will find:

  • Payroll Deduction Information
  • General Information
  • Appeal Procedures
  • Letters
  • Pledge Forms
  • Scripts
  • Bulletin Inserts and Covers
  • Sample Announcements
  • Prayers
  • Logos and Graphics

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Parish Operating Grants

Thanks to the generosity of the donors to the Annual Diocesan Appeal, the Advancement Foundation provides generous Operating Grants each year. In 2019-20, $873,000 was awarded to 30 parishes.

Awarded Parish Operating Grants (2019-2020)

Thank you for the grant for a full time youth minister to expand the scope of our efforts to include our teens in the daily ministries of the parish. This year, we have 127 registered youth and roughly 75-90 attend on any given night.

Rev. Joy Joseph, Holy Cross Parish, The Colony

Below is the application form for grants to small, rural or needy parishes within the Diocese of Fort Worth in need of additional support to meet their operating expenses. Completed applications will be reviewed by the Grants Committee of the Advancement Foundation. 

Note: When filling out the application, we recommend using Adobe Reader (A free download!) to avoid lost data due to unpredictable browsers.

Grants Memo and Application

Grant applications are due by 5 p.m. June 1. All applicants will be notified by letter prior to June 30 and grant payments will be made in twelve monthly installments beginning in July.

800 West Loop 820 South
Fort Worth, Texas 76108-2919

817-945-9441 (fax)



Renée Underwood, CFRE
Associate Director of the Advancement Foundation

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