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Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth
St. John Vianney Fellowship

Fort Worth, Texas is the city where the West begins and where our heritage is an important part of who we are. At St. Timothy's we value tradition, too, and invite you to join friendly people worshiping God in a reverent, meaningful and historic manner every Sunday."
Fr. Christopher C. Stainbrook ~ Former Pastor
Mission Statement:
St.Timothy's Catholic Church is an Ordinariate Catholic Community made up of Christians whose purpose is to worship and glorify God, spread His Holy Gospel, and maintain the Holy Catholic and Apostlic Faith as once delivered to the saints.

Currently meeting at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church  
509 West Magnolia Ave,
Fort Worth, Texas  76104
 
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St. Timothy’s Christmas Eve Mass
will be on Saturday, December 24th at 5:00 PM.
Please note that there will be no 2:00 PM mass on Sunday, Christmas Day.
St. Timothy's needs all our support and we will continue to
move forward in faith ... with your help.

2017 Pledge Card (in .pdf format)
As of September 4, 2016, St. Timothy's Sunday Masses will be conducted by supply priests. This will be the case until January 2017 when a new pastor will be assigned. Our masses will continue at our current location (host parishSt. Mary of the Assumption, Fort Worth, at 2:00 PM.)

In the interim, any desired contact for St. Timothy's should be referred to St. Mary the Virgin Catholic Church, Arlington, Texas. The pastor at St. Mary's - Arlington is Father Prentice Dean.

St. Mary the Virgin Catholic Church will be the contact point for all St. Timothy's parish matters, pastoral or liturgical however, masses will continue in Fort Worth.

St. Mary the Virgin Catholic Church
1408 N Davis Dr, Arlington, TX 76012
Phone: 817-460-2278
Email: stmaryarl@sbcglobal.net

Carl McNiel - Interim Parish Administrator
Fr. Stainbrook reassigned to St. John Vianney, Cleburne, Texas

My dear parishioners and friends:
Sunday, July 3rd, 2016


It was during the first week of July, 1994, that I was assigned to be the Vicar of the then St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. Now, twenty two years later, in the first week of July 2016, I am writing to let you know that I have been asked by His Excellency, Bishop Lopes, to accept the assignment as Parochial Administrator (Pastor) at St. John Vianney Church (Cleburne) full time, beginning September 1st.

Obedience is the hallmark of a Catholic priest, and I will endeavor to do my best in my new assignment, as I have always tried to do here for you at St. Timothy's.

What a remarkable congregation you are! What a joy it has been for me to be your priest! We have shared a truly special two decades (and two years!) together -- growing more deeply in the Catholic faith and, indeed, entering the Catholic Church as a body on January 1st, 2012. The Book of Ecclesiastes tells us, however:  "For everything, there is a Season"  It is now the Season for a new chapter to begin in the life of this community.

I will remain as your Pastor throughout the summer, so this is not by any means my "goodbye" to you! Beginning in September, several priests will share pastoral care here - including our old friends Fr. Chuck Hough, Fr. Tom Kennedy and Fr. John Cornelius.
Bishop Lopes has a long term strategic plan for St. Timothy's which will begin in 2017 (about which he will share with the congregation at a later time).  Please be assured of the Bishop's warmest affection for this unique parish.


I look forward to our coming final weeks together during the months of July and August, and will always be grateful for the privilege and honor of serving as your priest and friend.

Faithfully and fondly,

Fr. Christopher C. Stainbrook
Bishop Steven J. Lopes
The Ordination, broadcast worldwide on EWTN from the Co-cathedral of the Sacred Heart (the original cathedral is in the old port city of Galveston), began with the procession of scores of diocesan and visiting priests and deacons, followed by a host of Ordinariate priests from around North America. Six cardinals, along with the many bishops and archbishops settled in the apse of the magnificent cathedral sanctuary along with the three Ordinaries, Monsignors Steenson, Newton, and Entwistle of, respectively, North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia.


  
Confirmations Winter 2015
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Corey, Brittany, Barry, Ryan, Josh, and Amanda
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~ From Deacons to Priests ~
        
            Left to right, Fr. Charles Hough, IV, Fr. Charles Hough, III,                              Six priests simultaneously ordained into the Catholic Church,
  Fr. Christopher Stainbrook, Fr. Joshua Whitfield, Fr. Timothy Perkins,                                                        June 30, 2012
                                          and Fr. Mark Cannaday.
Sixty members of St. Timothy's Church were received into the Ordinariate of
the Chair of St. Peter at St. Mary of the Assumption Church on May 27, 2012.
St. Timothy's was a former Episcopalian Church which announced it's
desire to enter the US Ordinariate on January 1, 2012.
Photo by Donna Ryckaert
St. Timothy's possesses a fully authenticated Relic of its patron Saint.
A tangible connection to one of the earliest Christian communities.

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