cathedral staffing announcement

Edward Smith

Edward Smith has accepted the position of Chief of Staff at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, beginning Wednesday, December 9, 2020. 

Edward has served for 23 years in the United States Marines, including holding positions of Senior Staff Non-Commissioned Officer and Senior Operations Manager for his units at Camp Pendleton, California. Most recently he served at the Naval Air Base here in Fort Forth, Texas, before retiring in November of this year.


Edward has been married to his wife Margaret for 15 years and they have a daughter, Finnola, and two sons, Thorsen and Lochlan. They have been attending Mass at the Naval Air Station and Holy Family Catholic Church.

deacon walter stone

DEACON WALTER STONE has accepted the position of Chief of Staff at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Bedford, Texas. 

Deacon Stone will be joining the St. Michael’s team early in January. He has worked for the Diocese since 2018 and has served as a Deacon at St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church for 11 years. Prior to coming to the Diocese, Deacon Stone worked for EDS from 1985 to 2010 and then for Fujitsu North America from 2011 until 2017.


Deacon Stone has been married to his wife, Diana, for 38 years and they have three adult children.