Father Stephen Jasso, who led Fort Worth’s All Saints parish for nearly a quarter of a century and whose influence was felt not just on the northside but throughout the city, died Friday at age 88.
Father Jasso retired in 2018 and had been battling ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, for several years.
Fort Worth Catholic Diocese Bishop Michael Olson released a statement Friday on Father Jasso’s passing:
“Father Jasso served the North Side Catholic parish of All Saints faithfully and tirelessly for 23 years before his retirement in 2018. He was a faithful Franciscan friar and priest who watched over the Lord’s flock with a Shepherd’s care.
“Father Jasso’s service extended beyond the confines of All Saints parish to men and women of all faiths in Fort Worth and throughout Texas. He was a vigilant advocate for immigrants and the disenfranchised in our community.”
A native of Waco, Father Jasso…