Just one further point regarding your response above:
Your apt/home address determines your parish. You should attend and support the catholic church in the parish that you currently "live". The priests will likely be shifted and moved between the parishes, as most Bishops today use "rotation" of priests quite liberally, so your finding a "parish" is actually your finding a "priest" that suits you - whom will be gone before to long to another church in the diocese - which is the primary reason for rotating priests.
So, by shopping for a "good parish" you are reverting to the Protestant protocol of finding a pastor that suits your desires.[/quote]
If you are suggesting that it is better for me to go to the parish nearest me no matter what, I disagree. I understand that Mass is primarily about the Eucharist and the liturgy, and that perhaps the homily is not so important, but the fact is that no matter how much I study on my own, my parish and those who are a part of it will play a part in my spiritual formation, and that of my children. This is not about "finding a pastor who suits my desires," but about being careful who influences my family and me. Remember, we are new to this Catholic thing!
Besides, DFW is where I live, and that is where I will go to Mass.
We are likely to move to a different part of DFW in the future anyway, as we are hoping my husband will get a better job.