Administration Directory

Diocese  of Tyler
1015 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, Texas 75701-9663

Phone:
(903) 534-1077
Fax: (903) 534-1370
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
             Closed daily from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
 
HIS EXCELLENCY
BISHOP JOSEPH E. STRICKLAND

1015 ESE Loop 323
Tyler Texas 75701-9663
(903) 534-1077 ext. 132
Fax: (903) 939-1037
Mrs. Terri Bolton, Administrative Assistant
tbolton@dioceseoftyler.org
 
Vicar General:  Bishop Edmond Carmody
(903) 534-1077 ext. 139
Mrs. Mary Sedberry, Administrative Assistant
(9030 534-1077 ext. 137
 
Chancellor :  Rev. Robert H. (Hank) Lanik
(903) 534-1077 ext. 134
Mrs. Cindy Plummer, Administrative Assistant
903-534-1077 ext. 133
 
Vice Chancellor: Mr. Fred Arrambidez
(903) 534-1077 ext 185
 
Promoter of Justice: Rev. Gavin N. Vaverek, JCL
Phone: 903-266-2159
Note: Unless otherwise listed, offices are located in the chancery and can be reached at the phone numbers listed above.
ARCHIVIST

Archivist:  Rev. Robert H. (Hank) Lanik

Assistant Archivist: Mrs. Cindy Plummer
                                    Phone: 903-534-1077 x195

                                   

 

BISHOP'S APPEAL

Most Reverend Edmond Carmody, Vicar- General, Director

Mr. Jim Smith, Chief Finance Officer

Rev. Robert H. (Hank) Lanik, Chancellor

 

Mrs. Adela Hernandez, Adm. Assistant

Ms. Blanca Espinoza, Adm. Assistant

CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTRY OF TYLER

Young Adult

University of Texas at Tyler and Tyler Junior College

Catholic Student Center (near the University of Tyler Cowan Center)

2603 Old Omen Road

Tyler Texas

Administrator: Rev. Paul Key

Rev. Robert H. (Hank) Lanik, Chaplain

Deacon Shaun Black, Chaplain

Stephen F. Austin State University

Catholic Student Center

St. Mary's Catholic Chapel

211 E. College Street

Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-6125

Rev. Paul Key, Chaplain and Administrator

CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Mr. Jim Smith
CATHOLIC CHARITIES

J. J. Saleh Outreach Center

202 W. Front St.

P O Box 2016

Tyler TX 75710

Tel: 903-258-9492

Fax: 903-258-6012

Mrs. Nell Lawrence, Executive Director

Mrs. Nydia Mungia, Assistant

Mrs. Pam Mings, Adm. Secretary

CATHOLIC COMMITTEE ON SCOUTING
Rev. Francis O' Dowd, Chaplain

CET - CATHOLIC EAST TEXAS

Newspaper

Most Reverend Joseph E. Strickland, Publisher
Mr. Jim H. D'Avignon , Editor
Mrs. Susan DeMatteo Necessary, Reporter

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OFFICE

Dr. Jim Klassen, Superintendent
Mrs. Mary Elliott, Adm. Assistant

Diocesan School Advisory Council:

Most Reverend Joseph E. Strickland

Dr. James Klassen, Executive Officer

Mrs. Mary Lou Tyler, Chair

Ms. Michelle Trammell, Chair-Elect

Mrs. Diane Jager, Secretary

Mrs. Kristan McBride

Deacon Dr. John Sargent

Rev. Denzil J. Vithanage

Rev. Paul Key

Mrs. Mary Elliott, Recording Secretary

COLLEGE OF CONSULTORS

Rev. Msgr. Ronald L. Diegel
Holly Lake / Holy Spirit

Rev. Gavin N. Vaverek, JCL
Longview / St. Mary's

Rev. Msgr. James E. Young
Nacogdoches / Sacred Heart

Rev. Msgr. Zach  Kunnakkattuthara
Palestine / Sacred Heart

Rev. Msgr. Xavier Pappu
Longview/St. Matthew

Rev. Luis E. Larrea, MFE
Tyler / St. Peter Claver

Very Rev. Anthony McLaughlin, JCD
Tyler/Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Rev. Robert H. (Hank) Lanik
Chancellor

 

 

 

DIOCESAN FINANCE COUNCIL

Most Rev. Joseph E. Strickland

Most Rev. Edmond Carmody Vicar General

Rev. Msgr. Xavier Pappu, Ex-Officio

Rev. Msgr. James E. Young, Ex-Officio

Rev. Hank Lanik, Chancellor, Ex-Officio

Mr. James R. Smith, Ex-Officio

 

 

Mr. Michael E. Mahfood, Chairman

Mrs. Yvette Brunette, Vice-Chairman

Mr. Fred Arrambidez

Mr. Robert Breedlove

Mrs. Anne Saleh Duffey

Mr. Ted Green

Mr. Charles B. Khan II

Mr. Joe Peacock

Mr. John Regan

Mrs. Laura Redman

 

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Mr. James H. D'Avignon, Editor
DIACONATE OFFICE
Deacon Gerald "Jerry" & Mary Besze, Director
Permanent Deacon Council:

Most Rev. Joseph E. Strickland

Bishop Edmund Carmody

Larry & Laura Bate

Jim & Bonnie Boland

Raphael & Martha Landeros

Deacon Gerald "Jerry" & Mary Besze, Sec.

Deacon Jon & Angie Fadely

 

Deacon John & Kathy Sargent

Deacon Ruben & Maria Guadalupe Natera

Deacon Ray & Fe Vann

John & Melba Ragland

Alan & Sharon Stehsel

 

 DEANS

NORTHWEST Deanery

Rev. Maria Susai J. Avula

WEST CENTRAL Deanery

Rev. Mark Kusmirek

Website:

PARISHES:

  • Clarksville - St. Joseph
  • Mineola - St. Peter the Apostle
  • Mt. Vernon - Sacred Heart
  • Paris - Our Lady of Victory
  • Sulpher Springs - St. James
  • Winnsboro - St. Ann

MISSIONS:

  • Cooper - St. Clare
  • Emory - St. John the Evangelist
  • Grand Saline - St. Celestine

AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS:

Paris - St. Joseph's Community Foundation

Winnsboro - Clyde Johnston Unit (TDC)

Website:

PARISHES:

  • Tyler - Cathedral of Immaculate
  • Tyler - Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Tyler - St. Joseph the Worker
  • Tyler - St. Peter Claver
  • Athens - St. Edwards
  • Canton - St. Theresa
  • Flint - St. Mary Magdalene
  • Gun Barrel City - St. Jude
  • Jacksonville - Our Lady of Sorrows
  • Lindale - Holy Family
  • Malakoff - Mary, Queen of Heaven
  • Whitehouse - Prince of Peace

MISSIONS:

  • Chandler - St. Boniface
  • N. Summerfield - O.L. of Guadalupe
  • Rusk - Sacred Heart
  • Wills Point - St. Luke

CHAPELS:

  • Tyler - St. Peter and Paul Chapel
  • Tyler - Trinity Mother Francis Health System Chapel
  • Tyler - Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital Chapel

AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS:

Rusk - Jerry H. Hodge Unit (TDC)

Skyview Unit (TDC)

Tyler - Catholic Charities East Texas

Tyler - Instituto Santa Mariana de Jesus

Tyler - Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Immaculate Conception Conf.

Tyler - The Franciscan Friary

Tyler - The Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (Fransalian Cen. of Spirituality)

Tyler - Catholic School Foundation

NORTHEAST Deanery

Rev. Michael Snider

Website: www.nedeanery.org

PARISHES:

  • Atlanta - St. Catherine
  • Daingerfield - Our Lady of Fatima
  • Mt. Pleasant - St. Micheal
  • New Boston - St. Mary of Cenacle
  • Pittsburg - Holy Cross
  • Texarkana - Sacred Heart

AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS:

New Boston: Telford Unit (TDC)

Texarkana:

CHRISTUS St. Michael Health Care ArK-La-Tex

Texarkana:

CHRISTUS St. Michael Rehab. Hosp.

Texarkana:

Federal Correctional Institution

 

 

 

 

 

Website:

PARISHES:

  • Buffalo- Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
  • Crockett - St. Francis of the Tejas
  • Fairfield - St. Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Frankston - St. Charles of Borromeo
  • Madisonville - St.Elizabeth Ann Seton
  • Palestine - Sacred Heart
  • Trinity - Most Holy Trinity

MISSIONS:

  • Centerville - St. Leo the Great
  • Hilltop Lakes - St. Tomas More
  • Teague - St. Mary

AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS:

Atlanta - CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital

Crockett - Crockett State School

Groveton - Hope Center Wildersness

Lovelady -  Eastham Unit - TDC

Madisonville - Madison St. Joseph Health Center

Palestine - Beto I Unit  (TDC)

Palestine - Louie C. Powledge (TDC)

Palestine - Hermitage

Palestine - Prayer Mountain Hermitage

Teague - Boyd Unit (TDC)

Tennessee Colony - Coffield Unit (TDC)

Tennessee Colony - Gurney Unit  (TDC)

Tennessee Colony - Michael Unit  (TDC)

EAST CENTRAL Deanery

Rev. Msgr. Ronald L. Diegel

SOUTHEAST Deanery

Rev. Msgr. James E. Young

Website:  www.ecdeanery.org

PARISHES:

  • Carthage - St. William of Vercelli
  • Gilmer - St. Francis of Assisi
  • Gladewater - St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus
  • Henderson - St. Jude
  • Holly Lake - Holy Spirit
  • Jefferson - Immaculate Conception
  • Kilgore - Christ the King
  • Longview - St. Anthony
  • Longview - St. Mary
  • Longview - St. Matthew
  • Marshall - St. Joseph

MISSIONS:

  • Hallsville - Our Lady of Grace
  • Overton - Our Lady, Queen of Angels
  • Tatum - San Pedro the Fisherman
  • Waskom - St. Lawrence of Brindisi

STATION:

  • Linden - St. Paul of Tarsus

AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS:

Henderson - Bradshaw Unit (TDC)

Longview-Cath. School Endowment Fund

Overton - B. M. Moore Pre-Release

Website:

PARISHES:

  • Center - St. Therese
  • Diboll - Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Hemphill - St. Pius I
  • Lufkin - St. Patrick
  • Lufkin - St. Andrew the Apostle
  • Nacogdoches - Sacred Heart

MISSIONS:

  • Chireno - Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Moral - Immaculate Conception
  • Nacogdoches - O.L. of Guadalupe
  • San Augustine - St. Augustine
  • Timpson - Epiphany

CHAPELS:

  • Nacogdoches - St. Mary Chapel

AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS:

Lufkin - Monastery of the Infant Jesus

Nacog. - S. F. A. Univ. - Catholic Student Center

 

DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
Mr. James R. Smith
DIOCESAN ACTS CORE GROUP

TBA

 
   
DIOCESAN BUILDING BOARD

Mr. Chad Cleckler
Mr. Billy Cordova, Jr.
Mr. Tom Deibel

Rev. Daniel P. Dower, STL
Rev. James Rowland
Mr. James R. Smith
 

DIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN - DCCW
Cathy Lay, President for 2011 - 2020
299 Maryland
Marshall TX 75670
903 935-466

Moderator:

Rev. Gavin N. Vaverek, JCL
2108 Ridgewood
Longview, Texas 75605-5199
(903) 757-5855

DIOCESAN EVANGELIZATION TEAM

Rev. Ariel Cortes

Mrs. Dianna Braquet

Mrs. Linda Porter

Deacon John Ragland

Mrs. Melba Ragland

Sr. Angelica Orozco, EFMS

Mr. Vincent Meinzer

Deacon Shaun Black

DIOCESAN LITURGICAL COMMISSION

Most Rev. Joseph E. Strickland Chm.

Rev. Morgan White

Rev. Gavin N. Vaverek, JCL

Rev. Jose Luis Vidarte

Rev. Victor Hernandez

Mr. Brian Braquet

Mrs. Dianna Braquet

Mr. Vincent Meinzer

Sr. Angelica Orozco, EFMS

Deacon John Ragland

Mrs. Melba Ragland

Deacon Shaun Black

Ms. Peggy Hammett

Mrs. Linda Porter

DISASTER RELIEF DIRECTOR

Please Consult Catholic Charities

903.258.9492

DISCIPLESHIP AND STEWAREDSHIP

Rev. Robert H. (Hank) Lanik,

Peter Kane, Director pkane@dioceseoftyler.org

Mrs. Adela Hernandez, Adm. Assistant

Ms. Blanca Espinoza, Adm. Assistant

EAST TEXAS CATHOLIC FOUNDATION

Mr. James R. Smith, Dir.

ETHICS AND INTEGRITY

Rev. Gavin N. Vaverek, JCL, Promoter of Justice

Mrs. Maria Flores, Secretary

Diocesan Implementation Committee on Ethics & Integrity Policy for Church Personnel

Rev. Gavin N. Vaverek, JCL, Promoter of Justice

Deacon Gerald "Jerry" and Mary Besze

Mrs. Linda Porter, Faith Formation Dir.

FAITH FORMATION OFFICE
Coordinator for Catechesis: Sr. Angelica, Catechists & Sacraments

Diocesan Christian Initiation Team:

Mr. Linda Porter, Chairman

Rev. Gavin N. Vaverek, JCL, Consultant

Rev. Ariel Cortes

Sr. Angelica Orozco, EFMS

Sr. Susan Seitz, OSF

Deacon David Darby

Mrs. Teresa Darby

Deacon Aubrey Fisk

Deacon Trevor Wells

Mrs. Susan Wells

Ms. Peggy Hammett

Mrs. Sandy Bunch

FAMILY LIFE OFFICE
Deacon Jerry Besze, Family Life Office
Mrs. Mary Besze
HISPANIC MINISTRY

Charismatic Renewal

Rev. Jesus Rodrigo Arroyave, Co-director (Spanish)

Rev. Gavin Vaverek, Co-director (English)

Diocesan Cursillo

Rev. Ruben C. Figueroa, Chaplain

Hispanic Advisory Council

Rev. Ruben C. Figueroa, Chairman

Rev. Luis E. Larrea, MFE

Deacon Ruben Natera

MISSIONS AWARENESS OFFICE

Rev. Robert H. (Hank) Lanik

PERMANENT DIACONATE

Formation Director:   Deacon Jerry Besze

OFFICE OF CLERGY DEVELOPMENT

Continuing Education

Rev. Msgr. James E. Young

PASTORAL MINISTRIES

Rev. Robert H. ( Hank) Lanik

PRESBYTERAL COUNCIL

Rev. Michael Adams, Chairman

Rev. Timothy Kelly, Vice- Chairman

Rev. Gavin Vaverek, JCL, Secretary

Rev Ariel Cortes

Rev. Msgr. Ronald L. Diegel

Rev. Raymundo Garcia

Rev. Msgr. Zach Kunnakkattuthara

Rev. Mark Kusmirek

Rev. Hank Lanik, Chancellor

Rev. Luis E. Larrea, MFE

Very Rev. Anthony McLaughlin, JCD

Rev. Msgr. Xavier Pappu

Rev. Msgr. James Young

 

 

PRIESTS' PENSION BOARD

Rev. Msgr. Xavier Pappu

Rev. Msgr. Gerald A. Priest

Rev. Msgr. Ronald L. Diegel

Rev. Msgr. James E. Young

Rev. Msgr. Zacharias S. Kunnakkattuthara

Rev. Gavin N. Vaverek, JCL

Rev. Bernard Boteju

Mr. James R. Smith, Treas.

PRIESTS' PERSONNEL BOARD

Rev. Msgr. Xavier Pappu

Rev. Msgr. Ronald L. Diegel

Rev. Msgr. James E. Young

Rev. Msgr. Zacharias S. Kunnakkattuthara

Rev. Ariel Cortes

Rev. Susai Avula

Reav. Mark Kusmirek

Rev. Luis E.Larrea, MFE

RESPECT LIFE PROGRAM
Rev. Gavin N. Vaverek, JCL, Director
St. Mary Church
2108 Ridgewood
Longview, Texas 75605-5199
(903) 757-5855
Rev. Nolan Lowry, STL, Assistant Coordinator

 

GABRIEL PROJECT

Theresa Moore, President

Margie Benge, Assistance Chair

Carol Todd  903-521-6676

PRO-LIFE COMMITTEE

Juanita Cantu, Chair

201 Hughes Street

Marshall TX 75672-7625

Tel: 888-300-5112

TRIBUNAL OFFICE

Judicial Vicar:

Judges:

 

Defender of the Bond:

Administrator:

Secretary to the Tribunal:

Ecclesiastical Notaries:

 

 

Promoter of Justice/Victim Asst. Coordinator:

Advocate/Auditor:

 

Very Rev. Anthony K. W. McLaughlin, JCD

Very Rev. Anthony K. W. McLaughlin, JCD
Rev. Christopher V. Ruggles, JCL
Rev. John Jairo Gomez, JCL

Rev. Gavin N. Vaverek, JCL

Mrs. Margaret Oppenheimer

Ms. Teresa Tiscareño

Mrs. Margaret Oppenheimer

Ms. Teresa Tiscareño

Mrs. Cindy Plummer

Rev. Gavin N. Vaverek, JCL

Rev. Msgr. John Flynn
 


 

Candidates approved as Canonical Advocates for Marriage Cases

TYLER

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Mrs. Beverly Ohren

Mrs. Virginia Medrano

CARTHAGE - St. William of Vercelli  Parish

Deacon Larry Bate

Mrs. Laura Bate

Mrs. Debbie Scholl

CHIRENO - O. L. of Lourdes Mission

Deacon John Ragland

FLINT - St. Mary Magdalene Parish

Deacon Clarence Blalock

KILGORE - Christ the King Parish

Mr. Bill O'Rourke

LINDALE - Holy Family Parish

Deacon Dennis King

LONGVIEW - St. Mary Parish

Mrs. Carol Molina

LUFKIN - St. Patrick Parish

Deacon Ray Vann

MARSHALL - St. Joseph Parish

Ms. Charlotte Smith

NACOGDOCHES - St. Mary Chapel

Rev. Paul Key

OVERTON - O.L. Queen of Angels Mission

Deacon Len Luscomb

TEXARKANA - Sacred Heart Parish

Deacon Craig Lashford

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

Immaculate Conception Conferecne

410 S. College

Tyler TX 75702

Tel: 903-592-0027

Fax: 903-593-7326

Ms. Shawn Pickett, Director

Mr. Ken Wilson, President

Mrs. Kelly Jackman, Treasurer

Mrs. Bernie Tures, Secretary

VICTIM ASSISTANCE COORDINATOR

Rev. Gavin N. Vaverek, JCL

Tel: 903-266-2159

VOCATIONS TO HOLY ORDERS AND CONSECRATED LIFE

Rev. Jesudoss Thomas, S.T.L.

Rev. Jesús Rodrigo Arroyave

Sr. Angelica Orozco, EFMS

Sr. Conception Ponce, RM

YOUTH MINISTRY

Rev. Robert Henry (Hank) Lanik, Diocesan Coordinator

Tyler Catholic Committee on Scouting

Gordon George  Chairman