The Catholic Diocese of Tyler

Father Octavio Suarez (1938-2021)

It is with sadness that Bishop Strickland announces the death of Father Octavio Suarez. We rejoice in the confident knowledge that he is at peace. Father Octavio passed away peacefully on April 22, 2021, in Medellin, Colombia, with his sisters by his side. He was 83....
Easter 2021: He is risen, Alleluia!

Easter 2021: He is risen, Alleluia!

Easter is the most important liturgical time for Catholics. It celebrates Jesus's victory of sin and death and salvation for mankind. It is God's greatest act of love to redeem mankind. The Easter Vigil is the "Mother of All Vigils." Easter Sunday, then, is the...

Lent 2021: Preparing for the Celebration of Easter

Lent 2021: Preparing for the Celebration of Easter

Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It's a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred...

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Our mission is to serve the people living within the diocese, supporting parish priests and the people in our parish and school communities to worship and live according to Gospel values and to evangelize within their local communities through the witness of their lives.

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