After due consultation and prayerful reflection, and in order to provide for the proper care of souls entrusted to him, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland is pleased to announce the following pastoral assignments and appointments for the Diocese of Tyler. All appointments are effective July 2, 2018.

Parochial Vicar

Rev. Hector Arvizu assigned as Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart Parish in Nacogdoches (newly ordained).

Rev. John Henao, STL assigned as Parochial Vicar pro tempore of St. Andrew Parish and St. Patrick Parish in Lufkin (from Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart in Nacogdoches).

Rev. Roselio Fuentes assigned as Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Parish in Marshall (newly ordained).


Rev. Matias Rodriguez granted retirement from active ministry (from Priest-in-Residence at St. Joseph Parish in Marshall).