Right to Life of East Texas Banquet and Annual Fundraiser: Right to Life of East Texas will hold their Celebrate Life Banquet and Annual Fundraiser on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at the Holiday Inn North, Infinity Center in Longview. Doors open at 5pm. The event includes a presentation from guest speaker Joe Pojman, PhD, a silent auction, pro-life awards, dinner and more. Reservations are required: $50/seat, $400/table of 8. A printable reservation form can be found on the website http://www.righttolifeofeasttexas.org. For more information contact Pamela Payne 903-472-2277 or Susan Wells 903-235-5693.

Marquette NFP Class: A Marquette Method NFP class will be held on April 6, 2024 at the St. Paul Meeting Room at the Diocese of Tyler Chancery. Linda Chao, RN will be the class instructor. The Marquette Method is a scientific, evidence-based method of NFP that uses an at-home fertility monitor to measure fertility hormones. Group classes are intended for women/couples in regular cycles. Cost is $50/couple and includes formal follow-ups. For more information visit https://stphilipinstitute.org/events/marquette-method-group-class/ or contact Linda Chao at lindachao@gmail.com.

Texas Needs Fatima Rosary RallyTexas Needs Fatima Ministry is hosting a Spanish Eucharistic Rosary Rally at Saint Celestine Catholic Church, (870 W.Stadium Drive, Grand Saline, TX 75140) on Saturday, April 6, 2024 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Please join us as we pray before the Blessed Sacrament for the Church and all your personal intentions. All are welcome and encouraged to come. Visit texasneedsfatima.org for more information.

Relic of St. Jude – From September 2023 to May 2024, the arm of Saint Jude Thaddeus, venerated in Rome from ancient times, will be on pilgrimage in the United States, making stops in 100 cities. On Monday, April 8, 2024, this relic will be coming to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler. Veneration of the relic will be from 2-10 pm. A special Mass in honor of St. Jude will be at 7pm. For more information visit www.apostleoftheimpossible.com.

Gabriel Project Introduction and Volunteer Angel Training: Gabriel Project of East Texas will host a bilingual Introduction and Volunteer Angel Training at St Jude Parish in Henderson (1100 Longview Dr., Henderson, TX, 75652) on Saturday, April 27th from 1-3pm. For more information or to RSVP, contact Erika Morales or Ana Robles at 903-646-5119. Gabriel Project is a network of volunteers from parishes throughout the diocese that support women who face the challenges of pregnancy in East Texas. Learn more at https://gabrielprojecteasttexas.org.

Women’s Discernment Encounters: The Dominican Sisters of Fatima will be hosting discernment sessions for women ages 18-35 who would like to know more about the religious life. The next meeting will be April 27, 2024 from 9am-3pm at Our Lady of Victory Church, (3300 Clarksville St, Paris, TX 75460). Sessions will be offered the 4th Saturday of each month from February to May 2024. For more information contact Sr. M. Andrea Falconer, OP at (903)401-9950 or hdfparis.smaf@gmail.com.

May 2024

Project Rachel RetreatProject Rachel’s one day Retreat is a life-giving journey for women who struggle with the emotional and spiritual pain caused by abortion, where they can experience the mercy and compassion of God. This retreat helps the suffering soul to begin the healing journey by finding a voice and transforming the pain of the past into hope for the future. The next retreat will be held on May 4, 2024. For more information and to register, call or text 903-539-2941 or visit http://www.sanctityoflifetyler.org/project-rachel.html.

St. Patrick Catholic School Green and Gold Gala: St. Patrick Catholic Classical School will hold their annual Green and Gold Gala on May 18, 2024, from 6-10pm at the Pitser Garrison Civic Center (601 N. Second St., Lufkin, TX). The evening will include dinner, dancing, and a live and silent auction. Proceeds benefit improvements to St. Patrick School and resources for the students. For sponsorship or ticket information contact St. Patrick Catholic School at 936-634-6719 or visit http://stpatricklufkin.com/gala-2024/.

Qué Pasa? is a monthly resource from the Diocese of Tyler Communications Office that provides announcements and events from around the diocese. We are happy to help publicize events and activities for Catholics happening in the diocese. Events must be open to all Catholics and must align with the Catholic Church. To request that an announcement or event appear in Qué Pasa?, please complete this form. The deadline is the 25thof each month. The diocese has final discretion on the inclusion of announcements and the wording used.