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

Rooted & Rising Youth Ministers Formation Day: the diocesan faith formation department is hosting a day of formation for all youth ministers and volunteers that work with teens in the diocese. The formation day will be on Saturday, May 4th from 10am-3pm at the St. Paul Meeting Room at the Diocese of Tyler Chancery. For more information or to register, visit

Texas Needs Fatima Rosary RallyTexas Needs Fatima Ministry is hosting a Bi-Lingual Eucharistic Rosary Rally at Saint Jude Catholic Church (172 Luther Lane, Gun Barrel City) on Saturday, May 11, 2024 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to come. Visit for more information.

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

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 May 25, 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

June 2024

Priest Ordination Mass: Deacon Andrew Smith will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, June 1, 2024. The ordination Mass will be held at 10am at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (423 S Broadway Ave, Tyler, TX 75702)

Catholic Tyler Mission Week: St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Flint will be hosting their first Catholic Tyler Mission Week, June 3-6, 2024. All students going into 5th grade to graduating seniors are welcome to register for this week of service and fellowship. Service days begin at St. Mary Magdalene at 8am for morning prayer and assignments. Crews will go to different locations based on need and skills. Adult volunteers are needed for different positions like lunch runners, crew leaders, drivers, etc. Students will earn up to service 35hrs! For more information or to register contact Sonia Escobedo at or visit

Theology of the Body Training: The diocesan faith formation department will host a Theology of the Body Training, June 7-8 from 9am-3pm at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Flint. This two-day workshop is intended for anyone in ministry who wants to get a deeper foundation in the Christian anthropology developed by St. John Paul II. The presenters for this event will be Jennifer Prather (English) and Mari Pablo (Spanish). Registration is $15 for one day, or $30 for both days. For more information or to register visit

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.