A Message from Bishop Strickland

Most Rev. Joseph E. Strickland

This year, the Diocese of Tyler turns thirty. We started out with just 18 priests at 26 locations. Since 1987, our diocese has grown and expanded to 88 priests and 68 locations. We have built a solid foundation, a home for the Church in East Texas.

Now we are turning the corner. Our seminarian classes are growing. Our parishes are growing and financially stable.  We can now focus, more than ever, on building our people through youth ministry and faith formation.

As your bishop, I ask that you join me in preparing our diocese for another thirty years of fruitful service. Our young people, our families, our priests, and our parishes all need your continued support.

Thank you for your prayers and generosity.


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