Diocese Partners with VIRTUS for Safe Environment

Diocese Partners with VIRTUS for Safe Environment

The Diocese of Tyler is pleased to announce a partnership with VIRTUS® to help train and educate Church personnel in the diocese about safe environments for minors and vulnerable adults. VIRTUS’ Protecting God’s Children® training program will be incorporated into the...
Daughters of Mary, Israel’s Hope Welcomed in Tyler

Daughters of Mary, Israel’s Hope Welcomed in Tyler

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has welcomed the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope, a Public Association of the Faithful, to the Diocese of Tyler. The association, founded in 2011 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is led by Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God.  It will be located...
Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Decision

Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Decision

In response to the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland issued the following statement:  “It is with great joy that we receive the news of the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court on Dobbs v....
Oviedo, Torres to be Ordained Priests

Oviedo, Torres to be Ordained Priests

In liturgies in Tyler and Mexico City, Deacons Isaac Oviedo and Mario Torres will be ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Tyler in June. Oviedo’s ordination is scheduled for Saturday, June 18 at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler....
Father Stephen J. Duyka: 1953-2022

Father Stephen J. Duyka: 1953-2022

Rev. Stephen J. Duyka, a priest of the Diocese of Tyler and pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Atlanta, Texas, passed away on June 4, 2022, in Texarkana at age 69. The visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 8 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena...