The Catholic Diocese of Tyler

USCCB 9 Days for Life 2021

USCCB 9 Days for Life 2021

9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life. This year, the novena will be prayed from Jan. 21 to Jan. 29.  To learn more or participate,...
2021: Year of St. Joseph

2021: Year of St. Joseph

Pope Francis has announced a Year of St. Joseph in honor of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of Joseph as patron of the Universal Church.  The year began Dec. 8, 2020, and concludes on Dec. 8, 2021. In his Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a...
Christmas 2020

Christmas 2020

Christmas is one of the most important days of the Church year, second only to Easter itself. It is the feast of the incarnation, the feast of God becoming flesh (the Latin “in carne” means “enfleshment”). It is a uniquely Christian teaching,...
Celebrating Advent 2020

Celebrating Advent 2020

The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the annual celebration of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. The final days of Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly...
Statement on Vaccines

Statement on Vaccines

Bishop Joseph Strickland has released a statement calling on Catholics to reject certain vaccines for COVID-19. READ: Bishop Strickland’s Statement (Dec. 8, 2020)