The Catholic Diocese of Tyler

Festival Week of the Virgin Mary: Dec. 5-12

Festival Week of the Virgin Mary: Dec. 5-12

As bishop of the Diocese of Tyler, I invite the faithful of the diocese to enter into a Festival Week of the Immaculate Virgin Mary celebrating the 2nd Sunday of Advent, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the 3rd Sunday of...
2022: Year of Mary and the Eucharist

2022: Year of Mary and the Eucharist

As we draw to the close of the Year of Saint Joseph, we give thanks for all of the graces and inspirations we have received. Although the Year of Saint Joseph closes officially on December 8, 2021, we will of course continue to be inspired by his model of manly faith....
Bishop’s Statement on Communion and Scandal

Bishop’s Statement on Communion and Scandal

“He himself bore our sins in his body upon the cross, so that, free from sin, we might live for righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24 I feel compelled to speak to you with the clarity that flows from the Word of God and the Deposit of Faith...
Bishop Strickland Speaks at Local Prayer Rally

Bishop Strickland Speaks at Local Prayer Rally

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland joined several local religious leaders for an Inter-Faith Prayer Rally at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler on Oct. 17. Several hundred people were present as the speakers reflected on scripture pasages and prayed for the...
Diocesan Rosary Novena Oct. 7 to Nov. 30

Diocesan Rosary Novena Oct. 7 to Nov. 30

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland is encouraging the faithful of the Diocese of Tyler to participate in a 54-Day Rosary Novena beginning Oct. 7. During the Novena, Bishop Strickland asks those praying to reflect on 1 John 4:16 – “We have come to know and to...
Welcome to East Texas: Message for Newcomers

Welcome to East Texas: Message for Newcomers

Dear Newcomers to the Diocese of Tyler, I want to welcome you wholeheartedly to East Texas and the Diocese of Tyler. Let us pray that your move to the piney woods is filled with blessings and new opportunities. I’m sure that as you get settled it will be very evident...