The Catholic Diocese of Tyler

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...
Letter from Bishop Strickland to the Flock of Tyler

Letter from Bishop Strickland to the Flock of Tyler

Dear Flock of Tyler, As we move through these post-Pentecost days of Ordinary Time, let us continue to seek the peace and guidance of the Holy Spirit. As your bishop, I want to address the controversy that the Church is facing at this time regarding our national...
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)
2020 Herzig Award Presented to CHRISTUS Mother Frances

2020 Herzig Award Presented to CHRISTUS Mother Frances

Bishop Joseph Strickland presented the annual Bishop Charles E. Herzig Humanitarian Award to CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler during Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate on Sunday, Sept. 14. The physicians, nurses, and health professionals of the hospital...
Pastoral Letter to Conclude the Year of the Eucharist

Pastoral Letter to Conclude the Year of the Eucharist

To prepare for the conclusion of the Year of the Eucharist tin the Diocese of Tyler, Bishop Joseph Strickland has written a reflection to the faithful of the diocese.  Dear Faithful of the Diocese of Tyler, Our 2020 liturgical year has been more challenging than most...

Letter on Development of Vaccine for COVID-19

Bishop Joseph Strickland has written a letter encouraging pharmaceutical companies to use ethical methods in the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus and encouraging all to support and pray for this. The Church continues to stand in clear opposition to the use...