The Catholic Diocese of Tyler

Wearing Masks at Public Liturgies

Wearing Masks at Public Liturgies

To the Clergy, Religious, and Lay Faithful of the Diocese of Tyler: As we continue to face the public health crisis created by COVID-19, the situation in Texas has become extremely concerning. Yesterday, Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order requiring all...

Resuming Liturgies While Facing COVID-19

Based on the guidance from the Office of the Governor, the celebration of liturgies with the people may resume in the Diocese of Tyler on May 1, 2020, provided that health protocols and other measures are observed in order to protect the vulnerable and mitigate the...

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...