The Catholic Diocese of Tyler

Easter 2021: He is risen, Alleluia!

Easter 2021: He is risen, Alleluia!

Easter is the most important liturgical time for Catholics. It celebrates Jesus’s victory of sin and death and salvation for mankind. It is God’s greatest act of love to redeem mankind. The Easter Vigil is the “Mother of All Vigils.” Easter...
Lent 2021: Preparing for the Celebration of Easter

Lent 2021: Preparing for the Celebration of Easter

Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It’s a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading...
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...
Almost Forty Acolytes Installed to Serve Parishes

Almost Forty Acolytes Installed to Serve Parishes

Thirty-eight men from across the Diocese of Tyler were instituted into the Ministry of Acolyte by Bishop Joseph E. Strickland on Nov. 7 at the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul in Tyler. Acolytes serve at the altar and aid the priest and deacon. They assist with the...