Bishop Highlights ‘Joy’ at First Liturgical Conference

Calling the Eucharistic liturgy the “pearl of great price” and the treasure from which our joy as Christians flows, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland opened the Diocese of Tyler’s first liturgical conference on Saturday at Bishop Gorman Schools in Tyler.

Over 500 people attended the all-day event which was also held in Spanish at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Tyler. Participants included clergy, liturgical coordinators, choirs and music leaders, and others interested in liturgical practices, including guests from non-Catholic communities.

Bishop Strickland connected the Church’s call for a New Evangelization with the Sacred Liturgy, stating that he believes the greatest tool of the New Evangelization is the Mass “well celebrated with great solemnity, great reverence and great joy.”

Audio from selected presentations will be available this week on the diocesan liturgy page.

To view photos from the conference, visit our flickr page.

You can also click play below to listen to the Bishop’s presentation.