Last Friday, the relics of Padre Pio visited the Cathedral in Tyler, TX. For this momentous occasion, Bishop Joseph Strickland issued a decree that all Catholics in a state of grace who venerated the relics of Padre Pio at the Cathedral on October 5, 2018 would receive a partial indulgence.

On Monday, September 24th, Bishop Strickland celebrated the dedication of the new parish church at Christ the King in Kilgore, TX.

You are invited to the Fourth Annual Sanctity of Life Banquet!  For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.EastTexasLifeBanquet.com

In America today, it no longer seems self-evident that we are endowed by our Creator with an unalienable right to life.

We live in a society that has profaned human life. We have seen the horrors of abortion and even the selling of body parts of aborted babies.

We also see the lack of dignity afforded to the lives of those with special needs, the elderly, the poor and the imprisoned.

Every life is a gift uniquely given by God and so has a sacred dignity. From conception until natural death, human life is a sacred gift.

Let’s come together and proclaim this great truth. The time is right for us to give a united witness to the Sanctity of Life.

You are invited to the East Texas Sanctity of Life Banquet which will be held Monday, October 8, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The banquet will provide interested people from our area to gather for a pleasant meal and some fellowship.

 

 

Catholic Charities-Tyler will be accepting monetary donations to send to Catholic Charities agencies in the Carolinas affected by Hurricane Florence. Donations can be made online at www.cctyler.org Checks or gift cards can be mailed to PO Box 2016, Tyler TX 75710.

All funds donated will be distributed through the Catholic Charities agencies in North and South Carolina.

CCUSA will send their mobile response center as soon as it is safe and Catholic Charities-Tyler will be offering other support, once we know the specific needs. We are not accepting donated items for hurricane victims at this time. Thank you for your generosity.

After due consultation and prayerful reflection, and in order to provide for the proper care of souls entrusted to him, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland is pleased to announce the following pastoral assignments and appointments for the Diocese of Tyler. All changes are effective Oct. 1, 2018.