Catholic Charities Ft. Worth has opened a shelter for migrant children separated from their families.  They are need of the following items. 

All donations can be delivered to Catholic Charities in Tyler (202 W. Front) and will be forwarded to Catholic Charities Ft. Worth.  Thank you.


Create a Welcome Box

We will accept any of the items listed below as an individual item or a part of kit.  Please do not send other items.


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 appointments are effective July 2, 2018.

Parochial Vicar

Rev. Hector Arvizu assigned as Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart Parish in Nacogdoches (newly ordained).

Rev. John Henao, STL assigned as Parochial Vicar pro tempore of St. Andrew Parish and St. Patrick Parish in Lufkin (from Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart in Nacogdoches).

Rev. Roselio Fuentes assigned as Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Parish in Marshall (newly ordained).


Rev. Matias Rodriguez granted retirement from active ministry (from Priest-in-Residence at St. Joseph Parish in Marshall).

Training Day for Catechists/Clergy
July 21, 2018

“Finding God: Adaptive Faith Formation For Special Needs”

Presentation by Luci Holloway, Consultant for Loyola Press
Our Sunday Visitor and the Westerman Foundation have granted the Diocese of Tyler Special Needs Ministry $10,000 to use for formation. We are purchasing 2 additional kits to be given away at this training session to deserving parishes who are providing for these families. This will put the total up to 16 parishes with kits.
10-2 at the Cathedral Center in Tyler. $10 registration fee. Email to register to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can pay at the door. Lunch included.

Presider: Reverend Denzil Vithanage

Saturday: August 4 @ 10:00 AM

Our Lady of Victory Church, 3300 Clarksville St. Paris Texas

  • All families with children or adults with special needs are welcome.
  • Modified liturgy will be celebrated to accommodate these needs
  • All parishes are asked to send a representative so they can see how to model this liturgy in their parish.
  • Special dispensation from your Sunday obligation for this weekend will be granted to those who attend.
  • Please RSVP to Our Lady of Victory Parish by July 29 to provide for luncheon. 903-784-1000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • January 27 is the feast day of St. Angela Merici. She has been designated patroness of those with special needs for the Diocese of Tyler. Please include intercessory prayers on that day for these families.

Monsignor Gerald A. Priest was ordained to the priesthood on June 1, 1968! Congratulations Father!

Today is also the 33rd anniversary of Bishop Joseph Strickland’s ordination (June 1, 1985).

The diocese of Tyler is grateful for the priesthood of these two great men.