Dear Friends of St. John Paul the Great Catholic Campus Ministry,

Fr. Charles Vreeland is very happy to announce the hiring of Shannon DeCraene as Business Manager and Coordinator of Outreach for St. John Paul the Great Catholic Campus Ministry. Shannon is a native of the Diocese of Tyler, as she resides in Larue, TX. Shannon is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Commercial Art. Shannon has a history of leadership with thirty four years of experience in creative development and team management, mentoring, managing resources, developing process improvements, and creatively solving challenges. Her expertise with non-profit outreach ministry and volunteers will be vital to the growth and vitality of our Campus Ministry. With her passion for serving God and the Catholic Church, Shannon is going to be an outstanding asset to St. John Paul the Great Catholic Campus Ministry.

Tyler Catholic Schools delivers the highest quality educational experience, grounded in the Catholic tradition, to shape the whole person; mind, body, and soul, through the teachings of Jesus Christ. To reach this high standard we have to strive continually for excellence in our schools.

One major step we can take to ensure that we always have good leadership and a competitive edge for our schools is to unify the administration of our Catholic schools in Tyler. I believe the time has come for this step.

Mary: Woman, Mother, and Teacher

May 12th 2018: 9:30am-6:00pm at T.K. Gorman Catholic School

1405 ESE Loop 323
Tyler TX 75701

Speakers:

  • Rev. Carlos Sandoval PhD
  • Rev. Jonas Shell
  • Rev. Morgan White
  • Rev. Anthony Stoeppel
  • Rev. Patrick Fenton

Childcare available – Admission is free (donations accepted)

For more information, contact Dcn Ruben Natera. 903-530-2164

Bishop Joseph Strickland has named Father Nolan Lowry as the new head of the Sanctity of Life ministry in the Diocese of Tyler. He replaces long-time director Father Gavin Vaverek.

Father Lowry, Pastor of St. Edward Catholic Church in Athens, Tx, is originally from Gilmer, Texas. He is a convert to the Catholic Faith, trained in Rome, and possesses a License in Sacred Theology with a specialty in moral theology.

Father Lowry said, “I am truly honored that Bishop Strickland has asked me to direct the Sanctity of Life Office for the Diocese of Tyler.  Building on the Pro-Life work of Fr. Gavin Vaverek for the last twenty-five years, I look forward to assisting the Bishop in continuing to proclaim the Church’s Gospel of Life in East Texas.

Funeral arrangements for Father Naño, who passed away last week after a lengthy battle with cancer, are as follows:

Monday, February 26

Beaty Funeral Home

5396 TX-37, Mineola, TX 75773

Visitation from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Rosary from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Office for the Dead from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

NOTE: Priests should wear black suit/cassock.  Father Larry Love will lead the Rosary.  Bishop Strickland will preside for the Office.

Tuesday, February 27

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Tyler, Texas

Funeral Mass at 11 a.m.

Burial at Rose Hill Cemetery to Follow

Reception in Cathedral Center