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


  • 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

Catholic Charities extends heart-felt thanks to the people of the Diocese of Tyler for contributing $268,991 for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Mexico earthquakes. You have touched the lives of many with your generous hearts.

Here’s how much was raised for each individual cause:

$50,000 Hurricane Maria-Puerto Rico
$185,000 Hurricane Harvey-Texas Coast
$22,515 Hurricane Irma-Florida Coast
$11,476 Earthquakes in Mexico

Kathy Shieldes Harry
Executive Director
Catholic Charities-Diocese of Tyler

Registration for the national V Encuentro assembly will open of February 20. The national assembly will be held in Grapevine, Texas, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center from September 20-23, 2018. For more information CLICK HERE or call Deacon Reuben Natera at (903) 530-2164 or Fr. Ariel Cortes at (936) 526-1296.