Training Day for Catechists/Clergy
February 17, 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. 10 kits will be given away at this training session to 10 deserving parishes who are providing for these families.

The World Marriage Day Anniversary Celebration Mass and Reception will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:30am at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler.

All couples celebrating anniversaries ending in 0 or 5 (5, 10, 15, etc.) and couples celebrating more than 50 years of marriage in the year 2018 are cordially invited to attend the World Marriage Day Mass and Reception with Bishop Joseph Strickland.

For more information or to register, CLICK HERE.

The Official Diocesan Civic Holiday/Holy Day schedule for 2018 has been announced:

Monday/January 1 – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Friday/March 30 – Good Friday

Monday/April 2 – Easter Monday

Monday/May 28 – Memorial Day

Wednesday/July 4 – Independence Day

Wednesday/August 15 – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Monday/September 3 – Labor Day

Thursday/November 1 – All Saint Day

Friday/November 23 – Thanksgiving

Monday/December 24 – Christmas Holiday

Tuesday/December 25 – Nativity of the Lord

Wednesday/December 26 – Christmas Holiday

The St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization will host several Diocesan Teaching events across the Diocese of Tyler in January and February. These events will focus on the themes of “How the Early Church was Catholic” and “Water to Wine: The Transformative Power of Catholic Matrimony.”

All are invited to join Bishop Strickland and the Institute staff. Each event will conclude with a holy hour and confession, followed by Mass with Bishop Strickland.

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 Jan. 19, 2018, unless noted.


Rev. Jose Kannampuzha assigned as Pastor of St. Jude Parish in Henderson (from Pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Lufkin).