A Mass of Hope and Healing will  be offered for all of those affected by abuse on September 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Sts. Peter and Paul Chapel on the Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic Schools campus 1435 E SE Loop 323, Tyler.

Many people, families, and communities suffer from child abuse, domestic violence, human trafficking, clergy sex abuse, etc.  Whatever the cause of the wound, Jesus offers His healing love and mercy.

Come join Bishop Strickland in prayer if you have been affected by abuse directly or indirectly, or simply want to pray for an end to abuse and healing for those who suffer from abuse.

More resources for those affected by abuse are available from the Maria Goretti Network  www.mgoretti.org

On behalf of 6  of our sister Texas Dioceses, the Diocese of Tyler is asking for your financial support. As these dioceses and their communities recover from the damages and total destruction of Hurricane Harvey, they will need our prayer and financial support.

Catholic Charities-Tyler is accepting monetary donations for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The agency also is accepting pre-paid MasterCard or Visa gift cards.

Donations will be forwarded to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to assist with disaster recovery there.

  • Have “new” CI Team members this year? Yes! There is still time!
  • “Worried “about getting them up to speed in time? “Breathe!” No need to “panic!”
  • Is your CI Team a “little” out of shape, or dormant? We are here to offer some help!

Bishop Strickland has asked everyone to continue Christian Initiation and other Catechetical Programs, while progress is being made on the St. Philip Institute.

Get onboard with these training sessions:

Formation for new CI Team members

Saturday September 23, 2017 10-12:30 at the Cathedral Center

Registration: online or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 903 534 1077 ext 188 English and Spanish Sessions being offered

Enrichment for existing CI Teams Coming Soon!  Save the Date!

Saturday October 28, 2017 10:00-3:00 at the Cathedral Center

Focus will be on: CI for children, Rituals, Liturgy of the Hours and your questions answered!

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland is calling on the clergy, religious, and lay faithful of the Diocese of Tyler to pray a 54-day Rosary Novena in support of his vision for a teaching diocese. The Novena began on Aug. 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and will continue until Oct. 7, the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. The 54-Day Rosary Novena consists of praying three novenas of the daily Rosary in petition for the first 27 days, followed immediately by praying three novenas of the daily Rosary in thanksgiving during the second 27 days, for a grand total of six Rosary novenas over the course of 54 days. For more information, see the website here.