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.
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).
This Saturday, June 9 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler (10:00am), Bishop Joseph Strickland will ordain Deacon Hector Arvizu and Deacon Roselio Fuentes to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ. The Rite of Ordination has ancient roots and unfolds in a beautiful way. The joy of the ordination is magnified by the presence and prayer of the great number of the faithful who attend the Mass of Ordination.
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.
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.
- 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.