Bishop Gorman Regional Catholic School in Tyler has been recognized as a “School of Excellence” by The Cardinal Newman Society as part of its annual Catholic Education Honor Roll, the organization announced today.

Since 2004 the Honor Roll has celebrated quality Catholic education throughout the United States. Bishop Gorman has been on the national honor roll since its creation in 2004, only one of three schools in the United States that have been on all seven previous honor rolls

Mother Susan Catherine, foundress of the Daughters of Divine Hope religious order, will profess her solemn vows before Bishop Joseph E. Strickland Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul in Tyler.

With the profession, Mother Susan Catherine will enter permanently into religious life. She will profess vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and fidelity.

“My poverty is complete,” she said. “I have surrendered everything so that now I can be more generous and more freely giving of myself to the will of God and the needs of the church. This is Gospel poverty.”

The Diocese of Tyler Office of Communications will begin producing a regular audio podcast with news, updates and interviews on a variety of topics from around the Diocese.

New episodes of the podcast, called Quo Vadis – Latin for “Where are you going?”, will be published monthly. The first episode is now available (click on the player below). 

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The Catholic Campus Ministry of Tyler will hold its “Benefit 2014”  on Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ornelas Activity Center on the campus of The University of Texas at Tyler. 

The banquet will benefit the St. John Paul the Great Catholic Campus Ministry for UT Tyler and Tyler Junior College. 

The featured speaker for the event will be author and pro-life advocate Shawn Carney, national campaign director for 40 Days for Life. Carney will speak on pro-life issues and how they relate to campus ministry.

Seats are still available for the event by contacting Dan Onderko at (903) 266-9110. You can learn more about the Catholic Campus Ministry by visiting their web site at 

Is God calling you to the religious life? The Diocese of Tyler’s Vocational Discernment Program for Women will begin a series of gatherings to help women discern a potential vocation, Sr. Angelica Orozco, EFMS, diocesan coordinator for women religious, has announced.