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.

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