mcgrathRev. Peter G. McGrath, 56, entered eternal life peacefully and with the consolation of the sacraments on June 3, 2019, surrounded by his family, brother priests, and his bishop.

April 15 Catholic Charities-Diocese of Tyler has established a Disaster Relief Fund to assist those affected by the tornadoes that claimed four lives and devastated the Alto and surrounding East Texas area. Ven. Antonio Margil Mission in Alto also sustained damage to both church buildings. Palm Sunday Mass was held in the parking lot. Catholic Charities is collecting gift cards (Visa, Mastercard, etc.) and personal hygiene products. Items can be delivered to the Catholic Charities offices at 202 W. Front Street, Tyler TX 75702. (behind the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.) Monetary donations are also greatly needed. To help with the disaster relief effort, please visit the Catholic Charities Donate Now page at Your generosity is truly appreciated.

TYLER, – “As 40 peaceful days of prayer, fasting, vigil and outreach draw to a conclusion, we will meet at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Parish Activity Center on Sunday, April 14t at 7 p.m. to rejoice in the victories that God has accomplished,” said Rev. Nolan Lowry, who is coordinating the 40 Days for Life campaign in Tyler, Texas.   

40 Days for Life

TYLER - Chris Davis, the campaign strategist of the peaceful, prayerful, effective 40 Days for Life project, will tell the story of this groundbreaking effort in Tyler on March 5. Davis will be speaking at the 40 Days for Life-Tyler Kickoff Rally, which is set for 7 p.m. at the Bishop T.K. Gorman Middle School Gymnasium.  

Marshall, TX: February 10, 2019—  The Diocese of Tyler held its first special needs ministry event of 2019 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Marshall, Texas. Our afternoon included a meet and greet of families, Mass, Valentine arts and crafts, and dinner! A big thank you to St. Joseph’s for hosting this event and the Knights of Columbus for a delicious meal. This year is off to a great start and we look forward to future events.

To receive information about the special needs ministry, please contact Mikki Sciba at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click Here to see the photos from this Diocesan Special Needs Mass!