Bishop Corrada and his family are ok. Thanks be to God, Mayagüez was spared from catastrophic damage as a result of Hurricane Maria.

Our Seminarians who are studying in Mexico City and their families are ok. They were all a bit frightened, but didn’t suffer any injuries and are not displaced as a result of the earthquake.

Bishop Carmody has reported that the city of Corpus Christi and the diocesan offices are pretty much back to normal; although, the school in Rockport was completely destroyed as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

Please keep our diocesan family and the Texas Bishops in prayer as they continue to recover from these recent weather events.  – Bishop Strickland

Bridging the Gap: Special Needs Ministry

This workshop will provide the participants new ideas and techniques in ministering to families with special needs and disabilities. Luci Holloway with Loyola Press will be with us and have available all the adaptive resources for faith formation for individual or parish use.  Five locations in the diocese have the kits Finding God Adaptive Resources; Seven locations have the Sacraments adaptive kits.

Bishop Joseph Strickland and Father Joshua Neu, SSL, will be participating in the “Perspectives on the Reformation” theological discussion events in Tyler.

The 6 weekly sessions on the Reformation at the Foundry Coffee shop in downtown Tyler will be from 7:00 pm to about 8:30.  Various religious leaders in Tyler will share perspectives and insights on the Reformation.

Physician and health care ethics scholar Jeffrey Bishop, Ph.D., M.D., will speak at the East Texas Catholic Professional Network’s inaugural event on Wednesday, September 20 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler.

All working Catholic professionals are invited join the East Texas Catholic Foundation and St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization for this evening of networking, fellowship, and enrichment in the Catholic faith.

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will present the 2017 Bishop Charles E. Herzig Humanitarian Award during the Memorial Mass of Bishop Charles E. Herzig, Sunday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

The award recognizes individuals and institutions that have made outstanding contributions within the Diocese of Tyler in seeking to promote human welfare. Those who receive the award demonstrate a great charitable love for the people of God and possess a life in the Church that has been marked by actions that have enabled individuals or families to receive basic human care.