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.

Brian Braquet, Cathedral Director of Music and Worship and Dianna Braquet, Cathedral Choir Director are in the process of forming a Diocesan Choir for the Diocese.

The first event will be a ST. CECILIA CONCERT on Sunday, November 19 at 4 pm in the Cathedral. This concert will feature a Renaissance Mass and various other sacred music selections. The choir will also be on standby for other events, such as Ordinations, Chrism Mass, etc.

A Mass of Hope and Healing will  be offered for all of those affected by abuse on September 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Sts. Peter and Paul Chapel on the Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic Schools campus 1435 E SE Loop 323, Tyler.

Many people, families, and communities suffer from child abuse, domestic violence, human trafficking, clergy sex abuse, etc.  Whatever the cause of the wound, Jesus offers His healing love and mercy.

Come join Bishop Strickland in prayer if you have been affected by abuse directly or indirectly, or simply want to pray for an end to abuse and healing for those who suffer from abuse.

More resources for those affected by abuse are available from the Maria Goretti Network  www.mgoretti.org

On behalf of 6  of our sister Texas Dioceses, the Diocese of Tyler is asking for your financial support. As these dioceses and their communities recover from the damages and total destruction of Hurricane Harvey, they will need our prayer and financial support.