New Priest Assignments

After due consultation and prayerful reflection, and in order to provide for the proper care of souls entrusted to him, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland is pleased to announce the following pastoral assignments and appointments for the Diocese of Tyler. All appointments are effective July 2, 2018. Parochial Vicar Rev. Hector Arvizu assigned as Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart Parish in Nacogdoches (newly …

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Priestly Ordination

This Saturday, June 9 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler (10:00am), Bishop Joseph Strickland will ordain Deacon Hector Arvizu and Deacon Roselio Fuentes to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ. The Rite of Ordination has ancient roots and unfolds in a beautiful way. The joy of the ordination is magnified by the presence and prayer of the great number …

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Happy 50th Anniversary to Msgr. Gerald Priest!

Monsignor Gerald A. Priest was ordained to the priesthood on June 1, 1968! Congratulations Father! Today is also the 33rd anniversary of Bishop Joseph Strickland’s ordination (June 1, 1985).   The diocese of Tyler is grateful for the priesthood of these two great men.       Above, Msgr. Priest is pictured with Msgr. Flynn (left) and Fr. O’Dowd (right).

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Diocesan Liturgy for Families with Special Needs

Diocesan Liturgy for Families with Special Needs Presider: Reverend Denzil Vithanage Saturday: August 11 @ 10:00 AM Our Lady of Victory Church, 3300 Clarksville St. Paris Texas All families with children or adults with special needs are welcome. Modified liturgy will be celebrated to accommodate these needs All parishes are asked to send a representative so they can see how …

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Training Day for Special Needs Catechists

Training Day for Catechists/Clergy July 21, 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. We are purchasing 2 additional kits to be given away at this training session to deserving …

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Bishop Strickland’s Message on the last day of School

To mark this last day of school I want to thank Patty Brittain and Robin Perry for a great year at Tyler Catholic Schools. As the Tyler Catholic School Community already knows I have recently asked Mrs. Robin Perry to serve as Principal of Bishop Gorman and St. Gregory Catholic Schools. She is already making great strides for our wonderful …

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New Staff at John Paul the Great Campus Ministry

Dear Friends of St. John Paul the Great Catholic Campus Ministry,   Fr. Charles Vreeland is very happy to announce the hiring of Shannon DeCraene as Business Manager and Coordinator of Outreach for St. John Paul the Great Catholic Campus Ministry. Shannon is a native of the Diocese of Tyler, as she resides in Larue, TX. Shannon is a graduate of the University of …

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Robin Perry Announced as New Principal of St. Gregory School

Tyler Catholic Schools delivers the highest quality educational experience, grounded in the Catholic tradition, to shape the whole person; mind, body, and soul, through the teachings of Jesus Christ. To reach this high standard we have to strive continually for excellence in our schools. One major step we can take to ensure that we always have good leadership and a …

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Marian Assembly / Asamblea Mariana

Mary: Woman, Mother, and Teacher May 12th 2018: 9:30am-6:00pm at T.K. Gorman Catholic School 1405 ESE Loop 323 Tyler TX 75701   Speakers: Rev. Carlos Sandoval PhD Rev. Jonas Shell Rev. Morgan White Rev. Anthony Stoeppel Rev. Patrick Fenton Childcare available – Admission is free (donations accepted) For more information, contact Dcn Ruben Natera. 903-530-2164   María: Mujer, Madre, Maestra …

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Bishop names Rev. Nolan Lowry to head Sanctity of Life ministry.

Bishop Joseph Strickland has named Father Nolan Lowry as the new head of the Sanctity of Life ministry in the Diocese of Tyler. He replaces long-time director Father Gavin Vaverek. Father Lowry, Pastor of St. Edward Catholic Church in Athens, Tx, is originally from Gilmer, Texas. He is a convert to the Catholic Faith, trained in Rome, and possesses a …

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Funeral Arrangements for Rev. Efren Naño

Funeral arrangements for Father Naño, who passed away last week after a lengthy battle with cancer, are as follows:   Monday, February 26 Beaty Funeral Home 5396 TX-37, Mineola, TX 75773 Visitation from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Rosary from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Office for the Dead from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. NOTE: Priests should wear black suit/cassock.  Father Larry Love …

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Bishop Strickland’s Statement on the Right to Life

February 23, 2018 The protection of human life, from the moment of conception to natural death, is an issue of primary importance in the United States, and the State of Texas. Every adult Catholic should vigorously defend life, both in the public square and in the voting booth. All persons who are committed to the protection of life should unify …

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Catholic Charities Thanks You!

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 …

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V Encuentro registration opens Feb 20

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.

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