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Diocese Partners with VIRTUS for Safe Environment

Diocese Partners with VIRTUS for Safe Environment

The Diocese of Tyler is pleased to announce a partnership with VIRTUS® to help train and educate Church personnel in the diocese about safe environments for minors and vulnerable adults. VIRTUS’ Protecting God’s Children® training program will be incorporated into the...

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Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Decision

Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Decision

In response to the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland issued the following statement:  “It is with great joy that we receive the news of the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court on Dobbs v....

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Oviedo, Torres to be Ordained Priests

Oviedo, Torres to be Ordained Priests

In liturgies in Tyler and Mexico City, Deacons Isaac Oviedo and Mario Torres will be ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Tyler in June. Oviedo’s ordination is scheduled for Saturday, June 18 at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler....

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Father Stephen J. Duyka: 1953-2022

Father Stephen J. Duyka: 1953-2022

Rev. Stephen J. Duyka, a priest of the Diocese of Tyler and pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Atlanta, Texas, passed away on June 4, 2022, in Texarkana at age 69. The visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 8 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena...

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Eucharistic Congress to Focus on Family Life

Eucharistic Congress to Focus on Family Life

The Diocese of Tyler invites you to celebrate 35 years as diocese with a Eucharistic Congress. The theme for this event is “The Eucharist: Source and Summit of Family Life.” The congress will be held June 10-11, 2022 at Bishop T.K. Gorman School in Tyler. For a...

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“Why We Adore Him?” A Holy Thursday Message

“Why We Adore Him?” A Holy Thursday Message

I hope the title of this reflection gets the attention of the reader because in many ways it gets to the heart of the matter. As I attempt to explain why Eucharistic Adoration is so important in my life and why I want to encourage every Catholic in the Diocese of...

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Mass to Consecrate Russia and Ukraine – March 25

Mass to Consecrate Russia and Ukraine – March 25

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland of Tyler will join Pope Francis and other Catholic bishops around the world in consecrating Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, March 25, 2022. The Mass, celebrated for the Solemnity of the Annunciation, will begin...

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The Season of Lent 2022

The Season of Lent 2022

Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It's a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred...

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BAA 2022: Blessed Are Those Who Believe

BAA 2022: Blessed Are Those Who Believe

 Thank you for your prayerful discernment in supporting the 2022 Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Blessed are those who Believe. With participation from our communities in East Texas, we will reach the minimum need of $2,300,000 for our ministries in the Diocese of Tyler. May...

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Catholic Schools Week 2022

Catholic Schools Week 2022

National Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States.  Catholic schools in the Diocese of Tyler observe the week with Masses, assemblies and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members...

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