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Diocesan Marriage Anniversary Mass: Feb. 12

Diocesan Marriage Anniversary Mass: Feb. 12

All couples in the Diocese of Tyler who are celebrating their 5th, 15th, 25th, 40th, or 50th+ anniversaries in the year 2022 are cordially invited to attend the Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass celebrated by Bishop Joseph Strickland on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022. The...

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Diocese to Mark Jan. 22 and Nine Days for Life

Diocese to Mark Jan. 22 and Nine Days for Life

In the Untied States, Jan. 22 is designated by the U.S. bishops as a particular day of prayer and penance, called the “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.” The over 60 million abortions since the 1973 decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton...

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National Eucharistic Revival: 2022-2025

National Eucharistic Revival: 2022-2025

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” - John 6:51 The Bishops of the United States are calling for a three-year grassroots revival of...

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Festival Week of the Virgin Mary: Dec. 5-12

Festival Week of the Virgin Mary: Dec. 5-12

As bishop of the Diocese of Tyler, I invite the faithful of the diocese to enter into a Festival Week of the Immaculate Virgin Mary celebrating the 2nd Sunday of Advent, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the 3rd Sunday of...

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Support Catholic Charities on “Giving Tuesday”

Support Catholic Charities on “Giving Tuesday”

On Nov. 30, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, we will join a national movement to sacrifice one day of shopping for one day of giving. Please consider supporting Catholic Charities and be one of the 250 gifts they need from across the diocese. To give, please...

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2022: Year of Mary and the Eucharist

2022: Year of Mary and the Eucharist

As we draw to the close of the Year of Saint Joseph, we give thanks for all of the graces and inspirations we have received. Although the Year of Saint Joseph closes officially on December 8, 2021, we will of course continue to be inspired by his model of manly faith....

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Bishop’s Statement on Communion and Scandal

Bishop’s Statement on Communion and Scandal

“He himself bore our sins in his body upon the cross, so that, free from sin, we might live for righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24 I feel compelled to speak to you with the clarity that flows from the Word of God and the Deposit of Faith...

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Bishop Strickland Speaks at Local Prayer Rally

Bishop Strickland Speaks at Local Prayer Rally

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland joined several local religious leaders for an Inter-Faith Prayer Rally at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler on Oct. 17. Several hundred people were present as the speakers reflected on scripture pasages and prayed for the...

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Father Ambrose Chinnappa, Pastor in Wills Point, Dies at 61

Father Ambrose Chinnappa, Pastor in Wills Point, Dies at 61

Rev. Ambrose Chinnappa, a priest of the Diocese of Tyler and pastor of St. Luke Parish in Wills Point, passed away on October 17, 2021, in Tyler at age 61. Visitation, including the Office for the Dead and a Rosary, will be held on Wednesday, October 20 at 6 p.m. at...

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Diocesan Rosary Novena Oct. 7 to Nov. 30

Diocesan Rosary Novena Oct. 7 to Nov. 30

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland is encouraging the faithful of the Diocese of Tyler to participate in a 54-Day Rosary Novena beginning Oct. 7. During the Novena, Bishop Strickland asks those praying to reflect on 1 John 4:16 - "We have come to know and to believe in the...

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