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Safford Named Diocesan Superintendent

Safford Named Diocesan Superintendent

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Darbie Dallman Safford as Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Tyler. Safford, who will also continue to serve as principal of St. Mary Catholic School in Longview, begins her...

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Welcome to East Texas: Message for Newcomers

Welcome to East Texas: Message for Newcomers

Dear Newcomers to the Diocese of Tyler, I want to welcome you wholeheartedly to East Texas and the Diocese of Tyler. Let us pray that your move to the piney woods is filled with blessings and new opportunities. I’m sure that as you get settled it will be very evident...

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Letter from Bishop Strickland to the Flock of Tyler

Letter from Bishop Strickland to the Flock of Tyler

Dear Flock of Tyler, As we move through these post-Pentecost days of Ordinary Time, let us continue to seek the peace and guidance of the Holy Spirit. As your bishop, I want to address the controversy that the Church is facing at this time regarding our national...

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Priest Assignments: Summer 2021

Priest Assignments: Summer 2021

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 assignments are...

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Bailey, Ledesma, Motte, Nappier Ordained Priests

Bailey, Ledesma, Motte, Nappier Ordained Priests

Four transitional deacons of the Diocese of Tyler were ordained to the priesthood on Saturday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler. Bishop Joseph E. Strickland ordained David Bailey, Michael Ledesma, Albert Motte, and Nicholas Nappier as priests to...

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Four New Priests to be Ordained

Four New Priests to be Ordained

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will ordain four transitional deacons to the priesthood on Saturday (May 29) in Tyler. The Mass of Ordination of David Bailey, Michael Ledesma, Albert Motte, and Nicholas Nappier is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate...

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Father Octavio Suarez (1938-2021)

Father Octavio Suarez (1938-2021)

It is with sadness that Bishop Strickland announces the death of Father Octavio Suarez. We rejoice in the confident knowledge that he is at peace. Father Octavio passed away peacefully on April 22, 2021, in Medellin, Colombia, with his sisters by his side. He was 83....

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Easter 2021: He is risen, Alleluia!

Easter 2021: He is risen, Alleluia!

Easter is the most important liturgical time for Catholics. It celebrates Jesus's victory of sin and death and salvation for mankind. It is God's greatest act of love to redeem mankind. The Easter Vigil is the "Mother of All Vigils." Easter Sunday, then, is the...

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Lent 2021: Preparing for the Celebration of Easter

Lent 2021: Preparing for the Celebration of Easter

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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