Bishop Corrada to visit Diocese of Tyler in September

TYLER – Bishop Álvaro Corrada, SJ, of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, third bishop of Tyler, will visit the diocese in September. Bishop Corrada will celebrate Mass Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Everyone is welcome, and a reception will follow in the Cathedral Center. Bishop Corrada also will be main celebrant Sept. 13 at the ...

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Spanish-speaking catechists to gather in Tyler for encuentro Sept. 12-13

TYLER – Spanish-speaking catechists from throughout the Diocese of Tyler will gather in Tyler Sept. 12-13 for the catechetical conference, Hogar: Lugar de Encuentro y Comunión. The conference will take place at the Magnuson Hotel and Conference Center, 3310 Troup Hwy, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday. Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate the closing Mass Sept. ...

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Aug. 26

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The Diocese of Tyler will conclude its formation series on the liturgy Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the chancery in Tyler, to help the faithful Joyfully Celebrate the Liturgy. The session will focus on environment and gestures and will feature instruction from The Catechism of the Catholic Churchi, the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, and the documents Sacrosanctum ...

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Ten Month Vocation Discernment Program for Women Begins Sept. 19

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The Diocese of Tyler has announced a 10 month vocation discernment program for women who may be interested in religious life. According to program coordinator Sister Angelica Orozco, EFMS, the sessions are open to all women ages 16 to 30. “If you have ever thought about a religious vocation, or you do not know what God’s will is for you, ...

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Clergy Assignments Announced

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Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has announced the following assignments for priests of the Diocese of Tyler. The assignments are effective on the dates indicated below. To see previous assignments made this summer, see this announcement and this announcement. Effective September 1 Reverend George DINGUIS as pastor of St. Michael, Mt. Pleasant. Reverend Victor HAMON as parochial vicar of St. Joseph, Marshall. Effective ...

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Diocesan College Campus Ministries Schedule Fall Fundraisers

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Campus ministry programs for UT Tyler, Tyler Junior College and Stephen F. Austin State University have scheduled fundraisers for this fall. St. John Paul the Great Catholic Campus Ministry, serving UT Tyler and Tyler Junior College, will host its annual fundraising event on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ornelas Activity Center in Tyler. The ...

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Catechetical conference draws 300 catechists from across diocese

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TYLER – Some 300 catechists from across the Diocese of Tyler gathered Aug. 7-8 in Tyler for the 2015 catechetical conference, Nurturing Disciples. The conference, held in Tyler at the Holiday Inn on South Broadway, drew clergy, religious, parents, youth ministers and catechists for two days of sessions devoted to all facets of religious education, Christian Initiation, parenting and youth ministry. ...

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Faith Formation to Offer Special Needs Workshops Across Diocese

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The Diocese of Tyler Office of Faith Formation will hold a series of workshops focused on assisting parishes and families to develop practices and programs for those with special needs. The programs, to be held at various locations around the diocese this fall, will cover formation and awareness, making parishes accessible and inclusive, providing tools and resources and understanding disabilities. ...

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Reflection: Ten Ways to Get More Out of Mass by Fr. Nolan Lowry

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At some point or another, you have probably heard someone say, “I don’t get anything out of the Mass.”  This is common among some kids and a few adults.  The first problem with this complaint is that, if someone looking to get “something” out of Mass, they have set their expectations too low.  The Mass gives us not something but someOne—Jesus Christ.  The second problem ...

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Aug. 12

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The Diocese of Tyler is concluding its formation series on the liturgy Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the chancery in Tyler, to help the faithful Joyfully Celebrate the Liturgy. The session will focus on environment and gestures and will feature instruction from The Catechism of the Catholic Churchi, the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, and the documents Sacrosanctum Concilium, ...

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Pope Francis institutes World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

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Pope Francis has instituted the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which will be commemorated annually on September 1, as has become customary in the Orthodox churches. In a letter dated August 6 and released four days later, the Pontiff said that the idea was suggested by Metropolitan John Zizioulas of Pergamon, who represented the Ecumenical Patriarch ...

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Msgr. Theodore “Ted” Rydelek, retired pastor in Buffalo, dies

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Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial for Msgr. Theodore “Ted” Rydelek, retired pastor of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church in Buffalo, on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m., at that church. Msgr. Rydelek, 73, died Aug. 3. He had been in poor health for some time. “I met Msgr Rydelek at the airport when he arrived in ...

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Meeting Our New Priests… Father George Elliott

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As part of a new video series from the staff of the Catholic East Texas, we’ll be introducing the new priests of the Diocese of Tyler – those recently ordained and those who’ve transferred to the diocese from elsewhere. In our third interview, we meet Father George Elliott who was ordained for the Diocese of Tyler by Bishop Joseph E. Strickland on June 27, 2015. ...

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Cardinal O’Malley: Planned Parenthood’s Work Reflects ‘Throwaway Culture’ Decried By Pope Francis

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WASHINGTON—Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap., archbishop of Boston and chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), responded, July 29, to recent videos showing leaders from Planned Parenthood discussing the provision of fetal organs, tissues, and body parts from their abortion clinics. Full text of Cardinal O’Malley’s statement follows: Pope Francis has called ...

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Texas Bishop’s Statement on Federal and State Investigations of Planned Parenthood

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Texas’ Catholic Bishops have expressed deep concern and moral disgust at recent videos showing executives of Planned Parenthood Inc. casually negotiating the sale of infant body parts that have been harvested from abortions. The two undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress has awakened national attention to the atrocity of dismembering infants and then using those parts for medical ...

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