New priest assignments in the Diocese

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 changes are effective Dec. 1, 2017.

 Pastor

Rev. George Elliott assigned as Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Nacogdoches. He will continue as Chaplain to St. Mary’s Campus Ministry at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Administrator

Rev. Stephen Duyka assigned as Parochial Administrator pro tempore of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Atlanta. He will continue as Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart Parish in Atlanta.

Other

Rev. Christopher Ruggles has submitted his resignation as Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Nacogdoches and Dean of the Southeast Deanery for health reasons.

Rev. Daniel Gonzalez has submitted his resignation as Pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Atlanta. Father Gonzales has been assigned to exercise priestly ministry for the Missionary Society of St. James in the Territorial Prelature of Sicuani in Peru.

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