Diocese of Tyler Communications

Bishop names Rev. Nolan Lowry to head Sanctity of Life ministry.

Bishop Joseph Strickland has named Father Nolan Lowry as the new head of the Sanctity of Life ministry in the Diocese of Tyler. He replaces long-time director Father Gavin Vaverek. Father Lowry, Pastor of St. Edward Catholic Church in Athens, Tx, is originally from Gilmer, Texas. He is a convert to the Catholic Faith, trained in Rome, and possesses a …

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Funeral Arrangements for Rev. Efren Naño

Funeral arrangements for Father Naño, who passed away last week after a lengthy battle with cancer, are as follows:   Monday, February 26 Beaty Funeral Home 5396 TX-37, Mineola, TX 75773 Visitation from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Rosary from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Office for the Dead from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. NOTE: Priests should wear black suit/cassock.  Father Larry Love …

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Bishop Strickland’s Statement on the Right to Life

February 23, 2018 The protection of human life, from the moment of conception to natural death, is an issue of primary importance in the United States, and the State of Texas. Every adult Catholic should vigorously defend life, both in the public square and in the voting booth. All persons who are committed to the protection of life should unify …

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V Encuentro registration opens Feb 20

Registration for the national V Encuentro assembly will open of February 20. The national assembly will be held in Grapevine, Texas, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center from September 20-23, 2018. For more information CLICK HERE or call Deacon Reuben Natera at (903) 530-2164 or Fr. Ariel Cortes at (936) 526-1296.

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Special Needs Training Day

Training Day for Catechists/Clergy February 17, 2018 “Finding God: Adaptive Faith Formation For Special Needs” Presentation by Luci Holloway, Consultant for Loyola Press Our Sunday Visitor and the Westerman Foundation have granted the Diocese of Tyler Special Needs Ministry $10,000 to use for formation. 10 kits will be given away at this training session to 10 deserving parishes who are …

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Año Nuevo, Vida Neuva Retreat

Dirigido por el P. Ariel Cortés Fecha: 27 y 28 de enero del 2018 Horario: 9:30 am a 5:100 pm At Casa Betania Diocesan Retreat Center. For more information/para más información CLICK HERE  

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World Marriage Day

The World Marriage Day Anniversary Celebration Mass and Reception will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:30am at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler. All couples celebrating anniversaries ending in 0 or 5 (5, 10, 15, etc.) and couples celebrating more than 50 years of marriage in the year 2018 are cordially invited to attend the …

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St. Philip Institute to host Major Teaching Events across Diocese in January and February

The St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization will host several Diocesan Teaching events across the Diocese of Tyler in January and February. These events will focus on the themes of “How the Early Church was Catholic” and “Water to Wine: The Transformative Power of Catholic Matrimony.” All are invited to join Bishop Strickland and the Institute staff. Each event …

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Priest Assignments for January 2018

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 Jan. 19, 2018, unless noted.  Pastor Rev. Jose Kannampuzha assigned as Pastor of St. Jude Parish in Henderson (from …

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Sanctity of Life for Teens

A Diocesan Sanctity of Life event for teens will take place at the Cathedral in Tyler on January 6, 2018 from 8:30am to 4:30pm. For more details and registration information click this link: 1-6-2018 Day of Life for Teens

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