Diocese of Tyler Communications

Pentecost Reflection: Overcoming our lukewarmness in the faith

In St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, as soon as you enter the magnificent church, something bright and beautiful can be seen through the baldacchino, all the way in the apse.  It is a beautiful window of the dove – who represents the Holy Spirit – shining forth into the church.  This window was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, but …

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Stronger religious freedoms in Texas could boost Catholic foster care

AUSTIN (CNA/EWTN News) – The Catholic Church in Texas will work to promote more foster parenting, following the state legislature’s approval of strong legal protections for religious adoption and foster care agencies. “Now Catholics can join other people of good will and serve Texas’ children in good faith,” said Jennifer Carr Allmon, executive director of the Texas Catholic Conference of …

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Pope Francis, Trump hold landmark first meeting

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) – After months of anticipation, Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump finally met at the Vatican Wednesday in a friendly encounter which included an emphasis on protection of life and freedom of conscience. According to a May 24 Vatican communique, Pope Francis and Trump expressed satisfaction “for the good existing bilateral relations between the Holy …

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Job Postings: Finance Office Administrative Assistant and Pastoral Offices Administrative Assistant

POSITIONS CLOSED: Both of these positions have been filled as of June 12, 2017. Applications are no longer being accepted.  The Diocese of Tyler is seeking applicants for two full-time positions: Administrative Assistant for the Office of Finance and Administrative Assistant for the Offices of Catechesis and Youth/Young Adult Ministry. Position 1: Administrative Assistant for the Office of Finance Reports to: Director …

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Bishop Strickland promulgates constitution on teaching the Catholic Faith 

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has released a new pastoral constitution designed to guide the teaching of the Catholic Faith in the Diocese of Tyler for the next 30 years. The constitution was promulgated to the Diocese in the May edition of the Catholic East Texas magazine and can be downloaded here. Recognizing that the darkness of evil, especially in the forms …

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Bishop Strickland Announces New Clergy Assignments

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, which are effective this spring and summer. Pastors Very Rev. Daniel Dower, STL, assigned as Pastor of St. Mary Parish in …

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Thousands of Catholics to visit Texas Capital April 4

Nearly 4,000 Catholics have registered to participate in Catholic Advocacy Day, to be held April 4 at the Texas State Capital. The day will include a rally with  the state’s bishops, who lead the 15 Catholic dioceses in Texas, on the steps of the Capital beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, which is organizing the day, …

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St. Patrick’s Day Dispensation

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has issued a dispensation from the discipline of abstinence from meat on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, for the faithful of the Diocese of Tyler Normally, and by immemorial tradition, Catholics are bound to abstain from meat on the Fridays of Lent in remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. However, approximately every seven years, the …

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Texas Catholic Conference Advocacy Day

Join Catholics from the Diocese of Tyler and fellow Texas Catholics at the Capitol in Austin to promote life, dignity and the common good on April 4, 2017. Catholics from across the Lone Star State will unite for the Texas Catholic Conference’s 2017 Texas Catholic Faith In Action Advocacy Day. This bi-annual rally is hosted by the Texas bishops to promote …

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You Have Put on Christ with Dr. Jerry Galipeau

On Saturday (Feb. 11), the Office of Faith Formation hosted Dr. Jerry Galipeau for an interactive session with diocesan catechists and faith formation leaders entitled, “You Have Put on Christ.” Galipeau is Vice President and Chief Publishing Officer at J. S. Paluch Company and its music and liturgy division, World Library Publications.

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