Susan De Matteo

Que Pasa: News and Notes for June 14

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will ordain Dr. Martin Ahiaba to the transitional diaconate Sunday, July 9, at 5 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Flint. Martin is currently studying for the priesthood at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. He recently completed a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Duquesne University. All in the diocese are invited to join in this …

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Bishop Strickland celebrates Mass honoring Msgr. John Flynn for 65 years as a priest

FLINT – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland celebrated a Mass marking Msgr. John Flynn’s 65 years of priestly ministry June 5 at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Flint. “It occurs to me that I just celebrated 32 years as a priest, not even half of what he has,” Bishop Strickland said in his homily. “He was ordained in 1952. Some of …

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Fifth National Encuentro calls Hispanics to deeper discipleship, greater leadership

Parishes in the Diocese of Tyler are currently engaging in a reflection and discernment process as part of the Fifth National Encuentro (V Encuentro), a four-year process of consultation, discernment, discussion, and collaboration. The main goal of the V Encuentro is to discern ways for the Church in the United States to better respond to the ever-growing Hispanic presence, and …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for June 1

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate Mass Monday, June 5, at 6 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Flint commemorating Msgr. John Flynn’s 65th anniversary of priestly ordination. Msgr. Flynn, a native of Ireland, came to the Diocese of Tyler from the Archdiocese of San Antonio and has served this diocese in a number of parishes as well as on …

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Bishop Strickland blesses site of future Broadnax Family Crusader Center on Bishop Gorman campus

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland blessed the site of the future Bishop Gorman Catholic Schools’ Broadnax Family Crusader Center athletic field house May 25. Bishop Edmond Carmody, second Bishop of Tyler and retired Bishop of Corpus Christi, and Father Anthony McLaughlin, incoming president of Bishop Gorman, also spoke at the ceremony. The blessing coincided with the 25th anniversary of …

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Catholic Charities offering long-term recovery assistance for victims of recent tornadoes

CANTON – Catholic Charities-Diocese of Tyler in conjunction with Catholic Charities-Dallas is launching a long-term recovery assistance effort for victims of the recent tornadoes. Catholic Charities will have disaster case managers on site at St. Therese Church in Canton, in the parish hall, Tuesdays-Thursdays, May 30-June 30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. or by appointment, to discuss assistance options. St. Therese is …

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Bishop Gorman Catholic School Class of 2017 to graduate May 19

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate the Baccalaureate Mass for the Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School Class of 2017 Thursday, May 18, at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul on the Gorman campus. Commencement exercises will be Friday, May 19, at 6 p.m. in the University of Texas at Tyler Herrington Patriot Center. The …

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St. Mary Catholic School Class of 2017 to graduate May 21

LONGVIEW – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate the Baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercises for the St. Mary Catholic School Class of 2017 Sunday, May 21, at 5:30 p.m. St. Mary Church in Longview. The nine students comprising the Class of 2017 have received $1,927,672 in scholarship offers, and have been accepted into 29 colleges and universities across the country. …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for May 17

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. The faithful of the Diocese of Tyler gave $46,787.86 to …

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Patriot Catholic named UT Tyler’s Student Organization of the Year

TYLER – Patriot Catholic, the student organization of the John Paul the Great Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Texas at Tyler, was recently named the Outstanding Student Organization of the Year by the university. The award recognizes the group’s “outstanding service to the student body” at UT Tyler. Patriot Catholic members “work to promote Christ on campus and …

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