Appeal

Our Mission: Care for Retired Priests

This feature highlights how the 2016 Bishop’s Annual Appeal will assist retired priests in the Diocese of Tyler.  “One of the things that I’ve noticed in the Catholic Church that really impresses me is the number of people who have come from all over the world—like priests from Ireland and India—to East Texas to minister to my family. And I feel strongly that we …

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Our Mission: Rural Parishes & Missions

This feature highlights how the 2016 Bishop’s Annual Appeal will support Rural Parishes and Missions in the Diocese of Tyler.  “God’s flock is in our midst; give it a shepherd’s care” (1st Peter 5:2). Nowhere in East Texas are St. Peter’s words truer than in the beautiful, rural communities that make up so much of our Diocese. Here committed Catholics families meet in …

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Our Mission: Our Seminarians – Our Future Shepherds

This feature highlights how the 2016 Bishop’s Annual Appeal will support seminarians and help build vocations in the Diocese of Tyler.   “I started thinking about my life: “What am I going to do? What do I need to do?” And eventually it came down to what God wanted for me.” “I said, “God, I want what you want. I’m …

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Beeler Joins Diocesan Staff as Appeal Manager

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has hired Killian Beeler as Manager of the Bishop’s Appeal. Beeler, 22, is a native of Bryan-College Station and a recent graduate of the University of Dallas with a degree in history. He is a son of Ricky and Pam Beeler and has two siblings – a brother, Paul, and a sister, Cesare. The Beelers are converts …

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Our Mission: Retired Priests

This feature highlights how the 2015 Bishop’s Annual Appeal will assist retired and infirm priests in the Diocese of Tyler.  To learn more, visit dioceseoftyler.org/ourmission.  Our priests in the Diocese of Tyler have come from all over the world, committing their entire life to the missionary fields of East Texas. Many retire after years of service in the various parishes and …

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Our Mission: Youth Ministry

This feature highlights how the 2015 Bishop’s Annual Appeal will support youth ministry in the Diocese of Tyler.  To learn more, visit dioceseoftyler.org/ourmission.  Building the faith in our youth is critical to strengthening our world and building up our culture both for now and the future. Young people have a deep longing to know the truth, to know the friendship of …

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Our Mission: Seminarians

This feature highlights how the 2015 Bishop’s Annual Appeal will support seminarians and help build vocations in the Diocese of Tyler.  To learn more, visit dioceseoftyler.org/ourmission.  “I fell in love with our Lord in adoration and in the liturgy.” These words come from Deacon George Elliott, a seminarian of the Diocese of Tyler who will be ordained to the priesthood …

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