Bishop Strickland

Pastoral Exhortation: Sunday, the Lord’s Day and Our Day

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has issued a pastoral exhortation to the clergy, religious and faithful of the Diocese of Tyler regarding the Church’s teaching on participation at Holy Mass on Sundays. The exhortation was mailed to all families in the diocese in August and will be printed in the bulletins at all parishes and missions during the month as well. The …

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Bishop Strickland welcomes Amoris Laetitia as “beautiful teaching” on love, marriage and family

Today the Church welcomes a beautiful teaching from our Holy Father Francis on the splendor of Christian marriage and the family. Entitled Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love’), this letter recalls the essential aspects of the Church’s teaching on marriage and the family which are based on Divine Revelation found in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition. The document is intended …

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Bishop Appoints Father McLaughlin as Director of Diaconate Formation

Very Rev. Anthony McLaughlin, JCD, VG, has been appointed to serve as Director of Diaconate Formation for the Diocese of Tyler, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has announced. In this role, Father McLaughlin will coordinate both the formation process for candidates for the permanent diaconate, as well as ongoing formation for those already ordained deacons in the diocese. “The initial and …

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Bishop moves celebration of Chrism Mass to midday, March 22

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has changed the time of the Chrism Mass, celebrated during Holy Week. The Chrism Mass will be celebrated March 22 at 11 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, rather than in the evening as in past years. During the Mass, Bishop Strickland will bless and distribute the sacramental oils to be used …

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Bishop Strickland: Ash Wednesday a time to reflect on the hope of God’s mercy

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland said Ash Wednesday is a time to reflect on the promise and constant availability of God’s mercy. Celebrating an Ash Wednesday service at the chapel in Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler Feb. 10 for hospital employees, Bishop Strickland said Ash Wednesday is “a time to be aware, yes, of our sinfulness,” but also to …

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‘Sanctity of Life’ new title for diocesan efforts

Using the occasion of the U.S. Bishop’s National Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland announced that he is placing the Diocese of Tyler’s efforts to promote the sacredness of human life under the new title of “Sanctity of Life” and will be expanding the ministry to include a wider range of groups in the diocese. Prior …

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Bishop Strickland opens Cathedral Door of Mercy to inaugurate Holy Year

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland opened the Door of Mercy in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler on Tuesday to inaugurate the Year of Mercy. The Holy Year proclaimed by Pope Francis began Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, and continues through Nov. 20, 2016, the feast of Christ the King. Bishop Strickland was main celebrant and homilist …

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Anniversary Reflection: Bishop Guided by the Holy Hearts of Jesus & Mary

On the occasion of the third anniversary of his elevation to the episcopate, which occurred on November 28, 2012, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has offered this reflection. As I celebrate my third anniversary as Bishop of the Diocese of Tyler, I continue to be in awe of the call I have been given.  It goes without saying that I will …

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Bishop Strickland’s Pastoral Reflection on Mercy

Joseph Edward Strickland By the Grace of God and the Apostolic See Bishop of Tyler TO THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS & CATHOLIC FAITHFUL OF THE DIOCESE OF TYLER, HEALTH AND BENEDICTION Jesus Christ, True Mercy This Sunday we begin the holy season of Advent and with it our solemn preparations for Christmas when we welcome our Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnation …

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Red Mass: Flores calls on legal community to focus on what is good

TYLER – Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville called on the legal community of Tyler to “incline your hearts to what is good” at the 2015 Diocese of Tyler Red Mass on Monday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The Red Mass is an annual celebration scheduled around the traditional beginning of the legal year.  Celebrating the Votive Mass of the …

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