Bishop Strickland

New Clergy Assignments Announced for Diocese

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has announced the following assignments for priests of the Diocese of Tyler. “I am grateful to all of these priests for their service and we wish them well in their new assignments,” Bishop Strickland said. The assignments are effective on the dates indicated below. Effective June 1 Reverend Matthew STEHLING as adminstrator of St. Leo the …

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Dunk the Bishop! Diocese to Support Magdalene Home Festival

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will make himself a target May 16 as he exchanges his cathedra for a dunking booth. Bishop Strickland will take to the dunking booth as part of the Lovin’ on Kids Benefit Festival at Bergfeld Park in Tyler, May 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The event will benefit The Magdalene Home, a home in Tyler seeking to …

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Diocese Invited to Celebrate Bishop’s 30th Anniversary

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his priestly ordination with a Mass of Thanksgiving on June 1 at 6 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Fr. Hank Lanik, rector of the Cathedral, invites the priests, deacons, consecrated religious and lay faithful of the diocese to attend the Mass and reception that will follow in …

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CET: Bishop Concludes Pilgrimage Across Diocese

TYLER – “Extraordinary.” This is the word Bishop Joseph E. Strickland chose to describe his recently-concluded pilgrimage across the Diocese of Tyler from March 2-19. In all, the Bishop Strickland visited 61 parishes and missions as part of his pastoral visit which was geared toward praying with the faithful in each community and hearing about the successes and challenges across …

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Bishop Strickland to Celebrate Chrism Mass on March 31

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate the Diocese of Tyler’s Chrism Mass on March 31 at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler. At the Mass, which is concelebrated by all the priests of the diocese, the bishop consecrates the Sacred Chrism and blesses the Oil of the Sick and the Oil of Catechumens.  The Chrism …

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Scouts Honored at Annual Mass with Bishop Strickland

Linking their journey as Scouts with the journey as Christian disciples to mature in the Gospel, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland presided at a Holy Mass and awards presentation for the Boy Scouts of the Diocese of Tyler on Saturday at the Chapel of Sts. Peter & Paul in Tyler. Bishop Strickland encouraged the young men to recognize that the goal …

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Bishop Strickland’s Statement on the Extraordinary Synod for the Family

From October 5-19, 2014, bishops from around the world will gather with Pope Francis in Extraordinary Synod in Rome to consider the pastoral challenges facing the family. A Synod is simply a gathering of bishops that advise the Holy Father by providing counsel on important issues facing the people of God. By their very nature, the topics that will be …

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Bishop Strickland Welcomes Hermanamientos

Noting that “we are all brothers in Christ and one Church working together for the Kingdom of God,” Bishop Joseph Strickland welcomed representatives from the Diocese of San Pedro Sula and the Diocese of La Ceiba in Honduras to Tyler for the 13th Hermanamientos Conference on Tuesday  The delegation from the two Honduran dioceses is being led by His Excellency, Michael Lenihan, …

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