Catholic Life & Culture

Orientation meeting for Spiritual Direction Training Set for Sept. 16

An information and orientation meeting for people interested in becoming spiritual directors is being offered Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-noon at St. Mary Church in Longview. The meeting is intended to introduce people to the two-year spiritual direction training course offered by the diocese in the hope of attracting more people to that ministry. Training will begin in January, with …

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Opening Homily for Bishop Gorman school year: ‘Jesus, the Great Teacher, leads us to school to the discovery of Truth’

On Wednesday, August 16, students, parents and faculty of Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic School in Tyler joined Bishop Joseph Strickland at the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul for the opening school year Mass, followed by the Eucharistic procession to the campus. In his opening homily, School President Fr. Anthony Stoeppel, STD, stressed to the students that the journey …

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Change to pilgrim statue itinerary: Fatima statue to visit Our Lady of Fatima in Daingerfield, not Our Lady of Victory in Paris

There has been a change in itinerary for the centennial visit of the pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima to the Diocese of Tyler July 21-27. The statue will visit Our Lady of Fatima Church in Daingerfield July 24-25 instead of Our Lady of Victory Church in Paris. The statue will arrive at the church the afternoon of July …

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Bishop Strickland elevates St. Boniface Church in Chandler from mission to parish

CHANDLER – Twenty years after its founding, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland raised St. Boniface Church in Chandler from a mission of St. Edward Church in Athens to a parish in its own right. He also named Father Paul Key, who had been serving as priest-in-charge, as the new parish’s first pastor. Bishop Strickland celebrated the milestones with St. Boniface parishioners …

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Five parishes in the diocese to host pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima in July

Five parishes in the Diocese of Tyler will play host to a pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima July 21-27. The statue is one of six blessed by Pope Francis at the Vatican in January and commissioned to tour six of the seven continents to mark the 100th anniversary of the appearances of Our Lady of Fatima to three …

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Fatima 100: Diocesan Marian Conference & Consecration to the Immaculate Heart

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will consecrate the Diocese of Tyler to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Diocese will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima at the annual diocesan Marian Conference Saturday, May 13, at the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul and the Bishop Gorman Catholic Schools campus. The conference, normally held …

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Diocese to offer session on “Dealing Successfully with Failed Marriages” Saturday in Nacogdoches

Father Gavin Vaverek, pastor of St. Patrick Church in Lufkin and a canon lawyer and defender of the Bond for the diocesan Tribunal, will present a session on “Dealing Successfully with Failed Marriages” Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m.-noon in the Margil Center at Sacred Heart Church in Nacogdoches, 2508 Appleby Sand Road. The session will offer a brief explanation of …

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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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Bishop Corrada blesses new hall at Christ the King Church in Kilgore

Bishop Álvaro Corrada, SJ, former Bishop of Tyler, blessed a new parish hall named for him at Christ the King Church in Kilgore Feb. 19. The Bishop Alvaro Corrada Family and Parish Center is an 8,625-square foot structure that incorporates the existing and renovated hall with new construction. It includes a fully equipped professional kitchen and pantry, expanded restrooms including a family …

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Father Brian Mullady, OP, to preach Lenten missions in three parishes

Dominican Father Brian Mullady, a popular preacher and EWTN contributor, will be in the Diocese of Tyler in March offering Lenten missions in three parishes. He will preach in: Mary Queen of Heaven Parish, Malakoff, March 6-9, at 6:30 p.m. each evening; Our Lady of Victory Parish, Paris, March 19-23, 7-8 p.m. each evening; Sacred Heart Parish, Texarkana, March 25-30. …

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