Diocesan Events

Seminarian softball game set for June 12

The Diocese of Tyler Office of Vocations will host a Seminarian Softball Classic on Sunday, June 12 at 5 p.m. at Faulkner Park in Tyler. The event will feature the seminarians and priests of the diocese taking on a group of lay men in a friendly game. Food and refreshments will also be available. “We invite all families in the diocese to …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for May 11

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will ordain Deacon Jonathon Frels to the priesthood June 11 at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The entire diocese is invited to this day of prayer and celebration. Deacon Frels, 42, is a native of Corpus Christi and a son of Dan and Susan Frels, both deceased. He has a younger brother, …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for April 20

Parishes across the diocese will be celebrating Blue Sunday, a day of prayer for the victims of child abuse. Please see your parish bulletin for information. The State of Texas mandates that any suspicion of abuse must be reported. Contact the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, 800-252-5400, or www.texasabusehotline.org. In an emergency, please call 911. Report any concerns …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for April 6

The Diocese of Tyler Office of Youth Evangelization is sponsoring Rukus 2016, a Catholic music festival, April 16, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., at 10645 CR 35 in Tyler. The festival will include such acts as the Dave Moore Band, the Josh Blakesley Band, Alex Gotay, and Toni Harris. The event also will feature an open mic, 11 a.m.-noon. Bishop Joseph E. …

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Bishop Strickland celebrates Mass for those with special needs

TYLER – The first diocesan Mass for those with special needs celebrated March 12 was simply that – the first. Linda Khirallah Porter, director of the diocesan Office for Faith Formation, said the Mass, celebrated by Bishop Joseph E. Strickland in the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul in Tyler, was the first of what she hopes will be an …

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Bishop Strickland prays with candidates, elect of the diocese as they prepare to enter the church

TYLER – Some 33 parishes and missions in the Diocese of Tyler presented their candidates and elect, those persons seeking to enter full communion with the Catholic Church, to Bishop Joseph E. Strickland during evening prayer services Feb. 14 and 21 in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. About 300 people attended each service. Those present included candidates, or those …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Feb. 24

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate a Mass for families with special needs Saturday, March 12, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul on the Bishop Gorman Catholic Schools campus. All families with children or adults with special needs are invited to attend. The liturgy will be a modified one to accommodate those needs. A special …

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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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7,000 years of marriage represented at World Marriage Day Mass

TYLER – More than 160 couples celebrating anniversaries in 2016 marked World Marriage Day and National Marriage Week with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Joseph E. Strickland at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday. This is the third year-in-a-row- that the Diocese of Tyler has held the special Mass which normally takes place around St. Valentine’s Day. Collectively, those present for the …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Jan. 13

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland’s statement on open carry in churches is available on the diocesan website. The bishop asks that weapons not be openly carried during Mass “or other times of public worship,” with the exception of “peace officers commissioned by local, state or federal agencies.” Bishop Strickland and the other U.S. bishops have announced a special collection for the …

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