Faith Formation

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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Father Dower Appointed Vicar for Education

Rev. Daniel Dower, STL, has been appointed Episcopal Vicar for Education for the Diocese of Tyler, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has announced. As Vicar for Education, Father Dower will assist Bishop Strickland in promoting the Church’s commitment to high quality Catholic education and faith formation in the diocese, and provide overall coordination for those working in the field of education …

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Holy Spirit Parish to host Fathers of Mercy Mission

Holy Spirit Parish in Holly Lake will hold a five-night mission featuring Father Ken Geraci of the Fathers of Mercy order, Father Michael Snider has announced. The topic of the mission is “Why be Catholic: Renewal in Christ our Savior.” The mission will be held from November 1-5, with confessions and adoration beginning each evening at 5:30 p.m., followed by the mission presentation at 6:30 p.m. Holy …

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Spanish-speaking catechists to gather in Tyler for encuentro Sept. 12-13

TYLER – Spanish-speaking catechists from throughout the Diocese of Tyler will gather in Tyler Sept. 12-13 for the catechetical conference, Hogar: Lugar de Encuentro y Comunión. The conference will take place at the Magnuson Hotel and Conference Center, 3310 Troup Hwy, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday. Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate the closing Mass Sept. …

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Catechetical conference draws 300 catechists from across diocese

TYLER – Some 300 catechists from across the Diocese of Tyler gathered Aug. 7-8 in Tyler for the 2015 catechetical conference, Nurturing Disciples. The conference, held in Tyler at the Holiday Inn on South Broadway, drew clergy, religious, parents, youth ministers and catechists for two days of sessions devoted to all facets of religious education, Christian Initiation, parenting and youth ministry. …

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Faith Formation to Offer Special Needs Workshops Across Diocese

The Diocese of Tyler Office of Faith Formation will hold a series of workshops focused on assisting parishes and families to develop practices and programs for those with special needs. The programs, to be held at various locations around the diocese this fall, will cover formation and awareness, making parishes accessible and inclusive, providing tools and resources and understanding disabilities. …

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Nurturing Disciples: 2015 Diocesan Catechetical Conference

“Nurturing Disciples” is the theme of the 2015 Diocese of Tyler Catechetical Conference set for August 7-8 at the Holiday Inn South Broadway in Tyler. Open to the entire diocese, the conference features two days full of workshops for clergy, catechists, parents, youth ministers and other groups. “The goal of the catechetical conference is twofold: to rekindle the fire within our …

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Bishop Issues Liturgical Instruction on Sign of Peace at Mass

Bishop Joseph Strickland has issued a liturgical instruction to the clergy and lay faithful of the Diocese of Tyler designed to foster a better understanding of the ritual “Sign of Peace” offered during Holy Mass and to ensure that this rite is carried out in a reverent manner. The instruction comes after discussions by the Diocesan Liturgical Commission in response to the …

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Special Needs Focus of Diocesan Workshop

The Diocese of Tyler Office of Faith Formation will host a series of three workshops focused on assisting parishes and families to develop practices and programs for those with special needs. Organized by Linda Khirallah Porter, the director of faith formation for the diocese, the fist of the three workshop scheduled for this Saturday (Jan. 10) will cover what resources are available for …

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