General News

Sanctity of Life for Teens

A Diocesan Sanctity of Life event for teens will take place at the Cathedral in Tyler on January 6, 2018 from 8:30am to 4:30pm. For more details and registration information click this link: 1-6-2018 Day of Life for Teens

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New priest assignments in the Diocese

After due consultation and prayerful reflection, and in order to provide for the proper care of souls entrusted to him, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland is pleased to announce the following pastoral assignments and appointments for the Diocese of Tyler. All changes are effective Dec. 1, 2017.  Pastor Rev. George Elliott assigned as Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Nacogdoches. He will continue …

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Altar Server Mass and Appreciation Lunch: Dec 2, 10am in Tyler

The Diocese of Tyler Altar Server Mass will be held December 2, 10am at the Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul in Tyler. An Appreciation Lunch will follow at Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School, hosted by the Knights of Columbus. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Father Justin Braun at fatherjbraun@gmail.com or Adela Hernandez at ahernandez@dioceseoftyler.org or 903.34.1077 X162.  

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Prison Ministry volunteer training: Dec 9, 8:30am-1:00pm in Tyler

We need trained volunteers to bring the message of Jesus Christ to God’s people in our area prisons. Texas Department of Criminal Justice & the Diocese of Tyler will offer the necessary training. WHEN: Saturday, December 9, 2017 WHERE: Diocese of Tyler Chancery Office – St. Paul mtg rm                             (south entrance) 1015 ESE Loop 323, Tyler TIME: 8:30am Registration …

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Bishop Strickland to appear on EWTN Catholic television

Bishop Strickland will appear on the “EWTN Live” television program with Father Mitch Pacwa on Wednesday, November 22 at 7:00 pm. The program will be re-broadcast at the following times: Wednesday, November 22 at 7:00 pm Thursday, November 23 at 12:00 am Thursday, November 23 at 8:00 am Sunday, November 26 at 3:00 am Bishop Strickland will discuss the founding and …

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Catholic Scientist and Theologian to speak at next Catholic Professional Network Event

The East Texas Catholic Professional Network’s next event is on Thursday, November 30 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler. Catholic scientist, author, theologian, and convert Stacy Trasancos Ph.D., will deliver a talk entitled “Particles of Faith: Evangelizing through Modern Science.” All working Catholic professionals are invited join the East Texas Catholic Foundation and St. …

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Special Needs Advent Social in Lufkin Dec 2

Upcoming Advent Social for families with special needs is December 2 at St. Patrick’s in Lufkin. Crafts, Visit from St. Nicholas, Christmas Carols, and lunch 10-1. There is no fee but RSVP to Linda Porter so adequate provisions may be mad.  email to:   lportertyler@gmail.com by November 25.

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Bishop Strickland at EWTN: “We celebrate funerals well, because of who is there: Jesus Christ present in the tabernacle at our churches.”

Watch the Bishop’s Mass at EWTN here:

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Bishop Strickland’s Letter to Non-Catholic Christians

Bishop Strickland has issued an appeal for unity to all non-Catholic Christians.  It was run in local newspapers in Tyler, Longview, and Nacogdoches.  You can read the letter below:

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Retiros – 25, 26 de Noviembre , St. Matthew Catholic Church, Longview

St. Matthew Catholic Church Te Invita: A su gran retiro para Mujeres, “Todos Me llamaran Feliz”, 25 de Noviembre 8am-6pm A su gran Retiro para hombres, “Hombres de Valor”, 26 de Noviembre 8am-6pm Para más información: contacte a la oficina de la Iglesia 903 295-3890

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