General News

Robin Perry named principal of Bishop Gorman Schools in Tyler, is the “newest Gorman Crusader”

Robin Perry has been named principal of Bishop Gorman Catholic Schools in Tyler, effective June 1. The announcement was made by Bishop Joseph E. Strickland and Father Anthony McLaughlin, vicar general of the Diocese of Tyler and president of Bishop Gorman, at a March 22 press conference at the school. Perry, 46, is a veteran Catholic educator who comes to …

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Father Francis “Frank” Zakshesky, one of diocese’s founding priests, dies

Father Francis “Frank” Zakshesky, one of the 39 original priests of the Diocese of Tyler, has died. Father Zakshesky died at his home in Sinton, TX. He was 72. His rosary, led by Bishop Joseph E. Strickland, will be Monday, March 27, at 6 p.m. at Stewart Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler. Bishop Strickland will celebrate Mass of Christian …

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Bishop installs Father Lawrence Love as pastor, blesses tabernacle in Mineola

Proclaiming that “love has come to Mineola,” Bishop Joseph E. Strickland formally installed Father Lawrence Love as pastor of St. Peter the Apostle Church in Mineola March 12. The bishop also consecrated a new tabernacle, crafted in Italy and purchased with funds given to the parish by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. In his homily, Bishop Strickland recognized …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for March 8

The 2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal is under way. The appeal theme is 30: Turning the Corner and focuses on preparing the Diocese of Tyler for the next 30 years, and beyond, of continuing the mission of Jesus Christ. Pledges and donations may be made online. To learn more about the appeal, or to make a pledge or donation, please see …

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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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Linda Porter retires, ending an era in the Diocese of Tyler

An era has come to a close in the Diocese of Tyler. Linda Khirallah Porter, diocesan Director of Faith Formation since 1994, retired Feb. 28 after more than two decades of shaping how the Catholic faith is taught in East Texas. Under Porter’s leadership, thousands of catechists have been trained and endorsed to teach in parishes, and those catechists have …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Feb. 23

    The 2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal is under way. Please see the website and prayerfully consider your gift. The season of Lent begins on March 1 with Ash Wednesday. Lent runs from Ash Wednesday until the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday exclusive. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, …

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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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At anniversary Mass, Bishop Strickland says we are called to be ‘the leaven and the soul of human society’

TYLER – As the Diocese of Tyler marks the 30th anniversary of its establishment as the Church in East Texas, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland said it is important both to look back and take stock of the past and to look forward and prepare for the future. Above all, though, he said, the Diocese of Tyler must always keep in …

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Good Shepherd Health System in Longview joins CHRISTUS, becomes Catholic institution

Good Shepherd Health System (GSHS) has announced the finalization of an agreement to become a part of CHRISTUS Health. This agreement brings together two prestigious health systems to create CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System. This joining will allow the two health systems to work together to improve access to care for patients and expand health care services throughout East Texas. …

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