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Father Anthony Stoeppel, pastor of Our Lady of Victory in Paris, receives doctorate in bioethics

PARIS – Father Anthony Stoeppel, pastor of Our Lady of Victory Church in Paris, has been awarded his doctorate in sacred theology in the field of bioethics by the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. Father Stoeppel defended his doctoral dissertation on moral objections to bodily mutilation on May 13. He is the first priest of the Diocese of …

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Harry Named Catholic Charities Executive Director

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has announced that Kathy Shieldes Harry, former principal of St. Gregory Cathedral School in Tyler, will be the new head of Catholic Charities of East Texas, beginning June 1. “Kathy is a lifelong Catholic and educator in both public and Catholic schools in the Tyler area.  Her experience gives her strong connections not just …

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St. Mary Class of 2016 to graduate May 29

LONGVIEW – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate the Baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercises for the St. Mary Catholic School Class of 2016 Sunday, May 29, at 5:30 p.m. St. Mary Church in Longview. The 12 students comprising the Class of 2016 have received more than $550,000 in scholarship offers, and have been accepted into 22 colleges and universities across …

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Bishop Gorman Class of 2016 to graduate May 13

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate the Baccalaureate Mass for the Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School Class of 2016 Thursday, May 12, at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul on the Gorman campus. Commencement exercises will be Friday, May 13, at 6 p.m. in the University of Texas at Tyler Herrington Patriot Center. The …

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Father Basil Hoan, longtime priest in Center, Hemphill and San Augustine, dies

CARTHAGE, MO. – Father Basil Hoan, a retired priest of the Diocese of Tyler who had served the parishes in Center, Hemphill, and San Augustine, died April 24 in the monastery of the Congregation of the Mother, Co-Redemptrix in Carthage, MO. He was 81. The Mass of Christian Burial for Father Hoan will be celebrated on Friday, April 29 at …

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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 Gorman senior receives prestigious Coca Cola Foundation scholarship

TYLER – Grace Knight, a senior at Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic High School in Tyler, has been recognized as an outstanding leader by the Coca Cola Scholars Foundation and awarded a $20,000 scholarship. Knight, a daughter of Scott and Lori Knight of Tyler, is the first student from Bishop Gorman to receive the award, and the only one in East …

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Bishop Appoints Father McLaughlin as Director of Diaconate Formation

Very Rev. Anthony McLaughlin, JCD, VG, has been appointed to serve as Director of Diaconate Formation for the Diocese of Tyler, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has announced. In this role, Father McLaughlin will coordinate both the formation process for candidates for the permanent diaconate, as well as ongoing formation for those already ordained deacons in the diocese. “The initial and …

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Triduum liturgies set throughout the diocese

TYLER – The Diocese of Tyler will join the Catholic Church throughout the world in celebrating the Paschal Triduum, or the three days beginning the evening of Holy Thursday and ending with evening prayer on Easter Sunday. During these three days, the high holy days of the Church, the faithful journey with Christ through his passion, death and resurrection. Though …

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