General News

Que Pasa: News and Notes for Oct. 14

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland and Catholic Charities of East Texas invite all to hear Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan, Texarkana native and Archbishop Emeritus of Santa Fe, NM, at Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. The evening’s theme is Where Charity and Love Prevail, and will feature dinner and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit Catholic …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Oct. 1

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will be the featured speaker at the first East Texas Sanctity of Life Banquet Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn South Broadway in Tyler. This event is open to ministers, political leaders and all people of good will. For tickets and more information, visit the website. Bishop Joseph E. Strickland and Catholic Charities …

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St. Michael the Archangel procession draws 1,000 participants

TYLER – More than 1,000 people participated in a Sept. 27 procession for and celebration of St. Michael the Archangel at St. Peter Claver Church in Tyler. Father Luis Larrea, pastor, said this is the fourth year for the event, which draws people from far beyond East Texas. “We have a community of people here (in the parish) from the …

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Catholic Charities, St. Vincent de Paul bringing relief to Van tornado victims with House in a Box

TYLER – Carmen and Maria Landaverde lost everything except their lives and their two children in the May 10 tornado that ripped through Van and left a third of the town in rubble. The couple and their two children – Jennifer, 17, and Manolo, 13 – took cover from the storm in the bathroom of their house. When they emerged …

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Pope Francis in America: A Message from Bishop Strickland

Pope Francis Visits Washington D.C. Tuesday, September 22, 2015 4pm: Pope Francis arrives in D.C. at Joint Base Andrews at 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:15 a.m: White House Welcoming Ceremony and personal meeting with President Barack Obama 11:00 a.m.  Papal Parade along the Ellipse and the National Mall 11:30 a.m: Midday Prayer with U.S. bishops at Saint Matthew’s Cathedral in …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Sept. 17

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will be the featured speaker at the first East Texas Sanctity of Life Banquet Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn South Broadway in Tyler. This event is open to ministers, political leaders and all people of good will. For tickets and more information, visit www.easttexaslifebanquet.com. Bishop Joseph E. Strickland and Catholic Charities of …

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Bishop Corrada visits St. Charles Borromeo in Frankston, picks raffle winners

FRANKSTON – Bishop Álvaro Corrada, SJ, returned to the parish of St. Charles Borromeo in Frankston to celebrate Mass Sept. 6 and pick the winners of the 2015 Ruggles Raffle. The raffle, a major fund-raiser for the parish, raised more than $31,000. “This money will be used for building up St. Charles and our parish ministries,” said Father Christopher Ruggles, …

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Dr. Danny and Kelly Jackman, Father Harold Paulsen presented Bishop Charles E. Herzig Award for service

TYLER – Bishop Álvaro Corrada, SJ, presented Dr. Danny and Kelly Jackman with the Bishop Charles E. Herzig Award for their years of service to others during a Sept. 13 Mass in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Father Harold Paulsen also received the award for his more than 25 years in prison ministry, but could not attend the presentation …

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Clergy Assignments Announced (Sept. 14, 2015)

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has announced the following assignments for priests of the Diocese of Tyler. The assignments are effective on the dates indicated below. Effective October 15, 2015 Very Rev. Anthony McLAUGHLIN as pastor of Mary Queen of Heaven Parish, Malakoff (and continuing as Vicar General of the Diocese of Tyler). Rev. Morgan WHITE as pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Marshall  

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Finance Office to Host End-of-Year Seminars

The Diocese of Tyler Office of Finance will host two seminars to help parishes with year-end accounting and financial work. The sessions will be held on Oct. 20 and Oct. 22 at the Diocesan Chancery in Tyler; parish representatives may attend either session. There is no charge for the workshops and lunch will be provided. Topics covered will include: How to …

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