General News

Church Prepares to Enter Lent: Questions About the Season

Lent is the penitential season of approximately 40 days set aside by the Church in order for the faithful to prepare for the celebration of the Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection. During this holy season, inextricably connected to the Paschal Mystery, the Catechumens prepare for Christian initiation, and current Church members prepare for Easter by a recalling of Baptism and …

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Scouts Honored at Annual Mass with Bishop Strickland

Linking their journey as Scouts with the journey as Christian disciples to mature in the Gospel, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland presided at a Holy Mass and awards presentation for the Boy Scouts of the Diocese of Tyler on Saturday at the Chapel of Sts. Peter & Paul in Tyler. Bishop Strickland encouraged the young men to recognize that the goal …

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National Council of Catholic Women to Meet in Tyler Feb. 7

The Galveston-Houston Province of the National Council of Catholic Women will hold its winter meeting this Saturday in Tyler, Cynthia McCoy, province director, has announced. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Cathedral Center at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.  The Province will conduct its business meeting at 9 a.m., followed by the keynote presentation.  The lunch portion of …

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Diocesan News & Notes: January 6, 2015

Fullness of Truth Conference Returns The Diocese of Tyler is pleased to announce that the Fullness of Truth Conference is returning to Tyler on Feb. 20-21. These conferences are among the best in the nation and we are extremely blessed to have one right here in Tyler! The topic for this year’s conference is “Why the Cross: Suffering and Salvation …

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News & Notes: December 30, 2014

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God The Universal Church celebrates Our Lady under her title of Mother of God on Jan. 1. This is a holy day of obligation for the faithful. Additionally, two opportunities for plenary indulgences are provided to the faithful and pastors may choose to recite these prayers publicly following Holy Mass on the days indicated: Te …

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebrations: 2014

Check out our Facebook page for some photos of the beautiful celebrations honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe this year.

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News & Notes: December 9, 2014

Our Lady of Guadalupe Photo Album Please email us your parish’s photos of church and statue decorations, processions and special events from your celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe so that we can create a special online photo album to honor Our Lady.  Send your photos tocommunications@dioceseoftyler.org. Year of Consecrated Life Web Site The Diocese has created a special …

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Bishop Strickland’s Statement on Election 2014

On November 4, 2014, citizens of our great state will again head to the polls to make their choice for candidates to lead Texas and our nation into the future. In the week before the election, the time is opportune for us to reflect on our beliefs and responsibilities as Catholic voters. By our baptism, Christians are committed to following …

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Diocesan Marian Conference Set for Oct. 11

The Diocese of Tyler will hold its annual Marian Conference on Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bishop Gorman Regional Catholic School in Tyler. The Family Under the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the theme for this year’s conference according to organizers Fr. John-Mary Bowlin and Fr. Raymundo Garcia. The scheduled presentations are: …

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Lufkin Daily News Features St. Patrick Teaching Duo

This Monday’s (Sept. 15) edition of the Lufkin Daily News highlights Lok Fung and Shannon Law, newly weds who are teaching at St. Patrick Catholic School in Lufkin. The feature written by Rhonda Oaks with the Lufkin News, begins: While many newlyweds long to spend as much time together as possible, one couple is accomplishing that — in the classroom. Team teachers Lok Fung …

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