General News

Additional Clergy Assignments Announced for Diocese

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. To see previous assignments made this summer, see this post. Effective June 20 Reverend Devaraj ARULAPPA as parochial vicar of Sacred Heart, Nacogdoches. Effective July 3 Reverend Carlos RANGEL as parochial vicar of Sacred Heart, …

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Bishop Names Cleckler Diocesan Business Manager

Chad Cleckler has joined the Diocese of Tyler as Business Manager, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has announced. “The diocese is fortunate to have someone of Chad’s ability and experience with us at the Chancery to coordinate long-range growth and development for the Diocese of Tyler,” Bishop Strickland said. “His oversight of our business operations will help the diocese as we …

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Finance Office Releases Annual Audit

The Diocese of Tyler Finance Office has has released the annual independent audit of diocesan finances, Jim Smith, finance officer for the Diocese, has announced. The report is available on the Finance Office home web site at: https://www.dioceseoftyler.org/pages/our-departments/finance-office These statements are audited by a certified public accountant each year in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

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Diocese to Support Relief Efforts in Van

The Diocese of Tyler will be holding a special collection at all parishes and mission churches this weekend to support the victims of the tornado that struck Van, Texas, on May 10, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has announced. “So often we see disasters and suffering in other parts of the country or the world and they seem very distant,” said Bishop …

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CET: Newspaper Ending, Transition Beginning

After almost 28 years, the Catholic East Texas will publish its last edition as a newspaper in June. The official publication of the Diocese of Tyler will take a two-month hiatus and return in September as a full-color magazine, published roughly every two months and designed to implement Bishop Joseph E. Strickland’s vision of sharing Catholic faith and culture as …

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Bishop Carmody Announces Retirement as Vicar General

Bishop Edmond Carmody has announced his retirement as vicar general of the Diocese of Tyler. Bishop Carmody served as Bishop Joseph E. Strickland’s vicar general and chaplain of Bishop Gorman Schools since December of 2012. “The clergy and faithful of the Diocese of Tyler were extraordinarily blessed to have Bishop Carmody serve as vicar general for the past two years,” …

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Nominations Open for Herzig Award

The Diocese of Tyler is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Bishop Charles E. Herzig Humanitarian Award, Father Hank Lanik, chancellor of the diocese, has announced. The award is named in honor of Bishop Herzig who led the diocese from its creation in 1987 until his death in 1991. The annual award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions within …

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Homilies and Other Audio Available from Diocese

The Diocese of Tyler Communications Office offers audio recordings of homilies by Bishop Joseph E. Strickland and other priests of the diocese, as well as other presentations, for the faithful of the diocese and beyond.  Some of the recent recordings are below, including audio from Holy Week.  For instructions on how to get the latest audio on your computer, phone or mobile device, see …

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CET: Prisoner 22689 -The Story of Fr. John Przydacz and the Dachau Rosary Ring

The following story appears in the April 2015 print edition of the Catholic East Texas.  On April 29, 1945, American troops of the 7th Army’s 45th Infantry Division liberated the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau.  They found murder and torture on an incredible scale.  Thousands of prisoners lay dead in the camp, thousands more were dying of starvation and infection.  The scene …

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CET: Fisher Named Managing Editor

Ben Fisher has joined the Diocese of Tyler as managing editor of the Catholic East Texas and assistant director of communications, Peyton Low, director of communications, has announced. As managing editor, Fisher will oversee the day-to-day management of the Catholic East Texas including content, layout, publication and circulation. He will also assist the communications office in other areas, especially content …

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