General News

Que Pasa: News & Notes for July 15

The Diocese of Tyler is continuing its formation series on the liturgy Aug. 1 and Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the chancery in Tyler, to help the faithful Joyfully Celebrate the Liturgy. The sessions will focus on the Roman Missal (Aug. 1) and environment and gestures (Sept. 12). All sessions will feature instruction from The Catechism of the Catholic …

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Meeting Our New Priests… Father Kevin Young

As part of a new video series from the staff of the Catholic East Texas, we’ll be introducing the new priests of the Diocese of Tyler – those recently ordained and those who’ve transferred to the diocese from elsewhere. In our first interview, we meet Father Kevin Young who joined the Diocese of Tyler in July of 2015. Fr. Young, a native …

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Jim Smith Announces Retirement as Finance Officer

Jim Smith, who has served as finance officer for the Diocese of Tyler for the past 22 years, has announced his retirement. Former Bishop Edmond Carmody named Smith, who worked in the insurance field in San Antonio before coming to Tyler, to the finance position in August of 1993. “On behalf of all the clergy and people of the Diocese …

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Bishop urges three new priests “tend the flock of God in your midst”

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland called the three newest priests of the Diocese of Tyler to listen to and care for the people of God “with great love, with great devotion, and with great strength in the Lord.” See photos from the ordination>>> Listen to Bishop Strickland’s homily>>> Bishop Strickland presided over the ordinations of Deacons George Elliott, Nelson …

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Que Pasa: News & Notes for the Diocese of Tyler – June 24

The Diocese of Tyler is sponsoring a three-part series on the liturgy July 11, Aug. 1 and Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the chancery in Tyler, to help the faithful Joyfully Celebrate the Liturgy. The sessions will focus on music (July 11), the Roman Missal (Aug. 1) and environment and gestures (Sept. 12). All sessions will feature instruction from …

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Que Pasa: News & Notes for the Diocese of Tyler – June 18

The Diocese of Tyler is sponsoring a three-part series on the liturgy July 11, Aug. 1 and Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the chancery in Tyler, to help the faithful Joyfully Celebrate the Liturgy. The sessions will focus on music (July 11), the Roman Missal (Aug. 1) and environment and gestures (Sept. 12). All sessions will feature instruction from …

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Beeler Joins Diocesan Staff as Appeal Manager

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has hired Killian Beeler as Manager of the Bishop’s Appeal. Beeler, 22, is a native of Bryan-College Station and a recent graduate of the University of Dallas with a degree in history. He is a son of Ricky and Pam Beeler and has two siblings – a brother, Paul, and a sister, Cesare. The Beelers are converts …

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A Look Back: An overview of some of the top headlines from the first 28 years of the Catholic East Texas

As part of the last issue of the Catholic East Texas in the newspaper format, we took a look back at some of the top (or most interesting) headlines from the first 28 years of the newspaper.  After 28 years in tabloid newspaper format, the Catholic East Texas will transition to a magazine format with the first issue slated to …

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Father Anthony McLaughlin Sworn-in as U.S. Citizen

Father Anthony McLaughlin, a native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and priest of the Diocese of Tyler, became a United States citizen this past Tuesday, completing a process started almost a year ago. Father McLaughlin is currently living in Washington, D.C., where is he is teaching Canon Law at the Catholic University of America.  He is returning to ministry in the …

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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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