General News

Que Pasa: News and Notes for Aug. 26

The Diocese of Tyler will conclude its formation series on the liturgy Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the chancery in Tyler, to help the faithful Joyfully Celebrate the Liturgy. The session will focus on environment and gestures and will feature instruction from The Catechism of the Catholic Churchi, the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, and the documents Sacrosanctum …

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Ten Month Vocation Discernment Program for Women Begins Sept. 19

The Diocese of Tyler has announced a 10 month vocation discernment program for women who may be interested in religious life. According to program coordinator Sister Angelica Orozco, EFMS, the sessions are open to all women ages 16 to 30. “If you have ever thought about a religious vocation, or you do not know what God’s will is for you, …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Aug. 12

The Diocese of Tyler is concluding its formation series on the liturgy Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the chancery in Tyler, to help the faithful Joyfully Celebrate the Liturgy. The session will focus on environment and gestures and will feature instruction from The Catechism of the Catholic Churchi, the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, and the documents Sacrosanctum Concilium, …

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Msgr. Theodore “Ted” Rydelek, retired pastor in Buffalo, dies

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial for Msgr. Theodore “Ted” Rydelek, retired pastor of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church in Buffalo, on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m., at that church. Msgr. Rydelek, 73, died Aug. 3. He had been in poor health for some time. “I met Msgr Rydelek at the airport when he arrived in …

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Texas Bishop’s Statement on Federal and State Investigations of Planned Parenthood

Texas’ Catholic Bishops have expressed deep concern and moral disgust at recent videos showing executives of Planned Parenthood Inc. casually negotiating the sale of infant body parts that have been harvested from abortions. The two undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress has awakened national attention to the atrocity of dismembering infants and then using those parts for medical …

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Diocese begins new round of Ethics and Integrity Recertification

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has promulgated a revised policy for Ethics and Integrity for Church Personnel in the Diocese of Tyler, an updated set of Guidelines for the Conduct of Church Personnel, and a new version of the recertification training. This updating of policy reaffirms “the commitment of the Diocese of Tyler to consistently act in a way …

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Bishop to celebrate funeral Mass for Mary Jane McNamara, iconic Tyler historian

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Jane McNamara July 24 at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Rosary and visitation will be July 23 at 6 p.m. at Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home in Tyler. McNamara died July 16 after a battle with cancer. She was 91. McNamara was …

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Bishop Strickland Appoints Fathers Anthony McLaughlin and John Gomez as Vicars General

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has announced that Father Anthony McLaughlin, JCD, and Father John Gomez, JCL, have been appointed to serve as the Vicars General for the Diocese of Tyler. The appointments are effective July 15, 2015. The Vicar General is the principal deputy of the diocesan bishop for the exercise of administrative authority and possesses the canonical title of local ordinary. …

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Father Lawrence Rasaian Named Judicial Vicar, Deacon Fred Arrambidez Appointed Moderator for Deacons

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has announced that Father Lawrence Rasaian, JCD, has been appointed Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of Tyler. He has also named Deacon Fred Arrambidez as Moderator of Permanent Deacons. The Judicial Vicar heads the diocesan Tribunal and acts as a resource to the Bishop on canonical matters while advising priests, religious and laity in canonical affairs. …

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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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