General News

NEW Hurricane Relief Information/ Advisory

On behalf of 6  of our sister Texas Dioceses, the Diocese of Tyler is asking for your financial support. As these dioceses and their communities recover from the damages and total destruction of Hurricane Harvey, they will need our prayer and financial support. Special Collection Bishop Strickland has asked that all parishioners in his diocese make a donation through a …

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Catholic Charities Hurricane Relief

Catholic Charities-Tyler is accepting monetary donations for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The agency also is accepting pre-paid MasterCard or Visa gift cards. Donations will be forwarded to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to assist with disaster recovery there. Donations can be made online at ccetx.org or can be mailed to PO Box 2016, Tyler, TX  75710. Catholic Charities USA …

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Training for Christian Inititation

• Have “new” CI Team members this year? Yes! There is still time! • “Worried “about getting them up to speed in time? “Breathe!” No need to “panic!” • Is your CI Team a “little” out of shape, or dormant? We are here to offer some help! Bishop Strickland has asked everyone to continue Christian Initiation and other Catechetical Programs, …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Aug. 21

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland is calling on the clergy, religious, and lay faithful of the Diocese of Tyler to pray a 54-day Rosary Novena in support of his vision for a teaching diocese. The Novena began on Aug. 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and will continue until Oct. 7, the Memorial of Our Lady …

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Orientation meeting for Spiritual Direction Training Set for Sept. 16

An information and orientation meeting for people interested in becoming spiritual directors is being offered Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-noon at St. Mary Church in Longview. The meeting is intended to introduce people to the two-year spiritual direction training course offered by the diocese in the hope of attracting more people to that ministry. Training will begin in January, with …

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Opening Homily for Bishop Gorman school year: ‘Jesus, the Great Teacher, leads us to school to the discovery of Truth’

On Wednesday, August 16, students, parents and faculty of Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic School in Tyler joined Bishop Joseph Strickland at the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul for the opening school year Mass, followed by the Eucharistic procession to the campus. In his opening homily, School President Fr. Anthony Stoeppel, STD, stressed to the students that the journey …

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Regional Diocesan Mass for families with special needs to be held August 26

The Regional Diocesan Mass for Families with Special Needs will be held August 26, 2017, 10 a.m. at St. Michael Parish in Mt. Pleasant, TX. The presider for the Mass will be Reverend Denzil Vithanage. All families with children or adults with special needs are welcome. A modified liturgy will be celebrated to accommodate these needs. A special dispensation for the Sunday …

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Funeral services set for Boy Scouts killed in boating accident

Funeral services have been set for Will Brannon, 17, Heath Faucheux, 16, and Thomas Larry, 11, the three Boy Scouts who died as a result of an Aug. 5 boating accident on Lake O’ the Pines. The three were members of Boy Scout Troop 620. Brannon and Faucheux died at the scene when their boat came in contact with a …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Aug. 7

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland is calling on the clergy, religious, and lay faithful of the Diocese of Tyler to pray a 54-day Rosary Novena in support of his vision for a teaching diocese. The Novena will begin on Aug. 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and continue until Oct. 7, the Memorial of Our Lady …

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Bishop Strickland announces new clergy assignments for summer 2017

After due consultation and prayerful reflection, and in order to provide for the proper care of souls entrusted to him, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland is pleased to announce the following pastoral assignments and appointments for the Diocese of Tyler. All changes are effective Sept. 1, 2017, unless noted. Pastor Rev. Ariel Cortes assigned as Pastor of St. Michael Parish in …

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