General News

Father Anthony McLaughlin Appointed Vice Rector of Holy Apostles College and Seminary

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland is pleased to share the news that Holy Apostles College and Seminary has announced that Father Anthony McLaughlin, JCD, has accepted a position as Vice Rector. Please click here to view the announcement>>>

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Change to pilgrim statue itinerary: Fatima statue to visit Our Lady of Fatima in Daingerfield, not Our Lady of Victory in Paris

There has been a change in itinerary for the centennial visit of the pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima to the Diocese of Tyler July 21-27. The statue will visit Our Lady of Fatima Church in Daingerfield July 24-25 instead of Our Lady of Victory Church in Paris. The statue will arrive at the church the afternoon of July …

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Sister Mary John of the Precious Blood dies after a life of prayer in the Monastery of the Infant Jesus

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland celebrated Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Mary John of the Precious Blood, OP, July 17 in the Chapel of the Monastery of the Infant Jesus in Lufkin. Sister Mary John died July 14 in the monastery. She was 76. She was born Helen Anne Molesworth to Anne Fetsch and Charles Henry Molesworth on Aug. 21, …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for July 12

The Alliance of the Holy Family International (AHFI) is sponsoring a visit of the International Centennial Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima to five parishes in the Diocese of Tyler in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparition to three shepherd children at Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. The visit has the theme, The Urgent Call for Prayer …

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La Diócesis de Tyler está aceptando nominaciones para el reconocimiento Humanitario del Obispo Charles E. Herzig 2017

La Diócesis de Tyler está aceptando nominaciones para el reconocimiento Humanitario del Obispo Charles E. Herzig 2017. El reconocimiento fue nombrado en honor al Obispo Herzig que dirigió la diócesis desde su creación en 1987 hasta su muerte en 1991. El reconocimiento anual fue instituido en 2007 por el Obispo Álvaro Corrada, SJ, tercer Obispo de Tyler, para reconocer a …

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Nominations open for 2017 Herzig Humanitarian Award, Catholic institutions now eligible

The Diocese of Tyler is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Bishop Charles E. Herzig Humanitarian Award. 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 was instituted in 2007 by Bishop Álvaro Corrada, SJ, third Bishop of Tyler, to recognize individuals who …

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Deacon Billy Mitchell dies, served Immaculate Conception Church in Moral

LUFKIN – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland celebrated Mass of Christian Burial for Deacon Billy D. Mitchell July 1 in St. Andrew Church in Lufkin. Deacon Mitchell died June 28 in Lufkin. He was 55. Rev. Mitchell was born Dec. 22, 1961 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Barbara (O’Briant) and Frank Mitchell, but lived in Lufkin most of his life. He was …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for June 30

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will ordain Dr. Martin Ahiaba to the transitional diaconate Sunday, July 9, at 5 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Flint. Martin is currently studying for the priesthood at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. He recently completed a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Duquesne University. All in the diocese are invited to join in …

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Bishop Strickland elevates St. Boniface Church in Chandler from mission to parish

CHANDLER – Twenty years after its founding, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland raised St. Boniface Church in Chandler from a mission of St. Edward Church in Athens to a parish in its own right. He also named Father Paul Key, who had been serving as priest-in-charge, as the new parish’s first pastor. Bishop Strickland celebrated the milestones with St. Boniface parishioners …

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Five parishes in the diocese to host pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima in July

Five parishes in the Diocese of Tyler will play host to a pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima July 21-27. The statue is one of six blessed by Pope Francis at the Vatican in January and commissioned to tour six of the seven continents to mark the 100th anniversary of the appearances of Our Lady of Fatima to three …

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