General News

Bishop Strickland, Dr. Tamisiea name new Director of Faith Formation

Bishop Strickland and Dr. David Tamisiea, executive director of the St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization, have announced the selection of Father Joshua Neu, SSL, as Director of Faith Formation. Father Neu, a native of Fredericksburg, Texas, is currently parochial vicar at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler. He is a graduate of the Pontifical Biblical Institute …

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Important update regarding our diocesan family in Puerto Rico, Mexico City and along the Texas Coast

Bishop Corrada and his family are ok. Thanks be to God, Mayagüez was spared from catastrophic damage as a result of Hurricane Maria. Our Seminarians who are studying in Mexico City and their families are ok. They were all a bit frightened, but didn’t suffer any injuries and are not displaced as a result of the earthquake. Bishop Carmody has …

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Perspectives on the Reformation Event

Bishop Joseph Strickland and Father Joshua Neu, SSL, will be participating in the “Perspectives on the Reformation” theological discussion events in Tyler. The 6 weekly sessions on the Reformation at the Foundry Coffee shop in downtown Tyler will be from 7:00 pm to about 8:30.  Various religious leaders in Tyler will share perspectives and insights on the Reformation. Schedule: Thursday, Sept. 28 – Pastor …

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10/14/17 Formation Day for Special Needs

10/14/17 Formation Day for Special Needs Bridging the Gap: Special Needs Ministry This workshop will provide the participants new ideas and techniques in ministering to families with special needs and disabilities. Luci Holloway with Loyola Press will be with us and have available all the adaptive resources for faith formation for individual or parish use.  Five locations in the diocese …

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Physician and Health Care Ethics Scholar to speak at inaugural Catholic Professional Network Event

Physician and health care ethics scholar Jeffrey Bishop, Ph.D., M.D., will speak at the East Texas Catholic Professional Network’s inaugural event on Wednesday, September 20 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler. All working Catholic professionals are invited join the East Texas Catholic Foundation and St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization for this …

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Herzig award to be presented Sept. 10

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will present the 2017 Bishop Charles E. Herzig Humanitarian Award during the Memorial Mass of Bishop Charles E. Herzig, Sunday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The award recognizes individuals and institutions that have made outstanding contributions within the Diocese of Tyler in seeking to promote human welfare. Those who …

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Diocesan Choir now being formed

Brian Braquet, Cathedral Director of Music and Worship and Dianna Braquet, Cathedral Choir Director are in the process of forming a Diocesan Choir for the Diocese. The first event will be a ST. CECILIA CONCERT on Sunday, November 19 at 4 pm in the Cathedral. This concert will feature a Renaissance Mass and various other sacred music selections. The choir …

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Mass of Hope and Healing – Sept. 16

A Mass of Hope and Healing will  be offered for all of those affected by abuse on September 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Sts. Peter and Paul Chapel on the Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic Schools campus 1435 E SE Loop 323, Tyler. Many people, families, and communities suffer from child abuse, domestic violence, human trafficking, clergy sex abuse, etc.  …

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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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