General News

Retiros – 25, 26 de Noviembre , St. Matthew Catholic Church, Longview

St. Matthew Catholic Church Te Invita: A su gran retiro para Mujeres, “Todos Me llamaran Feliz”, 25 de Noviembre 8am-6pm A su gran Retiro para hombres, “Hombres de Valor”, 26 de Noviembre 8am-6pm Para más información: contacte a la oficina de la Iglesia 903 295-3890

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“Full of Grace” teaching event with Fr. Pacwa on Dec. 9

The St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization will present a Diocesan Teaching Event: Full of Grace: Understanding the Immaculate Conception, on Saturday December 9, from 9am-approximately 1 pm. Dr. David Tamisiea, executive director of the St. Philip Institute, will speak on “The development of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception.” Father Johua NMeu, SSL, will speak on “The Immaculate Conception …

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100th anniversary of St. Michael’s Catholic Church November 18

St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, is 100 years old. Join in the festivities on Saturday, November 18, Bishop Strickland will say Mass at 5:30 pm, and there will be a reception in the parish hall. St. Michael’s Catholic Church 1403 East First St. Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455

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Gregorian Chant event in Texarkana Oct 27-28

On Friday, Oct. 27, 4-6 pm, at the Stilwell Humanities Music Hall at Texarkana College,  Lowell Davis of the St. Basil’s School of Gregorian Chant in Houston, Texas, will present a lecture that covers the history and basic theory of Gregorian chant. Then, on Saturday Oct. 28, Davis will lead a workshop on singing Gregorian chant from 9:30 a.m. to …

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Sword of the Spirit Conference

St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Lufkin will host “Sword of the Spirit: The Church Speaks to the Modern world,” a conference on the teaching of Pope Leo the XIII. For more information, please CLICK HERE.

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Fatima film at St. Peter Claver, October 13

On Friday, October 13th, the centennial of the Miracle of the Sun and the final apparition of the Blessed Virgin at Fatima, St. Peter Claver parish in Tyler will host a showing of “The 13th Day”, a film about the events at Fatima. The showing will be 7-8:45 pm in either the St. John of the Cross room, or the …

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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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