General News

Que Pasa: News and Notes for July 26

The Alliance of the Holy Family International (AHFI) is sponsoring a visit of the International Centennial Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima to 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 and Reparation: The …

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Diocesan special needs ministry receives grant from Our Sunday Visitor

The Ministry for Special Needs and Disabilities in the Diocese of Tyler has received a $5,000 grant from Our Sunday Visitor. The money will be used to provide materials and resources to parishes, as well as to continue raising awareness of the need for the ministry and formation for those involved. “I’d like to thank Our Sunday Visitor for supporting …

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Bishop Strickland requests 54-day novena to support teaching of Catholic faith

  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 …

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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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