General News

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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Father Anthony Stoeppel appointed vicar general, president of Bishop Gorman

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland today appointed Very Rev. Anthony Stoeppel, STD, pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish in Paris, Texas, as Vicar General of the Diocese of Tyler and President of Bishop Gorman Catholic School. Father Stoeppel replaces Rev. Anthony McLaughlin in these two positions. Father Stoeppel, a native of Atlanta, Texas, was ordained a priest in 2011. He …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for June 14

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 this …

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Bishop Strickland celebrates Mass honoring Msgr. John Flynn for 65 years as a priest

FLINT – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland celebrated a Mass marking Msgr. John Flynn’s 65 years of priestly ministry June 5 at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Flint. “It occurs to me that I just celebrated 32 years as a priest, not even half of what he has,” Bishop Strickland said in his homily. “He was ordained in 1952. Some of …

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Fifth National Encuentro calls Hispanics to deeper discipleship, greater leadership

Parishes in the Diocese of Tyler are currently engaging in a reflection and discernment process as part of the Fifth National Encuentro (V Encuentro), a four-year process of consultation, discernment, discussion, and collaboration. The main goal of the V Encuentro is to discern ways for the Church in the United States to better respond to the ever-growing Hispanic presence, and …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for June 1

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate Mass Monday, June 5, at 6 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Flint commemorating Msgr. John Flynn’s 65th anniversary of priestly ordination. Msgr. Flynn, a native of Ireland, came to the Diocese of Tyler from the Archdiocese of San Antonio and has served this diocese in a number of parishes as well as on …

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Bishop Strickland blesses site of future Broadnax Family Crusader Center on Bishop Gorman campus

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland blessed the site of the future Bishop Gorman Catholic Schools’ Broadnax Family Crusader Center athletic field house May 25. Bishop Edmond Carmody, second Bishop of Tyler and retired Bishop of Corpus Christi, and Father Anthony McLaughlin, incoming president of Bishop Gorman, also spoke at the ceremony. The blessing coincided with the 25th anniversary of …

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Catholic Charities offering long-term recovery assistance for victims of recent tornadoes

CANTON – Catholic Charities-Diocese of Tyler in conjunction with Catholic Charities-Dallas is launching a long-term recovery assistance effort for victims of the recent tornadoes. Catholic Charities will have disaster case managers on site at St. Therese Church in Canton, in the parish hall, Tuesdays-Thursdays, May 30-June 30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. or by appointment, to discuss assistance options. St. Therese is …

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Bishop Gorman Catholic School Class of 2017 to graduate May 19

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate the Baccalaureate Mass for the Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School Class of 2017 Thursday, May 18, at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul on the Gorman campus. Commencement exercises will be Friday, May 19, at 6 p.m. in the University of Texas at Tyler Herrington Patriot Center. The …

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St. Mary Catholic School Class of 2017 to graduate May 21

LONGVIEW – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate the Baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercises for the St. Mary Catholic School Class of 2017 Sunday, May 21, at 5:30 p.m. St. Mary Church in Longview. The nine students comprising the Class of 2017 have received $1,927,672 in scholarship offers, and have been accepted into 29 colleges and universities across the country. …

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