General News

Linda Porter retires, ending an era in the Diocese of Tyler

An era has come to a close in the Diocese of Tyler. Linda Khirallah Porter, diocesan Director of Faith Formation since 1994, retired Feb. 28 after more than two decades of shaping how the Catholic faith is taught in East Texas. Under Porter’s leadership, thousands of catechists have been trained and endorsed to teach in parishes, and those catechists have …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Feb. 23

    The 2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal is under way. Please see the website and prayerfully consider your gift. The season of Lent begins on March 1 with Ash Wednesday. Lent runs from Ash Wednesday until the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday exclusive. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, …

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Father Brian Mullady, OP, to preach Lenten missions in three parishes

Dominican Father Brian Mullady, a popular preacher and EWTN contributor, will be in the Diocese of Tyler in March offering Lenten missions in three parishes. He will preach in: Mary Queen of Heaven Parish, Malakoff, March 6-9, at 6:30 p.m. each evening; Our Lady of Victory Parish, Paris, March 19-23, 7-8 p.m. each evening; Sacred Heart Parish, Texarkana, March 25-30. …

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At anniversary Mass, Bishop Strickland says we are called to be ‘the leaven and the soul of human society’

TYLER – As the Diocese of Tyler marks the 30th anniversary of its establishment as the Church in East Texas, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland said it is important both to look back and take stock of the past and to look forward and prepare for the future. Above all, though, he said, the Diocese of Tyler must always keep in …

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Good Shepherd Health System in Longview joins CHRISTUS, becomes Catholic institution

Good Shepherd Health System (GSHS) has announced the finalization of an agreement to become a part of CHRISTUS Health. This agreement brings together two prestigious health systems to create CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System. This joining will allow the two health systems to work together to improve access to care for patients and expand health care services throughout East Texas. …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Feb. 1

In 2017, the Diocese of Tyler will honor our past and look forward to the future as we celebrate our 30th year of carrying out the saving mission of Jesus Christ and his Church in East Texas. The Diocese of Tyler was canonically erected on Dec. 12, 1986, by an Apostolic Bull of Pope St. John Paul II, which created the new …

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Malakoff’s Mary Queen of Heaven Parish celebrates ‘resurrection story’ with dedication of new church

MALAKOFF – Like the phoenix of myth, Mary Queen of Heaven Church in Malakoff has risen from the ashes. The original church, a former sewing factory purchased and renovated by the Malakoff Catholic community in 1996, was ravaged by fire on April 25, 2013, after an SUV crashed into the building and ignited. The fire started in the sacristy, in …

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Catholic schools in diocese to celebrate Christ-centered education during Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 29-Feb. 4

TYLER – Catholic schools in the Diocese of Tyler and around the nation will again celebrate and proclaim their unique gift to education in the U.S. with events scheduled during Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 29-Feb. 4. The theme for this year’s celebration is Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service. Catholic schools in the Diocese of Tyler will observe …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Jan. 11

In 2017, the Diocese of Tyler will honor our past and look forward to the future as we celebrate our 30th year of carrying out the saving mission of Jesus Christ and his Church in East Texas. The Diocese of Tyler was canonically erected on Dec. 12, 1986, by an Apostolic Bull of Pope St. John Paul II, which created …

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Archbishop Emeritus Patricio Flores of San Antonio dies

Archbishop Patricio Fernandez Flores, 87, fourth archbishop of San Antonio who was the first Mexican-American elevated to the hierarchy in the Catholic Church in the United States, died of pneumonia and congestive heart failure on Jan. 9 at Padua Place Residence for retired priests in San Antonio. He had previously been briefly hospitalized at Baptist Medical Center. Prior to the …

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