Parish News

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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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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Bishop Strickland places relics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux in altar in Canton, breaks ground for new parish hall

CANTON – The relics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux now resting in the altar of the church named for her in Canton are physical reminders of the communion of saints which has gathered around altars for 2,000 years to worship the Christ who dwells among his people, said Bishop Joseph E. Strickland. Bishop Strickland placed the relics in the altar …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Dec. 7

The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be taken up Dec. 10-11 in the Diocese of Tyler. Coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO), the parish-based appeal benefits nearly 33,000 senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests whose communities lack adequate retirement savings. The Diocese of Tyler contributed $44,727.24, its highest total ever, to the last collection. …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Sept. 21

The second annual East Texas Sanctity of Life Banquet is Monday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the KE Bushman Event Center in Bullard. Nikolas Nikas, co-founder and president of the Bioethics Defense Fund, will be the featured speaker. The banquet will focus on the sanctity of all human life, from infants at the first moment of conception to people …

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Louis Owen, local philanthropist and businessman, dies

Louis Owen, a Tyler businessman, philanthropist and long-time supporter of the Diocese of Tyler, died on Wednesday morning in Tyler. He was 82. Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial for Owen on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Flint, with internment to follow. The family will greet visitors on Tuesday …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Feb. 24

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate a Mass for families with special needs Saturday, March 12, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul on the Bishop Gorman Catholic Schools campus. All families with children or adults with special needs are invited to attend. The liturgy will be a modified one to accommodate those needs. A special …

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Que Pasa: News and notes for Dec. 11

Parishes in the Diocese of Tyler have scheduled Advent and Christmas events and liturgies. To see what your parish has scheduled, see your bulletin or the Catholic East Texas roundup of events here. Bishop Joseph E. Strickland’s pastoral reflection on mercy is available on the diocesan website. The reflection is addressed to the clergy, religious and faithful of the Diocese …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Oct. 14

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland and Catholic Charities of East Texas invite all to hear Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan, Texarkana native and Archbishop Emeritus of Santa Fe, NM, at Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. The evening’s theme is Where Charity and Love Prevail, and will feature dinner and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit Catholic …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Sept. 17

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will be the featured speaker at the first East Texas Sanctity of Life Banquet Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn South Broadway in Tyler. This event is open to ministers, political leaders and all people of good will. For tickets and more information, visit www.easttexaslifebanquet.com. Bishop Joseph E. Strickland and Catholic Charities of …

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