Parish News

Traditional Epiphany Blessings in Longview Recall Visit of the Magi

In his first year as pastor at St. Mary’s in Longview, Fr. Mark Kusmirek has focused on a traditional Catholic Christmas custom that he credits with first exposing him to the priesthood. As of this Wednesday, the priests and deacons at St. Mary’s have visited the homes of almost 90 parish families for the traditional Epiphany blessing of homes. The custom recalls …

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Cathedral to Host Married Couples Retreat March 21-22

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is sponsoring a “Married Couples Retreat” on March 21–22 at the Magnuson Hotel, Tyler, Texas.  Lloyd and Jan Tate are the presenting couple. The Tates have served the Catholic Church as a couple in numerous ministries over the years with a particular emphasis on engaged preparation and marriage enrichment.  They have prepared engaged couples for …

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