Solidarity

NEW Hurricane Relief Information/ Advisory

On behalf of 6  of our sister Texas Dioceses, the Diocese of Tyler is asking for your financial support. As these dioceses and their communities recover from the damages and total destruction of Hurricane Harvey, they will need our prayer and financial support. Special Collection Bishop Strickland has asked that all parishioners in his diocese make a donation through a …

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Catholic Charities Hurricane Relief

Catholic Charities-Tyler is accepting monetary donations for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The agency also is accepting pre-paid MasterCard or Visa gift cards. Donations will be forwarded to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to assist with disaster recovery there. Donations can be made online at ccetx.org or can be mailed to PO Box 2016, Tyler, TX  75710. Catholic Charities USA …

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Funeral services set for Boy Scouts killed in boating accident

Funeral services have been set for Will Brannon, 17, Heath Faucheux, 16, and Thomas Larry, 11, the three Boy Scouts who died as a result of an Aug. 5 boating accident on Lake O’ the Pines. The three were members of Boy Scout Troop 620. Brannon and Faucheux died at the scene when their boat came in contact with a …

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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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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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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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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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The beauty of God’s creation is measured not by man’s standards, but by God’s, Father Dan Dower says at Mass for those with special needs

In a culture obsessed with physical fitness and impossible standards of beauty, people with disabilities are too often marginalized, looked down upon or not looked upon at all, considered as “less” than the fully abled. In past times – and, to some extent, even today – disabilities were considered punishments or judgments from God. Such thinking, said Father Dan Dower, …

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St. John the Evangelist Church in Emory destroyed in tornadoes that swept East Texas Saturday; Catholic Charities establishes assistance fund

EMORY – St. John The Evangelist Church in Emory was destroyed by one of the tornadoes that ripped across East Texas the evening of April 29. About 45 people were sheltering in the parish hall some 10 feet away from the church during the storm, but no injuries were reported. Mass was held outside the church April 30, with parishioners …

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Catholic Charities to participate in East Texas Giving Day April 25, donations will help fund programs

Catholic Charities-Diocese of Tyler will participate in the second annual East Texas Giving Day Tuesday, April 25. The Giving Day, sponsored by East Texas Communities Foundation, is an 18-hour period of giving that provides critical funding for local non-profits. According to the Giving Day website, the effort last year raised $479,000 for non-profits in the 32 counties served by East …

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