Solidarity

Diocese of Tyler sends more than $60K for flood recovery in La.

Through a special appeal by led by Bishop Joseph E. Strickland and Catholic Charities – Diocese of Tyler, the faithful of the Diocese of Tyler have sent more than $60,000 to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge to assist with the ongoing flood relief efforts. “The floods that devastated the entire Diocese of Baton Rouge in August left …

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Catholic Church commits to ongoing work for refugees

AUSTIN — Catholic charitable and social services will continue to work with other nonprofits serving refugees in Texas, as the state government announced its intention to step away from its role. Speaking on behalf of two dozen Catholic organizations and his fellow Catholic bishops in the state, Bishop Michael F. Olson of Fort Worth said, “Our first priority is to …

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“We Love Lucy”: Lindale’s Holy Family staging July 16 benefit for Lucy Heller

LINDALE – Holy Family Church in Lindale is sponsoring “We Love Lucy,” a fundraiser benefitting Lucy Heller, whose family is struggling with medical bills they cannot afford. The event will be July 16, 3-7 p.m. in the Holy Family Life Center, 111 West Van and Henry Street, Lindale. Lucy, 6, was born with cerebral palsy, cortical vision impairment, epilepsy, osteopenia, …

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Father Basil Hoan, longtime priest in Center, Hemphill and San Augustine, dies

CARTHAGE, MO. – Father Basil Hoan, a retired priest of the Diocese of Tyler who had served the parishes in Center, Hemphill, and San Augustine, died April 24 in the monastery of the Congregation of the Mother, Co-Redemptrix in Carthage, MO. He was 81. The Mass of Christian Burial for Father Hoan will be celebrated on Friday, April 29 at …

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Bishop Strickland celebrates Mass for those with special needs

TYLER – The first diocesan Mass for those with special needs celebrated March 12 was simply that – the first. Linda Khirallah Porter, director of the diocesan Office for Faith Formation, said the Mass, celebrated by Bishop Joseph E. Strickland in the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul in Tyler, was the first of what she hopes will be an …

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Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan to speak at Catholic Charities dinner Dec. 6

TYLER – Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan, retired archbishop of Santa Fe, N.M., will speak at the Dec. 6 Catholic Charities dinner at 6 p.m. at Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler. The dinner will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Catholic Charities East Texas and has the theme Where Charity and Love Prevail. Bishop Joseph E. Strickland also will be present. …

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Catholic Charities, St. Vincent de Paul bringing relief to Van tornado victims with House in a Box

TYLER – Carmen and Maria Landaverde lost everything except their lives and their two children in the May 10 tornado that ripped through Van and left a third of the town in rubble. The couple and their two children – Jennifer, 17, and Manolo, 13 – took cover from the storm in the bathroom of their house. When they emerged …

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Dr. Danny and Kelly Jackman, Father Harold Paulsen presented Bishop Charles E. Herzig Award for service

TYLER – Bishop Álvaro Corrada, SJ, presented Dr. Danny and Kelly Jackman with the Bishop Charles E. Herzig Award for their years of service to others during a Sept. 13 Mass in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Father Harold Paulsen also received the award for his more than 25 years in prison ministry, but could not attend the presentation …

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Diocese to Support Relief Efforts in Van

The Diocese of Tyler will be holding a special collection at all parishes and mission churches this weekend to support the victims of the tornado that struck Van, Texas, on May 10, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has announced. “So often we see disasters and suffering in other parts of the country or the world and they seem very distant,” said Bishop …

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Special Collection for Nepal Earthquake Victims May 9-10

In union with Pope Francis and his brother bishops in the United States, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland is asking parishioners in the Diocese of Tyler to respond to the needs of the people of Nepal who have been affected by the devastating earthquake that struck that country in late April. Bishop Strickland has authorized a special collection to be taken up at all Masses …

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