Vocations

Bishop Strickland says ordination of Father Jonathon Frels is a continuation of the Acts of the Apostles

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland said that the ordination of Deacon Jonathon Frels to the priesthood is a sign that the work of the Church written about in the Acts of the Apostles continues today. “Through the Church that Jesus Christ established, his apostles continue to act,” Bishop Strickland said in his homily during the June 11 Mass of …

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Seminarian softball game set for June 12

The Diocese of Tyler Office of Vocations will host a Seminarian Softball Classic on Sunday, June 12 at 5 p.m. at Faulkner Park in Tyler. The event will feature the seminarians and priests of the diocese taking on a group of lay men in a friendly game. Food and refreshments will also be available. “We invite all families in the diocese to …

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Meeting Our New Priests: Father Charles Vreeland

As part of a continuing video series from the staff of the Catholic East Texas, we’ll be introducing the new priests of the Diocese of Tyler – those recently ordained and those who’ve transferred to the diocese from elsewhere. In our fourth interview, we meet Father Charles Vreeland who came to the Diocese of Tyler in the summer of 2015. Fr. Vreeland, a native of Fredericksburg, Texas, …

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Ten Month Vocation Discernment Program for Women Begins Sept. 19

The Diocese of Tyler has announced a 10 month vocation discernment program for women who may be interested in religious life. According to program coordinator Sister Angelica Orozco, EFMS, the sessions are open to all women ages 16 to 30. “If you have ever thought about a religious vocation, or you do not know what God’s will is for you, …

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Meeting Our New Priests… Father George Elliott

As part of a new video series from the staff of the Catholic East Texas, we’ll be introducing the new priests of the Diocese of Tyler – those recently ordained and those who’ve transferred to the diocese from elsewhere. In our third interview, we meet Father George Elliott who was ordained for the Diocese of Tyler by Bishop Joseph E. Strickland on June 27, 2015. …

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Meeting Our New Priests… Father Nelson Muñoz

As part of a new video series from the staff of the Catholic East Texas, we’ll be introducing the new priests of the Diocese of Tyler – those recently ordained and those who’ve transferred to the diocese from elsewhere. In our second interview, we meet Father Nelson Muñoz who was ordained for the Diocese of Tyler by Bishop Joseph E. Strickland on June 27, 2015. …

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Meeting Our New Priests… Father Kevin Young

As part of a new video series from the staff of the Catholic East Texas, we’ll be introducing the new priests of the Diocese of Tyler – those recently ordained and those who’ve transferred to the diocese from elsewhere. In our first interview, we meet Father Kevin Young who joined the Diocese of Tyler in July of 2015. Fr. Young, a native …

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Bishop urges three new priests “tend the flock of God in your midst”

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland called the three newest priests of the Diocese of Tyler to listen to and care for the people of God “with great love, with great devotion, and with great strength in the Lord.” See photos from the ordination>>> Listen to Bishop Strickland’s homily>>> Bishop Strickland presided over the ordinations of Deacons George Elliott, Nelson …

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Elliott, Muñoz, Neu to be Ordained for Diocese June 27

FLINT, TX and ROME, ITALY – Three men are preparing to be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Joseph E. Strickland for the Diocese of Tyler later this month.  Deacons George Elliot, Nelson Muñoz, and Joshua Neu are making canonical retreats and readying themselves for the Mass of Ordination at 10 a.m. on June 27 at the Cathedral of the …

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Year of Consecrated Life: Monastery of the Infant Jesus

As the nuns of the Monastery of the Infant Jesus say, more than one kind of seed can grow in the piney woods.  In 1945 a special seed was sown in Lufkin:  Dominican cloistered contemplative life. 15 sisters, ranging in age between 18 and 72, came from the Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament in Detroit to found the cloister.  For …

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