Vocations

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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Dr. Jonathon Frels to be Ordained Transitional Deacon on May 30

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will ordain Jonathon Frels to the transitional diaconate May 30 at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Frels, 41, is a native of Corpus Christi and a son of Dan and Susan Frels, both deceased. He has a younger brother, Matthew. He has a bachelor of science in chemistry from Southwest Texas State …

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Our Mission: Seminarians

This feature highlights how the 2015 Bishop’s Annual Appeal will support seminarians and help build vocations in the Diocese of Tyler.  To learn more, visit dioceseoftyler.org/ourmission.  “I fell in love with our Lord in adoration and in the liturgy.” These words come from Deacon George Elliott, a seminarian of the Diocese of Tyler who will be ordained to the priesthood …

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Diocesan-wide Prayer Aims to Foster Vocations

Beginning earlier this month, all parishes and missions in the Diocese of Tyler began a common prayer together to increase vocations to the priesthood and religious life for the diocese.   The prayer, which most communities are offering at the conclusion of the General Intercessions (Prayers of the Faithful) at Mass, asks for God’s grace for both young people to …

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Bishop Strickland to Open Year of Consecrated Life with Solemn Vespers

Bishop Joseph Strickland will open the Diocese of Tyler’s observance of the Year of Consecrated Life with solemn vespers and benediction on Friday, November 21 at 6 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler. Before the opening liturgy, clergy and religious from the diocese will attend a workshop focused on preparing for the Year and planning diocesan …

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Elliott, Neu Ordained to the Diaconate in Rome

Calling the men before him to missionary discipleship and stressing their role in the New Evangelization, Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, ordained 43 seminarians from the Pontifical North American College, including two from the Diocese of Tyler, to the Order of Deacon on Thursday morning at the Altar of the Chair at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. With their …

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Mother Susan Catherine to take Solemn Vows

Mother Susan Catherine, foundress of the Daughters of Divine Hope religious order, will profess her solemn vows before Bishop Joseph E. Strickland Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul in Tyler. With the profession, Mother Susan Catherine will enter permanently into religious life. She will profess vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and fidelity. “My …

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Vocation Discernment for Women to Begin Sept. 14

Is God calling you to the religious life? The Diocese of Tyler’s Vocational Discernment Program for Women will begin a series of gatherings to help women discern a potential vocation, Sr. Angelica Orozco, EFMS, diocesan coordinator for women religious, has announced. The first meeting will be held on Sunday, September 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fransalian …

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