Youth

Opening Homily for Bishop Gorman school year: ‘Jesus, the Great Teacher, leads us to school to the discovery of Truth’

On Wednesday, August 16, students, parents and faculty of Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic School in Tyler joined Bishop Joseph Strickland at the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul for the opening school year Mass, followed by the Eucharistic procession to the campus. In his opening homily, School President Fr. Anthony Stoeppel, STD, stressed to the students that the journey …

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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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Bishop Gorman Catholic School Class of 2017 to graduate May 19

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate the Baccalaureate Mass for the Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School Class of 2017 Thursday, May 18, at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul on the Gorman campus. Commencement exercises will be Friday, May 19, at 6 p.m. in the University of Texas at Tyler Herrington Patriot Center. The …

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St. Mary Catholic School Class of 2017 to graduate May 21

LONGVIEW – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate the Baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercises for the St. Mary Catholic School Class of 2017 Sunday, May 21, at 5:30 p.m. St. Mary Church in Longview. The nine students comprising the Class of 2017 have received $1,927,672 in scholarship offers, and have been accepted into 29 colleges and universities across the country. …

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Patriot Catholic named UT Tyler’s Student Organization of the Year

TYLER – Patriot Catholic, the student organization of the John Paul the Great Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Texas at Tyler, was recently named the Outstanding Student Organization of the Year by the university. The award recognizes the group’s “outstanding service to the student body” at UT Tyler. Patriot Catholic members “work to promote Christ on campus and …

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Diocese of Tyler declared in compliance with Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

TYLER – The Diocese of Tyler has once again been declared in compliance with the U.S. bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, the document drafted in 2002 in response to the sex abuse crisis ripping through the Church at the time. The Charter has been updated several times since. It can be found on the bishops’ …

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Pope to young people: Not one of you is insignificant

KRAKOW (CNA/EWTN News) – Our true identity cannot be lived out in glum negativity, but only in the knowledge that, in God’s eyes, our value cannot be measured; no one is insignificant. Pope Francis made these remarks on Sunday to at least 1.5 million young people gathered in Krakow for the final Mass of World Youth Day (WYD). “God loves …

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St. Mary Class of 2016 to graduate May 29

LONGVIEW – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate the Baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercises for the St. Mary Catholic School Class of 2016 Sunday, May 29, at 5:30 p.m. St. Mary Church in Longview. The 12 students comprising the Class of 2016 have received more than $550,000 in scholarship offers, and have been accepted into 22 colleges and universities across …

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Bishop Gorman Class of 2016 to graduate May 13

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate the Baccalaureate Mass for the Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School Class of 2016 Thursday, May 12, at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul on the Gorman campus. Commencement exercises will be Friday, May 13, at 6 p.m. in the University of Texas at Tyler Herrington Patriot Center. The …

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Bishop Gorman senior receives prestigious Coca Cola Foundation scholarship

TYLER – Grace Knight, a senior at Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic High School in Tyler, has been recognized as an outstanding leader by the Coca Cola Scholars Foundation and awarded a $20,000 scholarship. Knight, a daughter of Scott and Lori Knight of Tyler, is the first student from Bishop Gorman to receive the award, and the only one in East …

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