Youth

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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Diocesan youth to gather July 24-26 to Set A Fire in faith

More than 200 teens from around the diocese will gather on the Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School campus July 24-26 for the first Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference. The conference, called Set A Fire!, is for high school students, from those entering in the fall to those who have just graduated. It opens July 24 at 4 p.m. with registration and …

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Our Mission: Youth Ministry

This feature highlights how the 2015 Bishop’s Annual Appeal will support youth ministry in the Diocese of Tyler.  To learn more, visit dioceseoftyler.org/ourmission.  Building the faith in our youth is critical to strengthening our world and building up our culture both for now and the future. Young people have a deep longing to know the truth, to know the friendship of …

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