Clergy Assignments Announced (Sept. 14, 2015)

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has announced the following assignments for priests of the Diocese of Tyler. The assignments are effective on the dates indicated below. Effective October 15, 2015 Very Rev. Anthony McLAUGHLIN as pastor of Mary Queen of Heaven Parish, Malakoff (and continuing as Vicar General of the Diocese of Tyler). Rev. Morgan WHITE as pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Marshall  

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International Expert to Speak at 2015 Diocesan Marian Conference

Msgr. Eduardo Chávez will be the featured speaker at the 2015 Diocese of Tyler Marian Conference on Oct. 9-10 at St. Peter Claver Church in Tyler. Msgr. Chávez, who is co-founder and rector of the Institute for Guadalupan Studies and is a canon of the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, holds a doctorate in Church history and served as postulator for …

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CET: Where Did the Bible Come From?

The following article by Father Joshua Neu of the Diocese of Tyler appeared in the September-October edition of the Catholic East Texas magazine. Catholics in the Bible Belt often feel as if somehow the Bible belongs to non-Catholic Christians. Although we read the scriptures at Mass, everyone else seems to be more comfortable with the Bible than Catholics. In reality, …

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Finance Office to Host End-of-Year Seminars

The Diocese of Tyler Office of Finance will host two seminars to help parishes with year-end accounting and financial work. The sessions will be held on Oct. 20 and Oct. 22 at the Diocesan Chancery in Tyler; parish representatives may attend either session. There is no charge for the workshops and lunch will be provided. Topics covered will include: How to …

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Revamped annulment process focuses on speed, role of local bishops

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) – In a reformed marriage annulment process, Pope Francis has made significant changes, giving more of a role to the local bishop, dropping automatic appeals, and declaring the process free of charge. Announced Tuesday, the new process is aimed at streamlining the system for granting annulments out of concern “for the salvation of souls” while affirming …

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First East Texas Sanctity of Life Banquet set for Oct. 12

The Diocese of Tyler will host the first East Texas Sanctity of Life Banquet on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 at the Holiday Inn – South Broadway in Tyler. Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will be the featured speaker for the event which is being held to promote the dignity of all human life, including the unborn, those with special needs, the elderly, the …

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Bishop Corrada to visit Diocese of Tyler in September

TYLER – Bishop Álvaro Corrada, SJ, of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, third bishop of Tyler, will visit the diocese in September. Bishop Corrada will celebrate Mass Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Everyone is welcome, and a reception will follow in the Cathedral Center. Bishop Corrada also will be main celebrant Sept. 13 at the …

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Spanish-speaking catechists to gather in Tyler for encuentro Sept. 12-13

TYLER – Spanish-speaking catechists from throughout the Diocese of Tyler will gather in Tyler Sept. 12-13 for the catechetical conference, Hogar: Lugar de Encuentro y Comunión. The conference will take place at the Magnuson Hotel and Conference Center, 3310 Troup Hwy, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday. Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate the closing Mass Sept. …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Aug. 26

The Diocese of Tyler will conclude its formation series on the liturgy Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the chancery in Tyler, to help the faithful Joyfully Celebrate the Liturgy. The session will focus on environment and gestures and will feature instruction from The Catechism of the Catholic Churchi, the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, and the documents Sacrosanctum …

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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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Clergy Assignments Announced

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has announced the following assignments for priests of the Diocese of Tyler. The assignments are effective on the dates indicated below. To see previous assignments made this summer, see this announcement and this announcement. Effective September 1 Reverend George DINGUIS as pastor of St. Michael, Mt. Pleasant. Reverend Victor HAMON as parochial vicar of St. Joseph, Marshall. Effective …

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Diocesan College Campus Ministries Schedule Fall Fundraisers

Campus ministry programs for UT Tyler, Tyler Junior College and Stephen F. Austin State University have scheduled fundraisers for this fall. St. John Paul the Great Catholic Campus Ministry, serving UT Tyler and Tyler Junior College, will host its annual fundraising event on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ornelas Activity Center in Tyler. The …

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Catechetical conference draws 300 catechists from across diocese

TYLER – Some 300 catechists from across the Diocese of Tyler gathered Aug. 7-8 in Tyler for the 2015 catechetical conference, Nurturing Disciples. The conference, held in Tyler at the Holiday Inn on South Broadway, drew clergy, religious, parents, youth ministers and catechists for two days of sessions devoted to all facets of religious education, Christian Initiation, parenting and youth ministry. …

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