Que Pasa: News and Notes for March 8

The 2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal is under way. The appeal theme is 30: Turning the Corner and focuses on preparing the Diocese of Tyler for the next 30 years, and beyond, of continuing the mission of Jesus Christ. Pledges and donations may be made online. To learn more about the appeal, or to make a pledge or donation, please see …

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Bishop Corrada blesses new hall at Christ the King Church in Kilgore

Bishop Álvaro Corrada, SJ, former Bishop of Tyler, blessed a new parish hall named for him at Christ the King Church in Kilgore Feb. 19. The Bishop Alvaro Corrada Family and Parish Center is an 8,625-square foot structure that incorporates the existing and renovated hall with new construction. It includes a fully equipped professional kitchen and pantry, expanded restrooms including a family …

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Linda Porter retires, ending an era in the Diocese of Tyler

An era has come to a close in the Diocese of Tyler. Linda Khirallah Porter, diocesan Director of Faith Formation since 1994, retired Feb. 28 after more than two decades of shaping how the Catholic faith is taught in East Texas. Under Porter’s leadership, thousands of catechists have been trained and endorsed to teach in parishes, and those catechists have …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Feb. 23

    The 2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal is under way. Please see the website and prayerfully consider your gift. The season of Lent begins on March 1 with Ash Wednesday. Lent runs from Ash Wednesday until the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday exclusive. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, …

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Father Brian Mullady, OP, to preach Lenten missions in three parishes

Dominican Father Brian Mullady, a popular preacher and EWTN contributor, will be in the Diocese of Tyler in March offering Lenten missions in three parishes. He will preach in: Mary Queen of Heaven Parish, Malakoff, March 6-9, at 6:30 p.m. each evening; Our Lady of Victory Parish, Paris, March 19-23, 7-8 p.m. each evening; Sacred Heart Parish, Texarkana, March 25-30. …

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CET: I Will Follow – An interview with seminarian John Simmons

John Simmons is a seminarian for the Diocese of Tyler in his second year of formation at Notre Dame Seminary in Louisiana. He is also a convert to the Catholicism. We caught up with him and asked him to tell us the story of his conversion. (This story appeared in the January 2017 edition of the Catholic East Texas magazine). …

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You Have Put on Christ with Dr. Jerry Galipeau

On Saturday (Feb. 11), the Office of Faith Formation hosted Dr. Jerry Galipeau for an interactive session with diocesan catechists and faith formation leaders entitled, “You Have Put on Christ.” Galipeau is Vice President and Chief Publishing Officer at J. S. Paluch Company and its music and liturgy division, World Library Publications.

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Feb. 8

In 2017, the Diocese of Tyler will honor our past and look forward to the future as we celebrate our 30th year of carrying out the saving mission of Jesus Christ and his Church in East Texas. The Diocese of Tyler was canonically erected on Dec. 12, 1986, by an Apostolic Bull of Pope St. John Paul II, which created the new …

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Good Shepherd Health System in Longview joins CHRISTUS, becomes Catholic institution

Good Shepherd Health System (GSHS) has announced the finalization of an agreement to become a part of CHRISTUS Health. This agreement brings together two prestigious health systems to create CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System. This joining will allow the two health systems to work together to improve access to care for patients and expand health care services throughout East Texas. …

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Father McLaughlin Named President of Bishop Gorman Catholic School

Very Rev. Dr. Anthony McLaughlin has been appointed President of Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic School in Tyler, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has announced. “I am very pleased to appoint Father Anthony McLaughlin as President of Bishop Gorman School,” said Bishop Strickland. “As a faithful priest, a gifted teacher and an experienced administrator, he brings considerable and unique talents along …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Feb. 1

In 2017, the Diocese of Tyler will honor our past and look forward to the future as we celebrate our 30th year of carrying out the saving mission of Jesus Christ and his Church in East Texas. The Diocese of Tyler was canonically erected on Dec. 12, 1986, by an Apostolic Bull of Pope St. John Paul II, which created the new …

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Catholic schools in diocese to celebrate Christ-centered education during Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 29-Feb. 4

TYLER – Catholic schools in the Diocese of Tyler and around the nation will again celebrate and proclaim their unique gift to education in the U.S. with events scheduled during Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 29-Feb. 4. The theme for this year’s celebration is Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service. Catholic schools in the Diocese of Tyler will observe …

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Williams named Finance Officer

Laura Williams has received a canonical appointment to the position of Finance Officer for the Diocese of Tyler, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has announced. The Finance Officer, a position mandated for each diocese by the Church’s Code of Canon Law, directs the administration of the goods of the diocese under the authority of the bishop and prepares the financial reports …

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