Bishop Invites Feedback on Family Topics for Synod

This October, Cardinals and Bishops from across the world will gather in Rome for the Ordinary Synod of Bishops. This Synod will be considering the vocation and mission of the family both in the Church and in contemporary society. The Vatican has a working preparatory document (called a lineamenta) that is composed of the concluding report from the 2014 Extraordinary Synod …

Read More »

Reflection: Transfiguration of the Lord

“Rabbi, it is good that we are here!” (Mk 9:5).  Here we are at the Second Sunday of Lent, and Mother Church offers us an appropriate set of readings: the Genesis account of Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac (Gn 22); St. Paul’s famous Romans passage, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Rm 8); and the Transfiguration of …

Read More »

Our Mission: Retired Priests

This feature highlights how the 2015 Bishop’s Annual Appeal will assist retired and infirm priests in the Diocese of Tyler.  To learn more, visit dioceseoftyler.org/ourmission.  Our priests in the Diocese of Tyler have come from all over the world, committing their entire life to the missionary fields of East Texas. Many retire after years of service in the various parishes and …

Read More »

During Lent, Pope Francis Offers Handy Tips for Confession

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As Catholics are encouraged to make going to confession a significant part of their lives during Lent, Pope Francis offered some quick tips to help people prepare for the sacrament of penance. After a brief explanation of why people should go to confession — “because we are all sinners” — the pope listed 30 key questions …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Penance Services Planned Across Diocese for Lent

Through the season of Lent, parishes and missions across the Diocese of Tyler will offer special opportunities for the faithful to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (also called penance or confession). These “Penance Services” are in addition to the parish or mission’s normal times for confession. At the services, multiple priests will be available and, unless noted, confessors are …

Read More »

Church Prepares to Enter Lent: Questions About the Season

Lent is the penitential season of approximately 40 days set aside by the Church in order for the faithful to prepare for the celebration of the Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection. During this holy season, inextricably connected to the Paschal Mystery, the Catechumens prepare for Christian initiation, and current Church members prepare for Easter by a recalling of Baptism and …

Read More »

Pope Francis’ Call to New Cardinals: Be Captivated by Truth

Vatican City, Feb 14, 2015 by Ann Schneible CNA/EWTN News – Pope Francis welcomed the Catholic Church’s newest cardinals on Saturday, encouraging them to center themselves in Jesus Christ as they lead the faithful in patience, justice, and docility to the Holy Spirit. “The man of God is someone captivated by truth, one who encounters it fully in the word and …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Holy Spirit Guides Cathedral’s Dominican Republic Mission Trip

Special to the Catholic East Texas by Dr. Danny Jackman The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception parish and many generous benefactors sponsored a team of nineteen missionaries on a spirit-filled journey to the Dominican Republic during the first week of February. Organized by Kelly and Danny Jackman and Mariluz and Tony Carvajal, the Mission of Love outreach from the Cathedral …

Read More »

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Called ‘Direct Assault’ on Marriage, Morality

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The new movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” is “a direct assault on Christian marriage and on the moral and spiritual strength of God’s people,” Cincinnati’s archbishop told pastors in his archdiocese. “We need to inform our people about the destructive message of this movie and to highlight the beauty of God’s design for loving relationships between a …

Read More »

Fullness of Truth Conference Registration Continues

Registration for the Fullness of Truth Conference in Tyler on Feb 20-21 is continuing, according to event organizer Charlie Mercer. The well-known conference is returning to Tyler for the second time, and the theme of this year’s event is, “Why the Cross? Salvation and Suffering in Scripture.” Attendees will experience a deeper meaning to Lent and will leave with a better …

Read More »

Married Couples Praised as a Blessing, Honored for Commitment

Over 30 couples who have been married for 50 or more years celebrated their anniversaries on Saturday with Bishop Joseph E. Strickland at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler as part of the Diocese of Tyler’s celebration of World Marriage Day. See photos from the Mass>>> Organized by the diocesan office of marriage and family life, the Mass …

Read More »

Pope Affirms that Mass is More Than a Mere ‘Representation’

Vatican City, Feb 10, 2014 / 10:45 am (CNA/EWTN News) by Elise Harris –  In his daily homily, Pope Francis reflected on the meaning of the Liturgy, highlighting how it is a real participation in Jesus’ presence, and encouraged all to enter more fully into the mystery of the Mass. “When we celebrate the Mass, we don’t accomplish a representation of …

Read More »

Scouts Honored at Annual Mass with Bishop Strickland

Linking their journey as Scouts with the journey as Christian disciples to mature in the Gospel, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland presided at a Holy Mass and awards presentation for the Boy Scouts of the Diocese of Tyler on Saturday at the Chapel of Sts. Peter & Paul in Tyler. Bishop Strickland encouraged the young men to recognize that the goal …

Read More »
Translate »