Marian Conference Focuses on Family

About 250 people from across the Diocese of Tyler attended Saturday’s Marian Conference on the campus of Bishop Gorman Schools in Tyler which focused on the Virgin Mary’s role in the family. The day began with Solemn Mass and a Eucharistic Procession celebrated by Bishop Joseph Strickland at the Chapel of Sts. Peter & Paul. In his homily, Bishop Strickland focused …

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Preparing for Mass (28th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me. St. Paul’s faith in Jesus Christ and his hope in the fulfillment of God’s promises helps him to persevere in any circumstance: when things are going well and when they are going badly; when he has an abundance or when he is in want; when he has a full stomach …

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Bishop Strickland’s Statement on the Extraordinary Synod for the Family

From October 5-19, 2014, bishops from around the world will gather with Pope Francis in Extraordinary Synod in Rome to consider the pastoral challenges facing the family. A Synod is simply a gathering of bishops that advise the Holy Father by providing counsel on important issues facing the people of God. By their very nature, the topics that will be …

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Elliott, Neu Ordained to the Diaconate in Rome

Calling the men before him to missionary discipleship and stressing their role in the New Evangelization, Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, ordained 43 seminarians from the Pontifical North American College, including two from the Diocese of Tyler, to the Order of Deacon on Thursday morning at the Altar of the Chair at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. With their …

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To Have the Attitude of Christ Jesus (26th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Last Saturday in his keynote address at the Diocesan Liturgical Conference, Bishop Strickland warned about the danger of arrogance — certainly arrogance in regard to Church teachings and documents on the liturgy, but really any form of arrogance. The Bishop said that arrogance, that is, thinking I know best (and no one is going to tell me otherwise) is at …

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Liturgical Conference Audio Presentations Now Available

Audio from selected presentations at the 2014 Diocese of Tyler Liturgical conference is now available on the diocesan web site and via the Diocese of Tyler iTunes Podcast feed. The presentations can be heard below on this page, or listeners may subscribe to “Diocese of Tyler” in the Podcast App on iPhones. Additional presentations will be made available in October. The …

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Diocesan Marian Conference Set for Oct. 11

The Diocese of Tyler will hold its annual Marian Conference on Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bishop Gorman Regional Catholic School in Tyler. The Family Under the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the theme for this year’s conference according to organizers Fr. John-Mary Bowlin and Fr. Raymundo Garcia. The scheduled presentations are: …

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Called to be a Worker in the Vineyard (25th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

For to me life is Christ, and death is gain (Phil 1:21). With St. Paul, there is no sense of comfortable Christianity, no “Health & Wealth Gospel” or “Prosperity Gospel.” For St. Paul, the Christian faith — the living of the “good news” — is not a Sunday religion or something that is merely social like getting together for a …

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Bishop Highlights ‘Joy’ at First Liturgical Conference

Calling the Eucharistic liturgy the “pearl of great price” and the treasure from which our joy as Christians flows, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland opened the Diocese of Tyler’s first liturgical conference on Saturday at Bishop Gorman Schools in Tyler. Over 500 people attended the all-day event which was also held in Spanish at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Tyler. Participants included clergy, liturgical …

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Lufkin Daily News Features St. Patrick Teaching Duo

This Monday’s (Sept. 15) edition of the Lufkin Daily News highlights Lok Fung and Shannon Law, newly weds who are teaching at St. Patrick Catholic School in Lufkin. The feature written by Rhonda Oaks with the Lufkin News, begins: While many newlyweds long to spend as much time together as possible, one couple is accomplishing that — in the classroom. Team teachers Lok Fung …

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Bishop Gorman Recognized as School of Excellence

Bishop Gorman Regional Catholic School in Tyler has been recognized as a “School of Excellence” by The Cardinal Newman Society as part of its annual Catholic Education Honor Roll, the organization announced today. Since 2004 the Honor Roll has celebrated quality Catholic education throughout the United States. Bishop Gorman has been on the national honor roll since its creation in …

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Mother Susan Catherine to take Solemn Vows

Mother Susan Catherine, foundress of the Daughters of Divine Hope religious order, will profess her solemn vows before Bishop Joseph E. Strickland Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul in Tyler. With the profession, Mother Susan Catherine will enter permanently into religious life. She will profess vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and fidelity. “My …

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New Podcast Announced by Communications Office

The Diocese of Tyler Office of Communications will begin producing a regular audio podcast with news, updates and interviews on a variety of topics from around the Diocese. New episodes of the podcast, called Quo Vadis – Latin for “Where are you going?”, will be published monthly. The first episode is now available (click on the player below).  Subscribe Now: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/quo-vadis-podcast-diocese/id916501829 “Bishop …

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VIDEO: Remembering Bishop Charles Herzig

With grateful hearts, this weekend we remember Bishop Charles Herzig who died in office on Sept. 7, 1991. Bishop Herzig, a man of great humility, built the very foundations of our still-growing Diocese. May he rest always in the peace of Christ. Then Msgr. Herzig, a priest of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, was named the first bishop of the …

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Bishop to Present Herzig Award on Sunday

Bishop Joseph Strickland will present the annual Bishop Charles E. Herzig Humanitarian Award on Sunday, Sept. 7, during the 10 a.m. Holy Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler.   The award is named in honor of Herzig who led the diocese from its creation in 1987 until his death in 1991. The award recognizes individuals who …

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