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Bishop Strickland announces new clergy assignments for summer 2017

After due consultation and prayerful reflection, and in order to provide for the proper care of souls entrusted to him, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland is pleased to announce the following pastoral assignments and appointments for the Diocese of Tyler. All changes are effective Sept. 1, 2017, unless noted. Pastor Rev. Ariel Cortes assigned as Pastor of St. Michael Parish in …

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Bishop Strickland requests 54-day novena to support teaching of Catholic faith

  Bishop Joseph E. Strickland is calling on the clergy, religious, and lay faithful of the Diocese of Tyler to pray a 54-day Rosary Novena in support of his vision for a teaching diocese.   The Novena will begin on Aug. 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and continue until Oct. 7, the Memorial of …

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Nominations open for 2017 Herzig Humanitarian Award, Catholic institutions now eligible

The Diocese of Tyler is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Bishop Charles E. Herzig Humanitarian Award. The award is named in honor of Bishop Herzig who led the diocese from its creation in 1987 until his death in 1991. The annual award was instituted in 2007 by Bishop Álvaro Corrada, SJ, third Bishop of Tyler, to recognize individuals who …

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Bishop Strickland elevates St. Boniface Church in Chandler from mission to parish

CHANDLER – Twenty years after its founding, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland raised St. Boniface Church in Chandler from a mission of St. Edward Church in Athens to a parish in its own right. He also named Father Paul Key, who had been serving as priest-in-charge, as the new parish’s first pastor. Bishop Strickland celebrated the milestones with St. Boniface parishioners …

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Pentecost Reflection: Overcoming our lukewarmness in the faith

In St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, as soon as you enter the magnificent church, something bright and beautiful can be seen through the baldacchino, all the way in the apse.  It is a beautiful window of the dove – who represents the Holy Spirit – shining forth into the church.  This window was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, but …

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Pope Francis, Trump hold landmark first meeting

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) – After months of anticipation, Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump finally met at the Vatican Wednesday in a friendly encounter which included an emphasis on protection of life and freedom of conscience. According to a May 24 Vatican communique, Pope Francis and Trump expressed satisfaction “for the good existing bilateral relations between the Holy …

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Job Postings: Finance Office Administrative Assistant and Pastoral Offices Administrative Assistant

POSITIONS CLOSED: Both of these positions have been filled as of June 12, 2017. Applications are no longer being accepted.  The Diocese of Tyler is seeking applicants for two full-time positions: Administrative Assistant for the Office of Finance and Administrative Assistant for the Offices of Catechesis and Youth/Young Adult Ministry. Position 1: Administrative Assistant for the Office of Finance Reports to: Director …

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Bishop Strickland promulgates constitution on teaching the Catholic Faith 

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has released a new pastoral constitution designed to guide the teaching of the Catholic Faith in the Diocese of Tyler for the next 30 years. The constitution was promulgated to the Diocese in the May edition of the Catholic East Texas magazine and can be downloaded here. Recognizing that the darkness of evil, especially in the forms …

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St. John the Evangelist Church in Emory destroyed in tornadoes that swept East Texas Saturday; Catholic Charities establishes assistance fund

EMORY – St. John The Evangelist Church in Emory was destroyed by one of the tornadoes that ripped across East Texas the evening of April 29. About 45 people were sheltering in the parish hall some 10 feet away from the church during the storm, but no injuries were reported. Mass was held outside the church April 30, with parishioners …

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Fatima 100: Diocesan Marian Conference & Consecration to the Immaculate Heart

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will consecrate the Diocese of Tyler to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Diocese will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima at the annual diocesan Marian Conference Saturday, May 13, at the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul and the Bishop Gorman Catholic Schools campus. The conference, normally held …

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