Bishop's Blog

Right the Wrong

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
I encourage everyone in the Diocese of Tyler to participate in our Right the Wrong Mission.  You can find it on the website and follow the instructions to add your voice to many, many others who know that the life of every unborn child is a precious gift that... Read More

Holy Week- The Week of Weeks

Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Dear Faithful of the Diocese of Tyler, I pray that you feel the wonder of God’s Love, incarnate in His Son Jesus Christ, as we approach our holiest days. The Triduum - Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday Easter Sunday I encourage every household to embrace the following themes for... Read More

Fr. Brandon Bernhard, now Benedictine Father Martin in Norcia

Saturday, April 04, 2020
Father Brandon Bernhard was ordained for the Diocese of Tyler but later discerned a call to be a Benedictine Monk in Norcia, Italy.  His religious name is Fr. Martin and he prays faithfully for all of us in the Diocese of Tyler.  Please say a prayer for Fr. Martin and his... Read More

April 1st Update Regarding Mitigation of the Coronavirus in the Diocese of Tyler

Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Update on Measures to Keep the Diocese of Tyler Safe April 1, 2020On March 17, 2020, I issued a decree suspending the public celebration of Mass and enacting other measures in support of the effort to keep our communities safe and prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease. I also... Read More

Announcement after Holy Mass for the 5th Sunday of Lent

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Announcement As Bishop of Tyler, I am asking all of us to use the website of the St. Philip Institute (, as our Virtual Diocesan Family Room. Let us be strong in the power of prayer, penance, fasting and almsgiving. Every day pray the rosary and pray with the Bible,... Read More

More Excellent Support from Fr. Gus and his Wellspring Community

Sunday, March 22, 2020
Wellspring Fransalian Center for Spirituality March 22. 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters, As we are going through difficult and challenging times due to COVID - 19, let us be together in spirit and prayer and place our unshakable trust in the Lord. Churches around the world have been closed for... Read More


Tuesday, March 17, 2020
SPIRITUAL COMMUNION We are going through a very difficult time as the coronavirus spreads. Many activities and events, including liturgical services are cancelled in Churches around the country. Our Bishop, Most Reverend Joseph Strickland, has advised those who are uncomfortable in groups because of the threat of corona virus to... Read More

Blessed Virgin Mary and the US Flag

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Thanks to the Knights of Columbus in Tyler for this image.  A beautiful reminder that our nation should turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary during this challenging time.  She will always help us return to her Son, Jesus Christ.

Eucharistic Procession

Friday, March 13, 2020
The Eucharistic Procession after the 7:00 AM mass this morning at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler, Texas was a great blessing and a moment of grace. The crowd for morning mass was a bit larger than usual but people were careful to keep their safe distance in light... Read More

Eucharistic Procession for the Coronavirus and Other Challenges

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sons in the Diocese of Tyler, As we continue to deal with the many issues which impact our families, parishes and missions in the Diocese of Tyler and as we continue this journey of the Year of the Eucharist I am directing every priest to conduct a Eucharistic... Read More