Bishop's Blog

Prayer to St. Joseph

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
One of our priests shared this prayer and I wanted to pass it along.O glorious Saint Joseph, I present to thee this day the priests of the Diocese of Tyler, priests of your Son Jesus Christ, and beg thee to be our advocate and defender, counselor and friend. Open thy... Read More

Interested in Moving to Tyler?

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
The Diocese of Tyler is looking for an Administrative Assistant for our Planned Giving and Foundation Director. If you are planning to move to the Tyler area or have any interest in doing so please check out this link which offers the basic information. Diocese of Tyler is a... Read More

Consecration to St. Joseph

Friday, February 14, 2020
I'm encouraging everyone in the Diocese of Tyler to consider participating in the Consecration to St. Joseph which will begin on February 16, 2020.A book dedicated to this effort titled, Consecration to St. Joseph by Donald H. Calloway is available on Amazon and is a helpful guide to assist you... Read More

Two Sons of the Diocese of Tyler

Friday, February 14, 2020
Fr. Martin Bernhard and Bishop Eduardo Nevares visiting in Norcia, Italy at the Benedictine Monastery where Fr. Martin is now a Monk.  You may remember Fr. Martin as Fr. Brandon Bernhard who was ordained for the Diocese of Tyler and then discerned a call to the monastic life.  He prays... Read More

The Year of the Eucharist: Fostering Reverence for the Real Presence

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
After his baptism in the River Jordan, Jesus entered into his public teaching mission using wondrous parables, miraculous healings, and unfathomable compassion, mercy and forgiveness in an effort to convince the people of Israel that God loves them and wants them to live with him in eternity. His most challenging... Read More

Year of the Eucharist

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
As we reach the mid-point of January 2020 I'm encouraging everyone in the Diocese of Tyler to focus on coming closer to Jesus Christ in His Eucharistic presence.  Some things to consider..........1. Do you plan to receive the Body of Christ at Holy Mass this Sunday, the 2nd Sunday in... Read More

Diocesan Year of the Eucharist

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
As Bishop of Tyler, I decree the liturgical year beginning the First Sunday of Advent, December 1, 2019, and ending on the Solemnity of Christ the King, November 22, 2020, will be observed as the "Year of the Eucharist: Fostering Reverence for the Real Presence" in the Diocese of Tyler.As... Read More

On the Blessed Virgin Mary: A Letter from the Bishop of Tyler

Thursday, October 10, 2019
The following letter will appear in the Tyler Paper print edition on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Dear Fellow Christians,I write to you as bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tyler. Let me say from the outset that I write with great respect for every baptized Christian who seeks to follow... Read More

Pray the Rosary with Bishop Strickland: Oct. 13

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
To celebrate October, the month dedicated to the Rosary, and in honor of the anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima, you are invited to join Bishop Strickland to pray the Rosary on Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. at the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul... Read More

Novena to the Holy Spirit

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Dear Faithful of the Diocese of Tyler,In anticipation of the last weeks of 2019, I feel compelled to share words of hope in Jesus Christ and to give witness to my firm faith in our beloved Catholic Church; the Church established by God’s Divine Son.  I am inspired by these... Read More