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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

USCCB Meeting Message

Tuesday, June 04, 2019
This weekend, we will conclude the Easter season by joyfully celebrating together the great solemnity of Pentecost, when the loving God fully revealed himself as the Holy Trinity, and through the Spirit gave birth to the Church and opened the kingdom to all who believe in Christ.Sadly, too many people... Read More

Glorious Chastity - One Bishop's Reflection

Thursday, February 14, 2019
In the year 2019, we live in a world that’s off kilter. One of the deepest roots of the present chaos is the lack of willingness to embrace Glorious Chastity. I specifically use the word “glorious” because I believe it is God’s plan that obedience to His will with regard... Read More

Statement on Archbishop Vigano Letter

Monday, January 14, 2019
Dear Flock of Tyler,Once again Archbishop Vigano has made a public plea and I add my voice to his as your bishop.  He urges Archbishop McCarrick to repent for his sake, for the sake of his victims, and for the sake of the Church. This is an expression of basic... Read More

Reflection on Recent USCCB Retreat

Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Dear Flock of Tyler,I know many of you were praying for me during the Bishop’s Retreat this past week at Mundelein in Illinois. I can’t express how grateful I am for your prayers and for the profound blessing this retreat has been for me. I am thankful to our Holy... Read More
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