Bishop's Blog



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 (stphilipinstitute.org), 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

SPIRITUAL COMMUNION- WISE WORDS FROM FR. GUS THARAPPEL

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

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.  https://www.catholicjobs.com/job/6889140389The 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
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