A Funeral Mass for Monsignor Gerald Alan Priest, 79, of Crockett will be held on Monday, August 5, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler with Bishop Joseph E. Strickland as the principal celebrant. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery at 5 p.m. in Texarkana, Texas under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
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.
To the flock of the Diocese of Tyler,
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.
Rev. Peter G. McGrath, 56, entered eternal life peacefully and with the consolation of the sacraments on June 3, 2019, surrounded by his family, brother priests, and his bishop.
April 15 Catholic Charities-Diocese of Tyler has established a Disaster Relief Fund to assist those affected by the tornadoes that claimed four lives and devastated the Alto and surrounding East Texas area. Ven. Antonio Margil Mission in Alto also sustained damage to both church buildings. Palm Sunday Mass was held in the parking lot. Catholic Charities is collecting gift cards (Visa, Mastercard, etc.) and personal hygiene products. Items can be delivered to the Catholic Charities offices at 202 W. Front Street, Tyler TX 75702. (behind the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.) Monetary donations are also greatly needed. To help with the disaster relief effort, please visit the Catholic Charities Donate Now page at cctyler.org. Your generosity is truly appreciated.