Humanae Vitae explained the theology. Now learn the science behind how we can live it out!

The St. Philip Institute presents a teaching event on the Science of N.F.P. Dr. Stephen Burns, M.D. will give an overview of a healthy cycle and how methods of Natural Family Planning can successfully help couples understand their fertility. We will also discuss things such as:

– The difference between the “Rhythm Method” and NFP
– The negative effects of contraception
– How NFP can help couples struggling with infertility
– Getting started with an NFP method and what to expect

Childcare will be available!

To RSVP for Childcare or for more information please contact the St. Philip Institute (903)630-5055 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Catholic Charities Ft. Worth has opened a shelter for migrant children separated from their families.  They are need of the following items. 

All donations can be delivered to Catholic Charities in Tyler (202 W. Front) and will be forwarded to Catholic Charities Ft. Worth.  Thank you.


Create a Welcome Box

We will accept any of the items listed below as an individual item or a part of kit.  Please do not send other items.


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. All appointments are effective July 2, 2018.

Parochial Vicar

Rev. Hector Arvizu assigned as Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart Parish in Nacogdoches (newly ordained).

Rev. John Henao, STL assigned as Parochial Vicar pro tempore of St. Andrew Parish and St. Patrick Parish in Lufkin (from Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart in Nacogdoches).

Rev. Roselio Fuentes assigned as Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Parish in Marshall (newly ordained).


Rev. Matias Rodriguez granted retirement from active ministry (from Priest-in-Residence at St. Joseph Parish in Marshall).

This Saturday, June 9 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler (10:00am), Bishop Joseph Strickland will ordain Deacon Hector Arvizu and Deacon Roselio Fuentes to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ. The Rite of Ordination has ancient roots and unfolds in a beautiful way. The joy of the ordination is magnified by the presence and prayer of the great number of the faithful who attend the Mass of Ordination.

Training Day for Catechists/Clergy
July 21, 2018

“Finding God: Adaptive Faith Formation For Special Needs”

Presentation by Luci Holloway, Consultant for Loyola Press
Our Sunday Visitor and the Westerman Foundation have granted the Diocese of Tyler Special Needs Ministry $10,000 to use for formation. We are purchasing 2 additional kits to be given away at this training session to deserving parishes who are providing for these families. This will put the total up to 16 parishes with kits.
10-2 at the Cathedral Center in Tyler. $10 registration fee. Email to register to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can pay at the door. Lunch included.