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 changes are effective Jan. 19, 2018, unless noted.

Pastor

Rev. Jose Kannampuzha assigned as Pastor of St. Jude Parish in Henderson (from Pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Lufkin).

A Diocesan Sanctity of Life event for teens will take place at the Cathedral in Tyler on January 6, 2018 from 8:30am to 4:30pm. For more details and registration information click this link: 1-6-2018 Day of Life for Teens

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 changes are effective Dec. 1, 2017.

Pastor

Rev. George Elliott assigned as Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Nacogdoches. He will continue as Chaplain to St. Mary’s Campus Ministry at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Administrator

Rev. Stephen Duyka assigned as Parochial Administrator pro tempore of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Atlanta. He will continue as Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart Parish in Atlanta.

Other

Rev. Christopher Ruggles has submitted his resignation as Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Nacogdoches and Dean of the Southeast Deanery for health reasons.

Rev. Daniel Gonzalez has submitted his resignation as Pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Atlanta. Father Gonzales has been assigned to exercise priestly ministry for the Missionary Society of St. James in the Territorial Prelature of Sicuani in Peru.

The Diocese of Tyler Altar Server Mass will be held December 2, 10am at the Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul in Tyler. An Appreciation Lunch will follow at Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School, hosted by the Knights of Columbus.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Father Justin Braun at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Adela Hernandez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 903.34.1077 X162.

We need trained volunteers to bring the message of Jesus Christ to God’s people in our area prisons.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice & the Diocese of Tyler will offer the necessary training.

WHEN: Saturday, December 9, 2017

WHERE: Diocese of Tyler Chancery Office – St. Paul mtg rm (south entrance)

1015 ESE Loop 323, Tyler

TIME: 8:30am Registration (will need driver’s license)

9:00am – 1:00pm Training (refreshments provided)

COST: FREE

RSVP: Father Gary Rottman 903.266.2158 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deacon Dan Rose 903.928.2623 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Terri Bolton 903.266.2132 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.