Last Friday, the relics of Padre Pio visited the Cathedral in Tyler, TX. For this momentous occasion, Bishop Joseph Strickland issued a decree that all Catholics in a state of grace who venerated the relics of Padre Pio at the Cathedral on October 5, 2018 would receive a partial indulgence.

On Monday, September 24th, Bishop Strickland celebrated the dedication of the new parish church at Christ the King in Kilgore, TX.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


As your shepherd, I want to personally embrace a Novena of prayer, fasting, almsgiving and mortification in reparation for the sins of shepherds against the flock, Christ's bride the Church.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 

As the Church seeks to make reparation for the grievous sins that have been committed by some of her members, many bishops have proposed that their dioceses take up the Church’s tradition of observing the Ember Days.  I join with these bishops and encourage the priests, deacons, religious, and lay faithful of the Diocese of Tyler to consider observing these special times.

You are invited to the Fourth Annual Sanctity of Life Banquet!  For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.EastTexasLifeBanquet.com

In America today, it no longer seems self-evident that we are endowed by our Creator with an unalienable right to life.

We live in a society that has profaned human life. We have seen the horrors of abortion and even the selling of body parts of aborted babies.

We also see the lack of dignity afforded to the lives of those with special needs, the elderly, the poor and the imprisoned.

Every life is a gift uniquely given by God and so has a sacred dignity. From conception until natural death, human life is a sacred gift.

Let’s come together and proclaim this great truth. The time is right for us to give a united witness to the Sanctity of Life.

You are invited to the East Texas Sanctity of Life Banquet which will be held Monday, October 8, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The banquet will provide interested people from our area to gather for a pleasant meal and some fellowship.