A Blessed 4th of July

I'm sure we are all concerned at times for the future of this great nation.  Let us pray and trust in the Lord.  Our currency still says "In God We Trust" and for so many of us that is not an outdated slogan but tru... Read More

The Sacred Heart of Jesus

As we celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ I wanted to share a brief reflection that I read this morning. 

Speaking of the fear of the Lord this author says, "True fear of the Lord is when we are not afraid but are in fear of and jaw-dropping amazement at how much God loves us."  I really liked th... Read More

Priestly Anniversaries

As I mentioned in my Tweet this morning during May and June we celebrate the ordination anniversaries of a lot of our priests.  Like wedding anniversaries these milestones for our priests are a time to reflect on the joys and the challenges of living the priestly commitment. 

I tend to have a habit that a lot of us have.  I ... Read More

A different St. Augustine

I tweeted this morning a brief note about Augustine of Canterbury.  The optional memorial to celebrate this "other" St. Augustine is on the calendar for May 27.  As I read briefly about this St. Augustine it occurred to me that we have such a great blessing in the communion of saints through the ages and very often I have to ad... Read More

Constitution on the Liturgy- Chapter III



59. The purpose of the sacraments is to sanctify men, to build up the body of
Christ, and, finally, to give worship to God; because they are signs they also
instruct. They not only presuppose faith, but by words and objects they also
nourish, strengthe... Read More

Diocese of Tyler


Welcome to the Web site of Bishop Joseph E. Strickland of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas.


RSS Feed Twitter Follow the Bishop on
Twitter @Bishopoftyler


July 2014
29 30 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9

View Daily Calendar

2014 Bishop's Blog

2013 Bishop's Blog

2012 Bishop's Blog

2011 Bishop's Blog

2010 Bishop's Blog

2009 Bishop's Blog