Dear Friends in Christ,

Welcome to BishopStrickland.com, a site where I will seek to share the joy and love of Jesus Christ through my personal reflections on the Good News of the Gospel and our faith as Catholics.

✠ Bishop Strickland

Dear Friends in Christ,

Welcome to BishopStrickland.com, a site where I will seek to share the joy and love of Jesus Christ through my personal reflections on the Good News of the Gospel and our faith as Catholics.

✠ Bishop Strickland

News & Notes

Festival Week of the Immaculate Virgin Mary- December 5-12

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Festival Week of the Immaculate Virgin Mary

December 5- December 12, 2021

As bishop of the Diocese of Tyler, I invite the faithful of the diocese to enter into a Festival Week of the Immaculate Virgin Mary celebrating the 2nd Sunday of Advent, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the 3rd Sunday of Advent - Gaudete Sunday. I encourage all to enter int... Read More

November Letter to the Flock

Friday, November 12, 2021

Dear Faithful Catholics

As we approach the meeting of the bishops of the United States next week, I wanted to share some thoughts.

You can access my letter at this link.  Please read and consider.

+Joseph

Nov12-21 - Letter.pdf

Calling All Ham Radio Operators

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

As another winter approaches I am encouraging an effort to establish a Ham Radio connection in the Diocese of Tyler.  I pray that we don't have another experience like the Deep Freeze of February 2021 but it is good to be prepared. I honestly know little about Ham Radio but I do understand that it is a good communication tool when the usual communications that we have become accustomed to are not available. It seems wise to network those who are already involved in Ham Radio and encourag... Read More

An important prayer for our time

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The attached image is called "Amazing Lights", it seems especially appropriate as we celebrate the 104th Anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady at Fatima in 1917. Interestingly these amazing lights are especially active as we celebrate this important date. 

In 1910 only a few years before the Miracles at Fatima, which also carried dire warnings for humanity, Pope St. Pius X issued the "Oath Against Modernism" printed here.


“I sincerely hold that the doc... Read More

Eucharist and Confession Go Hand in Hand

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

As we celebrate the great Cure of Ars, Saint John Vianney it is worth noting that he offers us a wonderful model of priestly ministry. He is known for spending much of his time hearing confessions and he is also known for his great devotion to the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. He is very much a saint for our time because we are in need of a clear and joyful focus on both of these sacraments.

We have all heard much controversy about the Eucharist and wh... Read More

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