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Novena in Preparation for March 25

Thursday, March 17, 2022
I encourage everyone to pray this simple Novena prayer in preparation for March 25.  Let us pray for peace in the world. If we begin today March 17, the Feast of St. Patrick then we can conclude on the morning of March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the... Read More

Thoughts on Saint Patrick

Thursday, March 17, 2022
St Patrick Calls ALL Christians to be the Missionaries of this AgeDeacon Keith Fournier I am a Catholic Christian who grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, with an Irish lineage. I have always loved St. Patrick’s Day. The celebrations and the revelry seemed to provide a break from the intensity of... Read More

Mass praying for the Consecration of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
All are invited to a Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler at 6:00 PM on March 25th. This beautiful Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord is a great opportunity to join Pope Francis in praying for the Consecration of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate... Read More

The Treasure of Fasting

Friday, March 11, 2022
“Fasting gives birth to prophets and strengthens the powerful; fasting makes lawgivers wise. Fasting is a good safeguard for the soul, a steadfast companion for the body, a weapon for the valiant, and a gymnasium for athletes. Fasting repels temptations, anoints unto piety; it is the comrade of watchfulness and... Read More

A Martyr's Prayer

Tuesday, March 08, 2022
Please pray this prayer for me and for all the bishops in the world today. We must be strong in Christ.ST. JOHN FISHER'S PRAYER FOR BISHOPSLord, according to Thy promise that the Gospel should be preached throughout the whole world, raise up men fit for such work.The Apostles were but... Read More

A Very Important Message

Monday, February 28, 2022
A Call to Receive Communion WorthilyAn excerpt from a book that I refer to often called, Mystery of the Altar, by Kenneth J. Howell and Joseph Crownwood.  This passage is from the writings of the mystic and saint Margaret of Cortona who lived from 1247 to 1297. She offers this... Read More

Lenten Devotions for the Diocese of Tyler 2022

Friday, February 18, 2022
Lenten Devotions in the Diocese of TylerSaturday Rosary and Adoration- Each Saturday of Lent the Rosary will be prayed processing around the Cathedral block beginning at 3:00 PM and this will be followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception from after the Rosary... Read More

Important Truth

Monday, February 07, 2022
 Please ponder this with me.Blaise Pascal:“It is as much a crime to disturb the peace when the truth prevails as it is a crime to keep the peace when the truth is violated. There is therefore a time in which peace is justified and another time when it is not... Read More

Faith and Family for February

Friday, January 21, 2022
Faith and Family Resources for FebruaryThe month of February brings some special days that every family can celebrate. Please take a look at this information and consider how you individually or as a family can highlight these days. This year Lent begins on March 2, so all of February is... Read More