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Calendar of the Bishop Elect October 13 - 21

Tuesday, October 09, 2012
October 11-  Mass to Begin the Year of Faith                     10:30 Cathedral of the Immaculate ConceptionOctober 12-  Daily Mass at Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul- 7:40AMOctober 13-  Confirmation at St. Joseph's in Marshall, 10:00 AMOctober 14-  Masses at St. Catherine's in Atlanta, Texas                     9:00 AM English  11:30 AM SpanishOctober 14-  Closing... Read More

A Tribute to my brother priests

Thursday, October 04, 2012
If you read this and your not a priest please pass it on to all the priests you know.  If you are a priest please receive it as a small expression of thanks for all you do and pass it on to a brother who may need a boost.  A... Read More

A Photo

Thursday, October 04, 2012
I have to laugh because I thought there were already more than enough photos of me especially with all the Confirmation photo ops lately...........but I have the feeling the photo ops are just getting started.  Another busy day learning how to be a bishop.  I truly enjoyed the masses at... Read More

Signs of the Times

Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Couldn't resist sharing this!!!Thanks to Msgr. Xavier Pappu and the community of St. Matthew'sin Longview for their prayers and support.?

That's what calendars are for................

Wednesday, October 03, 2012
I'm sure you aren't surprised that there is already a change in the calendar I posted.  I am blessed to be able to have mass at St. Mary's Catholic School in Longview next Tuesday, October 9, at 8:00 AM so I will not be able to have mass at the... Read More

Calendar of Bishop Elect Joseph Strickland

Tuesday, October 02, 2012
October 3 to 12October 3-  Bishop Gorman Regional School Mass at the Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul..........9:45AMOctober 4-  St. Gregory Cathedral School Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 8:15 AM October 5-  Daily mass at the Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul 7:40 AMOctober 7-   Sunday... Read More

A New Dawn

Tuesday, October 02, 2012
?I know the title of this post is a little "over the top" but I guess I feel a little over the top right now.  I think most of you will forgive me at least for a few more days!!!  Somehow it seems completely fitting to me that this "new... Read More

A Blessed Weekend

Monday, October 01, 2012
September 29 and 30Just a few thoughts about the most amazing weekend in my 53 years.  As you might guess I woke up early on Saturday morning and was already composing emails before the embargo lifted and the secret of my appointment could be shared.  I'm not sure how many... Read More

It all started with a phone call

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI greets the 4th Bishop of Tyler-  No I didn't just make a quick trip to Rome.  This picture was taken at the ad limina visit to which I accompanied Bishop Corrada last March.  Some said at the time "is this picture prophetic??" I suppose it was.                                 ... Read More

Behold the Lamb of God

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The windows over the main doors of the Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul have been installed.Lynchburg Stained Glass continues to do a beautiful job.  They plan to have the rest of the windows installed by December 8, 2012The Chapel is open during daylight hours and all are invited to... Read More