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Bishop Elect's Calendar October 22- November 2

Saturday, October 20, 2012
    Note:  As I continue to become accustomed to my new responsibilities I will publish this as my public calendar.  Please assume that if a mass is posted here it will happen! I will do my best to update the calendar as needed but I apologize in advance because... Read More

Mea Culpa

Friday, October 12, 2012
I've often said that I am a firm believer in the premise that priests should always be willing to say "I'm sorry".  I'm sure there are more significant infractions that I have failed to acknowledge but a dear friend alerted me to the fact that I've published some grammatical errors on... Read More


Tuesday, October 09, 2012
I like this picture of the Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul under construction.  It has a nice peaceful feel and I need to breath, smile and find the quiet moments.  As you can imagine the calendar has revved up slightly in the past 10 days.  I'm enjoying every moment... Read More

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