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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

Here come the Saints

Saturday, September 15, 2012
Hello again.  I'm not sure how many of you are still checking the pages of The Running Priest.  I know it has been a long time between posts but things have been happening behind the scenes.The week of September 24, the large window over the main doors of the Chapel... Read More

Now it's Easter

Friday, April 13, 2012
Hello,Sorry for the lack of posts but it's been a little busy since I last posted on March 11.Speaking of busy..............the pictures say it all. Pope Benedict says hello to all the Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul supporters!!!!!

Lenten Waiting

Sunday, March 11, 2012
The Supper of the Lamb window over the main doors of the Chapel is in production. I'll try to update as much as possible as it develops.We also await the announcement of our 4th bishop. This makes one both nervous and excited as we enter into these early days of... Read More

All's Quiet

Friday, January 13, 2012
Just thought I would post a brief message on the blog. The dedication of the Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul brings to a close the blog's focus on that effort. There are still some stained glass windows to be completed and installed and I will keep you up to... Read More

First Christmas at the Chapel

Friday, December 30, 2011
The Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul celebrates the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ for the first time, December 25, 2011. We pray for God's special blessings for all who helped to make this beautiful Chapel a reality.                      ... Read More