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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

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

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Festival Week of the Immaculate Virgin MaryDecember 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... Read More

November Letter to the Flock

Friday, November 12, 2021
Dear Faithful CatholicsAs 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.+JosephNov12-21 - 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... 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,... 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... Read More

Welcome to the Diocese of Tyler

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Dear Newcomers to the Diocese of Tyler,I want to welcome you wholeheartedly to East Texas and the Diocese of Tyler. Let us pray that your move to the piney woods is filled with blessings and new opportunities.I’m sure that as you get settled it will be very evident that you... Read More