Bishop's Blog


Tuesday, March 17, 2020
SPIRITUAL COMMUNION We are going through a very difficult time as the coronavirus spreads. Many activities and events, including liturgical services are cancelled in Churches around the country. Our Bishop, Most Reverend Joseph Strickland, has advised those who are uncomfortable in groups because of the threat of corona virus to... Read More

Blessed Virgin Mary and the US Flag

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Thanks to the Knights of Columbus in Tyler for this image.  A beautiful reminder that our nation should turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary during this challenging time.  She will always help us return to her Son, Jesus Christ.

Eucharistic Procession

Friday, March 13, 2020
The Eucharistic Procession after the 7:00 AM mass this morning at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler, Texas was a great blessing and a moment of grace. The crowd for morning mass was a bit larger than usual but people were careful to keep their safe distance in light... Read More

Eucharistic Procession for the Coronavirus and Other Challenges

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sons in the Diocese of Tyler, As we continue to deal with the many issues which impact our families, parishes and missions in the Diocese of Tyler and as we continue this journey of the Year of the Eucharist I am directing every priest to conduct a Eucharistic... Read More

Prayer to St. Joseph

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
One of our priests shared this prayer and I wanted to pass it along.O glorious Saint Joseph, I present to thee this day the priests of the Diocese of Tyler, priests of your Son Jesus Christ, and beg thee to be our advocate and defender, counselor and friend. Open thy... Read More

Interested in Moving to Tyler?

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
The Diocese of Tyler is looking for an Administrative Assistant for our Planned Giving and Foundation Director. If you are planning to move to the Tyler area or have any interest in doing so please check out this link which offers the basic information. Diocese of Tyler is a... Read More

Consecration to St. Joseph

Friday, February 14, 2020
I'm encouraging everyone in the Diocese of Tyler to consider participating in the Consecration to St. Joseph which will begin on February 16, 2020.A book dedicated to this effort titled, Consecration to St. Joseph by Donald H. Calloway is available on Amazon and is a helpful guide to assist you... Read More

Two Sons of the Diocese of Tyler

Friday, February 14, 2020
Fr. Martin Bernhard and Bishop Eduardo Nevares visiting in Norcia, Italy at the Benedictine Monastery where Fr. Martin is now a Monk.  You may remember Fr. Martin as Fr. Brandon Bernhard who was ordained for the Diocese of Tyler and then discerned a call to the monastic life.  He prays... Read More

The Year of the Eucharist: Fostering Reverence for the Real Presence

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
After his baptism in the River Jordan, Jesus entered into his public teaching mission using wondrous parables, miraculous healings, and unfathomable compassion, mercy and forgiveness in an effort to convince the people of Israel that God loves them and wants them to live with him in eternity. His most challenging... Read More

Year of the Eucharist

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
As we reach the mid-point of January 2020 I'm encouraging everyone in the Diocese of Tyler to focus on coming closer to Jesus Christ in His Eucharistic presence.  Some things to consider..........1. Do you plan to receive the Body of Christ at Holy Mass this Sunday, the 2nd Sunday in... Read More