A voice is heard, crying out in the wilderness: "Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight the path of our God!"
This is our call during Advent as we prepare for the Solemnity of the Lord's Nativitywhen we recall his first coming, and as we use this time to prepare our hearts and minds for his second coming.
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Bishop Joseph E. Strickland was named the fourth bishop of Tyler in September of 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. Prior to being named bishop, he served a number of roles in the diocese, including vicar general, judicial vicar, and pastor of the Cathedral parish. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1985.