Bishop's Blog / August

By Bishop Strickland
Monday, August 18, 2014

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A good friend was teasing me about updating my website since July 4 was rather a long time ago!!!

I thought it was quite appropriate that my update should include information that will hopefully make my website and all communication in the diocese look a lot different and be much more up to date.

As of September 2, 2014 the Diocese of Tyler will welcome Mr. Peyton Low as our Director of Communication.  I baptized Peyton and he is a lifelong member of the Tyler Catholic community and attended St. Gregory Catholic School and Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic School.  He brings a wealth of experience in internet media and I believe he will be a tremendous asset in coordinating all aspects of communication in the diocese.

One of the wisest steps our first bishop, the Most Reverend Charles E. Herzig, took was to establish the Catholic East Texas, our award winning diocesan newspaper.  I look forward to Peyton working the the CET staff and all other media to help us communicate even more effectively the message of Jesus Christ in our Catholic Tradition here in Northeast Texas. 

I know you will be able to look utilize our diocesan website, my personal website and many other media instruments to enhance your life as a Catholic in the diocese and support your daily journey with Jesus Christ.

Welcome Peyton!



Bishop Strickland

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.
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