Please access this link to find a Pastoral Letter I have issued as we celebrate the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Immaculate Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, pray for us. We face challenging times but Our Lord Jesus Christ is with us and the Queen of Heaven and all the saints are interceding for us.
Pastoral letter Aug. 22, 2023.pdf
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.