Bishop's Blog / Knights of Columbus in the Diocese of Tyler

By Bishop Strickland
Sunday, August 04, 2013

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This picture was taken on February 24, 2012 when the Diocese of Tyler celebrated its 25th Anniversary.  It includes only a portion of the Knights who have served the diocese throughout its history.  I thought it was an appropriate photo to pull from my archives as I head to the 2013 Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus in San Antonio.  The Convention begins on August 5.

In a few weeks Bishop Carmody will join me as the Knights of Columbus present a check in excess of $50,000 which is designated for the support of the education of future priests for the diocese.  This very generous donation comes from the hard work of all of the Knights of Columbus Councils in the diocese in supporting the charitable works of the order.  The Knights have been a tremendous support to all four bishops of the diocese and their dedication to faith, our nation and assistance to those in need is an example for us all.  Congratulations Sir Knights and your Ladies.  See you in San Antonio.

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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