The photos are from our Catholic schools in Tyler on the first day of the new school year.
All over the diocese schools are preparing to start a new year or have already started. We are blessed to have Catholic Schools in Tyler, Longview, Marshall and Lufkin. Our Catholic schools do a great job of educating children and supporting families and have the opportunity to form our children in the context of life in Jesus Christ. As bishop I support all efforts to provide sound education whether public or private but our Catholic schools are a special treasure that allows us to form the whole person according to God's will.
I appreciate all who are involved in education at whatever level because I know it demands an intense commitment. As schools begin please know that all educators and students are in my prayers.