Bishop's Blog / School Days

By Bishop Strickland
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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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.

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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