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The institute is founded by Bishop Joseph E. Strickland to teach the Catholic faith with the fervor of first century Christians, with truth, goodness, and beauty, with reverence for the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, and for all seasons of life.

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St. Philip the Evangelist

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“Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, that is, the queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury, who had come to Jerusalem to worship, and was returning home. Seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah. The Spirit said to Philip, ‘Go and join up with that chariot.’ Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and said, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’ He replied, ‘How can I, unless someone instructs me?’ So he invited Philip to get in and sit with him.” Acts 8: 27-31

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St. Philip Institute at the National Catholic Register

TYLER, Texas — How does a bishop bring “the joy of the Gospel” to the angst of the age? Bishop Joseph Strickland pondered and prayed over this question for five years as bishop and realized it was time to do something completely new for the Diocese of Tyler.

The Bishop Strickland Hour

Bishop Strickland is a trusted and sought-after voice of Catholic orthodoxy in the Church today.

Summer Marriage Formation Coordinator Workshop

Over the summer the Family Life Office offered online workshops for Marriage Formation Coordinators in the Diocese of Tyler in both English and Spanish.

Morally Coherent Catholic Citizenship

As your bishop, I plan to offer a series of brief articles that I pray will be helpful to all of us as we approach the 2020 national, state, and local elections in November. Let me be clear, I have no intention of publicly endorsing any specific party or any...

Three to Get Married Summer 2020

This summer the St. Philip Institute Family Life Office launched the first ever Three to Get Married Online Retreat Weekends in English and Spanish. This online retreat was created in response to COVID-19 restrictions and allowed couples to experience this important part of the marriage formation process through a combination of pre-recorded and live group sessions.

Building the Domestic Church 2020 Catechist Conference

The St. Philip Institute Department of Faith Formation recently hosted our annual Catechist Conference. The conference focused on the theme of Building the Domestic Church. The event featured ten talks offered for catechists and parish leaders, five in English and five in Spanish. Over 300 people attended the virtual event and our live Q and A was joined by 50 participants. The talks from the conference are still available here.

Dr. Trasancos on the Drew Mariani Show – Vaccines

Hour 1 of 8-13-20
What you need to know: The CDC is warning that COVID could get really bad this fall – what do we know and what can be done?

Abortion and the COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar

On August 11, the St. Philip Institute partnered with Children of God for Life and the Avila Institute to host a webinar on Abortion and the COVID-19 Vaccine. His Excellency, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland, Bishop of Tyler and Founder of the St. Philip Institute joined...

Join Bishop Strickland in Praying the Rosary on August 15

Most Reverend Joseph E. Strickland, Bishop of Tyler, is assisting Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jefferson, Texas with the development of a Marian Center of Eucharistic Devotion.

Diocesan Enrollment

We are offering a full set of CCD and RCIA (English and Spanish) classes live online. What began as a response to the COVID-19 quarantine turned into a way to bring Catholic teaching to every home.

Morally Coherent Catholic Citizenship

As your bishop, I plan to offer a series of brief articles that I pray will be helpful to all of us as we approach the 2020 national, state, and local elections in November. Let me be clear, I have no intention of publicly endorsing any specific party or any...

El obispo Strickland celebra la misa dominical de la Divina Misericordia | 19.4.20

Para aquellos que no pueden asistir a misa en la diócesis de Tyler debido al brote de COVID-19, el Instituto San Felipe está subiendo una grabación de la misa a las redes sociales y al sitio web del Instituto: www.stphilipinstitute.org

Bishop Strickland Celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday Mass | 4.19.20

For those who can not attend Mass in the Diocese of Tyler due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the St. Philip Institute is uploading a recording of the Mass to social media and the Institute website: www.stphilipinstitute.org

Bishop Strickland’s Virtual Novena: An Easter Gift to the Diocese of Tyler

Bishop Strickland prayed out loud for an hour in participation with a Virtual Novena and offers it as an Easter Gift to his diocese.

Fr Braun’s Easter Message to Youth

Fr. Braun wishes the youth of the diocese a happy Easter! The outbreak of coronavirus has been challenging for everyone, but it is easy to forget our teens. They have had to undergo a lot of change and transition, including staying at home and taking online classes....

El obispo Strickland celebra la misa del Domingo de Pascua | 12.4.20

Para aquellos que no pueden asistir a misa en la diócesis de Tyler debido al brote de COVID-19, el Instituto San Felipe está subiendo una grabación de la misa a las redes sociales y al sitio web del Instituto: www.stphilipinstitute.org

Easter Sunday

Join us for Easter Sunday Mass, live from the Chapel of Sts. Peter & Paul in Tyler, TX. The celebrant is Fr. Hank Lanik, Rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Bishop Strickland Celebrates Easter Sunday Mass | 4.12.20

NOTE: The introduction at the beginning of this recording was included because this Mass was broadcast on FOX 51-TV at 10AM on Easter Sunday. For those who can not attend Mass in the Diocese of Tyler due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the St. Philip Institute is...

Easter Vigil

Join Bishop Strickland live at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler, TX to celebrate the joyful liturgy of the Easter Vigil! The Mass will be in English.

The Second Word | The Seven Last Words of Christ

“This day you will be with me in paradise.” (Lk. 23: 43) Luke Arredondo, Director of Faith Formation, reflects on Jesus’ words to the thief on the Cross who Fulton Sheen says “died a thief, because he stole paradise.” Dismas, the good thief, sees the truth of Jesus’...

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