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Welcome to the St. Philip Institute. We are an institute 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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The St. Philip Institute produces digital and print materials to teach the Catholic faith. Browse our essays, videos, teaching materials, and podcasts.

Your Blue Flame

Jennifer Fulwiler is a mom of 6 as well as an author, podcaster, and stand-up comedian. She is also a convert to the Catholic Faith, a journey she chronicles in her award-winning book, "Something Other Than God". This week she joins Bishop Strickland and Institute...

Teen Girls and Anxiety

For teenage girls, peer pressure has gone from local to global. Bishop Strickland and Dr. Stacy sit down to talk with Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor, Simone Key, from Stella Maris Christian counseling about how to begin to deal with overwhelming...

World Day of Migrants and Refugees

The 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees is on Sunday September 27, 2020.

Hope to Die

Dr. Scott Hahn is a Professor of Biblical Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio and a convert to the Catholic Faith who is widely known for his great love for the Sacred Scriptures. This week he joins Bishop Strickland and Dr....

One Wrong Righted

Ms. Debi Vinnedge returns to the St. Philip Institute Podcast to discuss some good news for the pro-life cause! Join Debi, Bishop Strickland, and Stacy as they discuss the significance of the latest news from Sanofi Pasteur - a pharmaceutical giant which has just...

Three to Get Married Online Retreats

One of the ministries impacted by COVID-19 was our Three to Get Married retreat program.

Witness To Love Diocesan Launch

On Friday, May 22nd the Family Life Office launched the “Civil Marriage Initiative” for the Diocese of Tyler.

Catholicism, Racism, #ICantBreathe

Deacon Chip Jones comes onto the St. Philip Institute Podcast to discuss the events of the past week in Minneapolis & throughout the country, and how we should view these events in the light of our Faith. Subscribe on these platforms: Youtube   ...

The Constitution on Teaching

Bishop Strickland promulgated the Constitution on Teaching 3 years ago in May of 2017. Dr Stacy Trasancos, Executive Director of the St. Philip Institute, sits down with two other Institute staff members to discuss what makes this such a visionary teaching document...

“You Will be my Witnesses”: How Pentecost Helps us Understand the Mission of Confirmation

By: Elizabeth Slaten, M.A.  As Catholics, we celebrate the end of the Easter season with the Solemnity of Pentecost, that beautiful event where the Holy Spirit descends on the apostles in the form of tongues of fire, filling them with grace and strength. This event...

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

There will be no live-stream Mass on Friday, July 3 because the Chancery office is closed. Daily Mass will return on Monday, July 6.

Sunday Masses

The St. Philip Institute will stream live and record Sunday Masses

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The Department of Faith Formation and the Department of Family Life serve the Diocese of Tyler and work to implement a teaching structure worthy of emulation in other dioceses. Our Resources section contains podcasts, videos, essays and more . Our materials and resources are available to anyone.

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Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time: Prayers and Reflections

Fr. Gus shares a Liturgy of the Word with meditations and reflections for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the following weekdays.

Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time: Prayers and Reflections

Fr. Gus shares a Liturgy of the Word with meditations and reflections for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the following weekdays.

Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time: Prayers and Reflections

Fr. Gus shares a Liturgy of the Word with meditations and reflections for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the following weekdays.

Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time: Prayers and Reflections

Fr. Gus shares a Liturgy of the Word with meditations and reflections for the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the following weekdays.

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ and Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time: Prayers and Meditations

Fr. Gus has shared a Liturgy of the Word with meditations and reflections for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ and the following weekdays.

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity and Tenth Week of Ordinary Time: Prayers and Meditations

Fr. Gus has shared a Liturgy of the Word with meditations and reflections for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity and the following weekdays.

Pentecost and Ninth Week of Ordinary Time: Prayers and Meditations

Fr. Gus has shared a Liturgy of the Word with meditations and reflections for this Pentecost and the following weekdays.

The Ascension and Seventh Week of Easter: Prayers and Meditations

Fr. Gus has shared a Liturgy of the Word with meditations and reflections for this Sunday and the following weekdays.

Sixth Week of Easter: Prayers and Meditations

Fr. Gus has shared a Liturgy of the Word with meditations and reflections for the Sixth Sunday of Easter and the following weekdays.

Fifth Week of Easter: Prayers and Meditations

Fr. Gus, from the Wellspring Fransalian Center for Spirituality, has shared a Liturgy of the Word with meditations and reflections for the Fifth Sunday of Easter and the following weekdays.

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