Teaching the Catholic Faith

with the fervor of 1st century Christians

Teaching the Catholic Faith

with Truth, Goodness, and Beauty

Teaching the Catholic Faith

with reverence for the True Presence of Christ in the Eucharist

Teaching the Catholic Faith

for all Seasons of Life

Teaching the Catholic Faith

Consistent with the command from the Spirit for St. Philip the Evangelist to teach the Ethiopian in the chariot, Bishop Joseph Strickland announced that the Diocese of Tyler would be a teaching diocese and in doing so, would strive to become a model diocese in the Catholic Church. 

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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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The St. Philip Institute Goes to New Orleans

The St. Philip Institute staff traveled to Kenner, Louisiana for the 2020 Gulf Coast Faith Formation Conference.

Christus Vincit!

The St. Philip Institute Way of Beauty - Sacred MusicOn Saturday November 23, 2019, The St. Philip Institute hosted a Way of Beauty- Sacred Music event for all the youth of the Diocese of Tyler. Approximately 20 youth and 8 youth leaders from all over the Diocese...


The St. Philip Institute Son Tres Los Que Se casanOn the weekend of the 15th and 16th of November we welcomed 17 couples to our Son Tres Los Qué Se Casan Retreat at Wellspring, where they were given time to reconnect, ask questions about each other and to learn the...

Hope. Peace. Joy. Love.

The St. Philip Institute Come and Rest AwhileOn Saturday December 7, 2019, 45 women joined the St.Philip Institute at St. Mary of Magdalene in Flint, TX for a day of reflection and prayer. Keynote talks were given by Fr. Justin Braun, the Director of Youth Formation...

Bishop Strickland on the Incarnation

As Christmas arrives and the Church joyfully celebrates the birth of Christ, Bishop Strickland offers his reflections on the great mystery of the Incarnation: the Word made flesh, God become man. He is joined by Dr. Stacy Trasancos, Executive Director of the St....

Be A Man of God

Deep down, all men desire to be someone great. But there are many traps out there - materialism, pornography, fear - that lead men astray and prevent them from being the priests, husbands, and fathers that those around them need. In the latest episode of the St....

Making Time for Jesus

“Lord, teach us to pray.” This was the plea of the disciples to Jesus (see Luke 11:1), and it resonates with us just as strongly today. How do we pray? How do we find time for it? How are we to deal with distractions? In this episode of the St. Philip Institute Podcast, Mikki and Deanna sit down to discuss this all-important topic.

The Eucharist

Bishop Strickland, founder of the St. Philip Institute, announced a Year of the Eucharist would begin in the Diocese of Tyler on December 1st, 2019. In this latest episode of the St. Philip Institute Podcast, Fr. Justin Braun and Doug Barry discuss Christ’s true presence in the Eucharist and the importance of reverence.

Prepare Your Heart for Christmas

The first Sunday of Advent is just around the corner! Mikki Sciba and Deanna Johnston of the St. Philip Institute sit down to discuss what the liturgical season of Advent is all about, and how the Church gives us this opportunity to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ.

Your Role as a Woman in the Church and Society

What is the role of a woman? Is it different from that of a man? And can women be priests? Join Bishop Strickland and Dr. Trasancos of the St. Philip Institute as they sit down with eminent Catholic theologian, Dr. Janet Smith, to bring clarity to these emotive issues.

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