Teaching the Catholic Faith

with the fervor of first century Christians

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The St. Philip Institute

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 is offering a full set of CCD and RCIA classes.

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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 produces digital and print materials to teach the Catholic faith. Browse our essays, videos, teaching materials, and podcasts.

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.

Parents as Teachers

Join Fr. Braun and Deanna Johnston as they discuss how parents can pass on the Faith to their families! They also discuss the brand new Faith Formation Online Program being launched by the St. Philip Institute and how it can help parents in this mission as the first...

Catechesis in 2020

In the wake of the release of the new General Directory for Catechesis, Dr. Petroc Willey joins Bishop Strickland and Dr. Trasancos to discuss how the Church wants us to hand on the Faith. Dr. Willey is a world renowned expert on the subject of catechesis; in 2012 he...

Bishop Joseph Strickland Receives “The St. Thomas Aquinas Award for the Defense of Moral Truth” from the NAPA INSTITUTE

Bishop Joseph Strickland, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tyler, Texas and Founder of the St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization, received “The St. Thomas Aquinas Award for the Defense of Moral Truth” from the NAPA Institute.

“Go and Sin No More”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains: Through the sacraments of Christian initiation, man receives the new life of Christ. Now we carry this life "in earthen vessels," and it remains "hidden with Christ in God." We are still in our "earthly tent," subject to...

Cultural Iconoclasm

Bishop Strickland recently coined the term, "cultural iconoclasm" to describe the phenomenon of tearing down statues that is taking place across the United States. In this fascinating discussion, Bishop Strickland and artist-in-residence Robert Puschautz are joined by...

The Secret of Fatima & the ‘O my Jesus’ Prayer

July 13th is the day Our Lady of Fatima revealed the 'O My Jesus' prayer. As we approach this anniversary, Dr. Luke Arredondo delves into the meaning and significance of this prayer as well as the much discussed Secret of Fatima. This is one of Dr. Arredondo's...

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.

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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The Nineteenth Week In Ordinary Time: Prayers and Reflections

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

The Eighteenth Week In Ordinary Time: Prayers and Reflections

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

The Seventeenth Week In Ordinary Time: Prayers and Reflections

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

The Sixteenth Week In Ordinary Time: Prayers and Reflections

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

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.

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The Way of Christ for Teens

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