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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 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...

Mikki Sciba speaks at Smart Catholics Conference

Mikki Sciba was invited to speak at the Smart Catholics online conference that launched May16-18.

Autonomy of Worship

Dan Burke, President of the Avila Institute and former President of EWTN News, is this week's special guest on the St. Philip Institute Podcast. He shares his experience of contracting and recovering from Coronavirus and how it had a profound spiritual impact on him....

Lion, Lamb and Light: On the Centenary of the Birth of Pope St. John Paul II

Deacon Keith Fournier recounts the memorable life and papacy of St. John Paul II, born on this day in 1920.

Shady Business Interests, Abortion, & Vaccines

Ms Debi Vinnedge, pro-life & ethical vaccine campaigner, joins Bishop Strickland and Dr. Trasancos on the St. Philip Institute Podcast. In the wake of Archbishop Viganò's public letter, "Appeal for the Church and the World", they discuss the use of aborted fetal...

Bishop Strickland and Dr. Stacy Live Across the World with Evangelisation Australia: One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic (and Isolated) Church

On May 7, 2020 Bishop Joseph Strickland and Dr. Stacy Trasancos joined the University of Notre Dame and Evangelisation Australia for a discussion on prayer, liturgy, and living out our faith in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. To watch this discussion click here.

If you would like to see more resources on how to practice your faith during this pandemic, please visit our Virtual Diocesan Family Room.

Be Light: A Marriage Renewal Date Night Series

The Director of Family Life, Deanna Johnston, and her husband Michael were recently featured in “Be Light: Marriage Renewal Date Night Series” hosted by Witness to Love Marriage Preparation Renewal Ministry. The weeklong series featured short videos by marriage leaders from around the United States, and aimed to help couples understand their marriage as a “light” in the world, following the themes of belong, believe, become, beatitude, and be light.

Witness to Love is part of our marriage formation program for engaged couples, and will soon be implemented for use with civilly married couples seeking a sacramental marriage as well as ongoing marriage enrichment in our diocese. For more information on marriage ministry in our diocese please visit stphilipinstitute.org/familylife.

Luke Arredondo Leads Understanding Confession Webinar

On Thursday, May 7th, Dr. Luke Arredondo gave a talk via zoom on the sacrament of confession.

Consecration to St. Joseph

Fr. Donald Calloway joins Bishop Strickland and Dr. Trasancos on the St. Philip Institute Podcast to discuss his latest book, Consecration to St. Joseph! They discuss why devotion to St. Joseph is so relevant for our time and how he is a worthy role model for all...

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 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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