June 9th-10th 2023 | Diocese of Tyler

One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism.

The Diocese of Tyler 2023 Eucharistic Congress

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Bishop Strickland is inviting you to our “family reunion!”

The Diocese of Tyler is hosting the annual Eucharistic Congress. This year our dynamic conference will focus in on the transformative power of Baptism.

Featuring Keynote Speakers:

Dr. John Bergsma

English Keynote

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Bishop Flores

Spanish Keynote

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Do you find yourself thinking of Baptism as a “one time event”?

Especially if we were baptized as infants, we may not appreciate the meaning and power of our own Baptism.

Most people don’t understand how Baptism is related to evangelization.

This lack of understanding can cripple our faith and prevent us from helping others reach heaven.

Dr. Luke Arrendondo

Learn what it means to be a baptized Catholic.

Are you looking for answers for yourself and to help others?

Come hear the biblical roots of baptism and get equipped with answers to common questions.

Do you want a stronger relationship with Christ?

“>Learn how your baptism roots you in Christ, and experience renewal with confession, adoration, and the Mass.

Do you yearn to make meaningful connections?

Meet other Catholics from East Texas who share your faith and are on the same journey as you.

Deep dive into where it all starts for God’s children…Baptism!

Learn and grow—together—at the annual Eucharistic Congress. No matter who you are or where you are located in the diocese, you are an essential part of our God-given mission.

Gain wisdom

Ask questions. Learn from our keynote speakers and breakout sessions.

Refresh your soul

Participate in Mass, confession, a bi-lingual rosary and Eucharistic adoration.

Meet new people

Discuss faith and life with fellow Catholics across the Diocese of Tyler.

Attend as a family

Enjoy sessions designed with varying age groups in mind.

“one body and one Spirit, as you were also called to the one hope of your called, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”

Ephesians 4:4-6

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Join hundreds of Catholics from around the Diocese!

Reserve your spot at the Diocesan 2023 Eucharistic Congress.

Dr. John Bergsma

Dr. John Bergsma is Full Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, in Steubenville, Ohio. He holds the M.Div. and Th.M. degrees from Calvin Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and served as a Protestant pastor for four years before entering the Catholic Church in 2001 while pursuing a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He specialized in the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls, graduating with high honors in 2004. His major study of the interpretation of the Year of Jubilee in ancient times is published as The Jubilee from Leviticus to Qumran (Brill Academic, 2007).

Bishop Flores

Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores is the Bishop of Brownsville, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy in 1983 and a Masters of Divinity in 1987 from Holy Trinity Seminary. In January 1988, he was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Corpus Christi. He received his S.T.D. degree at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in 2000 and returned to Corpus Christi as Chancellor. In August 2001, he was sent to serve in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston as part of the formation faculty, and later Vice-Rector of St. Mary’s Seminary and the teaching faculty at the University of St. Thomas School of Theology. In October 2006, he was named auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Detroit. On December 9, 2009, he was appointed Bishop of Brownsville. Bishop Flores currently serves as a board member on the following USCCB committees: Committee on Communications, Committee on Doctrine, Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis, and the Committee on Migration.

Friday, June 9

4:30 pm
Check-In

Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul

5:30 pm
Holy Mass

Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul

7:00 pm
Dinner

On Campus

8:00 pm
First Keynote Session

Speakers:

Dr. John Bergsma (English)

Bishop Flores (Spanish)

9:30 Pm
Bilingual Rosary, Exposition

Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul

10:00 pm
Overnight Adoration

Main altar, Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul

 

Saturday, June 9

8:00 am
Gathering and Light Breakfast
8:30 AM
Morning Prayer

Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul

9:00 AM
Second Keynote Session

Speakers:

Dr. John Bergsma (English)

Bishop Flores (Spanish)

10:00 AM
Break
10:15 AM
Breakout Session #1
11:15 AM
Break
11:30 AM
Breakout Session #2
12:30 PM
Lunch, Vendors open

Lunch not provided.

2:00 PM
Third Keynote Session

Speakers:

Dr. John Bergsma (English)

Bishop Flores (Spanish)

 

3:00 PM
Break
3:10 PM
Panel Discussions
4:00 PM
Break
4:30 PM
Closing Mass with Procession at the end of Mass

Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul

Questions? Contact Us.