I moved to Redwater, Texas from Hahira, Georgia in 2014, but I grew up in Syracuse, NY in the 1950s. The first time I went to Mass at Sacred Heart in Texarkana, I was pleasantly surprised that on the first Sunday of the month parts of the Mass were in Latin. The Kyrie, the Sanctus, […]
Throughout Jesus’ life on earth, he was moved the Holy Spirit through the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit that he had. We who are baptized, and especially we who are confirmed, have the same gifts of the Holy Spirit. We have been given the gifts of wisdom, knowledge, understanding, counsel, fortitude, piety, and fear of the Lord.
Bishop Joseph Strickland, founder of St. Philip Institute, offers clear teachings explaining the importance of the most holy Eucharist; as well as practical tips on how we can rekindle our amazement at the Blessed Sacrament.
When we have difficult choices to make, we should always make good choices for love of God. Jesus is the perfect model of this for us. With the same gifts of infused moral virtues, the followers of Jesus can also do amazing, even heroic, things for love of God.
Once we see life properly, we will find that the goods of this life (pleasure, comfort, wealth, power, fame, etc.) aren’t what really make us happy. Poverty of Spirit, meekness, justice and the other beatitudes are the true way to happiness. It seems like a total paradox, but its the gospel truth!
The Catholic East Texas is the magazine of the Diocese of Tyler published by Bishop Joseph Strickland’s St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization.
Seasons of Life
Season of Infancy (0 – 4 years)
Season of Initiation (5 – 12 years)
Season of Discipleship (13 – 23 years)
Season of Commitment (23 – 30 years)
Season of Living the Journey (30 – 50)
Season of Maturity (50 – 70 years)
Season of Wisdom (70 and over)
- Bishop Joseph E. Strickland
- Fr. Joshua Neu
- Fr. Justin Braun
- Luke Heintschel
- Mikki Sciba
- Nancy Yates
- Stacy A. Trasancos