Learning from the Early Church: How to Form Your Conscience

By Elizabeth Slaten – We will inevitably find points in our lives when our conscience was wrong or ill informed, and we made mistakes. Do not let that discourage you. Ask God for forgiveness if you have sinned, thank him for the lessons learned, and praise him for guiding you to the truth. And with God’s grace, continue to strive to properly form your conscience as the early Christians did through the teachings of the Church, the sacraments, Christian community, and prayer.

Bishop Strickland Ordains Four New Priests in the Diocese of Tyler

By Elizabeth Slaten – In a special way, these new priests are called by our Lord to follow him, serve him and to care for his Church. As the lay faithful, we are called to love and support these priests in their mission to be servants of Christ and his Church. Let us be sure to constantly keep them in our prayers.

Catholic Store Comes to Tyler: Grand Opening June 5th

By Elizabeth Slaten – We hear in 1 Peter 4:10, “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” As Christians, we are all called to respond to this commission and use the gifts we’ve been given to serve God and his people. For Daniel and Diana Collins this means opening a Catholic store in the Diocese of Tyler.

It’s Bigger Than Vaccines: Why You Should Care About Your Conscience

By Elizabeth Slaten – Our consciences can and should inform every single thing we do. It informs the morality of everything in our lives! From the things we say, to the TV shows we watch, to the people we choose to spend our time with, to the way we interact with our children or treat our spouse. Our consciences inform every action in our lives.

Parish Serves Poor in a Time of Great Need

“It’s the community,” he said. “We’re all brothers and sisters here. It’s getting to know the other volunteers. We call each other and check in on each other.” Not only are the volunteers of the SMM Food Pantry being witnesses of Christ’s love for the poor in their community, they are also serving each other.

Responding to God’s Search for Us

From the very beginning of the Catechism, the Church proclaims to its reader the good news of salvation. God, who is completely perfect in himself, chose to create man to share his eternal life. This is God’s will for man – that man share in his blessed life for all eternity.