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LAY MINISTRIES
Adoration
Altar Servers
(Spanish)
Altar Society
Bible Study
Boy Scouts
Catholic Daughters
Catholic MOM’s
Christian Initiation
(Spanish/Español)
Cursillistas
Kaylene Mongeau
Brian Braquet
Martha Araiza
Merle Mabry
Peggy Ryder
Brian Nemec
Andre Williams
Rachell Rendall
Shawn Pickett
Rosa Cortez
Alberto Lemus
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Brian Braquet
(Spanish)
Mayra Leal
Comite Hispano/Hispanic Comitee
Higinio Bocanegra
Jail Ministry
Pete Mendolia
Knights of Columbus
Mario Ruiz
Adam Todd
Cub Scouts
Ethics & Integrity
Lisa Bate
Parish Contact
Mona Gabriel
Ladies Auxiliary
Peggy Hammett
Maria Goretti Network
Danny Elzner
Legion of Mary
Tammy Michaelson
Ministry to the Sick
903-894-7411
903-592-1617
903-705-3686
903-530-5044
903-596-0477
903-839-8183
903-571-6079
469-278-3272
903-592-1617
903-526-4447
903-595-1651
903-592-1617
903-944-0687
903-570-6127
903-372-1021
903-952-2167
972-998-1038
903-520-7622
936-675-0619
903-592-1617
903-894-6367
903-780-6898
Mission of Love
Music
De Colores
Counseling
San Gregorio
Santa Cecilia
Chapel Music
Natural Family Planning
Planificación Familiar
Prison Ministry
Readers
(Spanish)
Renovación Carismática
T.O.O.L.
Ushers
(Spanish)
Wellspring
St. Vincent de Paul
Youth Ministries
Margaret Poepsel
Brian Braquet
Rosa Cortez
Simone Key
Gabriel Araiza
Felicitas Ruiz
Suzanne Liles
Dan & Natalie Herrera
Dan & Natalie Herrera
Tom Cussen
Brian Braquet
Juana Rocha
Ezequiel Alfaro
Ted & Eileen Kosnik
Dutch Schorr
David Espinoza
Fr. Gus Tharappel,MSFS
Shawn Pickett
Jason Gale
903-939-0733
903-592-1617
903-526-4447
214-640-0651
903-780-6632
903-530-4921
903-520-1710
903-574-8872
903-574-8872
903-581-7256
903-592-1617
903-920-5991
903-597-7575
903-535-7864
903-530-9637
903-593-8765
903-839-1280
903-592-0027
903-595-0249
ADVISORY COMMITTEES
Pastoral Council
Finance Council
Eileen Kosnik
Jim Mazzu
903-535-7864
903-592-1617
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 16th - MARCH 21st
CATHEDRAL
7:00
7:00
7:00
7:00
7:00
8:30
M
T
W
Th
F
S
CHAPEL OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL
Rev. Bernard L. Pustejovsky, Daughters of Divine Hope
Seth Henry Porter, Linda Porter
12:05 M
Father Anthony McLaughlin (SI)
Cristina Pistilli, The Petosa Family
12:05 T
Jack Ryder, The Cogdill Family
Priests of the Diocese of Tyler, Cecil and Dora Bueno
12:05 W
Alice H. Brennan, Tom and Patricia Cussen
12:05 Th Maureen and Mary Shauna Kane (SI), the Kanes
Cindy and Rollie Stephen (SI), Patricia Welther
Jack Ryder, Schwarzbach Family
12:05 F
Ubong Joseph David, The Family
The parish bulletin is available on-line at www.thecathedral.info.
SECOND COLLECTION: CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
RETREAT IN PREPARATION FOR HOLY WEEK
Saturday, March 28, 2015
9:00 AM -12:00 Noon
Wellspring, Fransalian Center for Spirituality
The journey through Holy Week is a call to walk with Jesus. The journey we began in ashes will take us to
the cross. T
ake this opportunity to reflect on the meaning and spiritual significance of Holy Week.
Fr. Gus will guide the retreat.
All are welcome.
For more information about the Wellspring programs, contact Fr. Gus at 903-839-1280 or
[email protected]
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
CATHEDRAL
Saturday
9:00 – 10
AM., 4– 5:15 PM and 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Thursday — After 7 PM Mass
(Or by appointment)
CHAPEL
Friday
11AM
Reflection on Sunday Readings
THE PATH TO FREEDOM
Most of us, if we were asked “Does the phrase‘the Ten Commandments’ appear in the Bible?” would likely get it
wrong, because the answer is “no.” “The Ten Commandments” is a post biblical, phrase that developed along with
an image of God as police officer that is not found in today’s passage from Exodus. The first phrase is the key: God
is the one who brings us out of slavery; following God’s law or commands is our path to freedom. The moneychangers
whom Jesus drove from the temple were not explicitly breaking any of the commandments, but neither were they
helping people to find God’s path to freedom as they came to worship at the temple. This is an important Lenten
lesson for us. We need to stop asking ourselves whether or not we are breaking specific rules or regulations and
instead examine our lives to see if we are truly following a path to God’s freedom through Christ.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL THRIFT STORE
CELEBRANT SCHEDULE
CATHEDRAL
Saturday March 21st
5:30 PM – Father Hank
Sunday March 22nd
6:30 AM – Father Eugene
8:00 AM – Father George
10:00 AM – Father Hank
12:00 Noon – Father Eugene
1:30 PM (Spanish) – Father Hank
CHAPEL OF
SAINTS PETER AND PAUL
Sunday March 22nd
9:00 AM – Father Eugene
11:00 AM – Father George
6:00 PM – Father George
(Subject to change)
500 South Vine Street 903-747-3174
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT SVdP.
Please prayerfully consider helping with this important parish
ministry. Whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers....
Pick-up coordinator – volunteer from your home. Individual needed
to accept phone calls from those needing pick-up of large items to be
donated. You will be collecting information over the phone and
relaying/coordinating information to teams of volunteers by e-mail
and phone. Approximate 2 hours/wk.
Truck Drivers ––teams of 2-3 individuals to schedule and provide
pick-ups of donated items using SVdP truck. 4-10 hours per month.
Cashiers and Sorter/pricers – SVdP Thrift Store. Help needed on
Tuesdays (10-2) and on Monday and Thursday afternoons (2-5:45).
4-16 hours per month.
Food & Clothing Distribution – SVdP Center. Help needed on
Tuesday & Thursday afternoons (12:30-4:30) and Thursday mornings
(8-11). Assisting those in need with food and clothing choices. 3-4
hours per week.
Sorters – SVdP Center. Accepting and sorting clothing and other
donated items. Flexible times on Tuesdays (8-4), Wednesdays (8noon) & Thursdays (8-4). 2+ hours per week.
If interested, please contact Kelly at 903-570-1800 OR
[email protected]
SVdP Food Cost for the Poor-February
Number of Families Served
300
Number of People Served
1,100
Food Expenses
$7,142
ALTAR SOCIETY THANKS
Don’t be late for a very important date!’Saturday, April 18, 6-9 PM
is the Father Daughter Dance in the Cathedral Center, hosted by the
Catholic Mothers of Ministry. Proceeds will be donated to the
Magdalene Home. Please bring a donation for Saint Vincent de Paul
and $20 per dad.
The Altar Society wishes to thank Cathi Martin and Janie Danna for
cleaning the Cathedral pews during the month of February. John and
Daisy Saleh and Pat Melvin performed this same serve at the Chapel
of Saints Peter and Paul If you would like to participate in this ministry
of service, please contact Maria Crossman. Volunteers are always
appreciated.
COMMEMORATIVE DAYS THIS WEEK
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Saint Patrick
Saint Cyril of Jerusalem
Saint Joseph
EMERGENCY
you need to contact a priest in an emergency, please
call at 903-279-7886.
ST. JOSEPH MASS WITH
BISHOP JOSEPH STRICKLAND
Bishop Strickland will celebrate a Bilingual Mass to end his
pilgrimage across the diocese on March 19th at 7:00 PM at
the Cathedral.
The Very Reverend Hank Lanik will be installed as Rector
of the Cathedral at this Mass. ALL ARE INVITED.
ICY NEWS
BISHOP T.K.GORMAN CON’T
All students in the 9th-12th grades are encouraged to join us every
Wednesday for a great night of faith and fellowship! We meet from
6:30 to 8:15 PM in Samperi Hall.
CATHOLIC SCHOOL NEWS
THE TYLER CATHOLIC SCHOOL FOUNDATION
P.O. BOX 131175, TYLER, TEXAS 75713
(903) 526-5988
* Foundation Announcing the 23rd Msgr. Milam Joseph
Golf and Tennis Tournament benefitting Tyler Catholic
Schools on
Monday, April 13 th
Willow Brook Country Club
Tee time 12:30 PM
Tennis Matches 12:30 PM
Complimentary Lunch, Prizes, Goody Bags and More
For more information contact 903-526-5988
* In honor of John Carney’s 85th birthday, gifts were received from
Ken and Billie Dutke, Dennis and Christine Carney, Linda Mooney
and Naffie Lightsey and Anthony, Andrew, Anne-Clare and Aidan
Culpepper and John and Debra Powers. Gifts will be dedicated to the
John Carney Softball Field Endowment.
* In memory of James Sedberry, a gift was received from Bruce and
Mary Lauren Faulkner.
* In Honor of Sister Susan Seitz the cathedral parish has established
a St. Gregory Cathedral School scholarship to honor her work, to be
administered by the Tyler Catholic School Foundation. The foundation
is pleased to administer the Sister Susan Seitz, OFS Scholarship.
Gifts may be mailed to the Tyler Catholic School Foundation, P O
Box 131175, Tyler, Texas 75713.
* Gifts to the Jackman Family Academic & Fine Arts Endowment
are matched by an established fund.
* The Tyler Catholic School Foundation wishes to thank all our
generous donors for their contributions to Catholic education.
Every gift you give, no matter how large or small, is an investment in
the future of our children. For more information, please contact Nickie
Murchison, development director, at 903-526-5988 (office) or cell
(214-701-7415) or [email protected]
BEYOND CONFIRMA
TION
A Weekend Y
OUTH Retreat or
f ages 13-17 will be heldApril 1719, 2015 in LIndale,TX. Focusing on understanding the sacraments
and the daily application of them in our lives.
This retreat is sure to bring a lasting understanding of the Real
Presence of Jesus and a personal relationship with Him. All
information, videos, and registration online at dioceseofyler.org or
http://kerygmatexas.com/Beyond-Confirmation.php or call 903-3433567 for more information or pick up an application in the parish
office.
HOLY MASS IN HONOR OF
SANTO NINO DE CEBU
Holy mass in honor of Santo Nino de Cebu will be held on Saturday,
March 28, 2015 at 7 PM at the Cathedral of the Immaculate
Conception. Fellowship will follow in the Cathedral Center.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
CHILDREN’S BULLETINS
Children’s bulletins can now be found in the information center.
Upcoming Events
ST. GREGORY
Wednesday, March 18
Friday, March 20
Monday, March 26
ANNUAL APPEAL
Thank you to all who have given toward the 2014-2015 Annual Appeal
for upgraded technology in the classrooms. Thanks to your generosity,
we have raised $21,419.00 to date. The Bishop Gorman PTO has
issued a matchÖfrom now until March 30th; every gift that is donated
will be matched up to $15,000. Now is the time to make a difference
and help us meet our $50,000 goal. Please see Barbara King for a
pledge card or go online at www.bishopgorman.net under the giving
tab.
BISHOP GORMAN SECOND ANNUAL CRAWFISH BOIL
SAVE THE DATE
Bishop Gorman would like to thank our donors, volunteers, alumni
and families with a crawfish boil on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from
5 – 7 PM. on the John Carney Softball Field. Come celebrate with
crawfish, red beans and rice, dessert, music and fun!
rd
Grade
3
Multicultural Fair
garten Zoo
Kinder
Trip
Class Pictures
BISHOP T.K.GORMAN
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL
INCLEMENT WEATHER MAKE UPS
The Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese has indicated that
both Monday and Tuesday, February 23rd and 24th counted as full
school days. The school will make up Wednesday, February 25th on
April 6, 2015, Easter Monday, which will be a Regular White Day
Schedule.
JUNIOR RING MASS
The Junior Ring Mass is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2015
at 6 PM in the Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul. All parishioners are
invited to this important leadership transition ceremony for the Class
of 2015.
K of C FISH FRY
Back by popular demand!
The Knights of Columbus will sponsor
two Fish Frys this Lenten Season on
March 13th and March 27th at 6 PM at
the Knights’ Hall at 3509 WSW Loop
323, across from Sweet Sue’s. Come and
enjoy fried catfish and fixin’s and ice tea
and desserts. It’
s a bargain at $10.00 for
adults and $5.00 for children under 12.
Everyone is invited, come and enjoy the
fellowship and great food.
FAMILY CATECHESIS
FAMILY CATECHESIS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We ARE truly blessed in the Cathedral Community and continue to grow.
Last year we had 191 students registered in Family Catechesis, at last count we have 347 students registered and ATTENDING!!
Thanks be to God!!
For this reason I continue to ask for volunteers who are willing to share some of their time as an aide or an extra adult to help out our
devoted group of catechists who come every Wednesday evening to help hand on the faith to all the children of the Cathedral. Your
presence is invaluable to the success of our program. So please look into your heart and pray about it and ask yourself, “Is God calling
me to do some small part to help with this ministry?” For more information, please call Peggy Hammett, Director of Faith Formation,
at 903-592-1617 ext 19 or E-mail at [email protected]
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
If your child is attending Family Catechesis on Wednesday evenings here at the Cathedral, it is expected that a parent brings the child
and stay for the Adult/Parent Component of the session. We do understand that sometimes this is not always possible. But or
f safety
reasons we are asking the following, if for some reason you are not attending with your child we ask that you bring your child into
either the Cathedral center or the Gym and sign them in, letting us know that they are on campus and that you will not be here. Ms.
Cookie Young will sign them in at the Cathedral Center and Ms. Veronica Lemus will sign them in at the Gym.
Then we ask that you come back into the Cathedral Center or the Gym and pick your children up. We are having a problem with some
parents dropping their children off and then the child goes out into the parking lot to get picked up. This is very dangerous. All
children need to be checked in and checked out. Please cooperate with our policy for the safety of all of the children that come to us
for Faith Formation. Thank you.
”SACRAMENTAL FORMATION”
If your child is in year 2 of Sacramental Formation and you missed the Sacramental Orientations this past fall please contact Peggy at
the Cathedral Office to go over what is required for your child to be ready to celebrate in October of 2015.
All candidates who are in preparation to celebrate Confirmation and first Holy Communion next October are reminded that they
should have started celebrating Reconciliation in 2014. Please let Peggy know when your child has celebrated for the first time.
We will have our February, 2015 Confirmation Masses on the following weekends. February 7th and 14th at the Saturday - 5:30 Mass,
February 8th and 15th at the Sunday -1:30 Mass. If you feel your child has completed all preparation required by the Cathedral and is
ready to celebrate please contact Peggy Hammett at the Cathedral Office.
”SPECIAL NEEDS”
All Special Needs classes are from 6:45-7:30 in Room 110 over at St. Gregory School. Please park on College Street to access the
school classroom.
The schedule and topics for classes in 2015 are as follows:
April 8 - Easter (Eucharist)
March 18 - Reconciliation
May 13 - Living as a Disciple
ALL ARE WELCOME
ACTS MEN’S RETREAT
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
Sponsored by St. Mary Magdalene, Flint ACTS Family
The Shroud of Turn: a Look into Christ’s Passion
March 19th – 22nd (Thursday 4:30 PM to Sunday 1:30 PM)
It’s your time! Men 20 years old and better will gather for a fun,
reenergizing spiritual renewal to refresh our faith, hope and love in
God as “we are GOD’S WORKMANSHIP” and YOU are cordially
invited.
Cost: $180.00
903.330.4152 text David Overmeyer, he will send you a registration
form with your commitment to have a truly good weekend Lenten
getaway! The first 19 men who reply will enjoy secured reservations.
This retreat is open to Catholics and non-Catholics. Spanish-English
translators will be available.
Lent is a great time to meditate on Christ’s Passion. Come learn the
evidence for the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin and the
Crucifixion of Jesus Christ based on Dr. McQuaid’s education and
experience in Medicine, in particular Forensic Pathology. Prayerfully
reflect what our Lord went through to allow us to be reunited with
the Father. The class will be held in the Cathedral Center on Monday,
March 23rd, from 6:30-8:30 PM. For more information contact Eric
Dietel at 903-592-1617 Ext. 30.
MISSION OF LOVE ALMSGIVING TREE
All who are interested in learning about the Catholic faith are welcome
to join us at any time.
The trees in the foyer of both the Cathedral and Chapel contain
items needed for our ministry in Saltillo, Mexico A
. small group of
Cathedral missionaries will be returning to Mexico in June to minister
with our sister parish of San Jose in the ranchos and barrios. Please
consider this opportunity to share your blessings with the poorest of
the poor this Lenten season. Envelopes removed from the tree and
enclosed with donation can be put in the collection or dropped at the
church office. Thank you for your prayers and for blessing others
with your almsgiving!
CHRISTIAN INITIATION
March 19: No Class
March 26: No Class
March 28: Retreat – Reflection on the Triduum
Weekly sessions are available at 6:30-8 PM on Thursday. For more
information, contact Eric Dietel at 903-592-1617 ext. 30.
All are welcome to join us at any time!
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
AT THE CHAPEL
OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL
Sunday 7 PM until Midnight
Monday-Friday 4 AM until Midnight
Saturday 5 AM until Noon
Our Lord is Calling Holy Adorers for Holy Hours
One Hour A Week
Commit, Pray, Adore, Hope
He Awaits!
Adoration Chapel, Sts Peter & Paul
LENT - Time to Rest & Renew
Rest your Heart, Renew your Hope, Return to the Lord
Silently Rest before Him in Love, Adoration, Prayer & Petition
You will be renewed in Hope, as you make your return to Him
“Come to Me, all who are weary and find life burdensome,
And I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28
For more information on becoming a scheduled Adorer, Please
contact Kaylene Mongeau, Coordinator Ph 903-894-7411 or
email [email protected]
ROSARY
HOLY HOUR
Held weekly on Tuesdays at 11 AM in the Adoration Chapel. at Saints
Peter & Paul. Open to all. For more information, contact Susan Mills
903-780-2935, email [email protected]
ROSARY RETREAT AT WELLSPRING
A Rosary Retreat will be held at Wellspring in Whitehouse on
Tuesday, March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day. Retreat begins at 11AM in
the Shrine of Our Lady of Compassion.
Mass will be celebrated at 11:15 AM followed by Rosary. Afterw
ards,
there will be fellowship, discussion on “The Power of the Rosary”
plus time for individual prayer and meditation.
Wellspring is located at 16828 FM 2964 (Rhones Quarter Rd.
off Grande Blvd.), website: wellspringcommunity.net, telephone:
(903)839-1280.
NEW PARISH
DIRECTORY
SIGN UP NOW
We need all individuals and families to participate! It has been
many years since our last parish pictorial directory. Since that
time, we have had many new parishioners, marriages, and
babies who are not represented, so it’s time for a new directory
and we need everyone to take part to make this a success!
There will be no cost to you or your family to sit for a portrait,
and only those who have their picture taken will be able to
receive a free 8 x 10 picture and a directory. Pictures will be
taken from March 10-27, with Sundays and Mondays off.
You can register for your session now at https://
www.securedata-trans14.com/ap/
immaculateconceptioncathedral1/index.php?page=10
All photos will be taken at the Chapel of Sts Peter and Paul.
Picture dates have been extended due to the number of people
who have signed up. Thank you to all those who have made
an appointment. Please go to the website to make your
appointment, or if you do not have access to a computer
please call Eileen Kosnik, 903-535-7864, any morning and
she will help you. Please do not call the church office.
EASTER LILIES
If you would like to donate a lily for Easter Sunday, the donation is $10.00and
must be turned in to the Cathedral office
on or before Monday March 30th
Please remember to provide us with the
name of the person you wish to honor or
memorialize.
You may also contact Susan Mills for further information:
[email protected] or (903)780-2935. All are welcome.
ABORTION RECOVERY
Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you; I have called
you by your name, you are mine.” -Isaiah 43:1 his
T
Lent God is calling you by name and wants to make you
whole again. Come discover His love for you.These
ministries are here to help.
C.A.R.E. (Christ-centered Abortion Recovery of East
Texas) www.careabortionrecovery.com
Rachel’s V
ineyard [email protected] or
the Abortion AfterCare-Healing helpline 214-544-CARE
(2273) in English, [email protected] or 972679-4760 in Spanish, or visit racheldallas.org.
Pa r i s h c o n t a c t i s :
A n ge l a V r b a 9 0 3 - 3 6 0 5547 [email protected]
If you have candle money for votive candles that you wish to
dedicate to a deceased person, please DO NOT put the money in
the metal box. Please put that money in one of the white envelopes
!
marked
candle money that you will find on the window sill.
Deposit the white envelope with money in the collection or turn
the money in to church office. Thank you.
Please do not hesitate to contact our priests by calling the Cathedral
Office: 903-592-1617, the Cathedral Rectory: 903-592-5462 or in
an emergency, by calling: 903-279-7886. Our priests are committed
to responding in a reasonable period of time. Please note that Father
Hank’s day off is Monday, Father Eugene’s day off is Tuesday , Father
Braun’s day off is Friday and Father George’s day off is Wednesday.
RESPECT IN CHURCH
YOUR GIFTS ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO US
CATHEDRAL FINANCES:
Dress well and modestly as we gather to celebrate
the Eucharist, our sacred meal of sacrifice. We are
gathered to meet the Lord in the liturgy and in each
other, and our attire should show respect for that truth.
Thank you for accepting these reminders in a spirit
of love for the Mass.
Donations for the weekend of
March 7 th - March 8 th
1st Collection....................................................$37,132.39
2nd Collection (Church Maintenance Fund)....................$3,366.01
Loose Cash........................................................... $937.00
THOSE WHO ARE NOT ABLE TO WORSHIP WITH US
Visit, Send a Card, or Offer a Prayer for Those Unable to Attend Mass
If others in our parish are unable to attend Mass and would like to receive Communion, or if you are interested in joining the
ministry that delivers communion to the homebound, please call the Church Office and arrangements will be made.
Connie Alejo
Jose Alvarez
Berniece Anderson
Charles Anderson
Socorro Aparicio
Verna Baxter
C. J. Benedict
Errol Broussard
Heather Brown
Aquila & Charlotte Calhoun
Louise Campbell
Justin Carrington
Catharine Chrietzberg
Mignonne Cleneay
Rose Coleman
Billie Cospan
Ines De la Cruz
Mary “Liesa” Dirks
Jean Dones
Dolores Dorr
KarenDoyle
Casimira Drake
Jack Duke
John Ellis
Oberli Flores
Carol Forsberg
Hamlin Fox
Patsy Garvin
Maria Gilmore
Holey Hallmark
Virginia Harrie
Christina Hartshorn
Tim Hatfield
Joan Heck
Rodolfo Hernandez
Robyn Hillin
Mary Hingtgen
Esther Hogenmiller
Bill Hunter
Margaret Johnson
Priscilla Kelsey
Josh Kiser
Ronald Kryzinski
Marie Matteucci
Anna Mayfield
Trae Mayfield
Kathryn Milam
John McCart`
Pauline Moiseve
Faye Monzingo
Dolores Moore
Otis Moore
Carolyn Turman Mullins
Teresa Natera
Susan Palmer
Sanjuana Perez
Connie Radford
Larry Renihart
Maria Renteria
Sofia Saenz
Debra Shepherd
Catherine Starkey
Mary Thompson
Elias Adrian Quintanilla
MarilynVey
Samantha Viramontes
Caroline Weisinger
Margaret Wood
Guadalupe Zavala