History of church:
The Diocese of Tyler, established 1986, was created from territories including Dallas, Beaumont and Galveston-Houston. The first Bishop of Tyler, Charles E. Herzig, was appointed in1987. In March, 1992, Bishop Edmond Carmody was appointed the second Bishop of Tyler. He erected the mission of Mary Queen of Heaven in 1996 with approximately 60 local Catholics.
In that same year, Bishop Carmody appointed Father Joseph Kallookalam as administrator over the new mission. Father Kallookalam celebrated the first Mass of Mary Queen of Heaven on July 21, 1996, and served as pastor for almost eight years. Bishop Carmody continued to lead the diocese until March, 2000. In December, 2000, Bishop Alvaro Corrada del Rio, SJ, was named the third Bishop of Tyler. He served for 10 years. In May, 2004, Bishop Corrada appointed Father Anthony McLaughlin to be the first pastor of Mary Queen of Heaven. Father McLaughlin served in that capacity until 2010, whereupon Bishop Corrada appointed Father William E. Palmer as administrator of Mary Queen of Heaven, and, later, the second pastor of the church. In November, 2012, Msgr. Joseph E. Strickland was named the fourth Bishop of Tyler.
In 2013, Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church was totally destroyed by fire. Efforts are now underway to rebuild our church! In January, 2015. Father Morgan White was appointed Administrator, and on October 15, 2015 Father Anthony McLaughlin was appointed to pastor our parish again.