What's Happening in the Diocese

Join us in celebrating holiest week of year

Published: Friday, April 7, 2017

Lent ends with the celebration of the Easter Triduum, which is the most sacred time of the liturgical year. The word "triduum" comes from the Latin word meaning "three days." It takes place from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. The liturgical celebrations of the Easter Triduum are rich in symbolism and flow from one to the More

Eight executions set for April in Arkansas

Published: Friday, March 31, 2017

Eight Arkansas death row inmates are scheduled to be executed from April 17-27. They are: Don Davis and Bruce Earl Ward, April 17; Ledelle Lee and Stacey Johnson, April 20; Marcell Williams and Jack Jones Jr., April 24; and Jason McGehee and Kenneth Williams, April 27. After the United States Supreme Court chose not to hear a challenge to the state’s death penalty statutes, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Gov. Asa Hutchinson scheduled these executions. No death row inmate has been executed in Arkansas since 2005. There are 34 death row inmates More

Register by April 12 for Búsqueda #41

Published: Friday, March 31, 2017

Applications are being accepted for Búsqueda #41 through April 12. This event will be held at the Vincentian Lay Mission Center in North Little Rock on April 28-30. Búsqueda (Search) is a faith formation program for Spanish-speaking youth ages 14-17. It is designed to awaken the desire for youth to be messengers of the Good News of Jesus Christ to others. It is a method, used by other movements in the Catholic Church, to guide young people to a mature, Christian human growth, gaining knowledge More

Hebert, Do to be ordained deacons April 8

Published: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate the diaconate ordination Mass of Jeff Hebert and Tuyen Do at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. Through this process they will become transitional deacons, which is a major step toward priestly ordination. A reception will follow in McDonald Hall. All are invited to attend. Guests are also welcome to attend a holy hour for these diocesan seminarians at 6 p.m. Friday, April 7 at the Cathedral. Prayers will be offered for them, their continued discernment of priesthood and an increase in vocations More

Bishop announces pastoral appointments

Published: Monday, March 27, 2017

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the following pastoral appointments for the Diocese of Little Rock on March 27, 2017. Effective June 13: Rev. Babu Rao Battula relieved of his responsibilities as pastor of Christ the King Church in Fort Smith to continue his ministry in his home Diocese of Nellore, India; Rev. Juan José Guido appointed administrator of Christ the King Church in Fort Smith. He is relieved of his responsibilities as associate pastor of St. Raphael Church in Springdale; Rev. Jason Sharbaugh relieved of his responsibilities as pastor of St. Boniface Church in Fort Smith More

2017 Convention to host Jackie Francois

Published: Monday, March 27, 2017

The 67th annual Diocese of Little Rock Catholic Youth Convention will be held May 12-14 at Robinson Center and the DoubleTree Hotel in Little Rock. This year's featured speaker is Jackie Francois Angel, a renowned Catholic speaker and musical artist. She will speak to the theme: "He is the Way." In addition to the keynote speaker, the conference will include skits, praise and worship music, prayer, workshops, small group discussion, Mass, a dinner banquet and dance. This event is planned and led by the diocesan Youth Advisory and Adult Advisory councils. More

Bishop to pray outside abortion clinics

Published: Monday, March 13, 2017

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will lead prayer in Little Rock and Fayetteville to pray for an end to abortion this spring. He will lead the Stations of the Cross in front of Little Rock Family Planning Services, the abortion clinic at #4 Office Park Drive on Friday, March 17 at 11 a.m. All are invited to join him. For more information, contact Catherine Phillips, diocesan respect life director, at (501) 664-0340, ext. 326. In Fayetteville More

St. Andrew participants to come together

Published: Friday, March 10, 2017

The Second St. Andrew School of Evangelization Catholic Congress will celebrate the sixth anniversary of the ministry in the Diocese of Little Rock. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock on Saturday, March 11. Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate the closing Mass at 5 p.m. Featured speakers will be Salvador Gómez More