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Bishop Taylor Homilies

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B
Father Rother laid down his life and his blood. It is the seed from which have sprung 10 ordinations to the priesthood from that parish in the last 40 years.
Divine Mercy Sunday 2021
The Gospel writers share their experience of Jesus so that you too can come to know him and through this faith, have life in his name. Faith leads to life and God is where the life is.
Easter Vigil 2021
If we have died to this world, it has no more power over us and the things it can do are a small price to pay for freedom and life.

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Father Ralph Esposito dies May 14

Father Greg Luyet, judicial vicar, sent the following letter, Monday, May 17, 2021, to diocesan priests regarding the death of Father Ralph Esposito on May 14. "With faith in eternal life, I announce the death of Father Ralph J. Esposito. He died on May 14, 2021 in New Castle, Pennsylvania where he had moved following his retirement to be closer to his family. A memorial Mass will take place at a later date per the wishes of Father Esposito. There will be no public viewing. He will be buried at St. Vitus Cemetery in New Castle, Pennsylvania. As is our custom, please offer More

Five men to be ordained priests May 29

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will ordain five men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Little Rock at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 29 at Barton Coliseum located on the Arkansas State Fairgrounds in Little Rock. They are: Deacons Alex Smith, Emmanuel Torres, Omar Galván, Brian Cundall and Ben Riley. A holy hour to pray for these men and for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life will be held the night before at 6:30 p.m. at St. Edward Church. This will be the first time the diocese has hosted an ordination at Barton Coliseum. Bishop Francis I. Malone of Shreveport More

Nieto, Wendel to be ordained deacons

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will ordain two Diocese of Little Rock seminarians to the diaconate in May. They are Jaime Nieto and Daniel Wendel. Through this process they will become transitional deacons, which is a major step toward priestly ordination. The diaconate ordination Mass for Jaime Nieto will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Friday, May 21 at St. Raphael Church in Springdale. This Mass will be livestreamed on the parish's Facebook page. A holy hour will precede the ordination at 4 p.m. Prayers will be offered for him, his continued discernment of priesthood and an increase More

Bishop Taylor Homilies

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B
Father Rother laid down his life and his blood. It is the seed from which have sprung 10 ordinations to the priesthood from that parish in the last 40 years.
Divine Mercy Sunday 2021
The Gospel writers share their experience of Jesus so that you too can come to know him and through this faith, have life in his name. Faith leads to life and God is where the life is.
Easter Vigil 2021
If we have died to this world, it has no more power over us and the things it can do are a small price to pay for freedom and life.

Prayer Book

I pray for justice for the corruption of our government and other governments around the world for the use of various weig More...

Please help me pray for good physical and mental health. More...