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Bishop Taylor Homilies

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord 2020
Jesus remains on trial before a largely unbelieving world and while Satan often tries to use the minor discrepancies we find the New Testament against us, we see that they are in fact proof of the authenticity of the testimony contained therein.
Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A
We wear that mask out of love because we don’t want to be a vector of infection for others who are at great risk.
Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A
We’re slowly coming out of the desert, but it will be quite a while before things return to normal.

Holy Spirit filled Apostles at Pentecost

Jesus promised the Advocate would come. "It is better for you that I go," he told his disciples. "For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you." Knowing they were confused, Jesus said, “I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth." (John 16: 7-13) And before Jesus ascended into heaven he instructed his folllowers to stay together and not leave Jerusalem, "but to wait for 'the promise of the Father' about which you have heard me speak, for John baptized with water, More

Five to be ordained deacons in August

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will ordain five Diocese of Little Rock seminarians to the diaconate in August. They are Alex Smith, Omar Galvan, Emmanuel Torres, Ben Riley and Brian Cundall. Through this process they will become transitional deacons, which is a major step toward priestly ordination. These seminarians were scheduled to be ordained this month, but their ordinations were postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The diaconate ordination Mass for Alex Smith will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 at St. Jude the Apostle Church in Jacksonville. More

Dcs. Friend, Velasco ordination is Aug. 15

Deacon Joseph Friend of Christ the King Church in Little Rock and Deacon Daniel Velasco of St. James Church in Searcy earned master of divinity degrees from St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in Indiana after the spring 2020 semester. They were scheduled to be ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Little Rock this month, but their ordinations were postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate their ordination Mass for Friend and Velasco at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. More

Bishop Taylor Homilies

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord 2020
Jesus remains on trial before a largely unbelieving world and while Satan often tries to use the minor discrepancies we find the New Testament against us, we see that they are in fact proof of the authenticity of the testimony contained therein.
Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A
We wear that mask out of love because we don’t want to be a vector of infection for others who are at great risk.
Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A
We’re slowly coming out of the desert, but it will be quite a while before things return to normal.