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Applications are now being accepted for Search #149. It will be held at St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock Dec. 3-5. Search is a faith formation program for high school juniors and seniors designed to help them get to know themselves better, deepen their relationship with Christ and find support in living out their faith in the world. The fee to attend is $135 per person. Scholarships are available. The deadline to apply is Nov. 22. To register, download and return the registration form with deposit or complete fee to the address provided. ... More
Are you suffering from a past abortion? Come away for a weekend to experience God's unconditional love and mercy. You are not alone. Take time to heal at this Project Rachel Weekend Retreat for women and couples, Dec. 3-5 in northwest Arkansas. The program is non-judgmental and participation is confidential. It will be held from Friday evening Dec. 3 to noon on Sunday, Dec. 5. The exact location is disclosed only to participants. This retreat is Catholic in nature, but anyone who desires to begin or continue their journey to hope and healing is welcome to attend. Women who ... More
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor issued the following letter to be read at all Masses, Oct. 16-17, 2021, for the opening of the diocesan phase of the synod in the Diocese of Little Rock: To the people of the Diocese of Little Rock. Last month Pope Francis announced a process of reflection leading up to a meeting of the Synod of Bishops to take place in Rome in October of 2023. He announced a diocesan phase starting now, then national and regional phases to follow. Our diocesan phase is opening with a special Mass in our Cathedral today. "The word "synod" means "journey together" and the ... More
Have you lost a child or grandchild to abortion? Did you pay for an abortion? Were you her driver? Did you abandon her? Did you have no say in the decision? Were you unable to protect your baby? Did you marry a woman who had an abortion in her past and think it wouldn’t affect your relationship? Or perhaps you’re fine. Would you come help a brother who is still hurting? Abortion hurts men too. Find hope, help and healing at the Day of Prayer and Healing Retreat for Men Saturday, Nov. 13 in North Little Rock. Participation is strictly confidential. The exact location ... More
Catholic Charities of Arkansas (CCA) is resettling at least 49 Afghan refugees who began arriving in Little Rock in October. Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Sept 16 that nearly 100 Afghan refugees would be resettled in Arkansas with assistance from faith-based organizations and local sponsors as part of a national response to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan after the Taliban seized control in August. CCA's Refugee Resettlement Office, with the help of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Migration and Refugee Services, are resettling Afghan refugees in central Arkansas, ... More
The diocesan Hispanic Ministry Office will host its Encuentros de Promoción Juvenil # 29 (Encounters of Youth Promotion) weekend for single, men and women ages 18-27 at St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock Nov. 11-14. Encuentros de Promoción Juvenil (EPJ) is a Catholic movement for youth to evangelize their peers to accept the Gospel, live their vocation and take on leadership roles in Christian groups in their communities. It is modeled after Cursillo and presented in Spanish. To attend, register online, and mail the fee to the address provided to complete the registration. ... More
The Junior High Youth Rally returns Nov. 14 after being canceled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be held Sunday, Nov. 14 at Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock. This year's theme, "Strengthen Each Other in the Truth," will be presented by Catholic speaker Maggie Craig. She holds a master's degree in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. This one-day event, which will also include praise and worship, games, skits, lunch and Mass, is open to youth in grades 6-8. The cost is $40 a person. Scholarships are available. Register though your parish. ... More
The 2021 Bishop McDonald Memorial Golf Classic will be Monday, Oct. 18, at the Diamante Country Club in Hot Springs Village. After a year hiatus, the golf tournament returns for its 26th year to offer 40 teams a round of golf and opportunity to support Catholic Charities of Arkansas (CCA). CCA provides adoption, immigration and refugee resettlement services, free medical care, rent and utilities assistance, natural disaster response casework, legislative advocacy, prison ministry and resources to assist in parish outreach. This event will offer a four-person scramble ... More