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Applications are being accepted for Search #140 through June 8. This event will be held at St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock on June 24-26. 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 retreat team is made up of teens and adults who have already attended Search. Though it is a Catholic program, Search is open to teens of all faiths. The fee to attend Search is $120. Scholarships are available. To register, ... More
“The Message of Mercy: The Biblical Roots of Pope Francis’ Teachings” is the theme for the 2016 Bible Institute June 17-19 at St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock. Father Garrett Galvin, OFM, will be the featured speaker. He is the author of "Egypt as a Place of Refuge" (Mohr Siebeck, 2011) and "David’s Successors: Kingship in the Old Testament" (Liturgical Press, 2016). He currently teaches full time at Franciscan School of Theology in Oceanside, Calif. He will speak five times throughout the weekend on the following themes: Compassion, Grace and Love: The Concept ... More
The Minister to Deacons Office at the Diocese of Little Rock will host its annual Deacon Recommitment Mass and Dinner, Sunday, May 15 at St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock. Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. in Morris Hall Chapel followed by dinner in the dining hall. All deacons and their wives currently serving in the diocese are welcome. Matt Glover, diocesan chancellor for canonical affairs, and his wife, Brooke, will attend to meet their new diaconate family. Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will ordain Glover to the permanent diaconate on May 25 at Christ the King Church in Little Rock. For more information about this event, e-mail Deacon Tim Costello, minister to deacons, or call him at (501) 664-0340, ext. 320. ... More
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor addressed the following letter to the priests, deacons, seminarians, staff and people of the Diocese of Little Rock regarding the death of his mother, Rachel Taylor, on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. "This is to advise you that my mother, Rachel (Roth) Taylor died today, April 26, at about 1:30 p.m. and is now at rest following a long and difficult illness. So while this is a time of loss for me and my family, we are also filled with relief that her time of suffering has come to an end. Her funeral will take place at St. Mary Parish in Ponca City, Okla. ... More
We may be reaching the end of the greatest liturgical season of the liturgical year, but several holy days at the end of Easter Time and into Ordinary Time prove these months are anything but ordinary. Seven special holy days, known as solemnities, take place through the end of June. These include: Ascension of the Lord, Pentecost Sunday, the Most Holy Trinity; Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ; Sacred Heart of Jesus; Nativity of St. John the Baptist; and Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles. A solemnity honors events, beliefs and people of great importance in our salvation history ... More
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will ordain five men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Little Rock on Saturday, May 28. They are: Deacons Joseph Chan, Mario Jacobo, Taryn Whittington, Norman McFall and Stephen Gadberry. The 10 a.m. ordination Mass will be held at Christ the King Church in Little Rock with a reception to follow. The night before, on Friday, May 27, all are invited for eucharistic adoration and vespers to pray for these men and for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Chan, 51, will celebrate his first Masses Sunday, May 29 at 8 and 10:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Church in Fort Smith. A reception will follow ... More
Thousands of pages of fragile, irreplaceable newspapers containing the history of the Catholic Church in Arkansas from 1911 to 2001 have now been digitized, indexed and posted online. These back issues of Arkansas Catholic are now searchable and available to everyone for free. Search the Archive. Digital editions of the newspaper from 2002 to the present are available through a subscription to Arkansas Catholic Digital. Digitizing the bound volumes of the official newspaper of the Diocese of Little Rock is the result of the Guardian Angels campaign, which began ... More
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will ordain seven men to the diaconate in May and June. Six of these are seminarians for the Diocese of Little Rock. They include: Martin Siebold, May 18; Luke Womack, May 19; Ramses Mendieta, May 20; Michael Johns, May 24; Stephen Hart, May 25; and William Burmester, June 2. These men will be ordained transitional deacons, which is a major step toward priestly ordination. The seventh person to be ordained is Matt Glover, diocesan chancellor for canonical affairs. He will become a permanent deacon on May 25. Siebold will be ordained at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in North Little Rock (Marche) on Wednesday, May 18. Guests are invited to come early for eucharistic adoration ... More