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The 27th national collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious will be held Dec. 6-7 in the Diocese of Little Rock. The annual, parish-based appeal is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) in Washington and benefits more than 35,000 senior Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests. Last year, the Diocese of Little Rock contributed $147,174.24 to this collection. In 2014, the Benedictines at St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith and Subiaco Abbey, Discalced Carmelite nuns and the Olivetan Benedictine sisters received financial support made possible by the Retirement Fund for Religious. ... More
Advent is a four-week season of joy, anticipation and repentance to prepare for the coming of our savior, Jesus Christ. The word "advent" comes from the Latin "adventus" which means coming. It begins on Nov. 30 and continues through Dec. 24. We are invited to reflect on the wondrous mystery of our Savior's birth and his coming again in glory at the end of time. To learn more, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, nos. 524-528 or visit our 2014 Advent Resource Guide. Advent also marks the beginning of the liturgical year in the Catholic Church. Unlike the secular year, which marks the passage of time, the liturgical year celebrates the sacred mysteries of the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus. The Christmas ... More
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor recently announced the following pastoral appointments: effective Oct. 23 — Deacon William L. Friedman is excardinated from the Diocese of Dallas and incardinated into the Diocese of Little Rock; effective Nov. 10 — Father Vincent Flusche has resigned from priestly ministry; effective Nov. 14 — Father John C. Wakube, AJ, appointed temporary administrator of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Little Rock and relieved of his responsibilities as associate pastor of Christ the King Church in Little Rock; ... More
Vocations director Msgr. Scott Friend said the scholarships represent an honor for the Diocese of Little Rock because the Knights usually give only one scholarship in each diocese.... More
Three sisters from the Catholic Teachers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Maestras Católicas del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús) religious order will begin their ministry at St. Augustine Church in Dardanelle and St. John Church in Russellville in January. Bringing the Mexican order to the Diocese of Little Rock was made possible through the Catholic Extension’s U.S.-Latin American Sisters Exchange Program. The program is funded by an initial $3 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The program will span five years and involve 10 Latin American congregations, sending more than 30 women religious to dioceses throughout the United States. ... More
Each fall, families and friends are invited to purchase daffodil bulbs to be planted on the graves of their loved ones in Calvary Cemetery in Little Rock. That way, by spring, the bright yellow flowers become a living memorial to all those who have been laid to rest in the historic cemetery. For a minimum donation of $10, cemetery staff will plant a group of five daffodils on a grave. Proceeds support the upkeep of the cemetery grounds. ... More
A special collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) will be taken up in all parishes Nov. 22-23. CCHD works to uphold the dignity of human life by breaking the cycle of poverty in the United States through grants to local community-based groups that create jobs, improve education and strengthen neighborhoods. Twenty-five percent of the collection stays in our diocese to fund small, local projects and 75 percent is sent to the national CCHD office to be used for the national grants. The Diocese of Little Rock has received more than $750,000 during the past 10 years to distribute as grants across Arkansas to local groups and projects such as Birthright, Our House and Helping Hand. ... More
Pope Francis proclaimed a Year of Consecrated Life to be celebrated from Nov. 30, 2014 to Feb. 2, 2016. This special observance begins on the First Sunday of Advent and ends on the World Day of Consecrated Life. The theme "Wake Up the World" is designed to educate Catholics about religious life and promote religious vocations through special events such as open houses at convents and monasteries, joint service projects between the religious and laity, and prayer with religious, such as vespers or holy hours, at religious houses that are open to the public. ... More