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Immaculate Heart aids Haiti

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in North Little Rock has funded repairs to a church in Haiti has part of its mission outreach in the country. Beginning in 2014 with former pastor Father T.J. Hart, the parish made its first fact-finding mission. Three parishioners joined Father Hart on the trip. The parish committed to helping to repair St. Joseph Mission in ... More ...  

St. Scholastica certifies spiritual directors

Nine women graduated from St. Scholastica Monastery’s spiritual direction program May 22. The five-year formation program began with Retreat in Daily Life, based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, followed by Introduction to Spiritual Direction, Spiritual Classics and two practicum years.  They also attended a six-month theology course presented by Dr. Jared Bryson. The graduates are Sheila Kay Jones, Joyce ... More ...  

Knights raise $8,440 for Hot Springs youth

Knights of Columbus councils in Hot Springs and Hot Springs Village raised money for St. John School in Hot Springs and Squire Circle 5700 during its eighth annual charity golf tournament. The Knights donated $6,940 to the school scholarship fund and $1,500 to the Squires. Eighty-eight golfers competed at the Balboa Golf Course in Hot Springs Village. A highlight of ... More ...  

St. Theresa member gets bone marrow transplant

In September, Arkansas Catholic wrote about St. Theresa parishioner Adriana Vidals, a married mother with three children, who was diagnosed in July 2015 with acute myeloid leukemia. She was told in order to live, she would need a bone marrow transplant and a bone marrow drive was held at both St. Theresa and St. Edward churches in Little Rock Oct. ... More ...  

Good Counsel Filipinos celebrate Mary

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Little Rock celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Antipolo of the Philippines May 21 at the 4:30 p.m. Mass followed by a Filipino feast in the gym. All was prepared by the parish’s Filipino community. The event was part of the ongoing celebration of Mary during May. Statues of Mary were brought ... More ...  

Daughters of Charity affiliate honored

On June 4 Gayle Priddy became an affiliate of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. The sisters collaborate with Gayle, director of Helping Hand of Greater Little Rock, ministering to those living in poverty. An affiliate shares in the prayers and good works of the Daughters of Charity. Priddy is the first affiliate to be honored from ... More ...  

St. Joe in Conway honors teachers

St. Joseph School in Conway recognized several faculty and staff members for their service. Fellow faculty voted for one teacher from each campus to receive the school’s “Golden Apple” award as Teachers of the Year. Chosen this year were high school consumer science teacher Monica Lieblong, middle school math, science and social studies teacher Nicole Gooch and elementary school librarian ... More ...  

Hamm retires from IC School, Fort Smith

Amelia Hamm retired from Immaculate Conception School in Fort Smith after 33 years of service. Hamm, a member of Immaculate Conception Church, was a paraprofessional in the school.