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Bishop Taylor requests help for Louisiana

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor is inviting parishes in the Diocese of Little Rock to take up a second collection Aug. 27-28 or Sept. 3-4 to benefit victims of the flooding in Louisiana. Donors can also mail their gifts directly to “Louisiana Flood Relief ,” Finance Office, Diocese of Little Rock, P.O. Box 7239. Little Rock, AR 72217-7239. The diocese will then forward ... More ...  

Diocesan YAC leaders named

The co-chairmen of the diocesan Youth Advisory Council are Johanna Berryman, a member of St. Joseph Church in Fayetteville, and Bob Kilpatrick, a member of Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock and a student at Catholic High School. Berryman attends Haas Hall Academy.

COF gives Williams tuition award

Andrew H. Williams, a member of Immaculate Conception Church in North Little Rock, won a Tuition Assistance Program award from the Catholic Order of Foresters. He is a member of COF local court Hampshire 729 in Hampshire, Ill. Williams attends Catholic High School in Little Rock. Annually, COF gives away 125 $250 tuition assistance awards to members attending a Catholic ... More ...  

Bishop Steib of Memphis resigns

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop J. Terry Steib of Memphis and has appointed as his successor Auxiliary Bishop Martin D. Holley of Washington. Bishop Steib has headed the Memphis Diocese since 1993. He is 76. Canon law requires all bishops to turn in their resignation to the pope at age 75. Bishop Holley, 61, has been a Washington ... More ...  

APRC buys mobile ultrasound unit

Arkansas Pregnancy Resource Center, a program operated by St. Joseph’s Helpers, announced Aug. 22 that it received a $100,000 donation from Fellowship Bible Church of Little Rock to buy a mobile ultrasound unit. The Little Rock pro-life organization said it would like to reach more women in the area who are at risk for abortion. “This overwhelmingly generous gift makes it ... More ...  

Bishop McDonald Golf Classic Sept. 26

The 22nd annual Bishop McDonald-Catholic Charities Golf Classic will be held Monday, Sept. 26 at Maumelle Country Club. Tee times for the four-person scramble will be at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and beverages will be provided. Awards will be presented after morning and afternoon play. The entry fee is $150 a player and $600 for a four-person team. All proceeds are ... More ...  

Retrouvaille marriage retreat Sept. 16-18

Retrouvaille, a program designed to help heal troubled marriages, will host a weekend retreat Sept. 16-18 at St. John Center in Little Rock. It is a relationship-building program with the main emphasis on communication between husband and wife. Separated and divorced couples are also encouraged to attend. To register, call (501) 834-1956 or visit retrouvaille.org.

St. Bartholomew feast day event Aug. 28

The feast of St. Bartholomew celebration is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 28 at St. Bartholomew Church in Little Rock. The celebration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a Mass celebrated by pastor Father Francis Damoah. After Mass a march around the church and neighborhood with a drumline will be held. The theme of the march will be “Walking for Christ ... More ...