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Choir camp at Subiaco Abbey

One hundred twenty-eight campers and staff are visiting Subiaco Abbey from 10 states to participate in the Arkansas Interfaith Conference Choir Camp July 24-30. Activities included an intensive music program with classes in choral singing, handbells, liturgy, Broadway song and dance, history and art. Six different religious denominations were represented at the weeklong camp.

New internal medicine residents at St. Bernards in Jonesboro

St. Bernards in Jonesboro welcomed its inaugural class into a new Internal Medicine Residency program with an osteopathic focus. Focusing on the need for more doctors in the field of internal medicine, St. Bernards established a residency program to train medical school graduates in internal medicine. On July 1, the five physicians who make up the inaugural class began a three-year ... More ...  

Advertising manager at Arkansas Catholic

Dwain Hebda, former associate editor of Arkansas Catholic, has returned to the newspaper staff as advertising manager, overseeing revenue from the newspaper, website, newsletter and diocesan directory as well as coordinating Catholic Extension calendar production. Hebda, a member of Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock, was a staff member from 2012 to 2014. He will continue ... More ...  

Door of Mercy pilgrimage Aug. 6, 2016

The next Diocesan Door of Mercy pilgrimage event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Little Rock. The Door of Mercy and adoration chapel will be open to pilgrims. From 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. the sacrament of reconciliation will be offered. At noon, a special Mass ... More ...  

Catholic High’s annex almost completed

The annex at Catholic High School in Little Rock is near completion. The annex will add up to four more classrooms, a wrestling team room and office space on the top floor. The bottom floor will house locker rooms, a weight room, indoor practice facility, restrooms and a concession stand accessible from the outside. Construction started in January. The school plans ... More ...  

Subiaco Quiz Bowl awarded

State Rep. Justin Boyd visited Trinity Junior High School in Fort Smith July 13 to present the nationally ranked Quiz Bowl team with a citation award from the Arkansas House of Representatives. The 2016 team placed first in Arkansas and finished in fifth place at the national competition. 

MSM grad awarded Merit Scholarship

Lauren N. Joseph, a recent graduate of Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock, earned a National Merit Scholarship from Hendrix College. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced this week more than 800 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities. College-sponsored awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study ... More ...  

St. Joe kids enjoy art camp

Summer fun was the theme of art camp for 30 first-through-sixth graders held at St. Joseph Elementary School in Conway June 20-24. The children made papier mache ice cream cones, sail boats, decorative sandals, tie-dye T-shirts and ceramic dishes. Art teacher Shannon Chamoun and several upper-level student assistants conducted the camp.