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Farewell Father Okeke

Parishioners at St. Peter the Fisherman Church in Mountain Home celebrated Father Christopher Okeke’s six years of service at the parish June 11 before he returns to the Umuahia Diocese in Nigeria in early July. Father Okeke has served St. Peter since 2011, celebrating Latin Masses and occasionally treating parishioners to a song during his homilies. Since he arrived in Arkansas ... More ...  

Spanish Mass at IHM

Father Ruben Quinteros, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in North Little Rock (Marche), will be celebrating Mass in Spanish at St. Mary Church in North Little Rock every Sunday at 12:30 p.m. The first Mass was celebrated June 11.

Beall earns merit scholarship

Chloe S. Beall, a recent graduate of Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock, earned the National Merit University of Idaho Scholarship. She is considering a career in wildlife conservation. More than 3,200 National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities were recently announced. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate ... More ...  

Caring for creation lecture

On June 16 St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith hosted recycling educator Louise Mann, with the presentation, “Caring for Creation and Chuckling All the While.”  Mann has been “talking trash” since the 1980s and has worked with recycling programs in Tennessee and in three different solid waste districts in Arkansas. She has also coordinated educational materials for the U.S. Army regarding office ... More ...  

Weekend retreat June 23-25

St. Scholastica Retreat Center in Fort Smith will sponsor a weekend retreat, “Let Your Heart Speak: Stories from the Deep,” June 23-25. Presenter Cindy Shaw, director of Emmaus House Retreat Center in Des Moines, Iowa, is returning to her hometown for this retreat.   The fee is $195 for those needing housing on campus or $150 for commuters. A $50 non-refundable, ... More ...  

Novena July 8-16 at Carmelite Monastery

The annual Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel will be held July 8-16 at the Carmelite Monastery in Little Rock. Mass will be celebrated each night at 7:30 p.m. Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, closing the novena July 16. For more information, call (501) 565-5121 or e-mail novena@littlerock

Camp Joshua July 28-30

A limited number of full scholarships are available through the Diocese of Little Rock for teens to attend a pro-life camp called Camp Joshua July 28-30 at CrossHeirs Retreat Center in Humphrey. Arkansas Right to Life hosts the camp to teach youth ages 14-19 to become courageous pro-life leaders. The cost is $100 a student. To apply for a scholarship, call ... More ...  

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