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Some holy doors given special rite for Divine Mercy

Bishop allows each deanery to have special holy door on Saturday, April 2

Published: April 1, 2016   
Immaculate Conception Church in North Little Rock marked Divine Mercy Sunday with an outdoor procession in 2015.

For Divine Mercy weekend more holy doors of mercy will be available in the Diocese of Little Rock.

The official Year of Mercy door will be available Saturday, April 2 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Little Rock from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Confessions will be available at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A special Mass for pilgrims will be celebrated at noon. Tours of the House of Formation will also be given. These pilgrimage days are available on the first Saturday of each month through November.

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor has allowed each deanery in the state to have its own Door of Mercy April 2 only. For those who can’t visit the Little Rock church, these jubilee doors have been temporarily established, said Father John Marconi of Conway, Year of Mercy Committee chairman.

Those passing through the doors and completing the requirements — going to confession, receiving the Eucharist and praying for the pope’s intentions — can receive a plenary indulgence. Deaneries that have announced local Doors of Mercy at press time are:

West Ozark Deanery: St. Vincent de Paul, Rogers, 8-11 p.m. Saturday

North Ozark: St. Peter the Fisherman, Mountain Home, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday

Ouachita Deanery: St. Edward Church, Texarkana, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Masses and confessions at the top of the hour from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

More than 32 parishes will host holy hours for Divine Mercy Sunday April 3. The holy hour could include praying the Divine Mercy chaplet, adoration, confession, music and Benediction.


Holy Hours for Divine Mercy Sunday


Bella Vista

  • St. Bernard, 45 minutes before 9 a.m. Mass

El Dorado

  • Holy Redeemer, 3 p.m.

Fairfield  Bay

  • St. Francis of Assisi, 3 p.m.

Fort Smith

  • Christ the King, 8:20 a.m.
  • Immaculate Conception, sale of book “Seven Secrets of Divine Mercy” after English Masses
  • St. Boniface, 10 a.m.


  • Mary Mother of God, after 8:30 a.m. Mass

Heber Springs

  • St. Albert, 3 p.m.


  • Our Lady of Good Hope, 3 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. (Spanish)

Hot Springs

  • St. John, 3 p.m.
  • St. Mary, 3 p.m.

Hot Springs Village

  • Sacred Heart of Jesus, 3 p.m.


  • Blessed Sacrament, 3 p.m.

Lake Village

  • Our Lady of the Lake, 2 p.m.


  • St. Agnes, 10 a.m.


  • St. Mark, 10 a.m.

Mountain Home

  • St. Peter the Fisherman, 3 p.m.

North Little Rock

  • Immaculate Conception, 1:45 p.m.
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary (Marche), After 10:30 a.m. Mass
  • St. Augustine, after 11 a.m. Mass
  • St. John the Baptist Latin Mass Community, 3 p.m.


  • St. Joseph, 3 p.m.

Pine Bluff

  • St. Joseph, 3 p.m.


  • St. Vincent de Paul, Divine Mercy Celebration 8-11 p.m. April 2 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 3; closing Mass 2 p.m. April 3

Saint Vincent

  • St. Mary, 3 p.m.


  • St. James, 2:45 p.m.


  • St. Edward, 3:15 p.m.


  • St. Joseph, 2:30 p.m.

Van Buren

  • St. Michael, 3 p.m.

West Memphis

  • St. Michael, 11:30 a.m.


  • Our Lady of the Ozarks, 3 p.m.


  • St. Andrew, following 11 a.m. Mass

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