Bishop announces leave of absence for priest, new pastor
Paragould, Walnut Ridge will have new pastor by Sept. 15
Published: August 2, 2021
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the following pastoral appointments:
Effective Sept. 15
Rev. Joshua Stengel, STL, relieved of his responsibilities as pastor of St. Mary Church in Paragould and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Walnut Ridge to begin a leave of absence with the Society of the Most Sorrowful Mother (The Doloran Fathers) in the Archdiocese of Denver. He remains incardinated with the Diocese of Little Rock.
Rev. Aby Abraham, IMS, appointed pastor of St. Mary Church in Paragould and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Walnut Ridge. He is relieved of his responsibilities as associate pastor of the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock.