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The Making of a Catholic Priest movie premiere

Published May 12, 2022

The premiere of “The Making of a Catholic Priest” will be held 7-10 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, in Independence Hall Auditorium at the University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville. The Word on Fire production features Father Stephen Gadberry, pastor of St. Mary Church in Batesville and St. Cecilia Church in Newport. The video will present his life’s journey to the priesthood. Word of Fire says, “From his Arkansas upbringing to his military experience, through his vocational ascent, Father Gadberry shares his trials, tragedy and ultimate joy, answering Christ’s call to engage the culture and spread the Gospel message.” To RSVP to the free event, visit