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Benedictines celebrate jubilees

On June 24, St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith celebrated jubilees for two of their own. Sister Pierre Vorster celebrated her 80th anniversary and Sister Regina Schroeder celebrated her 60th anniversary. Sister Pierre, 97, is from Subiaco. For decades she taught in schools, most notably St. John in Fort Smith. When Sister Pierre was in her 40s she began advocacy work ... More ...  

Diocesan Youth events canceled

The diocese’s Youth Office announced it was canceling all large in-person events in the fall through January. Director Liz Tingquist said the Senior High Youth Rally scheduled for Oct. 11 and Junior High Spectacular scheduled for Nov. 15 will not be held. The Weekend for Life scheduled for Jan. 16-17 will also not be held next year.

Priest, diaconate ordinations

The Diocese of Little Rock is hosting five ordinations in one week in August. On Aug. 11 Alex Smith will be ordained a deacon at St. Jude Church in Jacksonville, followed by the diaconate ordination of Omar Galván at Immaculate Conception Church in Fort Smith Aug. 12. Emmanuel Torres will be ordained a deacon Aug. 13 at St. Edward Church ... More ...  

Project Rachel healing retreat

The Respect Life Office will be hosting a Project Rachel one-day post abortion healing retreat in Spanish for women and men in Little Rock Saturday, Aug. 8. The retreat is Catholic in nature, but anyone who desires to begin or continue their journey to hope and healing is welcome to attend. The location of the retreat is only disclosed to ... More ...  

What's happening in your parish?

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Protecting children and young people

The Diocese of Little Rock is committed to protecting children and young people. If you are aware of abuse or have been abused by clerics, Church volunteers or Church workers, please contact the Diocese of Little Rock at (501) 664-0340, ext. 366, and the State of Arkansas Hotline for Crimes against Children at (800) 482-5964. For pastoral assistance, please contact ... More ...