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St. Bernard hospital care at home

St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro received approval from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to begin providing hospital-level care within patients’ homes. St. Bernards AcuteHealth at Home gives eligible patients the care they need at home, providing time with family and caregivers without visitation restrictions. CMS granted the waiver to St. Bernards ... More ...  

Conway students support Life Choices

St. Joseph High School religion classes in Conway completed a service project in the spirit of the Christmas season to benefit Conway's Life Choices Inc.  Religion teachers Phyllis Eubanks and Shade Gilbert learned the center was in need of diapers and baby clothing for its clients. Students in the seventh-12th grades donated more than 1,000 diapers and about 100 infant ... More ...  

CTK Grief Ministry sessions starting Jan. 23

Spring sessions of the Christ the King Grief Ministry in Little Rock will begin meeting Saturday, Jan. 23. Companions on a Journey meets twice a month on Saturdays on the third floor of the Ministry Building. Other sessions will be held Feb. 13 and 27 and March 13 and 27. The sessions will conclude with a memorial service on a ... More ...  

Knights free throw contest Jan. 31

Knights of Columbus Council 812 will host its annual free-throw competition for boys and girls 9 to 14 years old Sunday, Jan. 31 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Little Rock. Registration begins at 3 p.m. and the contest starts at 3:30 p.m. Winners will be eligible for the district competition in February. For more information, call (501) 944-2116.

Dr. Stafford publishes book of poetry

Dr. Mary Ann Stafford, a parishioner at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock, published her second book of poetry, “On My Way: Poems about Living and Dying by an Old Woman.” Stafford writes of her love for God and family, the ups and downs of living, aging and the mourning of losses. She dares to give ... More ...  

Ferrer wins DAR Good Citizens Award

Juliana Ferrer, a senior at St. Joseph High School in Conway, is representing St. Joseph in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest held annually since 1934. It was created to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship, dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in an applicant's home, school and community. Ferrer completed the ... More ...  

Family Life resumes in-person pre-Cana

The Family Life Office will be hosting in-person pre-Cana classes this winter and spring for couples preparing for marriage. Classes in English will be held at St. John Center in Little Rock unless the pandemic requires classes to be moved online. They will be held March 30, May 15 and June 18. A convalidation marriage preparation class will be held Feb. ... More ...  

Online Ignatian retreat Jan. 28-31

St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith will host an online Ignatian retreat Jan. 28-31. The retreat will focus on ways participants can get close to God and step away from the world. Participants will be guided each day by a spiritual director. Registration is $150 a person, but no one will be turned away if they can’t pay. Email retreats@stscho.org ... More ...