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Willmanns celebrate 70th anniversary

Members of St. Joseph Church in Paris, W. J. “Slick” and Mary Lou Friemel Willmann, had a special visitor Oct. 17 for their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 17, 1950, at St. Benedict Church in Subiaco. Pastor Father Reginald Udouj, OSB, visited with the Willmanns in their home and offered a marriage prayer for them. They renewed their ... More ...  

Free Knights of Columbus membership

In honor of Father Michael J. McGivney’s beatification Oct. 31, the Knights of Columbus is offering Catholic men 18 and older a one-year free membership. The deadline to join is Dec. 31. Visit https://www.kofc.org/joinus and use promo code MCGIVNEY2020. Contact your local council for more information.

Virtual school field trip

With live field trips on hold because of COVID-19, fourth graders at St. Joseph Middle School in Conway took a virtual visit to Arkansas’ Old State House Museum in Little Rock Oct. 9.  “They ‘Zoomed’ in with us,” teacher Nicole Gooch said. “They took us on a mini-tour of the Old State House, gave us background information about the building and ... More ...  

CHI honors Dr. Beck

CHI St. Vincent physician Dr. Joseph Beck II has been honored with the Pulaski County Medical Society’s 2020 President’s Award for a Lifetime of Outstanding Contributions to Medicine. Beck, a medical oncologist with the CHI St. Vincent Oncology Clinic in Little Rock, has served as a physician on the CHI St. Vincent Infirmary’s medical staff for 33 years. He has ... More ...  

Mercy unveils multi-use trails

Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in Rogers unveiled Oct. 2 nearly three miles of new public multi-use trails east of the hospital. The new Mercy Heritage Trails are the first mountain bike trails that can be accessed directly from the Razorback Greenway. The trails are also accessible from Bergant Terrace east of Mercy Hospital and from Mercy Trailhead south of the ... More ...  

Memorial spring bulbs at Calvary

Calvary Cemetery in Little Rock is accepting donations to plant daffodil bulbs on the graves of loved ones. For a minimum donation of $10, the cemetery staff will plant a group of five daffodils on the grave you choose. Proceeds support the upkeep of the cemetery grounds. Calvary Cemetery, which covers more than 30 acres, was donated to the Diocese of ... More ...  

40 Days for Life prayer vigil

The 40 Days for Life prayer vigil to end abortion will hold its closing event at 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1 at the City Center at 315 N. Shackleford Road in Little Rock. It is the mission building on the campus of Immanuel Baptist Church. The guest speaker is Dr. Haywood Robinson, from the National 40 Days for Life office. ... More ...  

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Signups for aSpire, the Diocese of Little Rock’s biweekly e-newsletter, grew by 40 percent since January 2019. The newsletter is sent to 2,071 email subscribers on the second and last Fridays of every month.  aSpire includes brief updates from the Diocese of Little Rock, popular articles from Arkansas Catholic, links to columns and a biblical reflection.  To sign up, share your ... More ...