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Father Robbins flies in parade

Father Tony Robbins, a pilot and pastor of St. Joseph Church in Conway, took part in “Plane Parade” flying his Mooney M20-F single-engine aircraft April 30 in Conway. About 30 planes were part of the air show to salute Toad Suck Daze, which would have been held that weekend but was postponed because of COVID-19. The planes took off from Conway’s ... More ...  

Mountain Home DRE retires

Chris Langley will be retiring effective June 30 as the director of religious education at St. Peter the Fisherman Church in Mountain Home for the past 30 years. In a note to parishioners, pastor Father Norbert Rappold said, “When the COVID madness settles down we will celebrate with Ms. Chris and let her know of our love and thankfulness for her generous ... More ...  

Student accepted to songwriters workshop

Mount St. Mary Academy sophomore Ellen Brady has been accepted into the New York University Summer Songwriters Workshop. Ellen, one of only 42 applicants from across the world to be accepted, will participate in the intensive seminar June 15-26. “I cannot describe the excitement and shock I felt when I opened the email from NYU,” Brady said. “I applied to the ... More ...  

Our Lady of Fatima anniversary

On May 16 St. Mary of the Springs Church in Hot Springs celebrated the anniversary of the first Our Lady of Fatima apparitions. Members, gathering under the portico from the rain, prayed for Mary’s intentions, reparation of sin, peace in the nation and the world and healing from the coronavirus. They also prayed the rosary. Our Lady’s first apparition was May 13, 1917.

Seminarian graduate with master degrees

Graduates of St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in Indiana were awarded master’s degrees after the spring 2020 semester. In Arkansas, receiving master of divinity degrees were Deacon Joseph Friend of Little Rock and Deacon Daniel Velasco of Searcy. The two are scheduled to be ordained priests Aug. 15 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock.

Serio Torres performs in fundraiser

Serio Torres, associate director of the Office of Faith Formation in Little Rock, was one of several Catholic artists who have performed concerts livestreamed on Catholic Extension’s website and Facebook page. The aim of the online concert series is to lift people’s spirits during a time of struggle and uncertainty caused by the pandemic, while also promoting the vitality of ... More ...  

Search retreat registrations

Registrations are now being accepted for Search #148, a retreat to help high school juniors and seniors get to know themselves better, deepen their friendship with Christ and find support in living out their faith. The summer Search is open to incoming juniors, seniors and recently graduated seniors. It will be held at St. John Center in Little Rock July ... More ...  

Stay at Home Bazaar Morrilton

Sacred Heart School in Morrilton will host the first (and hopefully only) Stay at Home Bazaar, in lieu of the usual large dinner and midway event. The goal is to raise $80,000 for the school. The bazaar typically raises $110,000-$120,000 and represents approximately 11 percent of the school’s budget each year. The Stay at Home Bazaar encourages donors to consider what they ... More ...