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News Briefs

Day of recollection

The Immaculate Conception Ladies Auxiliary in Fort Smith will be hosting a Day of Recollection Tuesday, March 5, in the Msgr. Galvin Parish Center. Father Brian Cundall, pastor of Christ the King Church in Fort Smith, will be the speaker. The day will start with Mass at 9 a.m. Registration will follow Mass in the parish center. The program will ... More ...  

Lenten mission

Steve Binz will lead a Lenten parish mission on Eucharist at St. Bernard Church in Bella Vista Tuesday, March 5, 2024 – Thursday, March 7 at 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day. For more information, call the church office at (479) 855-9069.

Golf tournament

Catholic High School will host the Msgr. George Tribou Memorial Golf Tournament Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26 at Rebsamen Golf Course in Little Rock. The fee for a four-man scramble for either day is $600, which includes green fees, a cart and a meal. To register or become a sponsor, visit


Mount St. Mary Academy seniors Rebecca Burnett and Savannah Eanes in Little Rock were named National Merit Finalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Competition. They are among approximately 15,000 high school seniors nationwide who have met all the requirements to advance to finalist standing and continue in the competition for some 7,140 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million ... More ...  

Wreath sales

In Conway, the St. Joseph High School Interact Club, a service organization affiliated with the Conway Noon Rotary Club, recently received a check for more than $2,200 from the Rotary Club for its sale of Christmas wreaths late last year. The funds will be disbursed to the school and community.

Prayer breakfast

Father John Marconi, a senior priest in Little Rock, spoke at the Fifth Annual Oklahoma Governor Prayer Breakfast Feb.  20 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. He led people in an Ignatian meditation prayer using Scripture as the focus of his talk. A custom holy card was placed was given to each participant to take ... More ...  

Black saints-to-be

St. Augustine Church in North Little Rock held a Black history program Feb. 18, in which six youths dressed up as six Black Catholic candidates for sainthood: Mother Mary Lange, Father Augustus Tolton, Mother Henriette DeLille, Pierre Toussaint, Julia Greeley and Sister Thea Bowman. They are known as the “Saintly Six.” The youth performed a play on the lives of ... More ...  

Bishop’s Dates

Saturday, March 2 10 a.m., confirmation, St. Raphael Church, Springdale; 5 p.m., confirmation, St. Joseph Church, Fayetteville Sunday, March 3 10 a.m., confirmation, Subiaco Academy, Subiaco Wednesday, March 6 8:30 a.m., Mass, St. John Church, Russellville; 6 p.m., confirmation, St. Mary Church, North Little Rock Friday, March 8 6 p.m., confirmation, Holy Rosary Church, Stuttgart