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Transition for St. Scholastica leadership

Sister Kimberly Rose Prohaska, OSB, who has been serving as the subprioress of St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith since 2011, has been named the interim administrator until they can hold an election in January. Sister Maria DeAngeli has been the prioress since 2009 and agreed in 2017 to serve for two more years while the new monastery was completed. Her ... More ...  

Local anti-poverty grants available

Small grants from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development in the Diocese of Little Rock are now available for organizations whose efforts are aimed at serving the needs of low-income people. Projects eligible for funding can either be direct service-oriented or aimed at institutional change. Applications are accepted without regard to religious denomination. Grants between $200 and $2,000 are awarded. Organizations may apply ... More ...  

Goodbye to Vincentian priests May 26

A farewell Mass for the Vincentian priests who have served in Arkansas will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, May 26 at the Vincentian Lay Missionaries Center in North Little Rock. Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will be the celebrant.

Bazaar in Morrilton starts May 31

Annual School Bazaar at Sacred Heart School to be held Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 in downtown Morrilton. There will be numerous concession items both nights. On Saturday night from 5-7:30 p.m. the traditional all-you-can-eat spaghetti and sausage or turkey and dressing dinner will be served. To-go dinners will be available June 1 from 4:30-7 p.m. Dinner can be pre-ordered ... More ...  

Annual dinner theater at Little Rock church

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Little Rock will present its original dinner theater production “Demolition Dilemma!” June 7-9 and 14-15. The dinner will be served from 6-7:15 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for children 3-10 years old. The Sunday matinee will begin at 4 p.m. and refreshments ... More ...  

St. Mary 150th anniversary

Celebration of the 150th anniversary of St. Mary of the Springs Church in Hot Springs May 9 focused on the past, the present and the future. Current pastor Father George Sanders, incoming pastor Father Ravi Rayappa Gudipalli and former pastor Father Erik Pohlmeier, now of Little Rock, were joined by Father Bill Elser, pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in ... More ...  

Ureta earns National Merit

Agnes Rebekah “Bekka” Ureta, a senior at Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock, was awarded a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship underwritten by 3M Company. Ureta is considering studying pre-medicine at the University of Oklahoma. National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in college. ... More ...  

Father Dorsey leads Glenmary

Father Dan Dorsey, 68, formerly the pastor of St. Mark Church in Monticello, was elected president of Glenmary Home Missioners during the chapter meeting May 6-10 at St. Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, Ind. Glenmary’s president leads a three-person executive council, which also includes two vice presidents. Father Dorsey, a native of St. Louis, previously held the president post from 2003 ... More ...