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Theology training canceled

The Little Rock Theology Institute will not have a first-year class beginning in September. Faith formation director Father Erik Pohlmeier said, “Due to low enrollment we will not begin a new class for the Theology Institute in 2017. Those already enrolled will receive a refund and those in second and third year will continue to the completion of their program. In the ... More ...  

Stolen crosses recovered

Arkansas Right to Life was able to recover some of the stolen crosses after an anonymous tip Aug. 11 led officials to the Landmark community in Pulaski County. The crosses were handmade as were the bags that held them. After being dumped and exposed to the weather and insects it is uncertain how many crosses can be salvaged. A trailer and ... More ...  

Knights retreat Sept. 8-10

Knights of Columbus will host a retreat at Subiaco Abbey Sept 8-10. All Knights and their spouses as well as widows are invited to attend. Check-in is between 3 to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $300 a couple or $150 a person and includes lodging and food.  Sister Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB, a well-known author and retreat director from St. Scholastica Monastery ... More ...  

Necessarys celebrate 62nd anniversary

James and Marilyn Necessary, members of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rogers, will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary during a dinner with pastor Msgr. David LeSieur. They were married Aug. 24, 1955, in Lee’s Summit, Mo. They have six children, Michael Necessary and Kevin Necessary, both of Rogers; Pat Jones of Crowley, La.; Jeff Necessary of Bentonville; Cindy Mycka ... More ...  

Sisters offer Ignatian training

This fall St. Scholastica Retreat Center in Fort Smith is offering two ways to practice the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. • Retreat in Daily Life will be held both in St. Scholastica Monastery and in Northwest Arkansas. Participants will meet weekly in small groups from October through April, meet with a spiritual director twice monthly and spend time in daily prayer, ... More ...  

MSM students create art for Memory Project

Mount St. Mary Academy art students in IB Art, Art III and Art IV created portraits for children around the world in collaboration with The Memory Project. The nonprofit organization works with art students across the globe to create portraits for youth who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents and extreme poverty. Seventy photographs of The Memory Project student ... More ...  

Blessed Sacrament teacher honored

April Williamson, the sixth-grade homeroom and language arts teacher for fourth, fifth and sixth grades at Blessed Sacrament School in Jonesboro, was chosen as the KAIT Region 8 Teacher for May. The television station reported, “Students and co-workers of Williamson sent in more than 13 nomination letters, speaking very highly of her and how involved she is with students in ... More ...  

Back to school picnic Aug. 20

The St. John School PTO in Hot Springs will host the annual Back to School Picnic Sunday, Aug. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.