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Honoring Mary

The Ladies' Club at St. Augustine Church in North Little Rock honored the Blessed Virgin Mary on Mother's Day by hosting a Women’s Prayer Brunch. The Ladies’ Club offered arrangements of flowers to Mary in front of the altar May 12 after Mass.

Welcome home

Miss America Madison Marsh visited Fort Smith May 9 for a parade and stopped at two of her alma maters, Immaculate Conception School and Trinity Catholic School. Students participated in the homecoming parade to welcome Marsh back to Arkansas. While she represented Colorado, where she was enrolled in the Air Force Academy, for the Miss America pageant, she calls Arkansas ... More ...  

Toward priesthood

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor installed seven diocesan seminarians as candidates, lectors and acolytes as part of their journey toward priesthood during special Masses in May at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. Phillip Necesary of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rogers and Sam Stengel of St. Joseph Church in Paris were admitted to candidacy May 4, demonstrating qualifications ... More ...  

Come and see

The next Come and See Priesthood Discernment Retreat will be held Saturday, June 1 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rogers. The day will include hiking, talks, discussion and Mass in English and Spanish. It is open to single men 16 years old and older. The free retreat will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event ... More ...  

Top cardiologist

Interventional cardiologist Dr. Anthony Fletcher of CHI St. Vincent Cardiology and Medicine Clinic in Little Rock has been named president of the Association of Black Cardiologists. The association formally installed Fletcher as president this month in Atlanta. In this role, Fletcher will oversee the organization’s mission by advocating for heart health and wellness in minority communities. 

Scholarship

William S. Aclin Jr., a senior at Catholic High School in Little Rock, was awarded a $2,500 National Merit scholarship. 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. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage ... More ...  

Honoring veterans

Catholic High School in Little Rock unveiled a new veterans memorial statue May 6 to honor all alumni who served in the U.S. military. The senior class of the school’s Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps raised more than $7,000 to fund the construction and placement of the statue.  The statue of a male soldier solemnly kneeling at a battlefield ... More ...  

Ordinations

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate two ordinations in May.  Joel Brackett will be ordained a deacon at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rogers. Parishioners and friends also can watch the event live on the parish's Facebook page. Eucharistic adoration and vespers will begin at 4 p.m.  Brackett, 26, is the son of Burke and ... More ...