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International visitor at NLR school

On Oct. 3 U.K. Member of Parliament Rehman Chishti and U.S. Rep. French Hill, a Catholic, spoke to eighth-grade students at Immaculate Conception School in North Little Rock about their backgrounds, government systems in the two countries, including the Brexit vote, and answered questions.

Bell will ring in Heber Springs

The bell at St. Albert Church in Heber Springs has been moved to a new location and will be used again. Pastor Father Chanda Pillai PJ, IMS, asked that the church bell be located to the left of the front entrance. It will be rung before each weekend Mass. The Krugs family bought the 1891 McShane Bell Foundry bell at an ... More ...  

New KC council Little Rock

A new Knights of Columbus council will be initiated at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock during a Mass Sunday, Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will be the celebrant with Father Jack Vu and Father Joseph Chan concelebrating. A light reception will be held after Mass to congratulate the newest council and its members.

Scrips and Sips Oct. 28

All young adults in central Arkansas are invited to attend Scrips and Sips Sunday, Oct. 28 at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock.  The group will meet in the parish hall following 5:30 p.m. Mass for dinner and drinks before diocesan youth and campus ministry director Liz Tingquist will give a talk titled “It’s OK to Fail.” The event will begin ... More ...  

Parish mission West Memphis

St. Michael Parish in West Memphis is hosting the “Surge of the Heart” parish mission, featuring international Catholic speaker and author Jon Leonetti, Sunday, Nov. 4 to Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. A meal will be served from 6-7 p.m., followed by the speaker from 7-8 p.m. Free babysitting is available.

All Souls Day Mass Nov. 2

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate the annual All Souls Day Mass at Calvary Cemetery in Little Rock at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 2. Attendees can enter through the main entrance off of Charles Bussey Avenue. After the Mass, the bishop will lead a procession through the cemetery praying the rosary and blessing graves. In case of inclement weather, the Mass will be ... More ...  

Play on Becket Oct. 28

Festival of the Senses will present T. S. Eliot’s Nobel Prize play, “Murder in the Cathedral,” at 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28 at St. Luke Episcopal Church in North Little Rock. The play dramatizes the assassination and martyrdom in 1170 of Archbishop Thomas Becket. Produced and directed by Jason Green, the play will be performed by a cast of local actors in ... More ...  

Book signing Oct. 26

Jim Yeager, Sacred Heart coach from 1971-1977, will sign copies of his new book, “Backroads and Ballplayers,” at Sacred Heart School gym in Morrilton Friday, Oct. 26 from 4-6 p.m. before the basketball game with Maumelle Charter. The book is about professional baseball players from rural Arkansas. The book will be sold for $12.50 at the book signing with 100 percent ... More ...