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Support the seminarians

All Catholics can support the Holy Thursday collection to support seminarian education in the Diocese of Little Rock by mailing or dropping off a donation at their parish or by visiting dolr.org/support-seminarian-education to make an online gift. A donation envelope will also be inserted in the April 4 issue of Arkansas Catholic. All donations to the collection go to pay ... More ...  

MSM support after wildfires

The HoneyBelles, a club at Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock that maintains a bee-friendly garden and educational hive on campus, recently became concerned about the plight of bees and beekeepers in Australia because of the drought conditions and resulting bushfires. They reached out to the New South Wales Apiarist Association to find out how they could help. The HoneyBelles ... More ...  

Bailey West Point bound

Elijah Bailey, a senior at St. Joseph High School in Conway, was notified he’s been accepted to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. in the fall. He got the confirmation by a call to his home from U.S. Rep. French Hill.  Of the 12,000 students who apply, only around 10 percent are accepted. Bailey is the second St. ... More ...  

Safe Haven Law billboards

The Knights of Columbus are continuing to support a campaign to promote the Safe Haven Law and Baby Boxes across Arkansas with new billboards in Blytheville and Mena, said Rose Mimms, executive director of Arkansas Right to Life. The Blytheville and Mena billboards will run for four weeks starting in April. The Blytheville billboard, located at Interstate 55 south of ... More ...  

Mercy coronavirus screening

In Rogers, the Mercy Coronavirus Evaluation Site performed nasal swab tests on 41 patients March 20, the first day the site opened for patients screened first by nurses via a call center. The site is located at 2090 S. Promenade Blvd. The Mercy Coronavirus Evaluation Site is exclusively for patients who have a fever of at least 100.4 degrees and respiratory symptoms ... More ...  

Visitors restricted at Mercy

Beginning March 24, clinics, emergency rooms and hospitals part of Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas will expand visitor restrictions. No visitors will be allowed into the hospitals and clinics unless they meet one of the exceptions, such as a person supporting a mother going into labor or to care for a minor needing urgent care. The restrictions include the hospitals in ... More ...  

Junktique rescheduled for summer

The Catholic High Junktique Sale in Little Rock, originally slated for April 4, has been postponed. The new tentative date is June 13.

Holy Souls robotics winners

Our Lady of the Holy Souls School Robotics in Little Rock has made it an international robotics competition. During the U.S. Open Robotics Championship, teams from across the world are invited to compete in different games and challenges played in six distinct tournaments. The event was set for March 30-April 1 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Two of the four Holy Souls ... More ...