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Blessed Stanley shrine

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor was on hand Nov. 3 to assist Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul Coakley and other dignitaries break ground for the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine in south Oklahoma City. Also in attendance were Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, Archbishop Emeritus Eusebius Beltran, Tulsa Bishop David Konderla, Abbot Lawrence Stasyszen and nearly 2,000 priests, deacons and lay faithful. During the ... More ...  

HeartFlow technology at CHI

The Heart Institute at CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock has become the first healthcare provider in Central Arkansas to adopt HeartFlow Analysis, a first-of-its-kind non-invasive technology to aid physicians in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease, the most common form of heart disease. In addition to helping cardiologists identify which patients do and do not need invasive treatments, the ... More ...  

Mass for the deaf NLR

St. Mary Church in North Little Rock hosted its first American Sign Language (ASL) Mass Nov. 2. Father Cassian Elkins, OSB, of Subiaco Abbey was the celebrant. The ASL Mass will be offered the first Saturday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Bake and craft sale Nov. 23-24

The Altar Society Bake and Craft Sale will be held Nov. 23-24 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Parish Life Center in North Little Rock (Marche). Homemade pies, breads, cookies and craft items will be available. The sale is open after the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday and after 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses Sunday.

Search retreat registration

Registrations are now being accepted for Search #147, a retreat to help high school juniors and seniors get to know themselves better, deepen their friendship with Christ and find support in living out their faith. It will be held at St. John Center in Little Rock Dec. 6-8. The fee is $135. For more information and to download registration forms, ... More ...  

Oktoberfest hosted in Morrilton

Sacred Heart School in Morrilton hosted Oktoberfest Oct. 5, featuring a turkey and dressing dinner, games, a silent auction and raffle, a haunted house the Oktoberfest Walk in which class representatives were named Herr and Dame of the event. The winners were chosen based on the classes that sold the most raffle tickets, and winning classes also received a field ... More ...  

MSM hires principal Sara Jones

Sara Jones was named the new principal for Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock Sept. 12 after serving in the position on an interim basis since Aug. 1. Jones has been active in Catholic education in Arkansas for 15 years. She previously taught at St. Theresa School in Little Rock and had served as the assistant principal at Mount St. Mary Academy ... More ...  

CTK race raises $50,000

The Race for Education raised more than $50,000 for Christ the King School in Little Rock Oct. 11. Students enjoyed a day of fun in celebration of what they helped accomplish. Relay races, dancing, tug-of-war and music filled the event. Junior high students participated in a color run. Funds raised will go to the PTO, which provides technology and playground upgrades.