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New Ladies Guild officers

On Saturday, Feb. 9, the Cathedral of St. Andrew Ladies Guild in Little Rock installed officers for 2019-2020. They are Barbara Bender, president; Peggy Taylor, vice president; Lisa Ballard, secretary; and Connie Phillips, outgoing president.

Arkansas Catholic Photography contest

Any Arkansas photographer can enter their photo of a local Catholic church or institution for a chance to be featured on the cover of the 2020 Diocese of Little Rock directory. Arkansas Catholic sponsors the annual cover photo contest. The contest entry deadline is March 15. Complete rules and an entry form are available on arkansas-catholic.org/contact/photo-contest. For more information, call ... More ...  

St. Joe teachers ACT certified

St. Joseph High School English teachers Kathleen Gueringer and Alicia Yrle in Conway are now two of four Arkansans and only 24 educators across the U.S. who have become certified in ACT English and ACT Basics. These certifications better equip them to help their students succeed on the ACT exam.

Divorce ministry starts Feb. 28

The Beacon of Hope Ministry of St. Joseph Church in Conway is starting a new program called Surviving Divorce. This 12-week DVD series is designed for participants who are separated or divorced. The support group will meet weekly from 6-7:30 p.m. beginning Thursday, Feb. 28 in the Spiritan Center. The $10 fee covers the cost of materials. Child care will ... More ...  

109th Spaghetti Dinner Lake Village

Our Lady of the Lake Altar Society in Lake Village will host the 109th annual Spaghetti Dinner Sunday, March 3. The pasta, meatballs, bread and salad are all made from scratch using traditional Italian recipes. Tickets, which includes dessert and drinks, are $15 for adults and $8 for children. Take-outs are available from 8-11 a.m. and dine-in is from 11 ... More ...  

Mardi Gras in Helena March 1

St. Mary Church’s Annual Mardi Gras will be Friday, March 1 in the parish hall in Helena. The event features a shrimp boil, coleslaw, king cake and drink for $15 per person. Carry-outs will be available. There will be a quilt raffle with the drawing taking place during the event. The popular Oyster Bar returns with oysters on the half-shell ... More ...  

Basketball tournament March 9-10

Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock is hosting a three-on-three basketball tournament March 9-10 in the parish gym. Four divisions for both men and women will play to reach the championship games. The divisions are youth (third-sixth grades), middle school, high school and adult. The team registration fee is $80. A $10 discount is available to ... More ...  

MSM students D.C. trip

Sixteen Mount St. Mary students traveled from Little Rock to spend Jan. 20-26 exploring the nation’s capital with Close Up. This year marks the 10th year the school has participated in the experience-based, educational travel program in Washington, D.C. The cold temperatures and partial government shutdown didn’t keep the group from enjoying a jam-packed schedule of hands-on activities. Highlights of the ... More ...