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Father Harvey 30th jubilee

Father Warren Harvey, a 1972 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Conway, celebrated his 30th jubilee July 7 at St. Joseph Church. When he was ordained in May 1988 he became the first black Catholic priest in the diocese.  Many of Father Harvey’s relatives and friends attended Mass, including his nephew, Father Jeffrey Harvey, CM, who delivered the homily. Pastor ... More ...  

Accessible ramp in Winslow

Our Lady of the Ozarks Shrine in Winslow has completed its addition of a permanent handicap ramp for the convenience of parishioners and visitors. The ramp is made of concrete stained to match the rock work of the 75-year-old shrine, and slopes from the south side of the front porch to the handicap parking spaces nearby. Adding the ramp meant ... More ...  

EnCourage group starting

EnCourage, a monthly support group meeting for individuals who have friends and family members experiencing same-sex attraction, is now forming in Little Rock. EnCourage is a ministry within the Courage ministry dedicated to the spiritual needs of parents, siblings, children and other relatives and friends of people who have same-sex attractions. The first meeting will be held the last week ... More ...  

KC Bingo in Benton July 24

The Knights of Columbus at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Benton will be hosting bingo Tuesday, July 24 in the parish hall. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and games will begin at 7 p.m. Bingo cards will be $20 and winners will receive $25. Ties will be determined by card draw. A “cover-all” game will conclude the evening with ... More ...  

Post-abortion healing retreats

The Respect Life Office is offering one-day post-abortion healing retreats for women and men in English and Spanish Saturday, Aug. 18 in Jonesboro and Saturday, Sept. 15 in Hot Springs. The Day of Prayer and Healing retreats, hosted by Project Rachel, are Catholic in nature, but anyone who desires to begin or continue their journey to healing is welcome to ... More ...  

Free community lunch Springdale

Following noon Mass on the first Friday of every month, St. Raphael Church in Springdale is offering a free Community Lunch as a new ministry. Stop To Eat Program – STEP — began in January.  After the announcement, more than 20 Hispanic and Anglo parishioners volunteered to make sandwiches one day and serve the lunch the following day. The lunch ... More ...  

Abortion law update

The court battle on abortion in Arkansas is gearing up for more rounds as the state again appealed a district judge’s preliminary injunction that bars the enforcement of a 2015 law effectively barring medication abortions. The attorney general’s office filed notice July 5 when U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued an injunction after hearing more evidence from Planned Parenthood that the ... More ...  

Marriage Encounter in Spanish

Marriage Encounter in Spanish, a program of 44 hours in which couples can leave work, children, housework and telephones in order to focus only on each other, will be held July 20-22 at St. John Center in Little Rock. For more information or registration, call (870) 642-2256 or (773) 213-9593. The registration deadline is July 16.