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Pastors exchange parish keys

Father George Sanders and Father Ravi Gudipalli exchanged keys to their churches in an unusual ceremony at St. John the Baptist Church in Hot Springs June 12. Father Sanders became pastor of St. John Church Wednesday after serving as pastor of St. Mary of the Springs Church, which is about a mile and half away. Father Gudipalli has been pastor ... More ...  

Shrine makes historic register

The only Catholic shrine in the state was one of 15 Arkansas properties that were recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. Our Lady of the Ozarks Shrine in Winslow was officially dedicated in 1946. The shrine now hosts pilgrimages twice a year to introduce more people in the state to the shrine. Mass is held weekly at ... More ...  

HSV knights support seminarians

The Knights of Columbus of Hot Springs Village hosted the Taste of Faith Dinner June 8 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Vocations director Msgr. Scott Friend educated attendees about the House of Formation in Little Rock and how much the council’s financial assistance has been able to help them educate future priests. A short video was shown that described ... More ...  

Roberts named a CHI director

CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock has appointed Megan Roberts as first director of orthopedics for CHI St. Vincent Infirmary. In this newly created administrative role, Roberts will align resources and solutions to support CHI St. Vincent’s orthopedic patients, nurses and physicians to ensure quality care. During her time at CHI St. Vincent, Roberts led the Leadership Development Institute Planning ... More ...  

St. Joe students earn English awards

St. Joseph High School in Conway held an awards assembly for grades 7-11 May 19. Among the recipients were five students who received the “Distinguished English Award” from teachers Kathleen Gueringer and Alicia Yrle. Seventh-grader Bryce Mallett, eighth-grader Chloe Skinner, freshman Jake Luyet, sophomore Savannah Mooney and junior Hunter Watkins each demonstrated the character and qualifications required for selection. These ... More ...  

Nunsense tickets in Conway

A special benefit production of the Broadway musical comedy “Nunsense” is coming to St. Joseph Church in Conway. All net proceeds will be donated to the “Growing Our Faith” parish capital campaign. The cast is comprised of popular local actors, including a few parishioners. Performances are July 11-13 and July 18-20 starting at 7:30 p.m. on the Spiritan Center stage. Seating ... More ...  

CHS grad wins National Merit Scholarship

A recent graduate from Catholic High School in Little Rock was named a National Merit Scholarship winner. Sullivan W. Fitz’s scholarship was financed by the University of Chicago. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 ... More ...  

70th Notre Dame reunion

The four Beck brothers and their sister attended the reunion weekend at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., May 30-June 2. Joe Conrad Beck of Little Rock, the eldest, was celebrating his 70th class reunion, having graduated in 1949. Attending with him were Louis of Little Rock, graduate of 1953; Bill of Houston, graduate of 1955; John of ... More ...