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Conway students collect canned goods

Students at St. Joseph Middle School in Conway took a homily to heart from associate pastor Father Joseph de Orbegozo. He spoke recently about St. Martin of Tours, an Eastern European soldier in the third century who became an evangelist and bishop. He's remembered for his devotion to the poor and hungry, The priest also noted that there was only one ... More ...  

Mercy seeking plasma donors

With a rise in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, Mercy in Fort Smith and Rogers are reaching out to former patients to ask them to consider becoming plasma donors. The liquid part of blood from recovered COVID-19 patients, called convalescent plasma, may contain antibodies that may help others as they’re fighting the virus. Donors are eligible if they have been diagnosed with ... More ...  

Gratitude on World Kindness Day

A small group of Mercy Northwest Arkansas employees in Rogers visited neighboring health care facilities Nov. 13 to express their gratitude for working together during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rogers hospital has collaborated closely with Northwest Health in Springdale and Bentonville and Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville to provide care for COVID-19 patients since March. Nov. 13 was World ... More ...  

COVID clinic in Jonesboro

St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro opened its new COVID clinic Nov. 20, serving as a COVID-19 follow-up clinic and treatment infusion center as well as preparation for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. The clinic will begin its first medication infusions with the monoclonal antibody, Bamlanivimab, which received Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Nov. 9. St. Bernards ... More ...  

Free Medicare advice from Mercy

Mercy Health in Fort Smith and Rogers will offer free informational sessions in December about changes in Medicare. During the Medicare annual election period, which ends Dec. 7, Medicare recipients can change existing health or drug plans, which may lower the cost of medical insurance, prescription drugs and preventive care. Starting in 2021, many plans will also offer dental and ... More ...  

Father Luyet elected to Canon Law Society

Father Greg Luyet, judicial vicar for the Diocese of Little Rock and pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Little Rock, was elected in October to a three-year term as secretary of the board of governors of the Canon Law Society of America The Canon Law Society provides continuing education for canon lawyers through regional workshops and responds to ... More ...  

CTK packed lunches for needy

Parishioners and friends of Christ the King Church in Little Rock volunteered Nov. 7 for First Saturday Workday. Service projects included putting together sack lunches for people in need, supply packs for Jericho Way and beautifying the garden and grounds. It was the first of a monthly event the parish will host at the parish and in the community. “Our goal ... More ...  

Hospital donated 1,000 flu shots

St. Vincent Health System donated 1,000 flu shots to five parishes in central Arkansas. On Nov. 8 shots were administered at St. Edward Church in Little Rock and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Glenwood. On Nov. 15 shots were administered at St. Theresa Church in Little Rock and St. Mary and St. John churches in Hot Springs. On Nov. 15, ... More ...