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Journey of Faith

More than 500 Arkansans will celebrate a special day when they are welcomed as members of the Catholic Church April 15, the day they are confirmed and receive Communion for the first time.


Trip to Rome brings rich history to life for new Catholics

By Aprille Hanson, Published: April 15, 2017   

While RCIA candidates and elect learn about the rich history of the Catholic faith in preparation for joining the Church at Easter, converts Morgan Maxwell and John and Sondra Oliphant took it quite a bit farther, traveling 5,276 miles to the Vatican. “All it did was further cement our dedication and our commitment that this was what we had been looking for all along,” John Oliphant said of his visit to the Vatican with his wife More... 

Welcome home, new Catholics

Published: April 13, 2017   

New Catholics will enter the Church during the Easter vigil on Holy Saturday, April 15. These 585 people have participated in their parish’s Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Elect, formerly known as catechumens, are those people who have never been baptized and want to enter the Church. During the Easter vigil, they will be baptized, confirmed and receive their first Communion. Baptized Christians who wish to become Catholic are called “candidates.” At the Easter vigil, they More... 

Why am I becoming Catholic?

Published: April 13, 2017   

“My husband Joe and I were having church problems; the people were not living their lives the way they professed to in our Protestant church. We were in college in Moscow, Idaho, and a friend there invited us to some informal Catholic functions. The people and priest were very sweet and loving. I didn’t look into the Catholic faith much, though, until we moved to New Boston, Texas, and searched for a church. St. Mary More...