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Fort Smith Knights host Stations of the Cross

News | Andrew Hudgens, Published: March 21, 2023   

Knights of Columbus Council 996 in Fort Smith hosted Stations of the Cross before its Lenten fish fry Friday, March 10.  The stations were led by the council's chaplain, Father Joseph Chan, with help from the Knights, the parishioners of... More 

Women's retreat at Subiaco Abbey

Event | Nancy Unverferth, Published: February 28, 2023   

The Eucharist: The Transforming Power of God women's retreat will be held at Subiaco Coury House Retreat Center June 9-11. Come spend time with Jesus and your sisters at the table of plenty. Join in the sacred feast of heaven and earth... More 

Singer Donna Cori Gibson visits Bentonville

News | Elizabeth Ganey, Published: February 23, 2023   

Renowned singer Donna Cori Gibson came to St. Stephen Church in Bentonville Tuesday, February 7 to speak on the Divine Mercy.  Between quoting St. Faustina and stating the blessings of praying the Divine Mercy, she sang various songs, such as... More 

Dr. Edward Sri speaks in Bentonville

News | Elizabeth Ganey, Published: February 23, 2023   

Before heading to Little Rock for the Men's Conference, Dr. Edward Sri stopped in Bentonville to give two talks, "The Art of Living" and "Walking with Mary in Lent."  His first talk emphasized that we as Catholics today don't... More 

Paul Francis Leister dies

Obituary | Published: February 23, 2023   

Paul Francis Leister, 83, a member of St. John the Baptist Church at Engelberg, died Feb. 4. He is survived by his wife, Stella Thielemier Leister, his children, Melinda Levesque, Barry Leister, Stacy Vance and David Leister; 13 grandchildren;... More 

Giving Day in Conway

Event | Jacqueline Kordsmeier, Published: February 21, 2023   

St. Joseph School in Conway is seeking support for Catholic education on Friday, March 17 through a contribution to the St. Joseph School Endowment. The school normally hosts its "Giving Day" on the feast of St. Joseph March 19; however,... More 

New rectory dedicated in North Little Rock

News | Belinda Ortner, Published: February 21, 2023   

St. Anne Parish in North Little Rock renovated the Joachim House, which was used for meetings, to be the rectory for the priests of the parish. Father Alejandro Puello, pastor, says, “The shepherd must be close to his flock, not in... More 

Dr. Ariel A. McField on tenure track

Rosetta Davis, Published: February 14, 2023   

My youngest daughter attended St, Joseph High School in Pine Bluff. I just wanted everyone to know that one of the students who graduated from the Pine Bluff area (now closed) is still accomplishing great things today. It was divine intervention... More 

Bingo and dinner for Boy Scouts

Event | Bernard Neumeier, Published: February 10, 2023   

Bingo and dinner will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 after the 5 p.m. Mass in the Christ the King Family Life Center at 4000 N. Rodney Parham Rd in Little Rock. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children and include pasta dinner, drinks and... More 

Marion Hotz to speak at Magnificat Meal

Event | Donna Dayer, Published: February 7, 2023   

The next Magnificat brunch will be held from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, March 4 in the Spiritan Center at St. Joseph Church in Conway. Guest speaker Marion Hotz will address “His Love Never Ends.” The brunch is open to all Catholic women. Tickets... More