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Our Lady of Fatima's 103rd anniversary

Rosemary Hadlock, Published: May 18, 2020   

For the last 15 years or so, St. Mary of the Springs Church in Hot Springs has been celebrating the anniversaries of Our Lady of Fatima apparitions. We have been praying for Mary's intentions, reparation of sin, peace in our nation... More 

Two earn degrees from Saint Meinrad

News | Mary Jeanne Schumacher, Published: May 13, 2020   

 Graduates of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad, Ind, were awarded master’s degrees following the Spring 2020 semester. Two diocesan seminarians received their master's degree in divinity. They are: Deacon... More 

Body, Soul, and Sacrifice

Opinion | Michael Copas, Published: April 30, 2020   

The Church's Scripture and Tradition make clear that mankind is composed of body and soul. This undergirds some of the Church’s most fundamental teaching. For example, the catechism makes clear that death itself is a separation of the body from... More 

Mary Ahne Griesemer dies

Obituary | Margie Spillers, Published: April 30, 2020   

Mary Ahne Griesemer, 75, a member of St. Joseph Church in Ballwin MO, formerly of St. Ignatius Church in Scranton, died April 22 in Marathon, Fla. She is survived by her husband, Paul Griesemer;  two sons, Adam and Paul; one daughter, Carolyn... More 

2020 St. John Charity Golf Tournament

Event | John Broome, Published: April 30, 2020   

Plans are continuing to be made for the 13th annual St John School Scholarship Fund Charity Golf Tournament to be hosted by the Hot Springs Village Knights of Columbus. This tournament is scheduled to take place on June 20 at the Magellan Golf... More 

Staying connected with our youth

News | Published: April 24, 2020   

What do you do when a pandemic prevents you from personally connecting to the teens in your parish? The youth directors at St. Mary of the Springs Church in Hot Springs have transformed their youth ministry in order to stay connected during this current... More 

12 -year-old win business pitch for children's missal

Grace Dickinson, Published: April 9, 2020   

On February 26 Startup Junkie in Fayetteville hosted an “IdeaFame” Business Pitch Contest held at the Razorback Basketball Performance Center. Participants had 60 seconds to present a pitch about their business without the assistance of... More 

Christ in the midst of COVID-19

Opinion | Laurel Buxton, Published: April 9, 2020   

There’s a Bible story that we hear about quite rarely, but it’s a snapshot of something we don’t hear/know much about: Jesus’s childhood. Luke 2:41-52 (NABRE) recounts the story of finding the Child Jesus in the temple. Mary... More 

Marie Therese Lehigh dies

Obituary | Published: April 9, 2020   

Marie Thérèse Lehigh of Maumelle died March 30 at Elmcroft Assisted Living in Maumelle at the age of 91. She was born January 9, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of the late John and Loretta Martin of Philadelphia, PA. She was a... More 

John Pierre Ronck dies

Obituary | Epting Funeral Home, Published: April 9, 2020   

John Pierre Ronck of Bella Vista, Arkansas passed away March 28, 2020. He was born April 9, 1927, in Wakita, Oklahoma to John Francis Ronck and Theresa Theodora (Weber) Ronck. His parents were wheat farmers and lived on the farm that his grandfather homesteaded... More