This week will begin the opportunity for parish-wide preparation for the Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary, according to the method of St. Louis Marie de Montfort. The 33-day preparation is for all in the parish who are interested either in first making the consecration, or in renewing theirs. Father invites all to undertake or renew this devotion by beginning the preparation on Tuesday, April 27, one day before St. Louis de Montfort’s feast. We will then make the consecration as a parish, for all who desire, on Sunday, May 30 after each Mass, one day before the feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Our sadness at his departure is a joy for the faithful of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Springdale, where, on the Feast of St. Joseph, March 19th, Fr. Passo will become the first pastor! Light refreshments will be served after the 11:00 am Mass Sunday, March 14th, providing one last opportunity to give Father a sendoff before he takes up full-time duties as Pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows. Thank you, Father Passo, and may God bless you!
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On Wednesday, 17 February, the Diocese will take up the annual Ash Wednesday Collection. 100% of the funds collected will be used to support missionary work that serves Catholic parishes and communities in Arkansas. The Ash Wednesday Collection supports the evangelization mission of the Church in Arkansas. This includes providing priests, religious and lay personnel to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ as they serve among the people of our diocese who lack the financial resources to support fully the priests, religious and lay personnel who serve them.
Bishop Taylor Kicks off the Annual Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal this Sunday. The theme for this year is "Love One Another as I Have Loved You" (John 13:34-35). Thank you for your continued generosity to this Annual Diocesan fundraising effort!
On Friday, January 22, remembering the anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade decision of 1973, we will have a Holy Hour of Reparation for the sin of abortion, with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament beginning at 5:30 pm until Mass at 6:30, then resuming after Mass for another half-hour, followed by Benediction.
The 43rd Annual March for Life has been post-poned. Please click to follow link. We will do our best to update in advance of the re-scheduled event. Please see the Arkansas Right To Life website for more information. https://artl.org/2021-march-for-life-postponed/
On Thursday, November 5th at 6:30PM, Arkansas Pregnancy Resource Center’s annual fundraising event will broadcast on their YouTube Channel for FREE. This will be special presentation not to miss! The program will feature a tour of the pregnancy center, announce a new initiative to SAVE LIVES, and feature a special client testimony! For more information, go to www.stjosephshelpersark.org. Thank you for your consideration in financially supporting the Arkansas Pregnancy Resource Center.