Any parishioners eligible in Group 1-B: Arkansans aged 65 or older, all education workers, including child care, K-12, and higher. Contact St. Edward’s parish office to make a reservation to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine. Both doses will be administered at St. Edward parish in Little Rock. The 1st dose will be administered Saturday, March 20 between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon. The 2nd dose will be administered Saturday, April 10 between 8:00 a.m.—12:00 Noon.Reservations are required, Reservation deadline is Monday, March 8, 12:00 Noon. Please contact the parish office for more information and reservations, 501-374-5767. Reservation deadline is March 8, 12:00 Noon
There are many men and women silently suffering from a past abortion. Lent is a time for reconciliation and forgiveness. This lent, make peace with your past Come back to God, who is Love and Mercy. Project Rachel Ministry There is Forgiveness and hope after abortion. Call or text: (501)663-0996. Confidential. Non-judgmental.
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is for those who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith. R.C.I.A class will meet Wednesday, March 3 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Education Room of McDonald Hall. For more information about attending R.C.I.A., please contact Debbie King at 231-4193
Will be offered at Coury House, Subiaco Abbey, Subiaco, Tuesday, March 9. Br. Roch McClellan, OSB, will direct the retreat on "Constructing Our Lives for Christ." The day begins at 8:30 am with registration; two conferences, opportunity for reconciliation, Stations of the Cross, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, noon prayer with the monks; lunch, and Mass. Participation is limited to 16 people. Cost for the day is $25. To register, call 479-934-1290 or email@example.com
Join us for our Spring Little Rock Scripture Study course on the Gospel of Mark. This 10 session course begins Tuesday, February 23 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Room A of McDonald Hall. The Cost is $16 for materials. Social distance and mask requirements will be followed. Tables and chairs will be sanitized for each session. Please contact Toni Snow for more information/registration, 501-350-8098.
The Arkansas Catholic is open to choose a photo for the cover of the 2022 Diocesan Directory. Any Arkansas photographer 18 or older, professional or amateur, can enter their photo of a Catholic church or institution in the diocese. The official entry form is available by visiting www.arkansas-catholic.org or contact Emily Roberts, 664-0125
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is for those who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith. R.C.I.A class will meet Wednesday, February 10 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Education Room of McDonald Hall. For more information about at-tending R.C.I.A., please contact Debbie King at 231-4193
Jericho Way is in need of new or gently used clothing for their clients. Clothing items needed are: Tee shirts and underwear all sizes, men’s gloves all sizes needed, larger women’s coats size 2X, and long jeans size 32 or greater are gratefully appreciated. For More information and drop off information, please contact Janet Nelson, Volunteer Coordinator, Depaul USA, 501-916-9859 (office), 501-412-5683 (cell) or email: Jafirstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic Charities of Arkansas is preparing to conduct COVID-19 vaccination clinics at 4 parishes in central Arkansas. The possible timeframe for these clinics will be late March to mid-April. In preparing for these clinics, we are seeking healthcare professionals who are licensed to give shots to volunteer to help with these clinics. If you are interested in assisting, please contact Liz Tingquist at the Diocese of Little Rock, email@example.com or call (501) 664-0340, ext. 333.
Our Lady of Holy Souls Catholic Church offers a virtual career transition group for those who are unemployed or underemployed. The group is open to all denominations of faith. The group will: (1) provide a spiritual network for the unemployed/underemployed, (2) will introduce tools and techniques in the job search, and (3) will provide networking opportunities for those un-employed/underemployed. The group will meet via Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday on the month at 7:30 p.m. For those interested in joining the group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Our Marriage: A Marriage program that helps couples restore their marriage and rebuild a loving relationship. A Christian marriage program, Catholic in origin, where couples of all faiths or no faith background are encouraged to attend. Primarily a practical program to improve communication, build stronger marriages, and help couples reconnect. Presenters are not trained marriage counselors, but rather couples sharing their personal stories of marital struggles and the tools they used to rediscover their love. A Virtual Weekend on ZOOM will be held January 28-31, 2021. To sign-up go to helpourmarriage.org. For further information call 800-470-2230 or 501-834-1956
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate the Mass for Life Sunday, Jan.17 at noon in the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. It was moved to the Cathedral to safeguard against COVID-19. This Mass will also be live streamed on the Diocese of Little Rock YouTube channel to allow anyone to watch online. Subscribe to the channel to get notifications of when new videos are posted. Each year, this Mass is held to mark the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions that legalized abortion in the United States in 1973. For more information, please contact Catherine Phillips, in the Respect Life Office, at (501) 664-0340, ext. 326.
Unfortunately, because of the ongoing pandemic, there will not be Eucharistic Procession for Life or a Hearts for Life Conference in 2021. Arkansas Right to Life still plans to host the March for Life on January 17 at 2:00 p.m. behind the Capitol. For questions or more information, please contact the Respect Life Office 501-664-0340 ext. 326 or email email@example.com for more information.WHEN GOD WHISPERS “You don’t need to shout. My hearing works just fine.” Are you a parent that has used that one on your kids? I’m not sure at what age they realize that the volume of their voice doesn’t correlate to the likelihood of receiving a favorable reply —it might be sometime in the teenage years, when the talking slows down altogether. But I’ve got to admit, it would be nice if God always gave us a loud and dramatic sign when He wanted something —the booming voice and the torn-open heavens (“This is my beloved Son!”) re-ally get the message across. Sometimes I find my-self envious of the Apostles, who were able to witness such things in person.The fact of the matter is, in the year 2021, God is more likely to speak in a whisper than in a shout. The prophet Isaiah forewarns that Christ himself will not be a noisemaker —for all his preaching, he will not cry out or shout to bring forth justice to the nations. His way is altogether different than that.We are not the Apostles, and we do not have the privilege of seeing the Holy Spirit descend on Christ like a dove. But here’s the good news: God doesn’t need to shout. Our spiritual hearing works just fine. We just have to be listening.Let’s wake up each morning ready to hear God’s whispers throughout the day. Let’s make a conscious effort to invite those whispers into our hearts, where they can become a catalyst for grace in this world.—Tracy Earl Welliver, MTS
THANK YOU TO THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS for the work on the shrub bed and constructing the concrete pedestal for the Blessed Mother that now stands in front of the Cathedral Office. It adds beauty to outside office area. We are grateful for your hard work and dedication.
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor issued the following statement Nov. 11, 2020, about the Vatican’s report on Theodore McCarrick, the former cardinal in Washington, D.C. "I am grateful to Pope Francis for his commitment to bringing healing to the victims of clergy sexual abuse and to preventing such cases from being mishandled in the future, regardless of the prominence of the accused perpetrator. Yesterday we received concrete proof of his commitment to transparency and to bringing the light of truth to bear on this darkest of evils that has, in the case of ex-Cardinal Theodore. (For his full letter click the title of this post.)
We have ordered the “Little Books” for Advent, Lent and Easter. However, for those who may not still be coming to Mass and do look at our website and receive the newsletter you send out, this is another way for our shut-ins to receive the book. I have always mailed materials, calendars, bulletins, etc. to those I know are shut-ins. I know we have many more now than ever. Advent Devotional Materials--Because of COVID-19, we realize that many people are not coming to church these days. Little Books can be ordered directly from the website at littlebooks.org. They are available in paper and ebook formats. You can also get all the seasonal books on the Little Books app available for iOS and Android devices. To learn more about the app, go to littlebooks.org/app. Little Books of the Diocese of Saginaw, Inc., PO Box 6009, Saginaw, MI 48608-6009.
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is for those who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith. R.C.I.A classes will meet Wednesday, October 28 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. In the Education Room of McDonald Hall. The topic will be The Most Holy Trinity. For more information or if interested in attending R.C.I.A. in future, please contact Debbie King at 231-4193 or the Cathedral Office.
During the month of November, we remember those who have gone before us, whose names are written in the Book of Remembrance. Please feel free to write the name of the deceased, whose names have not been included in previous years, on the designated pages in the vestibule. ALL SOULS ENVELOPES are available in the vestibule of the Cathedral. Names listed on the envelopes will be remembered at all Masses during the month of November.