August 24, 2016
August brought record amounts of rainfall that caused thousands of homes and many businesses throughout Louisiana to be submerged in water. Now with the receding water, we have seen the soggy devastation and heard the stories of people who have lost so much. From our own experience with natural disasters in Arkansas, we know the immediate and longterm recovery needs of the people in the flooded communities in Louisiana will be great and difficult to meet on their own. In response, Catholics in all dioceses of our country, as the body of Christ, are being asked to respond with an emergency collection “to support the humanitarian efforts of Catholic Charities USA and to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted Catholic dioceses.” For this reason, I am inviting all the parishes in our diocese to take up a collection to assist in this recovery effort. I know that you will respond generously with love to the needs of our hurting sisters and brothers in Christ in Louisiana in this Jubilee Year of Mercy, and for this I thank you. I also ask that you join me in continuing to lift up in prayer all who are facing the daunting task of recovering and rebuilding their lives and flood-ravaged communities.
Yours in Christ, +Anthony B. Taylor Bishop of Little Rock
“I have called you by name, you are mine.” (Isaiah 43:1)
The invitation to respond to God’s call is extended to all who are interested in exploring the Catholic way of life. The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) process is open to adults, and teens, who:
* Have never been baptized. * Have been baptized in another faith and would like to become Catholic. * Have been baptized Catholic and have had no further catechization. * Have been baptized Catholic but have not completed full initiation into the Church through Confirmation and/or Eucharist.
* Would like to explore Roman Catholicism and make no commitment at this time. If this is YOU or if there is someone you would like to extend an invitation to please contact the parish office at 501-982-4891 or Ann Gallegos 501.352.4880 or fill out the form for further information. Also, if you are already a fully initiated Catholic and would like to be a sponsor, please contact us!
If you ever have to miss Mass because of the weather or illness, here are some tips to keep your Sabbath holy.
IMPORTANT: Fr. Andy and most other pastors advise that a priority for your safety (and the safety of people you might cough on!) excuses missing Sunday Mass for severe weather or serious illness (like a chronic cough).
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