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Bishop Taylor Homilies

Easter Vigil Mass 2024
Easter is a day of baptisms and professions of faith. Often, we miss the point that we are baptized into Jesus’ redemptive death, which is why we sing the Exultet. It is to the degree that we share in his death, that we will also share in his victory. In baptism we die with Jesus sacramentally, and once dead, sin no longer has power over us.
Good Friday of the Lord's Passion 2024
By embracing the cross with sacrificial love, Jesus models for us today what it really means to hallow God’s name.
Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper 2024
Recent surveys have suggested that a significant number of Catholics have lost sight of the reality of this greatest treasure that the Lord has left us.

Prayer Book

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New Catholics: Welcome to the Church!

Catholic parishes across the Diocese of Little Rock welcomed 685 new Catholics into the Church during Easter Vigil Masses on Holy Saturday, March 30. This is a significant increase after the decline during the COVID-19 pandemic. These neophytes (new Catholics) participated in their parish's Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process and fell into two groups: elect and candidates. The elect had not been baptized or formed in the Christian faith and life. During their initiation they were baptized, confirmed and receive their first Communion. More

Bishop issues clergy changes April 5

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the following pastoral appointments, April 5, 2024, for the Diocese of Little Rock. Effective June 1: Joel Brackett, to be ordained to the transitional diaconate May 15, appointed to serve as deacon of St. Theresa Church in Little Rock during the summer 2024. Effective June 17: Rev. John K. Antony, JCL, relieved of his responsibilities as pastor of Our Lady of the Ozarks Shrine in Winslow. He remains pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Fort Smith; Rev. Balaraju Akkala, relieved of his responsibilities as associate pastor of Our Lady More

Mass for Hope and Healing is April 14

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate the annual Mass for Hope and Healing for survivors of child sexual abuse Sunday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. Anyone who wishes to pray for victims, their families and friends is welcome to attend. The Mass is being held in April for National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is dedicated to raising awareness of and preventing child abuse (whether sexual, physical or emotional). This event is sponsored by Safe Environment Program of the Diocese of Little Rock. For more information, contact More

Bishop Taylor Homilies

Easter Vigil Mass 2024
Easter is a day of baptisms and professions of faith. Often, we miss the point that we are baptized into Jesus’ redemptive death, which is why we sing the Exultet. It is to the degree that we share in his death, that we will also share in his victory. In baptism we die with Jesus sacramentally, and once dead, sin no longer has power over us.
Good Friday of the Lord's Passion 2024
By embracing the cross with sacrificial love, Jesus models for us today what it really means to hallow God’s name.
Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper 2024
Recent surveys have suggested that a significant number of Catholics have lost sight of the reality of this greatest treasure that the Lord has left us.

Prayer Book

For my health and my daughter Mandi to get answers, solutions and healing. For my husband Chuck's needs. More...

I ask for prayers for my wife, her health (hair loss), her pregnancy and our marriage. More...