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Bishop Taylor Homilies

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C
We will see him again, through grace-filled events in this life, on the day of our death and on the day of his second coming in glory.
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C
Jesus calls you by name because you matter to him. Your response shows how much he matters to you.
All Souls Day 2019
Communion of saints exists so we can help each other on the road to salvation.

Prayer Book

Please pray for my friend, BH, who has been diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer. More...

Please pray for my employment situation. I am in a tight spot and need the intercession of the Holy Spirit. More...

Support retired religious Nov. 30-Dec. 1

The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be held Nov. 30 - Dec. 1 in the Diocese of Little Rock. Coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO), the appeal benefits more than 31,000 elderly Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests whose religious congregations lack adequate retirement funding. Last year, Catholics in the Diocese of Little Rock donated $166,927.48 to this collection, and two religious communities in Arkansas received financial support from the Retirement Fund for Religious. They were: Subiaco Abbey More

First thanksgiving began with the Mass

Thanksgiving, as an American holiday, traces its roots back to 1621 when Gov. Bradford of the Plymouth colony called for a day of public praise and prayer to celebrate the first harvest. But the very first thanksgiving on American soil took place much earlier; 56 years earlier to be exact, and the highlight of the occasion was a Catholic Mass. The first thing Spanish settlers did when they arrived safely in St. Augustine, Fla. was celebrate Mass in thanksgiving to God on Sept. 8, 1565. "After the Mass, Father Francisco Lopez, the chaplain of the Spanish ships and the first pastor More

Bishop announces appointment Nov. 21

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the following pastoral appointment Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, for the Diocese of Little Rock: Effective Jan. 1, 2020: Rev. Erik Pohlmeier, appointed pastor of Christ the King Church in Little Rock. This is in addition to his current responsibilities as Diocesan Director of Faith Formation and Director of Continuing Education of the Clergy. Bishop-elect Francis I. Malone, JCL, PA, ceases to be pastor of Christ the King Church, effective Dec. 31, 2019. He was appointed by Pope Francis as bishop of the Diocese of Shreveport, La.  More

Bishop Taylor Homilies

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C
We will see him again, through grace-filled events in this life, on the day of our death and on the day of his second coming in glory.
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C
Jesus calls you by name because you matter to him. Your response shows how much he matters to you.
All Souls Day 2019
Communion of saints exists so we can help each other on the road to salvation.

Prayer Book

Please pray for my friend, BH, who has been diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer. More...

Please pray for my employment situation. I am in a tight spot and need the intercession of the Holy Spirit. More...