Eveld to be ordained May 25 (UPDATE)

Published: May 10, 2024

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Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will ordain Deacon Cody Eveld to the priesthood at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25 at Christ the King Church in Little Rock instead of the Cathedral of St. Andrew as originally planned. A reception will follow the Mass in the Family Life Center. All are invited to attend. If unable to attend, watch the ordination live on the Diocese of Little Rock YouTube channel.

The night before, on Friday, May 24, a holy hour to pray for Eveld and for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Christ the King Church.

Deacon Eveld, 28, will celebrate his first Mass Sunday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Charleston. He will begin his first assignment Monday, June 17, as associate pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church in Jonesboro.

In his 2022 vocation story he wrote, "It is in the presence of this Blessed Sacrament that the Lord has drawn me closer to his Sacred Heart. It is in the reception of this Blessed Sacrament that he has given me the strength to serve his people." Read the rest of his story.

Eveld is the son of Douglas and Kelly Eveld of Conway. He completed his studies for the priesthood at St. Meinrad Seminary in St. Meinrad, Indiana on May 14. For more information, contact Georgina Peña in the Vocations and Seminarians Office at at (501) 664-0340, ext 353.

Currently, 23 men are discerning a vocation to the priesthood for the Diocese of Little Rock. If you or someone you know is considering a vocation to the priesthood, contact Father Jeff Hebert, vocations director, at (501) 664-0340, ext. 331, or register to attend the Come and See Retreat June 1 in Rogers.