New Blaine parishioner connects nature with art project

Name: Annie Woody  Parish: St. Scholastica Church, New Blaine Age: 75 Family: Annie and her husband Dewey have a blended family of four children, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Career: Retired controller for the Hardscrabble Country Club Why you want to know…

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Marian grotto in Fort Smith rebuilt after car crash

FORT SMITH — St. Boniface Church celebrated Mother’s Day May 12 by dedicating a rebuilt grotto for the Blessed Mother. The original grotto had been leveled in a car accident 10 months earlier.  “Last July 27, right before the 8 a.m. Mass,…

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Fort Smith church raising $2.5 million for security

FORT SMITH — During the Church’s Eucharistic Revival, Immaculate Conception Church in Fort Smith is raising funds to relocate its Blessed Sacrament to the back altar. The parish is launching its $2.5 million campaign on the feast of Corpus Christi June 1-2.…

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Jesus, music in complete harmony in Paris music school

Trinity Music Lessons, offering piano, voice, organ and early childhood music classes, has a unique mission.  “I want to teach children to play for God,” program director Shana White said.  White returned home to Paris with her husband and three daughters last…

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Businessman’s legacy is suicide prevention foundation

YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED Speak of the unspeakable: help to prevent suicide Why parents should care about '13 Reasons Why' series Walking through suffering to peace and hope Catholics share stories of suffering and finding forgiveness Pandemic pushes kids' mental health…

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Parish highlights German connection with holiday market

Katie Gramlich (left) and Krystal Summers serve German food and drinks to Judy Brooks and her father, Ed Franz, at Christkindl Market at St. Boniface Church in Fort Smith Dec. 2. Maryanne Meyerriecks Previous Next YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED Zach Gramlich:…

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Vietnamese youth group brings martyr’s story to life

YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED Immigrant faith enhanced thanks to Vietnamese sisters Anna Dang: Bridging traditional and modern Vietnamese youth program in Rogers unites culture, faith Father Peter Le fosters faith among Vietnamese Catholics BARLING — The Vietnamese community at Sacred Heart…

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