USCCB to conduct 6th annual Fortnight for Freedom June 21-July 4

The USCCB’s 6th annual Fortnight for Freedom will consist of national and local efforts to educate Americans on challenges to religious liberty both at home and abroad.

The Fortnight for Freedom will begin June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—and July 4, Independence Day.

Vacation Bible Schools

Listed below are dates for Vacation Bible Schools around the diocese.

June 26-30
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church,  Pineville
8:00 a.m. - 12 noon in the Activities Building for ages K-6th grade.  7th & 8th graders are invited to be helpers, but they must pre-register as well. You will find the registration forms in the back of church. The theme this year is Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose. If your

Youth Minister Position Available in Conway, ARKANSAS

St Joseph’s Church in Conway, ARKANSAS is seeking a full-time Youth Minister to lead the youth of the parish.   Strong leadership skills, energetic and charismatic personality, the ability to manage and recruit volunteers, and enthusiasm for working with youth are requirements for the position.

New assignments for two priests

Fr. Charlie Ray named president of Menard

Father Charles “Charlie” Ray, pastor of St. Augustine Church in Isle Brevelle, has been named president of Holy Savior Menard Central High School, effective May 24.

Bishop David Talley made the announcement May 24 that Fr. Chad Partain had resigned as president of Menard and that Fr. Charlie had been assigned to fill the position.

Priest Assignments

From Bishop David Talley:

On this celebration of St. Joseph the Worker, I want to share with all of you the changes of priest assignments that will take effect on the 1st of July:

Priest assignments that will take effect on July 1, 2017:

Fr. Rusty Rabalais, re-appointed Pastor of St. Joseph’s in Marksville.

Fr. Dwight de Jesus, appointed Pastor of St. Francis de Sales in Echo and St. Joseph’s in Cheneyville.

Holy Savior Menard seeks memorabilia from past decades for 125th Anniversary

The planning committee for the 125th anniversary of Holy Savior Menard is looking for help in pulling together memorabilia of any kind -- photos, uniforms, awards, stories -- for the 125th celebration.  Anyone interested or having anything to contribute, please call Kathleen Adamson at 318-445-8233.