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News for Catholic living from the Diocese of Little Rock
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October 30, 2020

Every family needs practical tools to handle their responsibilities around the time of a loved one’s death. (Rawpixel.com stock photo)

The Catholic way of death


It can be a hard conversation. Are you ready to die? We explored the topic of a Catholic death with several local experts, and they shared some very good information with us about pre-planning your funeral and preparing your will and important medical documents. Bookmark and save this and this and have an honest talk with your spouse or kids. 

JUST ONE MINUTE

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me. I am meek and humble of heart and you will find rest for yourselves.” (Matthew 11:28-29)

Reflection: Take a few minutes today and visit with Jesus about what moves you in his words. Where do you desire rest in your life? What burden do you most desire to experience God’s nearness and assistance?

 — Deacon Danny Hartnedy

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St. Agnes of Assisi

November 16

Moved by the example of St. Francis of Assisi and her older sister, St. Clare of Assisi, Caterina Offreduccio left home at 15 to become a nun committed to living in radical poverty. She supported Clare’s struggle for the Poor Clares order to continue in complete poverty. The sisters are buried together in Assisi.

Who named her for a lamb?

DAVE SAYS

What's in the drawer?

A friend recently told me about you and your teachings about money. While we were talking, she mentioned something called a “legacy drawer” for important papers.
Where is that?

ALL SOULS DAY

Mass with bishop

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate the All Souls Day Mass at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 2 at Calvary Cemetery in Little Rock. Everyone attending must practice health safety protocols.
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NOVEMBER DATEBOOK 

1: Solemnity of All Saints
1: Daylight Saving Time ends
2. All Souls Day

Many events in the diocese have been changed or canceled

QUOTE UNQUOTE

"Jesus always prays with his people; he always prays with us. Always. We never pray alone; we always pray with Jesus."

— Pope Francis, Oct. 28

October aSpirations

•  Join the Election Novena through Nov. 3 to pray for elected leaders and the nation.
•  Two former Arkansans are behind a media site for everyday Catholics.
•  A new alternative for middle school students in addition to Little Rock Parochial League. 
 
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Malea Hargett
Arkansas Catholic
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