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Restoring to Glory Capital Campaign

To allow the crew to work on resurfacing our parking lot, there will be NO 7:00 am, NO Confessions, NO Spanish Mass and NO School Mass on September 29th and 30th.
The Church Office will also remain CLOSED. NO groups will meet on these days.
We apologize for the inconvenience.


Religious Education

Baptism Preparation Session (English): Required for parents and godparents planning to have a child (7 & under) baptized into the Catholic Faith. The next session will be held on: Saturday, October 15th at 9:00am in the Common Room.
Sunday School (Begins September 18th): Available to children ages 3 & 4 during the 10:00am mass. Contact Surennah Werley if you are interested in signing up or volunteering. 
Coming Soon for Adults….
Galatians- Set Free to Live: Tuesday at 12:30pm Common Room. Facilitator: Surennah Werley.
A Biblical Walk through the Mass- Biblical foundation of Catholic Liturgy: Sunday at 6:30pm Common Room. Facilitators: David and Rosalie Young. OR Monday at 6:00pm. Facilitator:  Charles Blaschke.
Symbolon– The Catholic Faith Explained: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in the Bishops’ Room. Facilitator: Peggy Brandebura.
The Gospel of John- Jesus, the Eternal Word, A Catholic Way Bible Study: Thursday at 10:00am in the Common Room. Facilitator: Maria Muylaert.

If you are interested in attending any of the classes, please contact Surennah Werley at 479-783-7497 or


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Children (RCIA)

Would you like to learn more about our faith? Come and listen to our RCIA talks! Everybody is welcome! Click here to see the class schedule

If you, or someone you know might be interested in finding out more about this process, please call Surennah Werley at 783-7497 ( or Peggy Brandebura at 785-7973.

Sisters of Mercy Reading Program

The purpose of this program is to improve the reading skills of Catholic students, grades 1 – 6, attending area public schools and to further develop the student’s awareness of their own dignity and abilities. The program meets on Tuesdays from 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm in St. Anne’s Hall. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please contact Surennah Werley at 479-783-7497. It is very easy! All you need to do is come and listen to our students read! We promise it will be a very rewarding experience.


Life Teen News

Senior High Youth Rally: Sunday, October 16, 2016 in the McCauley Center at Mt. St. Mary Academy in Little Rock for students in grades 9-12. This year's theme: "He is the Way to Truth" will be presented by Doug Tooke. The day is filled with praise and worship, presentation by the keynote speaker, lunch and Mass. The cost is $25 a person. Registration papers are available at the Church Office or click here to download them


Ladies Auxiliary Business Meeting

Our Ladies Auxiliary will host their Business Meeting on Tuesday, October 4th at 10:00 am in St. Anne’s Hall. Last meeting before the Ladies Auxiliary Bazaar! Don’t miss out and signup to help out!

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Volunteers of the Week

This week we want to recognize ALL the volunteers that offered their time, talent and culinary expertise to organize, set up and cook for our Cultural Festival! The event was a great success!

Thank you for everything you do for our church!


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

It’s a beautiful weekend experience designed for couples of all ages and backgrounds. It will take you from where you are to another level! Make this autumn special by devoting one weekend to the most important relationship in your life. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend is in Memphis – Our Lady Queen of Peace Retreat Center, October 21-23, 2016. Space is limited. For more information or to apply call Stephen and Elaine Lienhart at 501-312-1119 or email or apply at


Trinity Junior High News

Fall Bazaar: Vendors from throughout the region are invited to participate in our popular annual fundraiser on Saturday, October 22 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Set up a table to promote your business as well as sell your products! It is an excellent opportunity for home-based businesses like retail, baked goods, gifts and hand
crafted items to showcase their products and make some sales! For more information, contact Kelle Amador 479-236-7788 or or click here to download an application form.
Taste of Trinity: International Food and Fun Festival! Our 8th Annual Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm in our GYM. Tickets are $18 adults, $25 couple, $6 children 16 and under. Tickets may be purchased through the School Office, any TJH student or at the door.


St. Boniface’s School 129th Lawn Social: Sept. 30—Oct 1

* 201 North 19th Street * 5:00 - 10:00 pm* Over 25 Booths for Kids of All Ages * Food * Games * Silent Auction * Train Rides * Bingo * Kiddie Korner * Giant Slide * Paint Ball * Come Join the Fun! *


Public Square Rosary Crusade

America is at a historic crossroad. Secularists are trying to push God from the public square. But without God, where will our leaders get the wisdom to solve the great problems we face? Public prayer is far more powerful than private prayers to call down His mercy. Join the 2016 Public Square Rosary Crusade! Let’s pray the Holy Rosary together on Saturday October 15th at 12:00 noon at Mercy Hospital. For more information, please contact Cathy at 479-648-3452.


Subiaco Academy Shadow Days!

Subiaco Academy is hosting Shadow Days on October 28 and November 18, 2016, for interested
students, grades 6-10, and their parents to visit and explore the Academy’s junior and senior high college preparatory program.  The event is free of charge.  For more information, or to reserve a place for a Shadow Day, please contact the Subiaco Academy admissions office at 800-364-7824, 479-934-1034, or email Learn more at our website


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