Father Barnabas to Travel to India

Fr BA word from Fr. Barnabas:  As most of you know, I will be leaving for India on January 11th after Sunday Mass and reaching home on the 14th.  On the 18th I will be going to my religious order, the Ranchi Region, that I joined last year.  On the 21st I will be celebrating my Silver Jubilee in one of the mission stations.  On the 23rd I will be back in my home state to welcome the 3 parishioners that are traveling to India.  On the 25th I will be celebrating my Silver Jubilee in my home parish.  On the 29th I will be heading to Varanasi to the Indian Missionary Society headquarters to visit the missions and the seminarians.   On February 1 along with my 4 other classmates, I will have another celebration of my Silver Jubilee.   I will  arrive back in Arkansas on February 13th just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my Bella Vista Valentines!  Please remember to keep me in your prayers for safe travels.      Just a note about my mom:  I had planned to go to India in May, but her health is not good.  That is the reason I am traveling earlier.  Please keep her in your prayers as well.

Christmas – Solemnity of Mary (New Year’s) Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve Mass on Wednesday, December 24th will begin with the choir singing at 6:30pm and Mass at 7:00pm.  Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25th will begin with the choir at 8:30am and Mass at 9:00am.  Solemnity of Mary Vigil Mass (New Year’s Eve) will be held on Wednesday, December 31st at 7:00pm and for the Solemnity (New Year’s Day), Thursday, January 1st at 9:00am.

Advent Day of Recollection – Tuesday, December 9th

Our advent mission/day of recollection will be on Tuesday, December 9th, featuring Father Jim Ward, CM presenting Rediscovering the Treasures of our Faith.  The day will begin with Mass at 8:30am, followed by the first conference, Blessed Mother: One Who Listens at 9:30am and the second conference, Overview of the Eucharist at 10:45am.  We will continue with lunch in the parish hall (cost is $5).  The mission will continue with the third conference at 1:00pm, Overview of the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Penance.  We will end the day with the actual Sacrament of Reconciliation at 1:30pm.  Luncheon sign-ups will be held in the narthex after Mass on Saturday and Sunday, November 29-30 and December 6-7 or in the Parish Office throughout the week.  For more information, call the parish office at 855-9069.

Women’s Club Annual Bazaar Saturday, November 1

The Women’s Club Annual Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 1st from 8:00am until 2:00pm.   Come join us for all your holiday shopping and decorating needs.  In addition to the many crafts and baked goods offered, the Bazaar Café will be open.  They will be serving chili, chicken soup, pulled pork sandwiches along with pie and cinnamon rolls.  All are welcome!