St. Joseph Catholic Church

2014 archive of News/ Events

2014 archive of News/ Events

Welcoming new Catechumens- Rite of Acceptance

Posted by Bryce Mallett on 12/09/14

A Rite of Acceptance and Welcoming for 20 Catechumens was conducted at St. Joseph Church on November 30. It was led by Father Robert Cigainero, the church's Associate Pastor, and Deacon Richard Papini. 

 This was their first ritual step in seeking full initiation in the Catholic faith.They're currently under ... Read More »

Sr. Rosary Renewed her vows!

Posted by Bryce Mallett on 12/09/14

Sister Rosa Elena Perez, a junior Missionary Carmelite of St. Teresa Sister serving St. Joseph Church in Conway, renewed her vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience at the St. Joseph School Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Mass on December 8. 

 Nuns joining the Missionary Carmelites of St. Teresa must ... Read More »

Blessing of New School Bus

Posted by Bryce Mallett on 10/30/14

Father Robert Cigainero, Associate Pastor of St. Joseph Church, blessed St. Joseph School's new bus on October 29th.The blessing included a recitation of prayers by Father Robert and seminarian Martin Siebold. That was followed by a sprinkling of Holy Water. The blessing is intended to protect the bus and ... Read More »

Parish Family Mission w/ Greg Wasinski

Posted by Bryce Mallett on 10/01/14

Retirement of parish Employees

Posted by Bryce Mallett on 9/11/14

Receptions were held during weekend Masses at St. Joseph Church in Conway in honor of two retiring parish employees. Jeff Shachmut had been the church's Music Director for 24 years. He will retain his teaching position at St. Joseph School where he's taught high school religion classes. Jean Leffler ... Read More »

Honduras Medical Mission Trip 2014

Posted by Bryce Mallett on 7/09/14

A medical mission to Honduras in early June involved parishioners from Christ the King Catholic Church in Little Rock and St. Joseph’s in Conway. The mission team transformed local school rooms and community centers into clinics providing the only medical care that many of these Hondurans would receive all year.

 A temporary pharmacy was set-up, along with an eye examination station where donated reading glasses were dispensed. Oral health screenings were also done in a makeshift dental clinic. Other team members assisted with construction and repairs of a convent school and an area hospital. Father John Marconi, the pastor at St. Joseph’s, provided spiritual blessings throughout the week to the Hondurans and to resident missionaries already assigned there. More than 6,000 people benefited from the mission. ... Read More »

Jamaica Mission (CCM)

Posted by Bryce Mallett on 7/07/14

Seven students from the Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM), which serves both the University of Central Arkansas and Hendrix College, recently returned from a mission trip to St. Anne, Jamaica. “Most people imagine Jamaica as a nice vacation spot,” CCM member Holly Hambuchen said. “Once you step outside the tourist ... Read More »

A Day of Vocational Dicernment

Posted by Bryce Mallett on 5/22/14

"Thy words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart." -Jeremiah 15:16 Have you ever wondered what God's purpose is for you?

Fr. James & Sr. Rosy invites you to a day of vocational discernment at St. Boniface Catholic Church.


Where: Off Highway 60 Bigelow, ... Read More »

2014 St. Joseph Men of Faith- Appalachia Mission Trip

Posted by Bryce Mallett on 5/20/14


St. Joseph Missions Commitee Invites you to participate in our FIRST Appalachia Mission Trip in conjunction with Hand in Hand Ministries. Space is limited to 15-20 missionaries, spots will be filled on a first-come/first serve basis. You may also register your male childresn age 16 or older ... Read More »

Farewell to Fr. Joseph

Posted by Bryce Mallett on 5/20/14

On May 19th St. Joseph held a Cook-Out in Honor of Fr. Joseph Archibong. Goodbye's are never easy, so we made the best of it!. Parishioners came out, enjoyed the food, the little had a wonderful time in the bounce houses, and there was even Mariachi Band to accompany ... Read More »


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