2022 Pastoral Council Officers & Members
Rev. Juan Guido, Pastor
President: Kristy Eanes
Vice President (Hall reservations): Barbara Penney
Secretary: Cathy Rose
2022 Finance Council Officers & Members
Rev. Juan Guido, Pastor
Chair: Dc. Chris Dorer
R J Moore
The Altar Society meets on a quarterly basis. Our responsibilities include decorating the church altar for Easter, Christmas, special feasts, and events. We maintain the Altar as well as organize funeral meals. If you are interested in joining, please contact our president via email.
President: Martha Starks
Vice President: Kristy Eanes
Secretary: Samantha Dorer
Treasurer: Marie Rankin
Director: Lisa Petursson
The St. Francis of Assisi Music Ministry program enriches the celebration of the Mass with voice and instrumentation. If you are interested in singing with the choir or playing a musical instrument during Mass or for special Holy Days, please contact Lisa Petursson via email.
St. Francis of Assisi parish carries on the tradition of serving our famous pasta & sausage dinner at our annual community event on the first Sunday of October following the morning Mass. This is a parish and Italian community tradition since 1927. On this day, we're all Italian!
Since 1927 St. Francis parish has hosted the community’s annual Italian Festival which attracts thousands of people to the church grounds every autumn. Originally founded as the community’s Grape Harvest Festival, the celebration has grown to attract festival-goers from far off distances. Each year visitors from California, Illinois, Indiana, and surrounding states can be seen flocking to Little Italy to take part in our community’s history and the hospitality offered by our parish. In 2017 over 1,500 attended the event, which serves as the parish’s main fundraiser each year. In the weeks leading up to the event, members of our parish family bake traditional Italian sweets to be sold at the festival. On the day of the event, nearly a hundred gallons of spaghetti sauce (from a long-held family recipe) is served over hundreds of pounds of spaghetti, accompanied by 850 pounds of the best Italian sausage (also our traditional recipe) you’ll ever eat.
We are men who perceive the hunger in our hearts for greater communion with God and the Holy Catholic Church, through Jesus Christ.
"You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” – St. Augustine
Calix Society of Central Arkansas is a unit of the national organization founded in 1947 in Minnesota for alcoholics in recovery and their families to come together for support and spiritual healing. The group is Catholic, guided by a chaplain and open to all faiths.It is sponsored in the Diocese of Little Rock by Catholic Charities of Arkansas. "Calix," which is Latin for “chalice” is pronounced “kaylicks." It is not a substitute for Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon or any other 12-step program like Celebrate Recovery or Growing in Grace. In fact, faithful attendance to these meetings is strongly recommended.
To serve rather than to be served in humility, simplicity, and charity.
The Mission of the Ladies of Charity of Arkansas is to improve the lives of the poor and vulnerable in the state of Arkansas through education, empowerment, and evangelization.
SERVING OVER 13 YEARS IN ARKANSAS
"We must love our neighbor as being made in the image of God and as an object of His love." -St. Vincent de Paul