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Who would have imagined eight months ago what we have gone through?  Even when the reopening of society starts, we have to be careful to observe the restrictions imposed by the government.  If we don't, we'll experience another relapse.  Then we'll be back to square one.   As far as church goes, that means that when you come to Mass, you must wear a face mask.  You must observe distancing - staying at least six feet away from everyone who is not a member of your immediate household.  I know it's difficult, but it's necessary if we ever want to get back to normal.           

   

And, of course, don't forget to include in your prayer those who have already contracted the COVID-19 disease as well as all of us for whom these adjustments to our lifestyle are a hardship. Pray, also, for a speedy end to this crisis.

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Fr. Frank Coens, OFM
Pastor
                                         

Mission Statement

SPCCbellt 1198w10Centered on the Gospel of the Lord, we West Ouachita Catholics are a community committed to being  a positive and life-giving presence to one another and to our world - a presence witnessed by our vibrant worship, our deep love for the poor, our heartfelt concern for the spiritual growth  of Catholics of all ages,  and our cordial welcome of everyone  we meet.  We are further committed to help each church member discover and develop their God-given talents for ministry,  in the imitation of Jesus Christ.