Welcome to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish. We are a faith-filled community of Roman Catholics, called to live the good news of Jesus Christ. Our parish is called to serve all persons who attend the church. This church is the oldest Roman Catholic church in Pope County, Arkansas. It was established in the late 1800's to serve many catholic immigrants coming to the area to work with the railroad system.
The Diocese of Little Rock encompasses the entire state of Arkansas. In the diocese there are established parishes that serve the people of God who live in the area. A priest is appointed by the Bishop of the diocese to lead and serve all the people who attend the parish.
As pastor, a priest is entrusted with the task of teaching, sanctifying and leading the people of God, so as to bring them closer to Christ and to each other. In the Parish of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I, Rev. Ernest Hardesty, with the assistance of many dedicated laypeople, am called to shepherd the people of God throughout this area.
Please join us for mass on Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. I look forward to seeing you soon!
-Rev. Ernest Hardesty