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October 9, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.

Our Lady of Fatima

Feast Rosary Oct. 16

To celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, Kevin Tuohy will lead people in praying the rosary at noon on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Garland County Veterans Memorial and Military Park.

Tuohy said anyone may join him in praying the rosary at the memorial, located at 118 Orange St., across the street from the Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans Market. In the event of rain, he will lead the prayer at the farmers market.

"The Roman Catholic Church considers the series of apparitions of the Lady in 1917 to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, to be most important. The Blessed Mother appeared on the 13th day of the month for six consecutive months from May 13 to Oct. 13. The feast is officially known as Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Fatima," a news release about the event said.

"The children said the woman who appeared before them carried a rosary and asked them to pray the rosary every day to bring peace to the world.

"The final apparition, on Saturday, Oct. 13, was witnessed by 70,000 people who did not see the Blessed Mother but saw the 'miracle of the sun' which appeared to roll and bounce across the sky," the release said.

Tuohy, of Hot Springs, is a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and is a 4th Degree Knight with the Hot Springs Knights of Columbus. Tuohy, a Vietnam War veteran, served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1972.

First Presbyterian Church

welcomes Rev. Carol Clark

The Rev. Carol Clark will serve at First Presbyterian Church, 213 Whittington Ave., beginning Sunday through January.

As a current PCUSA pastor, she says, "I'm looking forward to joining this fine congregation during this time, particularly as we celebrate the beautiful Advent/Christmas season."

Before settling into Arkansas recently, Clark was pastor of one of the fastest-growing churches in the PCUSA and has been the leader of numerous PCUSA national youth conferences, worship conferences and women's retreats.

St. Thomas to celebrate

Pastor Appreciation Month

St. Thomas Baptist Church, 347 Grove St., will celebrate National Pastor Appreciation Month at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Stephannie Smith will bring the message. Everyone is welcome to join in the worship service.

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