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St. Mary's Food Pantry - Open to the Public

Our Food Pantry is open every Monday morning (except holidays) from 10:30-12:00 noon outside St. Mary's Carroll Room, at the front of the church, located at 100 Central Avenue (at the corner of Central Avenue and Whittington). 

​Those needing assistance should have a valid picture I.D. to present to the volunteers. Assistance can be given as

many as 12 times per year to those making a request. For more information, please contact Bonnie Newman at

Christmas Food Basket

St. Mary's provides food baskets during the Christmas season for families in need. The names of those to receive a basket are provided to us through one of the local school districts, parishioners, and in a few special circumstances through our local food pantry.

For more information, contact the church office at 501-623-3233 or Bonnie Newman at

Angel Tree

The Angel Tree is put up inside the church every year before Christmas and decorated with tags listing suggested gifts for those in need of assistance. Parishioners, able to participate, take an Angel tag, fulfill the request, and then bring the gift to the church for pick-up or delivery. Names of those to receive a basket are provided to us through one of the local school districts, parishioners, and in a few special circumstances through our local food pantry. For more information, please contact the church office at 501-623-3233 or Madelyn Womack at

If you would like to donate to Mary's Mats of Love, here is a link to the Amazon wish list.

Thanks for your support of this ministry!

Mary's Mats of Love

The Mary's Mats of Love Ministry meets in the Parish Hall the third Wednesday of the month from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. All are invited.  They make fidget/sensory mats for CHI hospital, church members, family and friends.  The youth group gets involved making fidgets and pinning mats which is a great help.  Donations accepted of buttons, beads, cording, neckties, fabric, zippers, etc. No sign up needed.  If you would like a mat for a family member or friend, contact Lynn Lively at 501-282-6566.  

This group also makes Prayer Shawls for the sick, impaired and the family of deceased loved ones. If you would like a shawl, please contact Peggy Peters at 501-231-6699 or Lynn Lively at 501-282-6566

Grief Support

St. Mary's Grief Group meets most Thursday's from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Carroll Room. This is a small, lighthearted group that comes together over coffee to talk and share thoughts, wisdom, and blessings. All are welcome! For more information contact Anne Sluppick at 501-623-3233 or

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Haiti Mission

The Haiti Mission is a joint effort between St. Mary's and three other churches. The mission supports three parishes in the Diocese of Hinche in the Central Highlands. Our churches provide food supplies, teacher's pay, and propane as well as other projects for St. Andrew's parish and the village of Colladere, Copeal and Campeche. For more information, please contact the church at 501-623-3233.

Working on blankets and hats for stillborn babies.
This is for the Holy Sews Ministry.

These community organizations are supported by donations of time, treasure, and talent from St. Mary's parish and her parishioners.


Arkansas Right to Life/Garland County Right to Life 

The ultimate goal of the Right to Life Committee is to restore legal protection to innocent human life. Their Facebook page is at

Changepoint Pregnancy Care and Resource Center

Changepoint provides Free Pregnancy Tests and Ultrasounds. Their caring, loving staff is here to help with educational parenting classes and programs. All information related to a pregnancy is strictly confidential.  You can view their website at

Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic

It is the mission of Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic to improve life for under-served, under-resourced neighbors by addressing their physical, mental, and spiritual health needs. They work at addressing practical concerns and needs, while exploring ways of disrupting poverty. Their website is

The Hope Movement

This organization recognizes that women who are recovering from an addictive lifestyle can benefit from the practical application of biblical teachings and in the coaching of day-to-day life skills while they prepare to return to the community as independent, productive women following Jesus. Follow this link to learn more at

Jackson House

Jackson House is an interfaith community crisis center that provides short term emergency assistance for basic needs, food, clothing, infant/toddler needs, etc., without regard to race, creed, gender, religion or nationality. Their website is

Kairos Prison Ministry

The mission of Kairos Prison Ministry is to bring Christ's love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families, and those who work with them; and to assist in the transition of these individuals during their journey of becoming productive citizens. Their website is

Project Hope Food Bank

Project Hope Food Bank serves food pantries and feeding agencies throughout Garland County, Hot Springs and surrounding counties. Follow them on their website at

Samaritan Ministries

Samaritan Ministries is a full service rescue mission for men in Hot Springs. The mission first meets the physical needs of the area's homeless and needy men; then they address their spiritual needs. Their website can be found at

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