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Welcome to St. Mary's

Welcome to St. Mary's Catholic Church.  We are the flagship of the Catholic Community in Independence County and in Batesville, Arkansas.  We serve the college students of Lyon College with our Catholic Campus Ministry.  St. Mary's also attends St. Cecilia's Church in Newport, Arkansas (Jackson County) and St. Anthony's Church in Weiner, Arkansas (Poinsett County).  Our pastor is Rev. Dhanraj Narla who began his pastorate here on December 2012.  We also have a permanent deacon, Mike Cumnock.  We hope you will feel welcome to our community and to our Church.

Week at a glance

PRE Classes for grades kindergarten through 12th grade meet weekly Sunday mornings from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. throughout the school year.

Lifeteen/Edge - our Catholic Youth Ministry - is for our young people grades 5 through 12 and meets weekly on Sunday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.



December 7th

Lector: Melaine Haunert

Altar Servers: Abby Antici, Jake Antici, Barbara Moreno

EM’s: Chris Black, Lauren Gunderman, Jimmie Johnson, Becky Johnson

December 14th

Lector: Anthony Gunderman

Altar Servers: Sean Thomas, Hannah Thomas, Evan Mace

EM’s: Stacy Gunderman, Tony Gunderman, Bill Crotts, Barbara Crotts

December 21st

Lector: Sheila Mace

Altar Servers: Hayden Mace, Andrea Taylor, Alana Taylor

EMs: Russell Townsley, Jackie Townsley, Brian Shonk, Cathy Shonk

December 28th

Lector: Lana Dean

Altar Servers: Ben Gunderman

EM’s: Tracy Dowell, Laurie Vaughn, Danny Mitchell, Barbara Moreno

January 4th

Lector: Lauren Gunderman

Altar Servers: Abby Antici, Barbara Moreno, Andreya Price

EM’s: Chris Black, Melaine Haunert, Tim Haunert, Dave Thomas

January 11th

Lector: Sheila Mace

Altar Servers: Peter Weinzierl, Ben Weinzierl, Ben Gunderman

EM’s:  Lauren Gunderman, Stacy Gunderman, Tony Gunderman, Tracy Dowell

January 18th

Lector: Dave Thomas

Altar Servers: Sean Thomas, Andrew Taylor, Jake Antici

EM’s: Russell Townsley, Jackie Townsley, Bill Crotts, Barbara Crotts

January 25th

Lector: Bob Carius

Altar Servers: Hannah Thomas, Alana Taylor, Kyle Price


EM’s: Danny Mitchell, Laurie Vaughn, Brian Shonk, Cathy Shonk