The Office of Faith Formation promotes lifelong faith formation for Arkansas Catholics by empowering, resourcing and certifying parish catechetical leaders, coordinators of Christian initiation, parish catechists and Christian initiation teams. We strive to implement the General and National Directories for Catechesis, the Rites of Christian Initiation and other Church documents related to catechesis, Christian formation and initiation. To learn more, go to Catechist Formation and Certification
- Provides resources for faith formation to youth and adults. To learn more, go to Faith Formation Programs.
- Provides resources for Hispanic catechesis. To learn more, go to la Oficina de Formación en la Fe.
- Consults with parish catechetical leaders, pastors and Christian initiation coordinators when requested to provide:
- assistance in planning, implementing and evaluating a total parish catechetical process
- guidelines for sacramental preparation and celebrating the sacraments of initiation and reconciliation
- assistance in planning Vacation Bible School
- assistance with resources for children with special needs
- Coordinates regular area/diocesan meetings for parish catechetical leaders and Christian initiation coordinators
- Promotes the implementation of diocesan goals and objectives regarding catechesis and Christian initiation