Calix Society of Central Arkansas

A Catholic ministry for alcoholics in recovery and their families that offers support and spiritual healing

"A.A. restores your health and keeps you from an early grave. Calix saves your soul and puts you on the road to heaven." — William J. Montroy, a founder of Calix Society

Calix Society of Central Arkansas is a unit of the national organization founded in 1947 in Minnesota for alcoholics in recovery and their families to come together for support and spiritual healing. The group is Catholic, guided by a chaplain and open to all faiths.It is sponsored in the Diocese of Little Rock by Catholic Charities of Arkansas. "Calix," which is Latin for “chalice” is pronounced “kaylicks." It is not a substitute for Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon or any other 12-step program like Celebrate Recovery or Growing in Grace. In fact, faithful attendance to these meetings is strongly recommended. 

Attend a Meeting

A Mass will be celebrated on the first Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in Fletcher Hall Chapel, ground level. A meeting will follow in the adjacent music room until 7 p.m. Get directions. All are welcome to attend the meetings including family and friends who are affected. To confirm meeting date or get more information, please e-mail calix@dolr.org. To learn more about the Calix Society, please visit the Calix Society.

Get Directions

Calix Society of Central Arkansas meetings are held in Fletcher Hall, which is on the grounds of St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock. It is located at 2500 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, AR 72207. Click on the map below to get Google driving directions specific to your location.

Not Catholic AA or Al-Anon

Calix Society is not Catholic AA or Al-Anon. However, as Christians we often feel our response to the 11th step is less than satisfactory. It is in this area that Calix can offer a positive program — one that not only applies to all the steps, but also leads us to a better understanding of our “Higher Power,” who for us is Jesus Christ. “He is the key that opens all the hidden treasures of God’s wisdom and knowledge.” (Col. 2-3) Calix Society International and all units are Catholic and led by a priest who serves as spiritual director, but its membership is open to all faiths including family and friends who are affected. For more information, download the brochure or flyer.