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The 2021 Bishop McDonald Memorial Golf Classic will be Monday, Oct. 18, at...
Each September a church in Arkansas is chosen to benefit from One Church:...
“Thanks to God’s grace and to the work of many, we now have vaccines to...

Calendar of Events

Nov. 9
Calix Society of Central Arkansas Meeting
St. John Catholic Center
Nov. 20 - Nov. 21
Catholic Campaign for Human Development Collection
All Parishes - Nationwide
Dec. 14
Calix Society of Central Arkansas Meeting
St. John Catholic Center
March 2, 2022 - April 14, 2022
CRS Rice Bowl Campaign
Nationwide
March 26, 2022 - March 27, 2022
Catholic Relief Services Collection
All Parishes - Diocese of Little Rock

Catholic Charities of Arkansas Mission

The mission of Catholic Charities of Arkansas is rooted in the challenge of the Gospel: to serve with dignity and respect persons who are poor or marginalized; to advocate on behalf of the most vulnerable; and to actively promote charity, justice and the sanctity of life in the Church and in the community. We strive to accomplish this mission through our ministries and programs in the Diocese of Little Rock. | DonateContact Us Facebook


Parable of the Good Samaritan

Jesus said: "'A man fell victim to robbers as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho. They stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half-dead. A priest happened to be going down that road, but when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side. Likewise a Levite came to the place, and when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side. ... But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sight. He approached the victim, poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them. Then he lifted him up on his own animal, took him to an inn and cared for him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction, 'Take care of him. If you spend more than what I have given you, I shall repay you on my way back.'" Jesus then asked a scholar of the law: "'Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers’ victim?'" The man answered: "'The one who treated him with mercy.' Jesus said to him: 'Go and do likewise.'" — Luke 10:29-37


Ministries and Programs

Calix Society of Central Arkansas

A ministry 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. Calix, pronounced “kaylicks," is not a substitute for Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon or any other 12-step program. For more information, e-mail calix@dolr.org or attend a meeting.

Catholic Adoption Services

Arkansas-licensed child placement agency that is available to serve birthparents and adoptive parents interested in adoption. To inquire about adoption, contact us.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Administers small, local grants for this anti-poverty and social justice program of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. To apply, go to CCHD Grant Application.

Catholic Charities Immigration Services — Little Rock

Provides low-cost immigration counseling and support to families and individuals who are eligible for immigration benefits and cannot afford private assistance. Find out how to Make an Appointment

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Unite Arkansas in Faith and Mission

We invite you to join Catholic Charities of Arkansas' newest initiative. One Church: Unite Arkansas in Faith and Mission supports a rural mission in our diocese that needs a leg up to become a thriving community. Arkansas Catholic parishes may choose to support this effort in various ways, from a second collection to a fundraiser through the youth group. Families are invited to make an online gift or mail a check to Catholic Charities of Arkansas, 2500 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, AR 72207. (Leer en Español.)


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Catholic Charities Immigration Services — Springdale

Provides low-cost immigration counseling and support to families and individuals who are eligible for immigration benefits and cannot afford private assistance. This includes help for Victims of Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence. Open for walk-in consultations every Tuesday beginning at 8 a.m. Learn more.

Catholic Relief Services

Helps raise awareness of and provides fundraising support for this program, which is the official overseas relief and development agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. See also CRS Rice Bowl.

Parish Social Ministry Office

Assists parishes in developing outreach ministries to address local needs, which may include disaster response, thrift shops, food pantries and emergency financial assistance and referrals for those in crisis. To learn more, see the Family Assistance ProgramDisaster Preparedness or St. Dymphna Society.

Prison Ministry

Oversees a volunteer-based ministry that responds to the spiritual needs of those who are incarcerated in Arkansas prisons and jails. See locations for Prison Ministries in Arkansas or Resources to Help Those Re-Entering Society.

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Bishop McDonald CCA Golf Classic

This annual tournament is the primary fundraiser for the ministries and programs of Catholic Charities of Arkansas. It was named in honor of the late Bishop Andrew J. McDonald who served as shepherd for the Diocese of Little Rock from 1972 to 2000. It was during his tenure that Catholic Charities of Arkansas was established. The McDonald Center, which is home to the offices of Catholic Charities, is also named in his honor. For information about registering your team or sponsorship the next tournament, Contact Us.


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Refugee Resettlement Office

Provides services and assistance to refugees, asylees, special Immigrants from Iraq and Afghanistan (SIVs) Cuban parolees and victims of trafficking. To learn more about our services, contact us. See also, How Refugees Get to Arkansas or Ways You Can Help.

Social Action Office

Educates and promotes Catholic social teaching and advocates on behalf of the Diocese of Little Rock by interacting with state representatives and senators to inform them of the Church’s position on pending state legislation. To learn more, see Why is the Church Involved?

Westside Free Medical Clinic

Serves people 18 years and older who are unable to afford routine health care through professional volunteers who provide screenings, limited primary care and health-related education. See also, Dermatology Clinic or Diabetic Eye Clinic.

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Donate Online

Click on the button above to make a general, online donation to Catholic Charities of Arkansas, or use the drop down menu to select a specific program for your donation. For more information, contact Megan Moore, at Catholic Charities of Arkansas, at (501) 664-0340, ext. 379.

What's New

The 2021 Bishop McDonald Memorial Golf Classic will be Monday, Oct. 18, at...
Each September a church in Arkansas is chosen to benefit from One Church:...
“Thanks to God’s grace and to the work of many, we now have vaccines to...

Calendar of Events

Nov. 9
Calix Society of Central Arkansas Meeting
St. John Catholic Center
Nov. 20 - Nov. 21
Catholic Campaign for Human Development Collection
All Parishes - Nationwide
Dec. 14
Calix Society of Central Arkansas Meeting
St. John Catholic Center
March 2, 2022 - April 14, 2022
CRS Rice Bowl Campaign
Nationwide
March 26, 2022 - March 27, 2022
Catholic Relief Services Collection
All Parishes - Diocese of Little Rock