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Tools to help you practice your faith

Contact a Priest

If you or someone you love has contracted the coronavirus and are in need of a priest, click on the button above to find contact information for a specific priest. Or, if are looking for a priest near you, visit our Parish Directory to find contact information for a priest in your area.

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the resumption of public Masses on a restricted basis May 4. However, because of the ongoing risk during the COVID-19 pandemic, the dispensation of everyone from the Sunday Mass obligation remains in effect. Therefore, Arkansas parishes are working very hard to provide online resources to their parishioners to help them stay connected and continue to practice their faith from home. The following is a list of the options available in these parishes as well as other resources by popular Catholic ministries. This information is being updated frequently as new information becomes available. En Español

Prayers and Resources

Coronavirus Prayers

This includes a list of prayers specific to this crisis, acts of spiritual communion as well as links to general Catholic prayers and prayers to say at the end of the rosary for an end to the pandemic.

Pray at Home Resources

Tips include how to do a holy hour, keep holy the Sabbath as well as how to light a virtual prayer candle and get details on the special indulgences available during this crisis

Prayer Book of Intentions

If you are in need of prayer, please submit a prayer request. These prayers are offered up at Masses celebrated by Bishop Anthony B. Taylor at the House of Formation in Little Rock. Bilingual Mass is celebrated at 10 a.m. on Sundays live on the diocesan Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Public Masses

Public Masses Resume with Restrictions

With his letter announcing the return of public Masses, Bishop Taylor released "Restrictions and Options for Worship Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic," a document that details the requirements with which parishes must comply in order to resume public Masses in the Diocese of Little Rock. Contact your parish directly to learn when it will resume public Masses.

Online Masses

Even though the suspension on public Masses has been lifted, the dispensation of everyone from the Sunday Mass obligation remains in effect because of the ongoing risk from COVID-19. Therefore, several options are available to the faithful to watch Mass online or on television. If you miss the recording live, the recordings are available for playback at any time. Please confirm times with the parish to make sure you have the most up to date information.

In Arkansas

See online Mass times for parishes across the Diocese of Little Rock

Outside Arkansas

See online Mass options worldwide

Scriptures / Reflections

Many Catholic ministries have made their online resources available to help Catholics deepen their relationship with God at a time when we need him most. Visit this page to find free Bible reflections for the daily readings.

Confession Guidelines

Per Bishop Taylor's directive, face-to-face confessions are only permitted when 6 feet physical distance can be maintained. A screen must separate the penitent and confessor and disinfectant wipes should be used to wipe down the screen between confessions. Small "confessional boxes" are problematic; a larger room or outdoor venue is preferable. See also guidelines on "Drive-Thru Confessions."

Confession Times

We list regular confession times for parishes statewide, but we recommend you contact your parish directly to confirm its confession times and location. Many parishes are offering special confession times during this crisis and may need to make adjustments to when and where they offer the sacrament of reconciliation until the threat of COVID-19 is gone.

Special Indulgences during Pandemic

The Vatican established special indulgences to anyone suffering from COVID-19, as well as health care workers, family members and all those who in any capacity, including through prayer, care for them.

Faith Formation

Many priests and Catholic ministries are working hard to help parishioners continue to practice their faith in the domestic church. This page offers a list of faith formation resources in Arkansas and beyond that have been created specifically for this crisis or have been made available for free during this time.

What's New

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our daily lives and the scope of our work...
The coronavirus lockdown has restricted the person-to-person activities of Catholic...
Serio Torres, associate director of the Office of Faith Formation in Little...