Office of Divine Worship

The Office of Divine Worship promotes and facilitates the sacred liturgy in the Diocese of Little Rock and within each parish through catechesis and training. Together with its chief steward the diocesan bishop, the office hopes to provide the necessary environment for a more reverent, more beautiful and more prayerful experience of the sacred liturgy for the faithful of the diocese. The office works to promote the vision of the Second Vatican Council, understanding that the most holy Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life and that the other sacraments, as well as with every ministry of the Church and every work of the apostolate, are tied together with the holy Eucharist and are directed toward it. To learn more, visit the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Divine Worship or Contact Us.


Guidelines for Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest

For Sundays and holy days of obligation a Word and Communion Service led by a deacon or lay leaders may be scheduled after consulting with the bishop or vicar general when the assigned priest is prevented from presiding at Mass and no substitute priest is available.

General Instruction of Roman Missal

The General Instruction of Roman Missal (GIRM) provides instruction for how to celebrate the Mass. This includes the prayers, music, gestures, periods of silence, movement, liturgical colors of vestments and more.

Norms for the Distribution and Reception of Holy Communion

This explains how the Eucharist is to be distributed, who can receive it and how under both kinds (Body and Blood).

Mass Times in Arkansas

This directory lists regular Mass times, including daily and weekend Masses at parishes statewide in English, Spanish, Latin and Vietnamese. It does not list Mass times for special holy days because those vary from holy day to holy day throughout the year. 

Contact Us

Contact a member of our staff by calling (501) 225-6774, or send an e-mail by clicking on the button under a staff member's name. The Office of Divine Worship is located at Christ the King Church in Little Rock.

Father Juan Guido

Office of Divine Worship
Phone: (501) 225-6774


Office of Divine Worship
4000 N. Rodney Parham Rd.
Little Rock AR 72212