Faith Formation Office

Provides resources and training to catechetical leaders, coordinators of Christian initiation, parish catechists and Christian initiation teams

What's New

Catholic parishes across the Diocese of Little Rock welcomed 685 new Catholics into...
While Christ is in the tomb on Holy Saturday, he did something very important...
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor met 676 catechumens and candidates from 50 parishes...

Calendar of Events

July 5 - July 7
Fuerza Transformadora Abraham Retreat (Spanish)
St. John Catholic Center
July 21
Fuerza Transformadora School Support for Students (Spanish)
St. Theresa Church - Little Rock
Aug. 2 - Aug. 4
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend
St. John Catholic Center
Aug. 9 - Aug. 11
Fuerza Transformadora Jeremiah Retreat (Spanish)
St. John Catholic Center
Aug. 24 - Aug. 25
Fuerza Transformadora Mental Health Seminar (Spanish)
Pulaski Academy

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. Contact Us


Basic Catechist Certification

The Faith Formation Office created a new process for adults who teach the Catholic faith in Arkansas parishes and schools to become certified as a catechist. The 20-lesson, free online program offers video instruction presented by Arkansas clergy, religious and laity at Learn.DOLR.org. Complete with a study group and renew annually. For more information, email Hines at jhines@dolr.org or call (501) 664-0340, ext. 388. Enroll now| Catechist Continuing Education


Formed in Arkansas

FORMED was founded in 2015 to pool together a variety of Catholic resources that are accessible to subscribers on demand. Making these materials easily accessible may help parishes "engage those who may be disengaged from the parish and help draw them into the community." See List of Participating Parishes or follow FORMED on Facebook.


Parish Resources and Sacramental Readiness

Parishes looking for programs to use may find this list helpful. It offers recommendations by grade level through adult. If you want feedback about a program not listed, e-mail Jeff Hines, director of faith formation. To get a copy of the diocesan guidelines and policies for sacramental preparation and celebrating the sacraments of initiation and reconciliation, e-mail Jasmine Hogan, or call her at (501) 664-0340, ext. 323.


Parish Catechist Formation Days

Formations Days offer training to catechists, youth ministers, RCIA coordinators and other faith formation leaders in parishes. They are held throughout the year in parishes across Arkansas to allow participants to attend the location of their choice in English and Spanish. Registration is required.


Programas de Formación en Español

Aunque apenas estés comenzando tu relación con Dios, o regresando después de una larga ausencia, o buscando conocerle más, la Oficina de Formación en la Fe espera que los programas a continuación puedan ayudarte, sin importar dónde te encuentres en tu camino, para crecer en tu relación con Dios y su Iglesia. Para más información sobre cualquiera de estos programas, por favor comunícate con nosotros.


DOLR Report on Faith Formation

Bishop Erik Pohlmeier, former director of faith formation, visited every pastor and many parish leaders in the Diocese of Little Rock over a two-year period to understand how faith formation is being practiced and discover what works and what doesn't work in Arkansas parishes. The results of those visits along with much research and participation in national conferences led to the conclusions and recommendations in this report. Read this report or download it in PDF format.

What's New

Catholic parishes across the Diocese of Little Rock welcomed 685 new Catholics into...
While Christ is in the tomb on Holy Saturday, he did something very important...
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor met 676 catechumens and candidates from 50 parishes...

Calendar of Events

July 5 - July 7
Fuerza Transformadora Abraham Retreat (Spanish)
St. John Catholic Center
July 21
Fuerza Transformadora School Support for Students (Spanish)
St. Theresa Church - Little Rock
Aug. 2 - Aug. 4
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend
St. John Catholic Center
Aug. 9 - Aug. 11
Fuerza Transformadora Jeremiah Retreat (Spanish)
St. John Catholic Center
Aug. 24 - Aug. 25
Fuerza Transformadora Mental Health Seminar (Spanish)
Pulaski Academy