Recent Updates

Classes in the St. Andrew School of Evangelization are being offered this...
Little Rock Theology Institute, a three-year academic program for adults in...
The diocese's Faith Formation Office recognized 11 students on June 3 for...

Calendar of Events

Oct. 6 - Oct. 8
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend
Arkansas 4-H Center
Oct. 6 - Oct. 7
Little Rock Theology Institute
St. John Catholic Center
Oct. 20 - Oct. 22
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend in Spanish
Coury House Retreat Center
Nov. 3 - Nov. 4
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend
St. John Catholic Center
Nov. 3 - Nov. 4
Little Rock Theology Institute
St. John Catholic Center

Why become Catholic?

“I’ve always been interested in religious studies and religious history, but it wasn’t until I really started studying the history of Christianity that I decided to start looking into Catholicism. Once I did I basically never turned back. I felt like I should’ve been a lifelong Catholic now that I’ve studied Catholicism. Also I’m very impressed with the pope, he played a role in helping me convert." Read more >

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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.

Ministries

Catechist Formation and Certification

Catechist formation and certification is available for parishes and schools to ensure that those who teach the faith have the understanding and knowledge to share it.


Faith Formation Programs

The Faith Formation Office offers a variety of programs for youth and adults in English and Spanish to help participants grow their relationship with God and his Church.


How to Become Catholic

This Q&A details the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, the process by which men and women become members of the Catholic Church.


Little Rock Theology Institute

This three-year academic program is designed to help adults learn more about the Catholic faith. Students may attend for personal enrichment, catechist certification or earn a degree in theology.


Parish Faith Formation Resources

The Faith Formation Office recommends these resources, by grade level, for use in parish catechetical programs.


Permanent Diaconate Formation

This five-year, bilingual program forms Catholic men for ordination to the permanent diaconate.


Rediscover the Catholic Faith

This feature offers information and resources for those who previously practiced the Catholic faith and now wish to return to that practice through the sacraments.


St. Andrew School of Evangelization

This program, provided in English and Spanish, is designed to help young adults go out into the world and proclaim the Good News.


Transforming Force

This Catholic movement was founded in 2006 by Jaime Torres, a former gang leader, to reach people who are struggling with drug and alcohol addictions.



Services

This office assists parish catechetical leaders, pastors and Christian initiation coordinators with:

  • Planning, implementing and evaluating a total parish catechetical process
  • Planning Vacation Bible School
  • Resources for children with special needs
  • Guidelines for sacramental preparation and celebrating the sacraments of initiation and reconciliation

The staff also provides resources for:

  • Faith formation to youth and adults
  • Hispanic catechesis
  • Area/diocesan meetings for parish catechetical leaders and Christian initiation coordinators
  • Implementation of diocesan goals regarding catechesis and Christian initiation

Recent Updates

Classes in the St. Andrew School of Evangelization are being offered this...
Little Rock Theology Institute, a three-year academic program for adults in...
The diocese's Faith Formation Office recognized 11 students on June 3 for...

Calendar of Events

Oct. 6 - Oct. 8
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend
Arkansas 4-H Center
Oct. 6 - Oct. 7
Little Rock Theology Institute
St. John Catholic Center
Oct. 20 - Oct. 22
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend in Spanish
Coury House Retreat Center
Nov. 3 - Nov. 4
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend
St. John Catholic Center
Nov. 3 - Nov. 4
Little Rock Theology Institute
St. John Catholic Center

Why become Catholic?

“I’ve always been interested in religious studies and religious history, but it wasn’t until I really started studying the history of Christianity that I decided to start looking into Catholicism. Once I did I basically never turned back. I felt like I should’ve been a lifelong Catholic now that I’ve studied Catholicism. Also I’m very impressed with the pope, he played a role in helping me convert." Read more >