What's New

Applications are now being accepted for Search #154. It will be held at St....
The diocesan Hispanic Ministry Office will sponsor its Encuentros de Promoción...
The Catholic Charities Summer Institute (C²SI) will be held July 8-12 at...

Calendar of Events

June 13 - June 16
EPJ Encounter #32 (Spanish)
St. John Catholic Center
June 16
Search Team Meeting
St. John Catholic Center
June 21 - June 23
Fuerza Transformadora Free to Live Retreat (Spanish)
St. John Catholic Center
June 28 - June 30
Search #154
St. John Catholic Center
July 5 - July 7
Fuerza Transformadora Abraham Retreat (Spanish)
St. John Catholic Center

Faith Formation Resources

Updated April 14, 2023

En Español

The following is a list of Catholic ministries and programs in Arkansas that focus on faith formation. Click on a link to learn more about that ministry. For more information, please Contact Us.

Bishop Taylor Homily Library

features the homilies delivered from March 2014 to the present. To listen to earlier homilies, please visit the bishop's Homily Archive.

Catholic Resources

online resources to help you get the answers you seek. Click a category to find out what is available in that subject. If you can't find what you are looking for, Contact Us.

Búsqueda

(Search) begins with weekend for Spanish-speaking high school youth to grow a relationship with Jesus Christ and go forth proclaiming the Gospel

Catechist Certification

is for those who teach the Catholic faith to children and adults, in schools and parishes. To receive the Catechist Certification, register on Learn.DOLR.org, and complete the Catechist Certification course with a study group.

Catholic Campus Ministries

Provide faith formation to Arkansas college students on campuses statewide

Catholic Charismatic Renewal

Adult prayer groups who seek to grow in relationship with Jesus through the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Offered in English and Spanish

Catholicism 101

Bishop Erik Pohlmeier provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Catholic faith. For in-depth answers to your questions about Catholic teaching, visit the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Cursillo

Begins with a weekend for adults to encounter Jesus Christ followed by ongoing formation for participants to become leaders in their parishes and beyond. Offered in English and Spanish

Diocesan Confirmation Retreat

Peer-led, daylong retreat for youth who are preparing to be confirmed and cannot attend a confirmation retreat in their parishes

Encuentros de Promoción Juvenil

(Encounters of Youth Promotion) modeled after Cursillo, this program for Spanish-speaking young adults begins with a weekend to encounter Jesus Christ followed by ongoing formation to build leadership in parishes and beyond

Escuela de Evangelización San Andrés

(St. Andrew School of Evangelization) designed to help young adults go out into the world and proclaim the Good News. Offered in English and Spanish

Faith Formation Office

promotes lifelong faith formation by empowering, resourcing and certifying parish catechetical leaders, strives 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.

Formation Days

offer training to parish catechists, youth ministers, RCIA coordinators and other faith formation leaders. 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.

Formed in Arkansas

national program that pools 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."

Fuerza Transformadora (Transforming Force)

 Catholic movement founded by Serio Torres, a former gang leader, to reach people who are struggling with drug and alcohol addictions, gang life and violence and help them learn about God and change their lives

Little Rock Scripture Study Columns

archive of the column series that were written by the staff of Little Rock Scripture Study from 2008-2019 for Arkansas Catholic. These articles, which are free to use, may be copied or redistributed with acknowledgement and permission of the publisher.

Parish Faith Formation Resources

Listed by grade level and recommended by the Faith Formation Office for use in parish catechetical programs. Available in English and Spanish

Permanent Diaconate Formation

Five-year, bilingual program for Catholic men to be formed for ordination to the permanent diaconate

Rediscover the Catholic Faith

Offers information and resources for those who previously practiced the Catholic faith and now wish to return to that practice through the sacraments

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Process for adults to join the Catholic Church. It is offered at the parish level in English and Spanish

Search

Peer-led weekend retreat for high school juniors and seniors of all faiths who seek to grow their relationship with Jesus Christ and go forth proclaiming the Gospel in their schools, parishes and beyond

Understanding our Church

treasury of Arkansas writers discussing the Catholic faith on a wide variety of topics. All articles have been reviewed for theological accuracy.

What's New

Applications are now being accepted for Search #154. It will be held at St....
The diocesan Hispanic Ministry Office will sponsor its Encuentros de Promoción...
The Catholic Charities Summer Institute (C²SI) will be held July 8-12 at...

Calendar of Events

June 13 - June 16
EPJ Encounter #32 (Spanish)
St. John Catholic Center
June 16
Search Team Meeting
St. John Catholic Center
June 21 - June 23
Fuerza Transformadora Free to Live Retreat (Spanish)
St. John Catholic Center
June 28 - June 30
Search #154
St. John Catholic Center
July 5 - July 7
Fuerza Transformadora Abraham Retreat (Spanish)
St. John Catholic Center