What's New

Nine delegates from the Diocese of Little Rock attended V Encuentro Nacional (Fifth...
The Diocese of Little Rock will host its one-day Junior High Youth Rally Sunday, Nov....
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor accepted 62 men to candidacy for ordination during...

Calendar of Events

Nov. 26 - Jan. 28, 2019
Part 2: Called and Gifted Workshop in Springdale (Spanish)
St. Raphael Church - Springdale
Dec. 1 - Feb. 2, 2019
Part 2: Called and Gifted Workshop in Fayetteville
St. Joseph Church - Fayetteville
Dec. 21 - Dec. 22
Women's EPJ Re-Encounter #27 (Spanish)
St. John Catholic Center
Dec. 28 - Dec. 29
2018 Come and See Priesthood Discernment Retreat
St. John Catholic Center
Jan. 11, 2019 - Jan. 12, 2019
Parish Catechetical Leaders Banquet
St. John Catholic Center

Ministries of Faith Formation

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Office of Faith Formation

This diocesan office 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. Go to programs and services.

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.

Bible Institute

Open to all who wish to learn from respected Catholic scholars, pray together and grow in love and understanding of God’s Word


Búsqueda

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


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


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


Ignatian Silent Directed Retreat

Four-day retreat for adults seeking God and his plan for their lives in the sacred silence. Available in English and Spanish.


Little Rock Scripture Study

Internationally recognized ministry that provides Catholic Bible study materials to help adults encounter Christ in a personal way and apply biblical teachings to daily living. Available in English and Spanish


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


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


V Encuentro en Arkansas

Four-year process that includes reflection and evangelization along with  local, regional and national retreats that serve to strengthen the role of Hispanic Catholics as missionary disciples to the Church

What's New

Nine delegates from the Diocese of Little Rock attended V Encuentro Nacional (Fifth...
The Diocese of Little Rock will host its one-day Junior High Youth Rally Sunday, Nov....
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor accepted 62 men to candidacy for ordination during...

Calendar of Events

Nov. 26 - Jan. 28, 2019
Part 2: Called and Gifted Workshop in Springdale (Spanish)
St. Raphael Church - Springdale
Dec. 1 - Feb. 2, 2019
Part 2: Called and Gifted Workshop in Fayetteville
St. Joseph Church - Fayetteville
Dec. 21 - Dec. 22
Women's EPJ Re-Encounter #27 (Spanish)
St. John Catholic Center
Dec. 28 - Dec. 29
2018 Come and See Priesthood Discernment Retreat
St. John Catholic Center
Jan. 11, 2019 - Jan. 12, 2019
Parish Catechetical Leaders Banquet
St. John Catholic Center