What's New

Four Taste of Faith events were held this summer that raised more than $500,000...
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will ordain Deacon Jon Miskin to the priesthood...
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate the diaconate ordination Mass of Joseph...

Calendar of Events

Dec. 14
2019 Installation of Lector, Acolyte and Candidacy for Diocesan Seminarians Mass
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church - Little Rock
Dec. 28 - Dec. 29
2019 Come and See Priesthood Discernment Retreat
St. John Catholic Center
March 19, 2020 - March 22, 2020
2020 Diocese of Little Rock Ignatian Silent Directed Retreat
St. John Catholic Center
April 9, 2020
Holy Thursday Collection for Seminarians
All Parishes - Diocese of Little Rock
May 12, 2020
Diaconate Ordination of Alex Smith
St. Jude the Apostle Church - Jacksonville

Vocations and Seminarians Office

Contact Us / En Español

The Office of Vocations and Seminarians aids in the discernment process of those who are interested in a vocation to the priesthood. If you would like to talk with someone about becoming a priest, contact Msgr. Scott Friend. Currently, the diocese has 26 seminarians, who not only come from Arkansas, but from Mexico and Vietnam as well. Most of these seminarians have been living in Arkansas for many years, but some are here in the United States for the first time.



Services and Ministries

Assists parishes in establishing summer evangelization teams, parish vocation committees and guiding existing committees

Provides vocations materials and displays for promoting vocations at a parish or school

Offers discernment retreats for those interested in learning more about vowed living as a priest

Director available for talks at parishes, schools and Catholic groups meetings

Directors are available for talks and presentations to parishes, schools and Catholic groups




What's New

Four Taste of Faith events were held this summer that raised more than $500,000...
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will ordain Deacon Jon Miskin to the priesthood...
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate the diaconate ordination Mass of Joseph...

Calendar of Events

Dec. 14
2019 Installation of Lector, Acolyte and Candidacy for Diocesan Seminarians Mass
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church - Little Rock
Dec. 28 - Dec. 29
2019 Come and See Priesthood Discernment Retreat
St. John Catholic Center
March 19, 2020 - March 22, 2020
2020 Diocese of Little Rock Ignatian Silent Directed Retreat
St. John Catholic Center
April 9, 2020
Holy Thursday Collection for Seminarians
All Parishes - Diocese of Little Rock
May 12, 2020
Diaconate Ordination of Alex Smith
St. Jude the Apostle Church - Jacksonville