What's New

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor installed 10 Diocese of Little Rock seminarians as lectors,...
Looking for a fun way to support priestly vocations to the priesthood? The Vocations...
The 2019 Come and See Retreat will be held Dec. 28-29 at St. John Catholic...

Calendar of Events

March 19 - March 22
2020 Diocese of Little Rock Ignatian Silent Directed Retreat
St. John Catholic Center
April 9
Holy Thursday Collection for Seminarians
All Parishes - Diocese of Little Rock
May 12
Diaconate Ordination of Alex Smith
St. Jude the Apostle Church - Jacksonville
May 14
Diaconate Ordination of Emmanuel Torres
St. Edward Church - Little Rock
May 16
Diaconate Ordination of Omar Galvan
Immaculate Conception Church - Fort Smith

Vocations and Seminarians Office

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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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor installed 10 Diocese of Little Rock seminarians as lectors,...
Looking for a fun way to support priestly vocations to the priesthood? The Vocations...
The 2019 Come and See Retreat will be held Dec. 28-29 at St. John Catholic...

Calendar of Events

March 19 - March 22
2020 Diocese of Little Rock Ignatian Silent Directed Retreat
St. John Catholic Center
April 9
Holy Thursday Collection for Seminarians
All Parishes - Diocese of Little Rock
May 12
Diaconate Ordination of Alex Smith
St. Jude the Apostle Church - Jacksonville
May 14
Diaconate Ordination of Emmanuel Torres
St. Edward Church - Little Rock
May 16
Diaconate Ordination of Omar Galvan
Immaculate Conception Church - Fort Smith