What's New

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will ordain eight men to the priesthood in May and...
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate the diaconate ordination Mass of Jon...
The annual Holy Thursday Collection for Seminarian Education will be held...

Calendar of Events

Sep. 27
Diaconate Ordination of Martín Amaro
Pontifical North American College
Nov. 2
Faith in the Springs Seminarian Fundraising Dinner
Hot Springs
Nov. 4 - Nov. 10
National Vocation Awareness Week
Parishes - Nationwide
Dec. 15
2018 Installation of Lector, Acolyte and Candidacy for Diocesan Seminarians Mass
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church - Little Rock
Dec. 28 - Dec. 29
2018 Come and See Priesthood Discernment Retreat
St. John Catholic Center
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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 22 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 will ordain eight men to the priesthood in May and...
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate the diaconate ordination Mass of Jon...
The annual Holy Thursday Collection for Seminarian Education will be held...

Calendar of Events

Sep. 27
Diaconate Ordination of Martín Amaro
Pontifical North American College
Nov. 2
Faith in the Springs Seminarian Fundraising Dinner
Hot Springs
Nov. 4 - Nov. 10
National Vocation Awareness Week
Parishes - Nationwide
Dec. 15
2018 Installation of Lector, Acolyte and Candidacy for Diocesan Seminarians Mass
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church - Little Rock
Dec. 28 - Dec. 29
2018 Come and See Priesthood Discernment Retreat
St. John Catholic Center