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Ministries of Faith Formation

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The following is a list of faith formation ministries and programs in the Diocese of Little Rock. 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 who seek God and his plan for their lives in the sacred silence. Offered 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.

Little Rock Theology Institute — Three-year academic program that is designed to help adults learn more about the Catholic faith. Students may attend for personal enrichment, catechist certification or earn a degree in theology.

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.

School of Spiritual Direction — Three-year program for clergy, religious or laypeople to be formed in the ministry of spiritual direction. It is offered in English and Spanish.

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.