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Applications are now being accepted for Búsqueda #48, which will be held at St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock April 8-10. A $30 deposit is required with the application. The total cost to attend is $95, which includes lodging, meals, materials and t-shirt. Space is limited. No applications will be accepted after March 18. The weekend will include talks, videos, music, skits, prayer, small group discussion and more. It will begin on 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8 and ends after Mass on Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m. The primary objective of a Búsqueda (Search) retreat is to awaken ... More
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor spoke about the upcoming National Eucharistic Revival to Serra Club members in Morris Hall Chapel at St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022. "One of the chief pastoral problems today is the fact that, according to the 2019 Pew Research Survey, only 31 percent of Catholics believe in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. To address this problem, the United States bishops have done two things: 1.) In November, we published a theological document titled: 'The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church' to make clear ... More
Are you planning to get married in a Catholic church in Arkansas? If so, find out what you need to do by reading the Getting Married Guide. Because marriage is lifelong, the Church wants to help you build a strong, lasting marriage. For this reason, couples seeking marriage in the Catholic Church are asked to spend several months in marriage preparation. It is so important, that all couples are required to fulfill an educational program to marry in the Diocese of Little Rock. Options include: Pre-Cana Day, the Sponsor Couple program or some other diocesan-approved ... More
Deepen your friendship with the Lord in sacred stillness and quiet through the annual Diocese of Little Rock Ignatian Silent Directed Retreat March 17-20 at St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock. This Lenten faith formation program for adults will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday and end on Sunday at noon in Fletcher Hall. Participants will learn about silent prayer and how to seek God and his plan for their lives in the sacred silence. The retreat fee of $325 includes nine meals, accommodations for three nights and daily spiritual direction. Space is limited. Register as soon as possible ... More
Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you frustrated, hurt or angry with your spouse? Are you constantly fighting? Or, do you simply shut down? Have you thought about separation or divorce? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille is available to help. This program offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. Thousands of couples headed for cold, unloving relationships or divorce have successfully overcome their marriage problems by attending the program. It consists of a weekend experience followed by a ... More
Convalidation classes are offered for couples who are married civilly (outside the Catholic Church) and wish to have a sacramental marriage within the Church. The Church requires that a baptized Roman Catholic marry before a priest or deacon unless he or she received a dispensation (permission) from the Church beforehand. When a Catholic does not observe this requirement and marries outside the Church, his or her marriage is not recognized by the Church. Couples who wish to have their civil marriage convalidated (recognized) are asked to attend a special marriage ... More
The Diocese of Little Rock Confirmation Retreat returns in 2022 after being canceled in 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be held Sunday, Feb. 27 at St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock. It was originally scheduled for Feb. 6 but had to be rescheduled because of winter weather. This peer-led event is open to Catholic youth who are preparing to receive the sacrament of confirmation during the school year and are unable to attend a confirmation retreat in their own parishes. This year's theme is: "Strengthen Each Other in the Spirit." Focusing on the fruits and gifts ... More
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops partners with other organizations to promote National Marriage Week each year to help build "a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family." It is always held Feb. 7-14. The 2022 theme is: “Called to the Joy of Love.” World Marriage Day, held on the second Sunday of February, is part of this observance. This year, it falls on Feb. 13. World Marriage Day "honors husband and wife as the foundation of the family — the basic unit of society. It salutes the beauty of their faithfulness, sacrifice and joy ... More