Parish Outreach Ministry

Helping Catholic parishes in Arkansas reach out to their neighbors in need

Catholic Parish Outreach in Arkansas

The parish outreach liaison works with pastors and their parishioners in the Diocese of Little Rock to help provide ways to live out the Church’s social teaching on the parish level, which calls us to recognize the fundamental dignity of all human life in every state. It is a priority to organize a team of leaders in the ministry area needed in a given parish. Contact Us


  • Domestic violence prevention through education
  • Home and parish visits
  • Workshops for parish leaders and volunteers
  • Charity closet for food and clothing
  • English as a Second Language classes
  • Parenting classes to promote healthy and positive relationships between parents and their children

According to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, all parts of parish life (prayer and worship, catechesis, family ministry, etc.) form disciples who can be salt and light by putting faith into action. Prison ministry, participation in Catholic Relief Services' programs, operating or volunteering at food pantries are all examples of parish outreach programs. "Every time your parish meets an individual's basic needs, advocates for social change to reduce poverty and creates a partnership to improve the community, you are doing parish social ministry and being a living witness to the Gospel that responds to the needs of our brothers and sisters," according to Catholic Charities USA.