What's New

The St. Andrew School of Evangelization in the Diocese of Little Rock will...
Catholic parishes across the Diocese of Little Rock welcomed 544 new Catholics...
Each year, bishops in dioceses worldwide personally welcome those going through...

Calendar of Events

Aug. 3 - Aug. 5
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend (English)
St. John Catholic Center
Aug. 24 - Aug. 26
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend (Spanish)
Coury House Retreat Center
Sep. 7 - Sep. 9
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend (Bilingual)
St. John Catholic Center
Sep. 15 - Sep. 16
Catechetical Sunday
All Parishes - Nationwide
Sep. 28
2018 Arkansas Catholic Professional Day for Teachers
Christ the King School

Why become Catholic?

“I’ve always been interested in religious studies and religious history, but it wasn’t until I really started studying the history of Christianity that I decided to start looking into Catholicism. Once I did I basically never turned back. I felt like I should’ve been a lifelong Catholic now that I’ve studied Catholicism. Also I’m very impressed with the pope, he played a role in helping me convert." Read more >

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The Office of Faith Formation promotes lifelong faith formation for Arkansas Catholics by empowering, resourcing and certifying parish catechetical leaders, coordinators of Christian initiation, parish catechists and Christian initiation teams. We strive to implement the General and National Directories for Catechesis, the Rites of Christian Initiation and other Church documents related to catechesis, Christian formation and initiation.


Ministries

Catechist Formation and Certification

Catechist formation and certification is available for parishes and schools to ensure that those who teach the faith have the understanding and knowledge to share it.


Faith Formation Programs

The Faith Formation Office offers a variety of programs for youth and adults in English and Spanish to help participants grow their relationship with God and his Church.


How to Become Catholic

This Q&A details the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, the process by which men and women become members of the Catholic Church.


Parish Faith Formation Resources

The Faith Formation Office recommends these resources, by grade level, for use in parish catechetical programs.


Permanent Diaconate Formation

This five-year, bilingual program forms Catholic men for ordination to the permanent diaconate.


Rediscover the Catholic Faith

This feature offers information and resources for those who previously practiced the Catholic faith and now wish to return to that practice through the sacraments.


St. Andrew School of Evangelization

This program, provided in English and Spanish, is designed to help young adults go out into the world and proclaim the Good News.


Transforming Force

This Catholic movement was founded in 2006 by Jaime Torres, a former gang leader, to reach people who are struggling with drug and alcohol addictions.



Services

This office assists parish catechetical leaders, pastors and Christian initiation coordinators with:

  • Planning, implementing and evaluating a total parish catechetical process
  • Planning Vacation Bible School
  • Resources for children with special needs
  • Guidelines for sacramental preparation and celebrating the sacraments of initiation and reconciliation

The staff also provides resources for:

  • Faith formation to youth and adults
  • Hispanic catechesis
  • Area/diocesan meetings for parish catechetical leaders and Christian initiation coordinators
  • Implementation of diocesan goals regarding catechesis and Christian initiation

What's New

The St. Andrew School of Evangelization in the Diocese of Little Rock will...
Catholic parishes across the Diocese of Little Rock welcomed 544 new Catholics...
Each year, bishops in dioceses worldwide personally welcome those going through...

Calendar of Events

Aug. 3 - Aug. 5
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend (English)
St. John Catholic Center
Aug. 24 - Aug. 26
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend (Spanish)
Coury House Retreat Center
Sep. 7 - Sep. 9
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend (Bilingual)
St. John Catholic Center
Sep. 15 - Sep. 16
Catechetical Sunday
All Parishes - Nationwide
Sep. 28
2018 Arkansas Catholic Professional Day for Teachers
Christ the King School

Why become Catholic?

“I’ve always been interested in religious studies and religious history, but it wasn’t until I really started studying the history of Christianity that I decided to start looking into Catholicism. Once I did I basically never turned back. I felt like I should’ve been a lifelong Catholic now that I’ve studied Catholicism. Also I’m very impressed with the pope, he played a role in helping me convert." Read more >