What's New

Catholic parishes across the Diocese of Little Rock welcomed 583 new Catholics...
Even though Christ is in the tomb on Holy Saturday, he did something very...
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor met nearly 600 catechumens and candidates during four...

Calendar of Events

May 24 - May 26
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend (Spanish)
Coury House Retreat Center
June 7 - June 9
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend (English)
St. John Catholic Center
June 28 - June 30
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend (Spanish)
Coury House Retreat Center
Sep. 14 - Sep. 15
Catechetical Sunday
All Parishes - Nationwide
Sep. 27
2019 Arkansas Catholic Professional Day for Teachers
Christ the King School

Why become Catholic?

"I’m from Assembly of God. I grew up in a church, always in and out. I met a few people going to (University of Central Arkansas in Conway). When they said they were Catholic it kind of blew my mind. You hear all these things about Catholics and it’s not so good, ever. … They asked me one day if I ever considered becoming Catholic. I was like ‘No that’s never going to happen’ Read more >

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. For more information, Contact Us.


DOLR Report on Faith Formation

Father Erik Pohlmeier, director of faith formation, visited every pastor and many parish leaders in the Diocese of Little Rock over a two-year period to understand how faith formation is being practiced and discover what works and what doesn't work in Arkansas parishes. The results of those visits along with much research and participation in national conferences led to the conclusions and recommendations in this report. Read this report or download it in PDF format.


Parish Resources and Sacramental Polices

Parishes looking for programs to use may find this list helpful. It offers recommendations by grade level through adult. If you want feedback about a program not listed, e-mail Father Erik Pohlmeier, director of faith formation, or call him at (501) 664-0340. To get a copy of the diocesan guidelines and policies for sacramental preparation and celebrating the sacraments of initiation and reconciliation, e-mail Jasmine Hogan, or call her at (501) 664-0340, ext. 323.


Called and Gifted and Ananias Training

Called and Gifted workshops aim to help adult Catholics discover their own charisms. The curriculum focuses on building a foundation for participants to discern their charisms and how they can be used in God’s plan for their life. Inspired by the important role Ananias played in St. Paul's journey to Christ, Ananias Training, is designed to help Catholic ministry leaders learn to be an “Ananias” for others, in one-on-one encounters or in small groups. Visit the calendar to find workshops in your area.


Programas de Formación en Español

Aunque apenas estés comenzando tu relación con Dios, o regresando después de una larga ausencia, o buscando conocerle más, la Oficina de Formación en la Fe espera que los programas a continuación puedan ayudarte, sin importar dónde te encuentres en tu camino, para crecer en tu relación con Dios y su Iglesia. Para más información sobre cualquiera de estos programas, por favor comunícate con nosotros.


Formed in Arkansas

FORMED was founded in 2015 to pool together a variety of Catholic resources that are accessible to subscribers on demand. Making these materials easily accessible may help parishes "engage those who may be disengaged from the parish and help draw them into the community." See List of Participating Parishes or follow FORMED on Facebook.


Catechist Certification Program

Basic, intermediate and advanced certification is available to catechists in Arkansas parishes and schools. Those already certified must maintain their certification by attending programs and workshops annually. To learn more, see Catechist Certification Guidelines. There are several ways to earn credit toward certification. For a list of the most common ways to earn credit, go to Catechist Certification Program.

What's New

Catholic parishes across the Diocese of Little Rock welcomed 583 new Catholics...
Even though Christ is in the tomb on Holy Saturday, he did something very...
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor met nearly 600 catechumens and candidates during four...

Calendar of Events

May 24 - May 26
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend (Spanish)
Coury House Retreat Center
June 7 - June 9
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend (English)
St. John Catholic Center
June 28 - June 30
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend (Spanish)
Coury House Retreat Center
Sep. 14 - Sep. 15
Catechetical Sunday
All Parishes - Nationwide
Sep. 27
2019 Arkansas Catholic Professional Day for Teachers
Christ the King School

Why become Catholic?

"I’m from Assembly of God. I grew up in a church, always in and out. I met a few people going to (University of Central Arkansas in Conway). When they said they were Catholic it kind of blew my mind. You hear all these things about Catholics and it’s not so good, ever. … They asked me one day if I ever considered becoming Catholic. I was like ‘No that’s never going to happen’ Read more >