What's New

Classes in the St. Andrew School of Evangelization began in August and run...
The Faith Formation Office has begun a new partnership with the Catherine...
The Delta Catholic Conference will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 at St. John...

Calendar of Events

Sep. 21 - Sep. 23
St. Andrew School of Evangelization Moses Course (Spanish)
St. Joseph Church - Conway
Sep. 21 - Sep. 23
St. Andrew School of Evangelization Moses Course
St. Vincent de Paul Church - Rogers
Sep. 27
Called and Gifted from the Catherine of Siena Institute
St. Vincent de Paul Church - Rogers
Sep. 28
2018 Arkansas Catholic Professional Day for Teachers
Christ the King School
Sep. 29
Delta Catholic Conference
St. John the Baptist Church - Brinkley

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 >

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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.


The Catherine of Siena Institute is offering Called and Gifted workshops and Ananias Training events from September 2018 through April 2019. Visit our calendar and click on a workshop to register in your area.


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.


Diaconate Formation Class of 2022

This five-year, bilingual program forms Catholic men for ordination to the permanent diaconate. Learn more about this process.


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.


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.


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


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

Classes in the St. Andrew School of Evangelization began in August and run...
The Faith Formation Office has begun a new partnership with the Catherine...
The Delta Catholic Conference will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 at St. John...

Calendar of Events

Sep. 21 - Sep. 23
St. Andrew School of Evangelization Moses Course (Spanish)
St. Joseph Church - Conway
Sep. 21 - Sep. 23
St. Andrew School of Evangelization Moses Course
St. Vincent de Paul Church - Rogers
Sep. 27
Called and Gifted from the Catherine of Siena Institute
St. Vincent de Paul Church - Rogers
Sep. 28
2018 Arkansas Catholic Professional Day for Teachers
Christ the King School
Sep. 29
Delta Catholic Conference
St. John the Baptist Church - Brinkley

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 >