St. John Catholic Center

Home of the Offices of the Diocese of Little Rock

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Calendar of Events

Aug. 3
Calix Society of Central Arkansas Meeting
St. John Catholic Center
Aug. 13 - Aug. 15
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend (English)
St. John Catholic Center
Aug. 21 - Aug. 22
Youth Advisory and Adult Advisory Councils Retreat
St. John Catholic Center
Sep. 6
Labor Day
Diocesan offices and Catholic schools closed
Sep. 7
Calix Society of Central Arkansas Meeting
St. John Catholic Center

Our campus was built in 1916 to house Little Rock College until it closed in 1930. From 1930 to 1967 St. John Home Mission Seminary was located at this site. In 1968, the campus was renamed St. John Catholic Center and became the home of the offices of Diocese of Little Rock. Today it also serves as a retreat center and residence for retired diocesan priests. To learn more, see History of St. John Catholic Center. Visitors should check in at the reception desk located on the ground floor of Morris Hall for assistance. | Get Directions. Reserve Space on Campus | Hours and Holiday Schedule

Location and Map of Campus

2500 N. Tyler St.
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: (501) 664-0340


Buildings on Campus

Byrne Hall

Byrne Hall houses the executive offices of Christopher Homes of Arkansas and Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. It was named for the diocese's first bishop, Bishop Andrew Byrne, who served from 1844 to 1862.

Dining Hall

The Dining Hall includes a kitchen, dining room and small meeting space for diocesan staff and groups using the campus for meetings, workshops and retreats. Originally built as a gymnasium, this building has had different uses through the years, including serving as a daycare. Since 1995, it has served as the dining hall.

Fitzgerald Hall

Fitzgerald Hall is the location of St. John Manor, the residence for retired diocesan priests as well as lots of space for meetings, workshops, training sessions and retreats. It was named in honor of Bishop Edward Fitzgerald, the diocese's second bishop, who served from 1867 to 1907.

Fletcher Hall

Fletcher Hall offers dormitory-style rooms for overnight guests. Learn more about the accommodations or contact us to reserve a room. It was named for Bishop Albert Fletcher, first Arkansan to serve as bishop of Little Rock. He was bishop from 1946 to 1972.

Morris Hall

Morris Hall houses the chancery and pastoral offices for the Diocese of Little Rock. It was named for Bishop John B. Morris, the diocese's third bishop, who served from 1907 to 1946. He is the reason the former diocesan seminary (now the diocesan offices) was named after St. John the Baptist.

The McDonald Center

The McDonald Center is the location of Catholic Charities of Arkansas, which includes the offices for Catholic Adoption Services, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Immigration Services, Catholic Relief Services, Parish Social Ministry, Prison Ministry, Social Action and Westside Free Medical Clinic. It was named for Bishop Andrew J. McDonald, who served from 1972 to 2000.


Directions to St. John Catholic Center

Click on the map to get Google driving directions specific to your location.

From I-40 West:

Head West on I-40
Bear left to I-30 Little Rock
Exit right on Cantrell
Continue West on Cantrell to Kavanaugh
Turn right onto Kavanaugh
Turn right onto Tyler
Tyler Street leads directly to the front gates of St. John Catholic Center

From I-40 East:

Head East on I-40
Bear right to I-430 to Little Rock/Texarkana
Exit right on Cantrell/Hwy-10
Continue East on Cantrell to Tyler
Turn left onto Tyler
Tyler Street leads directly to the front gates of St. John Catholic Center

From I-30 North:

Head North on I-30
Bear right to I-430 to Little Rock
Exit right on Cantrell/Hwy-10
Continue East on Cantrell to Tyler
Turn left onto Tyler
Tyler Street leads directly to the front gates of St. John Catholic Center



Office Hours and Holiday Schedule

The offices of the Diocese of Little Rock are open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on the following holidays. For more information, call us at (501) 664-0340.

  • New Year's Day — Jan. 1
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday — Third Monday of January
  • Presidents' Day — Third Monday of February
  • Good Friday — Friday before Easter in March or April
  • Independence Day — July 4
  • Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary — Aug. 15
  • Labor Day — First Monday in September
  • Solemnity of All Saints — Nov. 1
  • Thanksgiving Day — Fourth Thursday of November
  • Day after Thanksgiving — Fourth Friday of November
  • Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary — Dec. 8
  • Christmas Eve — Dec. 24
  • Christmas Day — Dec. 25
  • Day after Christmas — Dec. 26

What's New

During what is commonly referred to as wedding season, Pope Francis focused...
Applications are now being accepted for Search #148. It will be held at St....
The "Glory on the Grounds United Through Faith Youth Rally" will be held Sunday,...

Calendar of Events

Aug. 3
Calix Society of Central Arkansas Meeting
St. John Catholic Center
Aug. 13 - Aug. 15
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend (English)
St. John Catholic Center
Aug. 21 - Aug. 22
Youth Advisory and Adult Advisory Councils Retreat
St. John Catholic Center
Sep. 6
Labor Day
Diocesan offices and Catholic schools closed
Sep. 7
Calix Society of Central Arkansas Meeting
St. John Catholic Center