What's New

The 2019 Come and See Retreat will be held Dec. 28-29 at St. John Catholic...
The annual Catholic Charities Summer Institute (C²SI) will be held July 7-12...
Applications are now being accepted for Search #146. This event will be held...

Calendar of Events

Dec. 13 - Dec. 15
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend (English)
St. John Catholic Center
Dec. 15
YAC Meeting
St. John Catholic Center
Dec. 20 - Jan. 3, 2020
Christmas Holidays for Subiaco Academy
Subiaco Academy - Subiaco
Dec. 23 - Jan. 3, 2020
Christmas Holidays for Catholic Schools
Our Lady of Fatima School - Benton, St. Joseph School - Conway, St. Joseph School - Fayetteville, Christ the King School - Fort Smith, Immaculate Conception School - Fort Smith, , Trinity Junior High School - Fort Smith, Catholic High School for Boys - Little Rock, Christ the King School - Little Rock, Mount St. Mary Academy - Little Rock, Our Lady of the Holy Souls School - Little Rock, St. Theresa School - Little Rock, Sacred Heart School - Morrilton, Immaculate Conception School - North Little Rock, Immaculate Heart of Mary School - North Little Rock, North Little Rock Catholic Academy - North Little Rock, St. Vincent de Paul School - Rogers, Ozark Catholic Academy - Tontitown, Holy Rosary School - Stuttgart
Dec. 24 - Dec. 26
Christmas Holidays
Diocesan offices closed

Closed on These Days

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

St. John Catholic Center

Contact Us / Directions / Español

Our Location

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

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, go to History of St. John Catholic Center Visitors may receive directions and information at the reception desk located on the ground floor of Morris Hall, the main building on the campus.

Our 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 the Alcohol and Drug Ministry, 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

What's New

The 2019 Come and See Retreat will be held Dec. 28-29 at St. John Catholic...
The annual Catholic Charities Summer Institute (C²SI) will be held July 7-12...
Applications are now being accepted for Search #146. This event will be held...

Calendar of Events

Dec. 13 - Dec. 15
Permanent Diaconate Formation Weekend (English)
St. John Catholic Center
Dec. 15
YAC Meeting
St. John Catholic Center
Dec. 20 - Jan. 3, 2020
Christmas Holidays for Subiaco Academy
Subiaco Academy - Subiaco
Dec. 23 - Jan. 3, 2020
Christmas Holidays for Catholic Schools
Our Lady of Fatima School - Benton, St. Joseph School - Conway, St. Joseph School - Fayetteville, Christ the King School - Fort Smith, Immaculate Conception School - Fort Smith, , Trinity Junior High School - Fort Smith, Catholic High School for Boys - Little Rock, Christ the King School - Little Rock, Mount St. Mary Academy - Little Rock, Our Lady of the Holy Souls School - Little Rock, St. Theresa School - Little Rock, Sacred Heart School - Morrilton, Immaculate Conception School - North Little Rock, Immaculate Heart of Mary School - North Little Rock, North Little Rock Catholic Academy - North Little Rock, St. Vincent de Paul School - Rogers, Ozark Catholic Academy - Tontitown, Holy Rosary School - Stuttgart
Dec. 24 - Dec. 26
Christmas Holidays
Diocesan offices closed

Closed on These Days

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