Diocese of Little Rock Statistics

The following information came from the 2019 Official Catholic Directory. It was compiled from data collected in 2018.

Diocese Established — November 28, 1843

Diocesan Boundaries  75 counties (52,068 square miles) that make up Arkansas. These fall into 8 regions that are called deaneries: Central, North Delta, North Ozark, Ouachita, South Delta, West Ozark, River Valley and West River Valley.

Bishop — Anthony B. Taylor

Abbots in Diocese — 1 (Abbot Leonard Wangler, OSB, Subiaco Abbey)

Catholic Population — 156,240 people registered in parishes

Churches — 129 (parishes and missions)

Diocesan Priests — 87 (active and retired)

Religious Order Priests  34 (active and retired)

Extern Priests: 18 (from other dioceses)

Total Priests Serving in Diocese: 121

Seminarians: 21

Permanent Deacons: 95

Religious Sisters: 121

Religious Brothers: 25

Catholic Schools: 28 (Elementary, Junior High and Senior High Schools)

Catholic School Students: 6,643

Hospitals and Health Care Centers: 20

Retreat and Meeting Centers: 6

Retirement Centers: 30

Special Centers for Social Services and Assistance: 7

Marriages in the Catholic Church: 514

Infant and Minor Baptisms: 2,260

Adult Baptism and Adults Received into Full Commuion: 516

First Communions: 2,597

Confirmations: 2,198

Deaths: 836