Vocations and Seminarians Office

Assists Seminarians in the Discernment of Priesthood

What's New

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will ordain five men to the priesthood for the Diocese...
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will ordain two Diocese of Little Rock seminarians...
The annual Holy Thursday Collection for Seminarian Education will be held...

Calendar of Events

Aug. 7
2021 Taste of Faith: Virtual Edition
WATCH IT LIVE at 7 p.m. on tasteoffaith.org
Nov. 7 - Nov. 13
National Vocation Awareness Week
Parishes - Nationwide
April 14, 2022
Holy Thursday Collection for Seminarians
All Parishes - Diocese of Little Rock
May 9, 2022
2022 Installation to Candidacy of Diocesan Seminarians Mass
Cathedral of St. Andrew - Little Rock
May 16, 2022
2022 Installation to Lector of Diocesan Seminarians Mass
Cathedral of St. Andrew - Little Rock

Is God Calling You to Become a Priest?

The Office of Vocations and Seminarians aids in the discernment process of those who are interested in a vocation to the priesthood. If you would like to talk with someone about becoming a priest, contact Father Jeff Hebert. Currently, the diocese has 24 seminarians, who not only come from Arkansas, but from Texas, Mexico and Vietnam as well. Most of these seminarians have been living in Arkansas for many years, but some are here in the United States for the first time. Vocation Stories House of Formation


Resources

Seminarian Vocation Stories

In their own words, our seminarians describe how they have experienced God's call to discern priesthood. Read their stories. Or see the Letters from Seminary SeriesFAQ about PriesthoodSteps to Priesthood or the download the 2020-21 Seminarian Poster.

Support Seminarian Education

God is answering our prayers. He is calling men to the priesthood and they are listening. Bishop Anthony B. Taylor has ordained 38 diocesan priests in the past 11 years. This includes eight in 2018 alone. God willing, we will ordain five more to the priesthood in May 2021. With the increases in cost and seminarians, we need your help to form our future priests. Support seminarian and purchase a nice gift for family and friends by ordering Diocese of Little Rock Socks. Or make an online donation now.


Pray for Vocations and Seminarians

Pray the Diocesan Prayer for Vocations to help more men hear the Lord's call to priesthood. Or join the Mothers of Seminarians Prayer Watch to encourage all mothers and any interested Catholics to pray for the seminarians in the Diocese of Little Rock and their intentions every day.

"I am simply amazed by God's attention and care for our diocese. He is truly providing for us just as a generous Father would. He is calling out to these men, and, in the midst of a world filled with noise, they have heard and responded to the shepherd's voice with their generous gift of themselves." — Father Jeff Hebert, vocations director

House of Formation

The House of Formation gives seminarians and discerners a place to live and become acquainted with the four pillars of priestly formation — human, spiritual, pastoral and intellectual — as they seek the will of God for their lives. Discerners are men who have not yet become seminarians but live and study alongside seminarians in the House of Formation.


Services and Ministries

  • Assists parishes in establishing summer evangelization teams, parish vocation committees and guiding existing committees
  • Provides vocations materials and displays for promoting vocations at a parish or school
  • Offers discernment retreats for those interested in learning more about vowed living as a priest
  • Director available for talks at parishes, schools and Catholic groups meetings
  • Directors are available for talks and presentations to parishes, schools and Catholic groups

What's New

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will ordain five men to the priesthood for the Diocese...
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will ordain two Diocese of Little Rock seminarians...
The annual Holy Thursday Collection for Seminarian Education will be held...

Calendar of Events

Aug. 7
2021 Taste of Faith: Virtual Edition
WATCH IT LIVE at 7 p.m. on tasteoffaith.org
Nov. 7 - Nov. 13
National Vocation Awareness Week
Parishes - Nationwide
April 14, 2022
Holy Thursday Collection for Seminarians
All Parishes - Diocese of Little Rock
May 9, 2022
2022 Installation to Candidacy of Diocesan Seminarians Mass
Cathedral of St. Andrew - Little Rock
May 16, 2022
2022 Installation to Lector of Diocesan Seminarians Mass
Cathedral of St. Andrew - Little Rock