Adult Christian Faith Formation
Speakers, special scripture studies, leadership formation, concerts and other varied opportunities are periodically offered at the parish. Events are publicized in the Sunday bulletin and through the local media.
A self-service library is open during the parish office hours and following weekend liturgies. The library contains tapes, books, and videos on a variety of subjects, including family life issues, intended to enhance the spiritual and personal growth of the reader. A small group of library books can be easily accessed in our parlor, just beyond the Gathering Space.
FFS (Faith Formation Sessions)
The religious education program encourages spiritual growth and enrichment by providing the opportunity for classroom religious instruction for those children of the parish in grades Pre-K - 8th who attend public schools. Classes take place from 10:10am - 11:25am Sunday mornings from September to May.
FFS Catechist (Pre-school through 8th grade)
Parish volunteers, under the supervision of the Director of Religious Education, conduct classes for the children Sunday mornings during or between the liturgies. Commitments to teach are for a yearly term, September to May. FFS Classroom Assistants help the catechist teach and conduct activities. FFS Teen Helpers also assist the catechist and assistant within the classroom.
FFS Office Helpers
Volunteers assist in the Religious Education office Sunday mornings during FFS, answering phone calls, directing questions, and calling homes with students absent from FFS.
Vacation Bible School
This week-long event is held in the mornings the third week in June for pre-school through grade four. Children learn about God through music, games, instruction, arts and crafts, and refreshments. Adult and teen volunteers staff this wonderful program, along with parish staff personnel.
Youth Ministry (7 through 12 grades)
Both the Junior and Senior High Youth Ministry programs strive to bring total ministry to the teens of the parish. Total youth ministry includes Catechesis, Community Building, Service, Prayer and Worship, Advocacy, and Leadership Training. All teens of the parish ~ both public and parochial ~ are encouraged to become active members.
Small Parish Communities
Fixed groups of 7~10 people gather on a regular basis to reflect on scripture in light of their lived experience of faith and life. These groups formally gather in parishioners' homes on various days and times as determined by the group. The small group is provided materials and leadership training from a staff liaison.
Little Rock Scripture Study
This scripture study group meets for five to six consecutive weeks, three times a year. Participants strive to fully live God's word, understand what the Word means in their lives and try to apply that Word to today's world. The sessions include prayer, breaking open the scripture, discussions and a different wrap-up speaker each week.