Catholic Churches in little Rock Arkansas

The city of Little Rock is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Little Rock which ministers to the entire state. There are a good number of catholic churches in the city. No matter where you live, there will be a Catholic church within an easy drive.

The Cathedral of St. Andrew is the seat of the diocese and the home parish of the bishop. It is also the oldest of the Catholic churches in the area.

Christ the King Church  is a younger parish, celebrating 45 years in 2011.  The members of this parish are a very active group and there are ministries for members of all ages. The Youth Group was established to promote Catholic values and it provides a safe and nurturing environment for young people to meet and do things together. The goal is to help the youth learn more about their faith whilst having a good time.  The church also has a nursery ministry for children aged 6 months through four years whose parents have registered for the program. It is open during mass and for many other parish functions during the week and in the evenings. It also offers a Mother’s Day Out on Tuesdays and Thursday from 9:15 am to 2:15 pm for those with children from at least 18 months through three years.

St Edward Church is the second oldest parish in Little Rock after the cathedral and has a downtown location. It became a parish in the last 19th century and the current church dates from the early 20th century and is built in the Gothic design. The church has grown since then and an addition was added. There is also a very popular school which provides an education for children from pre-school through grade 8. The school will expand to meet current needs as well as adding a science lab and other rooms to make it competitive.  St Edwards has a vibrant community that is ethnically diverse and includes many Spanish speaking parishioners.

Our Lady of the Holy Souls   is located in the Hillcrest neighborhood of Little Rock. The church offers a nursery during weekend masses in the center for children 5 months through 5 years. This is quite a large parish with 1200 registered families with about 3,000 members. The parish began as a mission church in 1926 and it was in 1947 that it was finally established as an independent parish. A catholic school was run here even in the small mission style mission church and is a thriving school to this day. Grades PK-8 are offered.

These are just a few of the Catholic Churches in Little Rock, additionally Our Lady of Good Counsel, St., Bartholomew and St. Theresa all offer masses and other services to their parishioners.