If you have doubts or fears about the future of the Church, talk to an active young adult Catholic and be inspired. Many of them are working in ministry full time, part time or even as volunteers and leading others to Christ and toward service. They are single, married, parents and college students.
Young adults are considered those in their late teens, 20s and 30s. Often today they are referred to as Millennials, born after 1980.
Arkansas Catholic asked parish, school and diocesan leaders for recommendations of young men and women who are doing exceptional work in their ministries. For these profiles, we focused on Catholics 18 to 30 years old (born 1986 to 1998).
Profiles in this section were written by Aprille Hanson, Dwain Hebda, Lakyn Oliver, Maryanne Meyerriecks, Alesia Schaefer and Fran Presley.(August 26, 2016)
Catholic students around the state are now back in the classrooms, eager to learn. In this section you'll find information about grants awarded to schools, training this summer aimed at boosting Latino enrollment, new principals at the helm and much more.(August 19, 2016)
This summer, seven men will and have been ordained to the diaconate at the Diocese of Little Rock, with six of them making this final step toward the priesthood. They include: Martin Siebold, Luke Womack, Ramses Mendieta, Michael Johns, Stephen Hart, Matt Glover and William Burmester.(May 26, 2016)
More than 400 seniors graduated from five Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Little Rock in 2016.(May 26, 2016)
This section includes stories of the seminarians that will be ordained to the priesthood this month and what this journey to the priesthood has meant to them. They include:
Ordination Mass: Saturday, May 28th at 10:00 a.m., Christ the King Church, Little Rock. A holy hour will take place Friday evening at CTK.(May 12, 2016)