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Vocations 2024

Want to know more about the state of vocations in the Diocese of Little Rock? Want to know more about this year's soon-to-be priest? Read the stories in the Arkansas Catholic's 2024 Vocations section for more information. 


Spirit is moving: Look at vocations in past two decades

By Katie Zakrzewski, Published: May 17, 2024      

In 2025, Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will ordain his 50th diocesan priest. But things have changed a lot in vocations and the priesthood since 2008 when Bishop Taylor became bishop. Three diocesan priests shared the data with Arkansas Catholic, as well as their perspectives on how things have changed.   Making vocations visible Father Jeff Hebert, director of the Vocations Office and prefect at the House of Formation, was one of the priests ordained by Bishop Taylor. Since More... 

‘Indescribable peace’: God called Eveld to priesthood

By Katie Zakrzewski, Published: May 16, 2024   

With his ordination into the priesthood days away, there is no shortage of things on Deacon Cody Eveld’s mind.  But lately, he said, he’s been thinking a lot about his childhood.  “I’ve been thinking about growing up and how much that affected my vocation,” Eveld said. “I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about how much my parents had to sacrifice — their role that they played in my own vocation, because they raised me in More...