About

Taste of Faith

Taste of Faith began in 2010 as a dinner to raise money to pay for seminarian education in the Diocese of Little Rock. Over time, one dinner grew into multiple dinners held in all four regions of Arkansas.

Livestream Event

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Taste of Faith dinners were combined into one, livestream event that everyone could watch online in 2020. This year, as society slowly returns to normal, we will provide a similar program that you can watch on this website, our Facebook page or YouTube channel. Some of you may even be able to join us in person as we broadcast from Christ the King Catholic Church in Little Rock.

"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 young men, and, in the midst of a world filled with noise, they have heard and responded to the shepherd’s voice with their own generous gift of themselves. Imagine what God might be saying to you!"

— Father Jeff Hebert, Vocations Director

Get to Know Us

Being Called?

If you think God might be calling you to discern the priesthood, read our FAQ, see the steps to priesthood or call Father Hebert at (501) 664-0340.

House of Formation

College seminarians live in community with the vocations director and prefect and celebrate Mass, take classes, share meals and prayer.

Pray With Us

Join us in praying for vocations to the priesthood and religious life with our Diocesan Prayer for Vocations written by Bishop Anthony B. Taylor.

Seminarians

Learn about the men in formation for the priesthood for the Diocese of Little Rock by reading their vocation stories in English or Spanish.

God is Providing

Our 43 new priests make up nearly half of all diocesan priests currently in active ministry in the Diocese of Little Rock.

New Priests Ordained since 2009
Median Age for Active, Diocesan Priests
Men Preparing for Priesthood

Faithful Giving

The people of the Diocese of Little Rock have invested more than $4 million to provide an education to our seminarians through Taste of Faith events in the past 11 years. After all the contributions were counted, more than $635,000 was donated in 2020 alone.

Ongoing Need

To educate one seminarian costs $36,000 per year. This includes tuition, room and board, health insurance and other needs. Please help us form our future priests by donating now.

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Taste of Faith is a fundraising event to raise money for seminarian education in the Diocese of Little Rock. It is sponsored by the Stewardship and Development Office. For more information, contact Dianne Brady, director, at (501) 664-0340, ext. 391. © Copyright 2021 Catholic Diocese of Little Rock, 2500 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, AR 72207.