Top 10 largest parishes in Diocese of Little Rock

St. Raphael Church in Springdale has been the largest parish in the Diocese of Little Rock for the past nine years.
St. Raphael Church in Springdale has been the largest parish in the Diocese of Little Rock for the past nine years.

The Diocese of Little Rock’s largest Catholic church just keeps getting bigger. For the past nine years, St. Raphael Church in Springdale has been the largest church in the Diocese of Little Rock. According to statistics for the 2011 Official Catholic Directory, it now has 20,569 parishioners, up 10 percent from last year. The parish’s household registration has nearly tripled in the past nine years.
Other churches on the top 10 largest parishes list include:
2. St. Vincent de Paul, Rogers, 12,315 parishioners (same as last year)
3. Immaculate Conception, Fort Smith, 5,889 (same as last year)
4. Christ the King, Little Rock, 5,563 (same as last year)
5. St. Joseph, Fayetteville, 5,477 (same as last year)
6. St. Joseph, Conway, 5,090 (tied for #5 last year)
7. St. Stephen, Bentonville, 4,216 (#8 last year)
8. Our Lady of the Holy Souls, Little Rock, 3,264 (#9 last year)
9. Christ the King, Fort Smith, 2,995 (#7 last year)
10. Immaculate Conception, North Little Rock, 2,697 (new to list)

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