Immaculate Conception Church

Fort Smith, Arkansas

22 North 13th Street

P.O. Box 1866



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Mass and Confessions

Daily Mass: Monday - Saturday 7:00 am
                      Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 pm (Spanish)
Anticipation Mass: Saturday 5:00 pm

                                    7:30 am
                                  10:00 am
                                  12:00 pm Spanish Mass
                                    2:00 pm Spanish Mass
                                    5:00 pm Life Teen Mass
St. Leo's (Hartford): Sunday 9:30 am
Tuesday and Thursday 5:00 pm (Chapel)
Saturday 3:30 pm (Church)
Or by appointment

Office Hours:    Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
                             Friday 8:00 - 12:00 pm

Mass Intentions for the week of July 20th to July 26th

Mass Intentions for the week of July 27th to August 2nd

Ozark Catholic Conference

The Northwest Arkansas Deanery invites you to the Ozark Catholic Conference on Saturday August 1, 2015 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm in St. Vincent de Paul, Rogers AR.

"The Church forms the church- Liturgy forms the Family"
Key note speaker: Msgr. Scott Friend

Workshop topics:
Catholic Culture - Fr. Erik Pohlmeier
Evangelizing to Friends and Family - Betsy McNeil
Catholic Womanhood - Anita Marino
Catholic Manhood - Msgr. David LeSieur.

** Music presented by: Sarah Hart and Lourdes Montgomery**
There will a free concert at 7:00 pm on Friday July 31st at St. Vincent de Paul.

Fee is $45- including lunch.
Register Online at:

Announcements of the Week

Auto-Contribution Stewardship Program
This program allows you to make contributions to the church even when you are on vacation, ill, or otherwise unable to attend Mass at I.C. Church. For more information click here
Financial Information July 5, 2015


New in Town? Have never register in our Parish? Just joined the Church?

We invite you to fill out a registration form! Click here to get a registration form or you can always come by the Church Office and get one.



PRE and Confirmation Registration: Registration for our Religious Education and Confirmation Programs will begin on July 15th. Please come by the Church Office between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to register your child. Classes will begin in August. Confirmation Classes will begin at a later date.

VIRTUS training: Saturday, August 8th at 9:00am in the Bishop’s Room (English). Baptism Class: Saturday, August 15th at 9:00am in the Bishop’s Room
Coming Soon for Adults: The Bible Timeline, The Story of Salvation will be offered on: Sunday at 6:15pm, Tuesday at 7:00pm and Thursday at 6:00pm.
If you plan to attend please contact Surennah Werley at 479-783-7497 or


Volunteers Needed! Can you help us?

It is time to start gearing up for PRE, First Communion Preparation, Confirmation Prep, RCIA and various Adult Programs. These programs cannot happen without you. We need Lead Teachers and Classroom Helpers, Small Group Leaders, Adult Group Facilitators, Coordinators, etc. Please prayerfully consider what you have to offer and contact me in the Church Office or 479-783-7497. I promise you that by serving God and His people your life will be impacted in ways you never imagined possible.     Sincerely, Surennah Werley


Parish Guidebook and Directory

We are in the process of publishing our 2015 Parish Directory and Guidebook. Paid for by the ads sold by the Guide Book Publishing Company, this directory does not present an expense to our parish. If you are interested in placing an ad in the Guide Book, please contact Heather Hayden at 501-765-5353.



What would you do with $500?

We are adding bonus games to our Bingo Nights that could pay up to $500. Think of everything you could do with that money! Come play Bingo every Monday at 7:00 pm in the Parish Center. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Come! Have fun! Get cash! And help us help the needy! All proceeds go to our Charity Fund to help the needy.




Push the REFRESH Button! Retreat

The Diocese of Little Rock invites all Parish Respect Life Volunteers, DRE’s, Youth Ministers and Youth Ministry Volunteers to a retreat on August 29th at St. John’s Catholic Center’s Morris Hall from 10:00 am to 3:30 am. “Push the REFRESH button! retreat will have Chad Judice as speaker. Early registration deadline is August 21. The retreat is free. “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while” Mark 6:31


Attention St. Anne's Academy Alumni!

The Forth Smith Museum of History is looking for any memorabilia of St. Anne’s to put in a display. If you have anything you would like to loan or donate, please contact Steve Wilhelm 479-478-9497, Susan Schluterman 479-461-6122 or Charmaine Haunert 479-782-2051.



10:00 am Mass Babysitting

Due to the construction at St. Anne's Building, starting THIS Sunday, and until further notice , we will NOT have babysitting during 10:00 a.m. Mass. Please help us spread the word. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Immaculate Conception School is now enrolling

For all NEW parish and non-parish students for preschool (18 months-4 years) through grade 6. Please call the school office at 783-6798 or go to
2015-2016 Application for Admission K-6
2015-2016 Application for Admission Preschool



Would you like to become a lector, usher or an Eucharistic Minister?

We are looking for volunteers interested in becoming Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers and\or Ushers to serve during our weekday and weekend Masses. Want to know what you are signing up for? Click here

For more information or to volunteer you can also contact Roger Miller at (918) 839-9618 or


Help Needed: Bingo

Are you looking to volunteer here at the parish but do not have a lot of time. How about one night a month for about 3 and ½ hrs. doing something fun? We need help on Monday nights for Bingo! You won’t even feel that you are working! We guarantee you will have lots of fun. If you are interested please call Dc. Greg at 479-785-7972 or email at



Our community needs you!

We are still in dire need of tents for the homeless community down at the river. If you have a tent (or many) that you would like to donate, please bring it by the Church Office. We will distribute them among the homeless. Tents must be for more than 4 people. If you do not have a tent to donate but want to help, you can also make a donation to our Charity Fund and we will buy them. Every dollar counts. Please don't forget to let us know that you want the money to go for the tents.Due to recent flooding, the homeless community at the river lost everything they had and are really in need for shelter.

Please help us help them.


RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Children

Every year, in Catholic parishes around the world, more and more adults and children (7 years of age and older) are welcomed into the Catholic Church. If you, or some one you know, is interested in finding out more about this process, please call Surennah Werley at (479) 783-7497 or or Peggy Brandebura at (479) 785-7973 or Informal, informative sessions in which you will have the opportunity to ask questions will be scheduled at a later date. Weekly sessions will be starting the latter part of August.
Catholic adults seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation: If you are a Catholic adult (18 years of age or older) who has never received the sacrament of Confirmation and would like to be confirmed, please call Surennah Werley at (479) 783-7497. Classes will be starting in August.



Diocesan Directory

The 2016 Diocese of Little Rock Directory is coming soon. It is an invaluable resource to keep by your phone or in your car to find Mass times for another parish or to call or e-mail a parish, priest, deacon or religious in the diocese. It costs only $13. Send your check or money order to Directory, Arkansas Catholic, P.O. Box 7417, Little Rock, AR 72217. Directories will be shipped in late September.


Attention Married and Engaged Couples: NFP

Are you looking for a class to fulfill your NFP requirement? Even if you are already married, your marriage could benefit from learning more about NFP. If you are interested in learning more and want to take a class, we will be offering a new class series beginning on August 23 at Subiaco Abbey. Online registration and more information available on or feel free to contact Matt and Mary Stengel at 479-438-0323 or


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