Immaculate Conception Church

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In case of rain, the Parish Picnic/IC School Fall Social will be moved to the Parish Center

Restoring to Glory Capital Campaign

To allow the crew to work on resurfacing our parking lot, there will be NO 7:00 am, NO Confessions, NO Spanish Mass and NO School Mass on September 29th and 30th.
The Church Office will also remain CLOSED. NO groups will meet on these days.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

Religious Education

Baptism Preparation Session (English): Required for parents and godparents planning to have a child (7 & under) baptized into the Catholic Faith. The next session will be held on: Saturday, October 15th at 9:00am in the Common Room.
Sunday School (Begins September 18th): Available to children ages 3 & 4 during the 10:00am mass. Contact Surennah Werley if you are interested in signing up or volunteering. 
Coming Soon for Adults….
Galatians- Set Free to Live: Tuesday at 12:30pm Common Room. Facilitator: Surennah Werley. Beginning September 27th.     
A Biblical Walk through the Mass- Biblical foundation of Catholic Liturgy: Sunday at 6:30pm Common Room. Facilitators: David and Rosalie Young. Beginning September 11th OR Monday at 6:00pm. Facilitator:  Charles Blaschke. Beginning September 12th
Symbolon– The Catholic Faith Explained: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in the Bishops’ Room. Facilitator: Peggy Brandebura.
The Gospel of John- Jesus, the Eternal Word, A Catholic Way Bible Study: Thursday at 10:00am in the Common Room. Facilitator: Maria Muylaert.

If you are interested in attending any of the classes, please contact Surennah Werley at 479-783-7497 or Surennah@icchurch.com

 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Children (RCIA)

Would you like to learn more about our faith? Come and listen to our RCIA talks! Everybody is welcome! Click here to see the class schedule

If you, or someone you know might be interested in finding out more about this process, please call Surennah Werley at 783-7497 (Surennah@icchurch.com) or Peggy Brandebura at 785-7973.

 
Sisters of Mercy Reading Program

The purpose of this program is to improve the reading skills of Catholic students, grades 1 – 6, attending area public schools and to further develop the student’s awareness of their own dignity and abilities. The program meets on Tuesdays from 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm in St. Anne’s Hall. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please contact Surennah Werley at 479-783-7497. It is very easy! All you need to do is come and listen to our students read! We promise it will be a very rewarding experience.

 

August 2016 report for St. Vincent De Paul Society

People seen in office:  70. Filled out applications: 60. People helped: 28. Total amount given: $2,480.95. Help is given thanks to the efforts of the three parishes and is supplemented with the proceeds from our Monday Night Bingo and donations from parishioners. We ask you to prayerfully consider supporting us in some way. Thank you for your support.

 

Life Teen News

Sept 25- NO Life Night– Parish Picnic. All are welcome!
Senior High Youth Rally: Sunday, October 16, 2016 in the McCauley Center at Mt. St. Mary Academy in Little Rock for students in grades 9-12. This year's theme: "He is the Way to Truth" will be presented by Doug Tooke. The day is filled with praise and worship, presentation by the keynote speaker, lunch and Mass. The cost is $25 a person. Registration papers are available at the Church Office or click here to download them

 

Second Collection for I.C. School

This weekend (September 24-25), we will have a Second Collection for I.C. School, we ask you to prayerfully consider giving generously to this collection.

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Volunteers of the Week

This week we want to recognize Sharon & Kenneth Siebenmorgen, Allison & Patricio Montiel, Dc. Ron Mathews, Virginia Ricketts, Tracy Barker and Patty Pair for offering their time and talent to help us make our Pre-Cana program possible.

Thank you for everything you do for our church!

 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

It’s a beautiful weekend experience designed for couples of all ages and backgrounds. It will take you from where you are to another level! Make this autumn special by devoting one weekend to the most important relationship in your life. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend is in Memphis – Our Lady Queen of Peace Retreat Center, October 21-23, 2016. Space is limited. For more information or to apply call Stephen and Elaine Lienhart at 501-312-1119 or email register@arkansaswwme.org or apply at www.arkansaswwme.org/apply.

 

Fort Smith Young Adults: 12oz Theology Talk

Why is there so much luxury in Catholic Churches? September 22nd at 6:00 pm in Ed Walker’s Restaurant.  Facilitator: Fr. Jason.   For more information please email fortsmithcya@gmail.com

 

Trinity Junior High News

Fall Bazaar: Vendors from throughout the region are invited to participate in our popular annual fundraiser on Saturday, October 22 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Set up a table to promote your business as well as sell your products! It is an excellent opportunity for home-based businesses like retail, baked goods, gifts and hand
crafted items to showcase their products and make some sales! For more information, contact Kelle Amador 479-236-7788 or futbolmom2@gmail.com or click here to download an application form.
Taste of Trinity: International Food and Fun Festival! Our 8th Annual Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm in our GYM. Tickets are $18 adults, $25 couple, $6 children 16 and under. Tickets may be purchased through the School Office, any TJH student or at the door.

 

Feast Day of St. Michael

Saturday Sept. 24th at 5:00 pm at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Van Buren, come for a day full of food, entertainment, and fun for all ages! Proceeds will go to repair parking areas. Click here to see the flyer

 

St. Boniface’s School 129th Lawn Social: Sept. 30—Oct 1

* 201 North 19th Street * 5:00 - 10:00 pm* Over 25 Booths for Kids of All Ages * Food * Games * Silent Auction * Train Rides * Bingo * Kiddie Korner * Giant Slide * Paint Ball * Come Join the Fun! * www.stbonifaceschool.org

 

 

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