Immaculate Conception Church
Fort Smith, Arkansas
22 North 13th Street
P.O. Box 1866
Mass and Confessions
Monday - Saturday 7:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm (Chapel)
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
All Souls' Day
Jesus, dear Savior,
For those of Mexican heritage, November 2 means celebration of el Dia de Los Muertos, or “the Day of the Dead.” This celebration joins All Saints and All Souls. On All Saints day, people visit the graves of babies and children and take them flowers, their favorite toys, favorite music, and so on. On All Souls' Day, people spend time—some of them all day—at the cemetery with their loved ones who have died. From the ancient customs of the Indians the families pray, talk with them, and take them their favorite food.
In I.C. Church, we have placed our Altar of the dead with pictures from our loved ones who have passed, the Altar will be up from November 1 to November 24
To know more about the "Altar of the Dead" click here
Announcements of the Week
Directory Pictures: Pictures are ready!!
All Soul’s Spiritual Bouquet
From November 1 to November 9 we will be offering 9 Masses to remember all our loved ones that have passed before us. We will have envelopes available at the pews, at the entrances of the church and at the Church Office where you can write down the names of your loved ones for who, you would like to offer the Masses.
Altar of the Dead
The Hispanic Ministry is asking all the parishioners to bring a picture of a loved one to be put on the Altar of the Dead for the All Souls celebration. Please write your contact information on the back of the picture so we can return it when we take down the altar. You can bring your pictures to the Church Office or leave them at the Sacristy. The altar will be at the church from October 30th to November 24th.
Holy Souls Commemoration
It will take place on Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00 pm in Calvary Cemetery and 3:30 pm at Holy Cross Cemetery. This action is and has been throughout the history of our Church, one of the greatest signs of our belief in the power of prayers for our relatives and friends who passed on before us. Please note: We request that you do not park in Calvary Cemetery when you come for All Souls Commemoration. If you have an elderly or infirm person to bring, we ask that you drive the person into the cemetery and then park the car outside of the cemetery.
There will be a second collection for Calvary Cemetery on the weekend of
November 1st and 2nd for the upkeep of the Cemetery.
Auto-Contribution Stewardship Program
Religious Education News
Virtus Training Sessions:
The next opportunity for this training is Sunday, November 9th at 1:30pm
New Youth Group for 7th and 8th Graders at 4:12 @I!
We will meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30pm in the worship side of the 4:12 @IC Youth Center.
The dates are:
November 9th and 23rd
Ladies Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar
November 1 and 2. Click here for more info
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Parent Life Meets THIS SUNDAY!
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Grace and love,
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