Immaculate Conception Church

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Religious Education

Sunday School: 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….
Eucharist- Sacred Meal, Sacrifice, Real Presence: Sunday at6:30pm in the Common Room. Facilitator:  David and Rosalie Young. Beginning Oct 23.
Galatians—Set Free to Live: Monday at 6:00pm in Common Room. Facilitator: Charles Blaschke. Beginning on October 24th

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


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


Altar of the Holy Souls

The Hispanic Ministry is asking all the parishioners to bring a picture of a loved one to be put on the Altar of the Holy Souls 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 28th to November 7th. For more information, contact Ana Garcia at the Church Office


Holy Souls Commemoration

Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm at 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. There will be a second collection for Calvary Cemetery on the weekend of October 29th and 30th for the upkeep of the Cemetery.


All Souls’ Spiritual Bouquet

From Wednesday, November 2nd to Thursday, November 10th, we will be offering Masses to remember all our loved ones that have passed before us. We 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 whom you would like to offer the Masses. You can place the envelopes in the collection basket or bring them to the Church Office.


Rosary for the Healing of the Family Tree

The ladies from the Amistad Multicultural group have made special rosaries for this novena and we have them available in the Church Office for $15. The Rosary is accompanied with a booklet containing the specific prayers that must be said with the Rosary (English & Spanish). If you have any questions, or would like to purchase a Rosary, please contact Surennah Werley, Ana Garcia or Mariella Araujo at the Church Office 479-783-7963.

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Fr. John’s Homilies

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St. Vincent De Paul Society

The following is the report for the St. Vincent De Paul Society: 28 applications, 19 were helped - $1,935.00, 5 people were helped with prescriptions-$200.00. Total- $2,135.00. We also provided personal hygiene items. Unfortunately, when we run out of money we have to turn people down. Thank you for all you do to support this ministry. If you would like to serve in some way please contact Dc. Greg at or 479-785-7972




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Volunteers of the Week

We want to recognize Raquel and the Children’s Choir for singing to us one Sunday a month at the Spanish Masses.Thank you for everything you do for our church!


Trinity Junior High News

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.


Subiaco Academy Shadow Days!

Subiaco Academy is hosting Shadow Days on October 28 and November 18, 2016, for interested
students, grades 6-10, and their parents to visit and explore the Academy’s junior and senior high college preparatory program.  The event is free of charge.  For more information, or to reserve a place for a Shadow Day, please contact the Subiaco Academy admissions office at 800-364-7824, 479-934-1034, or email Learn more at our website


Zumba for your Health!

On Saturday October 29 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, you are invited to come and dance ZUMBA in the Parish Center. Come to exercise while having fun! We will have 15 minutes of Zumba for children– ZUMBA KIDS! For Breast Cancer Awareness! You may wear a PINK T-SHIRT. There will also be raffles and door prizes. Donations will be accepted. Our Zumba instructors will be Ana Rosa Minden and Vero Vargas. For more information, call Norma Nelson 479-314-5267


Adoration Chapel

If you would like to join the adorers group, please call Rudy & Dorothy Gramlich at 479-452-7595 or John and Joyce Becker at 479-783-8569. Adorers are needed for Tuesday 8:00 am, Thursday 12:00 am
and Friday 9:00 am.




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