Immaculate Conception Church

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The Church Office will be CLOSED on Monday, February 20th in observance of the President's Day Holiday
Lent Schedule

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (March 1st).

Stations of the Cross begin on Friday, March 3rd

Downtown Churches Lenten Meals begin on March 5th

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CASA Weekend!

CASA provides critical funding for the pastoral, educational and social needs of our Diocese. Through CASA, our Diocese is able to help the poor, developing parishes and our Catholic schools to continue their ministries. Donations also help educate deacons, lay ministers and seminarians.

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Religious Education

Vacation Bible School: It is closer than you think! If you are interested in helping, July 10-14, 2017. If you are interested in helping, please contact Surennah Werley at 479-783-7497 or 

Adult Bible Studies
The book of GENESIS, In the Beginning: A Catholic Way Bible Study. Thursdays at 10:00am in the Common Room. Facilitator: Maria Muylaert. Begins April 27th
Ephesians, Discover Your Heritance by Jeff Cavins: Facilitator: Charles Blaschke. Monday at 6:00pm in the Common Room. Begins on February 20th.
If you are interested in attending any of the classes, please  contact Surennah Werley at 479-783-7497. You can come to the whole study or for as many lessons as you want.

If you are interested in attending any of the classes, please  contact Surennah Werley at 479-783-7497. You can come to the whole study or for as many lessons as you want.


St. Anne’s Society  Bingo!

We invite all the community to come join us for some BINGO on Monday Nights in the Parish Center. Doors open at 6:30 and Bingo starts at 7:00 pm. For $15 you can play 17 games with bonus games that can pay up to $500! All proceeds go to help the homeless and those in need. St. Anne’s Society was formed when the three Catholic parishes in Fort Smith joined forces to help The needy in our community.


Rite of Sending: THIS SUNDAY, February 19th at the 10:00 am Mass. Our Church affirms the decision of the RCIA members to begin their final preparation for receiving the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil. 
Rite of Election: Saturday, March 4th at 2:00 pm in St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rogers, Arkansas. Catechumens and Candidates will be presented to Bishop Anthony B. Taylor who will call them to a period of intensified preparation during the season of Lent. Please keep them in your prayers as they continue their faith journey.


IC Ladies Auxiliary Day of Recollection

Contemplative Prayer- Creating Space for Surrender on Tuesday, March 7th in the Parish Center. The day begins with Mass at 9:00 am in the Church and registration after the Mass in the Parish Center. A donation of $5.00 will include lunch. Our presenter will be Father Norman McFall, chaplain at Mercy Hospital and Associate pastor for the Hispanic Ministry, Christ the King Parish. All you need is bible and notepad. Everyone is invited! Any questions, please call Suzanne McGraw 479-651-1979


Second Collection for I.C. School

This weekend (February 18-19), 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

We want to recognize Charles Blaschke for volunteering his time and talent to facilitate the Scripture Study  Ephesians, Discover Your Heritance on Mondays at 6:00pm in the Common Room. Thank you for everything you do for our church!


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 Sunday 11:00 pm & Monday 12:00 am.


Now Enrolling: IC School

For all NEW parish and non-parish students for preschool (18 months-4 years) through grade 6.  Registration forms in English and Spanish are available at the entrances of the church or on the school website: Please call the school office at 783-6798 for more information or to schedule a personal tour


Trinity Junior High

Class registration for the 2017-18 school year will begin with online registration assistance on February 23rd and 27th at the TJH computer lab from 3:45—6:30 pm. Tuition assistance available based on need– an application must be completed through FACTS ( before tuition assistance is granted.

Heart to Heart Pregnancy Support Center  Baby Bottle Campaign

Please return the baby bottles to the church THIS WEEKEND. We will have baskets at the entrances of the church or you can bring it to the Church Office during the week.


Arkansas Catholic Subscription Drive

Print edition: $26 a year ($24 for seniors). Digital Edition: Sign up for only $12.95. A print+digital combo: Add the digital edition to your print subscription for just $5 more a year. Subscription envelopes are available at the church or call (501) 664-0125 or log on to


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