Immaculate Conception Church

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Happy Thanksgiving!

On this special day, we want to take a moment to thank our God for all the blessings we have received this year.

Thanksgiving Prayer


The Blessing of St. Anne's Building

We have worked so hard for over a year and we are finally done!!
Our beloved building is now a fully renovated and functional facility. We made many changes and moved things around. All the repairs and renovations were made possible by the many pledges and donations that our Church family made through the Restoring to Glory Campaign.

We invite you and your family to the blessing of our beloved St. Anne’s Building on Sunday, December 6th at 11:30 am. We will have the doors open from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon so you can walk through the building and see the wonderful changes we made. If you haven’t been in the building since before the renovation, you will not recognize it!


The Holy-Day Market is almost here!!

Our Amistad Multicultural Ladies Group are putting together the First Annual Holy Day Market on Saturday, December 5th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Msgr. Galvin Parish Center. Come and shop for the holidays while you help local vendors.

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Interested in renting a booth?

Tables are $30. Bring your handmade items, homemade items, jewelry, pottery, wreaths, gift items, etc. Application Form



A Message from IC Ladies Auxiliary

The Immaculate Conception Ladies Auxiliary would like to thank everyone who attended the bazaar.  This is our major fundraiser and we thank everyone that helped by working, bringing items to sell, and participating in any way to make it a success. 
God blessings to you all.


Religious Education

New Adult Bible Study beginning on December 1st

The Mystery of God: Who God Is and Why He Matters by Bishop Robert Barron will meet Tuesdays at 12:30 pm in the Common Room
Virtus Training Sessions 
Every employee and volunteer at IC Church is required by our Diocese to participate in this program. The next opportunity for this training is: Saturday, December 12th at 9:00am in St. Anne’s Building. 

Baptism Preparation Session (English)
Parents and Godparents planning to have a child under the age of 7 baptized into the Catholic Faith are required to attend a session . The next session will be held on: Saturday, December 19th at 9:00am in the Bishop’s Room
Please contact Surennah Werley 479-783-7497 or if you are interested in attending any of these classes or volunteering in the programs.  


Advent Reconciliation Services

Advent is a time of vigilance, waiting for the return of Christ. We all want to be prepared. Making a good confession is one of the many steps we can take to try to be ready for the birth of Jesus.
December 9th at 6:00  pm            Our Lady of the Assumption            Booneville
December 10th at 6:00 pm           Immaculate Conception Church     Fort Smith
December 11th at 6:00 pm           St. Jude’s Church                             Waldron
December 15th at 7:00 pm           St. Boniface Church                         Fort Smith
December 16th at 6:00 pm           Sacred Heart of Mary                     Barling
December 20th at 3:00 pm           Christ the King Church                   Fort Smith



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1st Sunday of Advent

November 29th, 2015

I will raise up for David a just shoot; he shall

do what is right and just in the land.

— Jeremiah 33:15





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“Oh, for Heaven’s Sake!”

Come get you book and/or audio series at the Church Office!

You can also order it and we will mail it to your door!

For more information, visit "Oh, for Heaven's Sake Website"




The Golden Rule Clothes Closet Needs YOUR Help!

The Golden Rule Clothes Closet is in dire need of MEN’S SHOES and WARM CLOTHES. If you are cleaning up your closet to get ready for the winter, consider bringing your clothes to the Clothes Closet. They are also in need of plastic sacks.  You can bring your donations to  212 North 3rd or to the I.C. Church Office.  For more information, please call 479-461-9482.




St. Scholastica Monastery Bake Sale!

Everybody is invited to a the Monastery Bake Sale on Saturday, December 12th from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm and on Sunday, December 13th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Fresh from the Monastery Bakery: Bread, rolls, cookies, pies, jellies, jams, pickles and mixes in jars, candies and more! We will also have handcrafted items!

Bake Sale Weekend Gift Shop Special: Get a 15% coupon for non-clearance items at the Gift Shop. The Gift Shop will have special hours during the Bake Sale: Saturday 8:30 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday  11:00 to 1:00 pm



Two Wonderful Concerts in Subiaco

Lessons and Carols: December 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the Abbey church. The service will include musicians from the Abbey, Academy and local community. The service of Lessons and Carols was adapted from an order drawn up by E.W. Benson, who would become the Archbishop of Canterbury. It was first celebrated in England in the 1880's. The service consists of selected scripture passages and carols designed to prayerfully focus our hearts and voices on the expectation and arrival of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Christmas Concert: December 13th at 4:30 p.m. in the Subiaco Performing Arts Center. The concert will include performances by the Subiaco Jazz Ensemble and several vocal solo and ensemble performances. The program will include selected jazz tunes and traditional Christmas favorites, both sacred and secular.
There is no admission charge for either of them, but donations of non-perishable food to support the COS Food Bank will be gladly accepted. We hope you will come out to support our young musicians and help us celebrate the season.



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