Immaculate Conception Church

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Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Patroness of the United States.

This feast is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass Schedule: Wednesday, Dec 7th: 6:00 pm and Thursday, Dec 8th: 7:00 am, 10:15 am*, & 6:00 pm. After the 6:00 pm Mass on Dec 8th, we will have a Patronal Celebration in the Parish Center. Everybody is welcome to attend. Come celebrate our Patroness with your church family!

Feasts Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe

From December 1st to the 11th, we will have a series of Masses, Rosaries and celebrations to honor Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe. Check out the schedule and don't miss out on these wonderful traditions! Schedule


Catholic Schools Scholarship Appeal

Even with parish subsidies and constant fundraising, cost is a barrier to hundreds of families who can’t afford a Catholic education for their child. Can you help close the gap? You can donate by printing THIS form from and mailing it to Diocese of Little Rock, P. O. Box 7565, Little Rock, AR 72217-7565 Or you can also make donations online here


Poinsettia Sale

If you would like to purchase a poinsettia to decorate the altar during Christmas, please return the form located in our Church Bulletin, along with $10 for each poinsettia, to the Church Office or place them in the collection basket marked “Christmas Flowers” by December 19.  These poinsettias can be purchased for your family or in memory or honor of someone.Click here to download order form


Our 2017Catholic Extension Calendars are HERE!

They are available free of charge for everybody! You can get yours at the entrances of the Church or at the Church Office starting this weekend! Proceeds from our calendar purchase will help fund seminarian education and subsidize the salaries of priests, women religious and other leaders who have dedicated their lives to serving the Church. For more information about Catholic Extension, please visit If you would like to sponsor the purchase of the Catholic Extension Calendars next year, please contact the Church Office. 


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. Schedule



Parish Posadas!

The posadas provide us a way to prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ with prayer and joy in our hearts and to remember what Mary and Joseph went through before the birth of Jesus. Our posadas will take place December 13th – 17th at 6:00 pm in the Chapel. On December 18th, we will have our Parish Posada, sponsored by the Hispanic Committee in the Parish Center at 3:00 pm. We invite you and all your family to live this wonderful tradition! Click here to learn more







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Volunteers of the Week

We want to recognize Soledad Cerda, Juan & Maria Mendoza, Lidia Quezada and Martín & Luisa Martínez for offering their time and talent to teach the Spanish Baptism classes every month.

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 Wednesday  1:00 am and Friday 2:00 am.


Discernment Retreat

Finding your YES to God:  A Women’s Religious Vocation Discernment Retreat will be held January 6-7, 2017 at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 2500 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, AR 72207.  The retreat is for young women 16-35 years of age who want to learn and discern about Religious Life. The Retreat is free. Registration deadline is January 2.  For Registration Form and more information see or contact Sr. Joan Pytlik, Minister for Religious or 501-664-0340, ext. 384.


St. Scholastica Bake Sale!

Get all your holiday treats at St. Scholastica Monastery's Bake Sale on Saturday, December 10 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm and Sunday, December 11 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Retreat Center, 1205 S. Albert Pike, Fort Smith (Trinity JHS building, east wing).


A Christmas Gift for Married Couples

The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are at Subiaco, Arkansas, February 10-12, 2017 and at
Memphis – Our Lady Queen of  Peace Retreat Center, April 28-30, 2017.  Space is limited.  For more information or to apply call Robert and Anne Maestri at 479-831-2841 or email or apply online at


New Year’s Evening of Recollection

“Famous or Important: what will be remembered in 1,000 years?” Is the topic of the New Year’s Evening of  Recollection lead by Fr. Jerome Kodell, OSB, Dec. 31, 2016, - Jan. 1, 2017 at Coury House Retreat Center Subiaco Abbey, Subiaco AR. Call 934-4411 or e-mail for more information or to make a reservation.


A gift of faith, all year Arkansas Catholic Gift Subscription Buy 2 Get 1 FREE!

To be sure of delivery in time for Christmas, order your gift subscriptions before Dec. 16. For more information or digital subscriptions, call (501) 664-0125. (Offer expires Dec. 31, 2016) You can even start or renew your own
subscription in this special offer. Send your order to: Arkansas Catholic Gift Subscriptions, P. O. Box 7869, Little Rock AR 72217. Order Form










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