Immaculate Conception Church

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Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, we remember the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces.




Church Office will be CLOSED on Memorial Day

Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal: CASA

The funding that you generously provide during the CASA appeal is critical to the work and life of the Diocese of Little Rock and each one of its parishes, including ours. We ask you to prayerfully welcome this opportunity to give in support of the overall needs of the Church in our Diocese. Our parish goal is $60,813. You can find the CASA envelopes at the entrances of the church.





Religious Education

Virtus Training Changes:As of March 1st, volunteers can now participate in the Virtus Training without actually attending a “LIVE CLASS”. You are able to receive the trainingANDcomplete the required paperwork online. Volunteers and employees will no longer be required to manage monthly training bulletins online. Virtus will send out quarterly information bulletins that will keep you updated. No questions to answer after you read the info.

Please contact Surennah Werley at 479-783-7497 if you plan to attend the Virtus Session or have any questions.


All Together to the Holy Door

We are organizing a Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Good Counsel in Little Rock, our Diocese’s Holy Door, on Saturday, June 4th. In this trip, you will be able to obtain the 4 requirements to obtain a Plenary Indulgence: 1) Sacrament of Confession, 2) Receive the Holy Eucharist, 3) Pray for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff and 4) Walk through the Holy Door. Click here for more details.




Corpus Christi Procession

On Sunday, May 29th, after the Noon mass we will have a procession in honor of the feast of Corpus Christi. Father John will lead the procession carrying the Monstrance; we will process to Saint Boniface then to CTK and back to IC.  On our way back, we will make a quick stop at Calvary Cemetery to bless our loved ones. We ask that you dress in white in honor of the feast. Please don’t forget to bring your umbrella and water.




Looking for something to do on Memorial Day?

Don't forget we will be having a Pancake Breakfast! All proceeds will go to our I.C. Charity Fund. Come and have breakfast before enjoying the Rodeo Parade!

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RCIA Class Pictures Needed

We are missing 3 class pictures to complete our RCIA Class Picture Collection. In our parish, RCIA began in 1984 and we are needing pictures of the 1st class and the 1986 and 1990 classes. If you, or someone you know went through RCIA and has a copy of these pictures, please bring it to the Church Office so we can make a copy of it and hang it on the RCIA wall. If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Brandebura at the Church Office 479-783-7963.


Father’s Day Novena

As a way to express our love for our beloved fathers, beginning on Father’s Days (June 19th), we will be having a Father’s Day Novena. For nine days, the masses will be dedicated to fathers, living or deceased. If you want to participate fill out one of the envelopes located on the pews or at the entrances of the church. We will place all the envelopes on the altar during the novena.



Second Collection for Capital Campaign

Next weekend (June 4-5), we will have a second collection for our Restoring to Glory Capital Campaign. We ask you to prayerfully consider giving generously to this campaign.

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Volunteers of the Week


This week we want to recognize ALL the volunteers that made the First Communion Retreats possible for our children. Those are
memories that last a life time.  

Thank you for everything you do for our church!





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IC School Tid Bits!

All NEW parish and non-parish students for preschool(18 months-4 years) through grade 6. Please call the School Office at 479-783-6798 or visiti for more information. 

Summer Care Program is Now Enrolling: Preschool and K-6 full-time and part-time positions are available. Please call the I.C. School Office 479-783-6798 or visit


Congratulations to the I.C. School Class of 2016!

You are off to great places. Today is YOUR day. Your mountain is waiting. So...Get on your way! - Dr. Seuss We are very proud of you! Click here to see the list of graduates!





Vocational Discernment Event

St. Michael Catholic Church in Van Buren invites single men and women ages 13-30 to a Vocational Discernment Event on Sunday, June 5th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in the Church (1019 E. Pointer Trail Van Buren, AR). For more information call Deisy at (479) 739-7489. Click here to see the flyer.





Prayers with Padre at Planned Parenthood

Join Fr. Pius Iwu on Monday, June 13th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm for a time of  prayer in front of the Planned Parenthood Abortion Center (3729 N. Crossover, Fayetteville). The lives of the unborn have been spared and hearts of clients and clinic workers have converted through the presence of those who pray. Those at prayer will break for lunch with Fr. Pius. For more information visit or contact Sheila at 469-231-1959.        

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