Immaculate Conception Church

Fort Smith, Arkansas

22 North 13th Street

P.O. Box 1866



Welcome to our Parish! The First Catholic Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Children (RCIA)
If you, or some one you know, might be interested in finding out more about this process, please call Surennah Werley at (479) 783-7497( or Peggy Brandebura at (479) 785-7973 (

Weekly classes meet Tuesadays at 7:00 pm in Galvin Parish Center.

Catholic adults seeking the Sacrament of First Communion and/or Confirmation

 If you are a Catholic adult (18 years of age or older) who has never received either of these sacraments and would like to be receive them, please call Surennah Werley at (479) 783-7497.

Classes meet Tuesdays at 7:00 P.M. in the Galvin Parish Center

Over the course of a couple of weeks, a group from Beshears Construction has been working around our Preschool and School facilities. Thanks to their hard work, in just a few days we will be able to add 4 “checkmarks” to our Capital Campaign Projects Checklist!


The projects are:

1) Repair steps/landing at entrance to Computer Lab

2) Repair School sidewalks

3) Repair retaining walls at School and Preschool

4) Repair parking lot at Preschool


We are very grateful for the impressive progress we have had in our Capital Campaign projects and would like to thank everybody for their pledges and donations to this cause.


We pray God will continue pouring His blessings over our parish.

Mass Times and Confessions
Announcements of the Week

Daily Mass:   Monday - Saturday  7:00 am

                      Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 pm (Spanish)

Anticipation Mass: Saturday 5:00 pm

Sundays:                7:30 am

                              10:00 am

                              12:00 pm Spanish Mass

                                2:00 pm Spanish Mass

                                5:00 pm Life Teen Mass

St. Leo's (Hartford): Sunday 9:30 am

Confessions: Tuesday and Thursday 5:00 pm (Chapel)

                        Saturday 3:30 pm (Church)

                        Or by appointment


Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

                        Friday 8:00 - 12:00 pm





Welcome to I.C. Dc. Ron Mathews!

Bishop Taylor recently appointed Dc. Ron Mathews to Immaculate Conception and St. Leo's.  Dc. Ron was ordained in Juneau, Alaska.


Please join us in congratulating and

welcoming Dc. Ron to our family!






Sisters of Mercy Reading Program
The Sisters of Mercy Reading Program will begin on September 16th. This program provides personalized help for 3rd and 4th graders that attend public schools and need to improve their reading skills. We are in need of Virtus trained volunteers willing to come and listen to our kids read.

We meet every Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:45 pm in St. Anne’s Convent.


PRE News

Registration is under way for the 1st-8th Grade PRE classes that will begin later this month. Due to the renovation of the St. Anne’s building, we have had to make some changes.

Our 6th grade students are being moved to

Sunday from 6:30-8pm.

Please come to the Church Office to register


Confirmation Preparation

It is time to register for Confirmation Preparation. We are inviting all 9th-12th graders who have not received this Sacrament to come and register so we can help you accomplish it. You can register in the Church Office.







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 which is intended to help them better understand the responsibilities toward the child’s upbringing if the faith community.

The next session will be held on: Saturday, September 20th at 9:00am in the Bishop’s Room.

Please contact Surennah Werley if you plan to attend 479-783-7497

Parish News and Events

Do you know the names of the people sitting round you?
Help us build a tool that will put names with faces. Be a part of our new Pictorial Directory. We need YOU to make our new family album complete!

Schedule your photography session today!

To reserve your spot, click here.

The dates for our photo sessions are:

September 2nd-6th

You can also register on the sign-up sheets located at the entrances of the the church. The Directory is free of any cost to us. Every participating family will receive a complimentary 8 x 10 portrait and a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet!!

The Pictorial Directory Photo Sessions will take place in Bishops’ Room  

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