Immaculate Conception Church

Fort Smith, Arkansas

22 North 13th Street

P.O. Box 1866



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Calling all Life Teen Parents! 4:12@IC

Parent Life is coming!

Parent Life is a ministry that is dedicated and geared to the parents of teens and middle school youth. It is designed to give parents the opportunity to support their parish youth ministry program while strengthening their own relationship with Christ and His Church. This semester is called "The Summit" and it is all about the Mass.
Parent Life will take place on FOUR Sundays. We will meet at 6:30 in the worship area for dinner with the teens and move to the social area of the 4:12@IC to meet from 7-8:00. There is no charge to attend, and babysitting is provided for young children. (You will need to RSVP for babysitting!)

Please mark your calendars and help us spread the word!
Sunday, October 19- Beyond Storytime- How do we hear God during & outside of Mass
Sunday, November 2- Love Knows No Bounds- The Mass & Sacrifice (this night ends with adoration with the teens)
Sunday, November 16- Mission Statement- Mass and the Mission of our homes

A message from Fr. John,
It has been said that, “It takes a village” to raise our children. However, the village doesn't always teach Christian values. Instead, a parent’s best partner for giving his or her children a solid formation is Catholic Schools. For seven hours a day, five days a week, Catholic School children breathe the air of faith, academic excellence and high moral standards.
It is because of my passion for Catholic education that I decided to write a book. My book, Oh, For the Love of God, was published in August and is both a product of Catholic education and a promise to continue that education. The proceeds from the sale of the book in this area will go to Immaculate Conception School’s endowment fund under the “Tomorrow’s Promise Campaign” and will underwrite Catholic education for years to come!

Thank you in advance for your participation in the “Tomorrow’s Promise Campaign,” and for making a substantial difference in the lives of our children.

Grace and love,
Father John

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




Pictorial Directory Pictures: Pictures are ready!!
If you got your picture taken in the past photo sessions and asked for your picture to be sent to the Church Office please come by the office to pick them up. They are looking good!

Divine Mercy Chaplet
Please join our school an parish community to pray for vocations from our parish. We invite families to meet in the Chapel on Friday afternoon from 3:30 to 3:45 pm to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. For more information, please contact Allison Montiel at 832-549-0977

LAST CALL!! PRE/Confirmation Classes

The deadline for registration is October 1st.


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) 783-7497or Peggy Brandebura at (479) 785-7973.

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


40 Days For Life
From September 24 through November 2, you’re invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You’re also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood in Fayetteville. If you’d like more information – and especially if you’d like to volunteer to help, please contact:


Virtus Training Sessions
Every volunteer (including Ministers at Mass) and employee in Immaculate Conception Church and School, that has any contact with children, is required by our Diocese to participate in this program.
The next opportunities for this training are:

Saturday, October 4th at 9:00am in the Common Room (English)
Sunday, November 9th at 1:30pm in the Common Room (English)

Please contact the Surennah Werley at 783-7497 if you plan to attend.
Parish Picnic


Everybody is invited on Sunday September 28th to our

Parish Picnic at Columbus Acres

Need directions? Click here


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