Immaculate Conception Church
Fort Smith, Arkansas
22 North 13th Street
P.O. Box 1866
Nuevo Amanecer invites you to a concert!
On August 9th at 7:00 pm, the Spanish Youth Group “Nuevo
Amanecer” invites you and all your family to a spectacular concert at the Fort Smith Convention Center. The concert will feature singer Tony Meléndez, famous Nicaraguan singer who was born without arms and learned, at a young age, to play the guitar with his feet. The concert is opened to everybody in our community and will be
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. You may purchase tickets at the Church Office or with the young adult ministry.
Don’t miss out on this great
opportunity to live a Night of
Worship like no other.
"The Time Has Come"
After years of planning and pleading and plotting, we are finally beginning the work of renovating St. Anne's Convent. Do I hear an "Amen!"?? All the Sisters of Mercy who lived there so many years ago are now beaming with broad smiles from heaven, pleased as punch we're honoring their memories by renovating their convent.
By late-August we will receive final and formal approval from the Diocese. In early September we will remove all furniture and other items so demolition can begin on the top two floors. We will also start the demolition for a new, larger elevator as well as a spacious stairwell. The bottom two floors will still be used for meetings and religious education classes during construction.
A big "THANK YOU" to everyone who has contributed to the renovation. Every donation is desperately needed to reach the $3,200,000 cost of the construction of St. Anne's Convent. I never doubt, though, the generosity of I.C. parishioners! Please be patient during the coming year's construction: we'll have to endure a little inconvenience, but it will be more than worth it! Remember: those Sisters of Mercy can still reach down from heaven and smack you if you complain too much.
Msgr. Galvin used to say when we had some big construction project: "Now, it's your turn." That is, former generations of Catholics have left us an incredible heritage; now it's our turn to leave something inspiring and faith-filled for the next generation.
Grace and love,
Fr. John Antony
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
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
Do you know the names of the people sitting round you?
The dates for our photo sessions are:
1) August 19th-23rd
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
2nd at 9:00am in the Bishop’s Room (Eng.)
"Dealing with Grief"
Spiritual Life invites you to a DVD series designed to help those going through difficult times. For a complete schedule of the series click here.
Parish News and Events
Calling all teens!!
If you are an 11th or 12th grader (have been confirmed) and you are interested in being on Teen Core, you must fill out an application and get it turned in. Contact Chuck if you are interested!! (Remember that one requirement is that you must commit to attending Search some time during this next year (June, December, or April) You can get an application from Chuck, or by visiting our Church Website www.icchurch.com and clicking on “Life Teen”
River Valley Life Teen needs help!
Please consider volunteering for any or all of the following:
We are also in need of a babysitter on Sunday nights. This is an hourly paid position from 6 - 8:15 on nights that Life Teen is meeting.
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