Immaculate Conception Church

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2nd Sunday of Advent

Babysitting on December 24th

There will be no Babysitting during the 10:00 am on Sunday, December 24th.



Advent comes from the Latin word meaning "coming." Jesus is coming, and Advent is intended to be a season of preparation for His arrival. While we typically regard Advent as a joyous season, it is also intended to be a period of preparation, much like Lent. Prayer, penance and fasting are appropriate during this season. Advent is not as strict as Lent, and there are no rules for fasting, but it is meant to be a period of self-preparation. The purple color associated with Advent is also the color of penance. The faithful should fast during the first two weeks in particular and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

1st Sunday of Advent Prayers

2nd Sunday of Advent Prayers


Advent Reconciliation Services in the Deanery

December 13     St. Boniface in Fort Smith                            6:00 pm
December 14     Christ the King in Fort Smith                        6:00 pm




Poinsettia Sale

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


4:12 Youth Group Schedule

December 17th                 Christmas Party!
                                                   Best Dressed Christmas Contest! Fun, Food & Games!
December 24th                 No Youth Night
December 31st                 No Youth Night

Weekend for Life in Little Rock on Jan 20-21, 2018: Teens in grades 9-12  Who are interested in attending must fill out registration papers and have them turned in by Dec17th. Registration forms will be available at the December 10 youth night, at the Church Office, or you can get them online.  If you have any questions about this event you can contact Loretta  Collins at 479-883-5570 


Christmas Choir

Choir practices for the Christmas Midnight Mass will be held on Sunday December 17, Monday December 18, Wednesday December 20, and Thursday December 21st at 6:30 pm in the choir loft. 



November Baptisms

In the month of November, 16 children were baptized in our faith. We are thrilled to welcome them in our family, the Body of Christ. Click here to see their names



You are invited to our traditional Posadas!

From December 13th to the 16th at 6:30 pm in the Chapel
Come and live an ancient Christmas tradition with your family and friends. 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. At the Posadas we pray the Rosary, sing the litanies, and commemorate Mary and Joseph’s pilgrimage in Bethlehem. At the end of the posada, we break piñatas and the distribution of the ‘aguinaldos’ (party favors, normally candy).

We will have our Parish Posada on Sunday December 17th at 3:00 pm in the Parish Center.Everybody is welcome!


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Volunteers of the Week

This week we want to recognize Roberto Hernandez for offering his time and talent to lead the 2:00 pm Mass Spanish Choir.

Thank you for everything you do for our parish!






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 Monday at 11:00 pm. We are also in need of substitutes for all times.







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