Immaculate Conception Church

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The First Catholic Church in
Fort Smith, Arkansas










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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time


First Communion Pictures

All First Communion pictures are ready to be viewed and available for order at You can place your order from the website or contact Cecilia at 479-783-7963 to make your purchase today!



Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

The weekly sessions will be starting in August. If you, or someone you know might be interested in finding out more about this process, please call Surennah Werley at 783-7497 (email: or Peggy Brandebura at 785-7973.
Catholic Adults Seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation: If you are a Catholic adult (18 years of age or older) who has never received the Sacrament of Confirmation, and would like to be confirmed, please call Surennah Werley in the Religious Education office at 783-7497. Classes will be starting in August.


I.C. Church is looking for an Organist / Choir Director

Immaculate Conception Church is looking for a gifted and experienced Organist and Choir Director to lead the English-speaking adult choir. The ideal candidate will have a passion for traditional Catholic organ music, and draw on the talents of our diverse congregation.  This is a part-time position (15 hours/week) and applications are being accepted until August 15, 2017 by mailing a résumé and cover letter to Fr. John K. Antony, Pastor,, or to Immaculate Conception Church, P. O. Box 1866, Fort Smith, AR, 72902, attn. Fr. John K. Antony.


PRE Registrations for 1st through 12th Grade are now OPEN!

I.C. Church offers a comprehensive religious education program for students in grades 1-12 who attend public schools. This program meets diocesan guidelines and is staffed by catechists who are either diocesan certified or working towards diocesan certification. These classes are offered on Wednesday and Sunday evenings, August to May. Please come by the Church Office between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to register your child.


LifeTeen News

Important Dates:
     August 9- Pre-School fun Life Night-  6:30-8:00 pm at 4:12 Youth Center
     August 20- LifeTeen Parent meeting REQUIRED - 7:00 pm at 4:12 Youth Center
     September 10- LifeTeen Kick-Off
                6:30 pm at 4:12 Youth Center
Teen Core Application: We are taking applications for Teen Core for the 2017-18 school year. If you have a desire to share your faith with others please apply by July 31. Applications are available at the Church Office, with Loretta Collins or click here 
Our 4:12 LifeTeen program is looking for adult volunteers for the 2017-18 school year. We need: Driver /  Food ministry / Chaperones.Please contact Loretta Collins for more information 479-883-5570


St. Anne’s Society Wish List

St. Anne’s Society, founded by Fort Smith’s three Catholic Churches and dedicated to help the needy in Fort Smith, is in need of office supplies: New Lap Top Computer / Copy Paper 81/2 x 11 / Stapler and Staples / Ink Pens / Pencils / Note Pads / Cart / Clip Boards / Pencil Sharpener / Hand Sanitizer / Highlighters / Three Hole punch / Paper Clips / 6 each  3-ring binders 4". Your donation greatly reduces the costs of the programs and helps reach out more people in need. Donations can be dropped off at the Church Office.


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Volunteers of the Week


This week we want to recognize the Hacienda Mexican Market for giving us a special price on the meat for our 4th of July Taco Booth.
Thank you for everything you do for our parish!




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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 Wednesday 11:00 am& Thursday 2:00 am.

We are also in need of substitutes for all times.


IC School News

Now Enrolling: For all NEW parish and non-parish students for preschool (18 months-4 years) through grade 6.  Registration forms in English and Spanish are available at the entrances of the church or on the school website: Please call the school office at 783-6798 for more information or to schedule a personal tour


2018 Diocesan Directory

An invaluable resource to keep by your phone or in your car to find Mass times for another parish or to call or e-mail a parish, priest, deacon or religious in the diocese. It costs only $13. Send your check or money order to Directory, Arkansas Catholic, P.O. Box 7417, Little Rock, AR 72217. Directories will be shipped in late September.


Ozark Catholic Conference “We are Called”

August 5th, 2017– 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. St. Vincent de Paul, Rogers, AR. Tickets $25 - includes lunch and conference. Register TODAY FREE CONCERT! the night before the conference, August 4th at 7:00 pm in the Worship space at St. Vincent de Paul. Join our composers Dolores Gomez and Lourdes Montgomery for a wonderful evening!


Post-Abortion Support Group

Do you feel alone, hurting or unforgiven from a past abortion?  The Respect Life Office, through Project Rachel, is starting a support group, beginning the third week in September.  The spiritual journey lasts 11 weeks, with small groups of 6-8.  Groups will be formed in Little Rock, Rogers/Springdale and Hot Springs areas. All names and meeting places are strictly confidential. All inquiries must be made by September 18. For details call 501-664-0340, ext. 357 or email:


Employment Opportunities

Christ the King School is hiring for a P.E. Teacher, After School Care Manager, 3rd Grade Teacher’s Aide, a temporary cafeteria worker and a permanent cafeteria worker. Please contact the principal, Jeff Plake, at or 479-782-0614.

St. Boniface Church is seeking a Hispanic Ministry Secretary. Part-time position with someone who is a practicing Catholic, fluent in verbal and written communication in both Spanish and English. Applicant should also be computer savvy with programs such as Microsoft Office and Publisher. Interested applicants should send a resume to Fr. Mario Jacobo at

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