Immaculate Conception Church

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The First Catholic Church in
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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time


Mass & Confessions Location Changes: Please note that we have permanently moved the location for our Tuesday and Thursday Confessions and Spanish Masses to the Church


Adult Bible Study Opportunities

Would you like to deepen your relationship with God? A Bible study is a  great way to get closer to God and gain a better understanding of our faith. There are many opportunities to attend a Bible study and a variety of topics! We are sure you will find one that would interest you! Everybody is welcome!
Epic: A Journey through Church History— Tuesdays at 12:30pm in the Common Room with Surennah Werley as facilitator. Materials are $20 but are not required.
Catholicism: The Pivotal Players— Thursdays at 10:00 am in the Common Room.
Facilitator Maria Muylaert. Materials $20 (not required for participation)
The Prophets: Messengers of God’s Mercy— Sundays at 6:30pm in the Common Room. Facilitators:  David and Rosalie Young. Materials: $20 but not required for participation.


First Communion and Confirmation Dates

Upper Grade First Communion Parent Meeting on January 21st at 1:30 pm
Confirmation Parent Meeting on January 28th at 1:30 pm in Spanish and 3:00 pm in English


Youth Group Schedule for the New Year

January 21st      Movie Night
January 28th      Youth Night


Sunday First Communion Classes Eligible Students

The following PRE students will begin the Sunday PRE First Communion preparation on January 14th at 1:30 pm in the Chapel. Click here to see their names!

We want to share with you a great tool to build a holy habit into your life that will give your soul nourishment every day. That tool is called FORMED and it is available for most electronic devices. FORMED is an amazing website/platform with something for all ages: movies, video studies, an audio bible, audiobooks, testimonies and other inspiring talks, and e-books. It even had an app so that you can have spiritual food available with just 1 click, anytime and anywhere!

Our parish has purchased a subscription to the website and we want to share it with all our parishioners!
All you have to do to get started is:
1) Go to
2) Enter access code: WKYVGQ
3) Enter your email and create a password (you’ll need this to login later!)
4) You are ready to enjoy the platform!


Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week begins Sunday, January 28 and all parish and school families are invited to our kickoff festivities! 
* Brunch and 4TH Annual Art Show after the 10:00 am Mass in the Parish Center.
* Open House at I.C. School from 12:30- 2:00 pm.

St. Anne's Society Movie Night     

Bring your friends to watch The Shack!
Everyone is invited! Saturday, February 24th at Knights of Columbus Hall. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Movie starts at 7:30 pm. Bring your lawn chairs, pillows and blankets. Popcorn, soda, water, and candy will be available. All proceeds will benefit the local homeless. Sponsored by K. of C. 996. Free Admission! Donations accepted.

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Volunteers of the Week

This week we want to recognize the family of Jesus & Margarita Martinez for all their help coordinating, preparing, and serving the meals at the pilgrimage of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the parish

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.


A Christmas Gift for Married Couples

Couples....... want to give each other something really special this Christmas? How about a gift filled with Romance and Excitement? That's just the beginning of what you will receive on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.  The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is in Subiaco, Arkansas, February 9-11, 2018.  Space is limited.  Apply online at For more information call Ben & Leah Brewer at 501-733-1235 or email


Ignatian Retreat Opportunity

Deepen your friendship with the Lord in sacred stillness & quiet.
Experience an Ignatian Silent Directed Retreat at St. John's Center, Little Rock. The retreat begins Thursday, March 15 with dinner at 6:00 pm and ends Sunday, March 18 after lunch. A cost of $300.00 includes 3 night accommodations, 9 meals, and daily individual sessions with a retreat director. For details see the announcement on the bulletin board or contact the Vocations Office at 501-664-0340 ext. 337. Registration forms are available at Limited spaces are available.


Women’s Religious Vocation Discernment Retreat HERE I AM! 

February 24-25, 2018 at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 2500 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, AR 72207.  Come see that Sisters are Real People!  The retreat is for young women 16-35 years of age who want to learn and discern about Religious Life.  Sponsored by the Diocesan Offices of Vocations, Youth & Campus Ministry, & Minister for
Religious, the retreat will include talks on Religious Life by Sisters from congregations serving in Arkansas; time for prayer & reflection; and opportunity to speak with the Sisters. The Retreat is free. Registration deadline is February 15th.  For the Registration Form and more information click on or contact Sr. Mary Clare, Minister for Religious or 501-664-0340, ext. 309.


Fish Knights

Every Friday during Lent at 6:00pm in Knights of Columbus Hall. $8.00 per plate of Fish, Fried or Boiled Shrimp, or a Combination Dinner. Cheese pizza is also available for $2.00 per slice. Includes Hushpuppies, fries, & coleslaw. Dine In or Carry out.


Fiesta of Solidarity!

Everybody us invited to a FIESTA! A benefit dinner for St. Scholastica's Guatemalan Scholarship Program, on Saturday, February 3, 7:15 p.m. at Christ the King Parish Center, Fort Smith. Entertainment provided by Subiaco Jazz Band and other groups. Get your tickets at only $15 for adults, $5 for children under 10 at St. Scholastica Monastery or by calling 479-739-1999.

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 for men and women, beginning February 19, 2018.  The spiritual journey lasts 9 weeks, with small groups of 4-6. Groups will be formed in Little Rock, Fayetteville/Rogers, and the Hot Springs. All names and meeting places are strictly confidential.  For details call 501-664-0340, ext. 357 or email:  All inquiries must be made by February 19, 2018.


Trinity Junior High News

Annual Gala for Trinity Junior High: Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Brock Family Activity Center in the Trinity Junior High Campus. Enjoy an elegant night out in celebration of Trinity. All proceeds go to the general operating support of the school. Sponsorship packages, individual tickets, 50/50 raffle tickets or reserved tables of 10 are available now. For ticket purchase or sponsorship packages information please contact: Mike Charlton at (479)353-5501 or
Taste of Trinity and Food Fest: Mark your calendar for the annual Taste of Trinity Fun and Food Fest on March 10th, 2018. Please contact Mrs. Smith at Thank you for your support!




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