Immaculate Conception Church

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The First Catholic Church in
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Our Church Office will be CLOSED on November 22, 23, and 24.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Father in Heaven,

Creator of all and source of all goodness and love,

please look kindly upon us

and receive our heartfelt gratitude

in this time of giving thanks. 
Thank you for all the graces and blessings.

You have bestowed upon us, spiritual and temporal:

our faith and religious heritage.

Our food and shelter, our health,

the love we have for one another,

our family and friends. 
Dear Father, in Your infinite generosity,

please grant us continued graces

and blessing throughout the coming year. 
This we ask in the Name of Jesus,

Your Son and our Brother.


Mission Trip to Honduras

St. Joseph Church in Fayetteville and Immaculate Conception Church in Fort Smith have joined efforts with the Diocese of Trujillo in Honduras to establish a parish in the community of Ilanga and help the residents with several of their needs. There are A LOT of way you can help make our Mission possible!

For more information, click here.


Search #143

Registrations are now being accepted for Search #143, a retreat to help juniors and seniors in High School to get to know themselves better, deepen their friendship with Christ, and find support in living out their faith. Search #143 will be held  December 1st to 3rd at the 4-H Center in Little Rock. The fee is $135 (partial scholarships are available). Early registration deadline is November 13th. For more information and registration form, please visit click here or come by the Church Office or contact Loretta Collins at 479-883-5570


Our Parish Council Elections!

Have you thought about being more involved with your Parish?

Being a member of the Parish Council is a great way to learn how things operate in a day to day function and be a part of planning for now and for the future. The council is composed of 13 parishioners who are elected by our parish members. The council members serve as an advisory board to the pastor.  The term is for three years and a monthly meeting time commitment of approximately 2 hours each month. Please take time in prayer and thought to consider serving in one of the following positions. If you have any questions, you may contact the Church Office (479-783-7963). Click here to download an application


Advent Reconciliation Services in the Deanery

November 29    Assumption Church in Booneville                6:00 pm
December 5       Immaculate Conception in Fort Smith        6:00 pm
December 6       Sacred Heart in Barling                               6:30 pm
December 7       Sacred Heart in Charleston                         6:00 pm
December 13     St. Boniface in Fort Smith                            6:00 pm
December 14     Christ the King in Fort Smith                        6:00 pm


Catholic Extension Calendars!

Our 2018 Parish Calendars are here! They are available free of charge for everybody! You can get yours at the entrances of the Church or at the Church Office. For more information about Catholic Extension, please visit . If you would like to sponsor the purchase of the Catholic Extension Calendars next year, please contact the Church Office.


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





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Volunteers of the Week

This week we want to recognize Mary Safranek for sharing her talent by playing the organ at the 5:00 pm Mass on Saturday and 10:00 am Mass on Sunday.

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.


Subiaco Academy Shadow Days 2017

December 1
A Great Way to Get to Know Subiaco Academy! Subiaco

Academy is a Catholic, college preparatory boarding and day school in the Benedictine tradition for young men in grades 7-12. We see Christ in each student, guiding him in his response to God, aiding the development of his known and hidden gifts, and fostering a search for truth and an appreciation of the arts. Shadow Days offer a great opportunity to Tour the Campus, Shadow Students, Meet Members of Administration and Faculty,
Prospective boarders are welcome to spend Thursday night in a residence hall (Overnight accommodations are available for parents). For reservations call 479-934-1034, email or visit


Annual Gala for Trinity Junior High

Save the Date! Get your tickets NOW! Saturday, February 10, 2018

Brock Family Activity Center 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. Find us on Facebook / Trinity Junior High Gala. For ticket purchase or sponsorship packages information please contact: Mike Charlton at (479)353-5501 or






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