Immaculate Conception Church

Fort Smith, Arkansas

22 North 13th Street

P.O. Box 1866

72901

479-783-7963

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Mass and Confessions

Daily Mass: Monday - Saturday 7:00 am
                      Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 pm (Spanish)
Anticipation Mass: Saturday 5:00 pm
Sundays:

                                    7:30 am
                                  10:00 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

Mass Intentions for the week of June 22nd to June 28th

Mass Intentions for the week of June 29th to July 5th

Mass Intentions for the week of July 6th to July 12th

Party in the Parking Lot!

Last year, thanks to the initiative of our Multicultural Ladies Group “Amistad” and with the help of many other parish groups and sponsors, we were able to throw a party on the 4th of July in our Church Parking Lot. The purpose of this party was to raise funds to help the work of our Religious Education Program and the Life Teen Ministry. The hard work of all the volunteers paid off and the party was a success!
This year we decided to throw the party again! So come and enjoy delicious food such as tamales, pupusas, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, Mexican corn, ice cream, enchiladas and fruit cups. We will have fun games for the entire family, face painting, dessert bingo, a raffle and more!!

The party starts at 6:00 pm and ends after the Fireworks Show.

Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets!

Come and have a great time with your family and friends while supporting our Religious Education and Life Teen Ministries!

 

Announcements of the Week

Auto-Contribution Stewardship Program
This program allows you to make contributions to the church even when you are on vacation, ill, or otherwise unable to attend Mass at I.C. Church. For more information click here
Financial Information June 14, 2015

Financial Information June 21, 2015

 

New in Town? Have never register in our Parish? Just joined the Church?

We invite you to fill out a registration form! Click here to get a registration form or you can always come by the Church Office and get one.

 

PRE NEWS

Vacation Bible School: July 13-17

Under the circumstances, with the renovation in the St. Anne’s building expected to continue through most of the summer, we have decided to cancel the plans for VBS this year.

PRE and Confirmation Registration: Registration for our Religious Education and Confirmation Programs will begin on July 15th. Please come by the Church Office between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to register your child. Classes will begin in August. Confirmation Classes will begin at a later date.

 

Father's Day Novena

As a way to express our love for our beloved fathers, beginning on Father’s Days (June 21st), we will be having a Father’s Day Novena. For nine days, the masses will be dedicated to fathers, living or deceased. If you want to participate fill out one of the envelopes located on the pews or at the entrances of the church. We will place all the envelopes on the altar during the novena.

 

Parish Guidebook and Directory

We are in the process of publishing our 2015 Parish Directory and Guidebook. Paid for by the ads sold by the Guide Book Publishing Company, this directory does not represent an expense to our parish. If you are interested in placing an ad in the Guide Book, please contact Heather Hayden at 501-765-5353.

 

 

What would you do with $500?

We are adding bonus games to our Bingo Nights that could pay up to $500. Think of everything you could do with that money! Come play Bingo every Monday at 7:00 pm in the Parish Center. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Come! Have fun! Get cash! And help us help the needy! All proceeds go to our Charity Fund to help the needy.

 

 

 

10:00 am Mass Babysitting

Due to the construction at St. Anne's Building, starting THIS Sunday, and until further notice , we will NOT have babysitting during 10:00 a.m. Mass. Please help us spread the word. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

Immaculate Conception School is now enrolling

For all NEW parish and non-parish students for preschool (18 months-4 years) through grade 6. Please call the school office at 783-6798 or go to www.icschoolfs.org
2015-2016 Application for Admission K-6
2015-2016 Application for Admission Preschool

 

 

Would you like to become a lector, usher or an Eucharistic Minister?

We are looking for volunteers interested in becoming Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers and\or Ushers to serve during our weekday and weekend Masses. Want to know what you are signing up for? Click here

For more information or to volunteer you can also contact Roger Miller at (918) 839-9618 or rmiller@outlook.com.

 

Help Needed: Bingo

Are you looking to volunteer here at the parish but do not have a lot of time. How about one night a month for about 3 and ½ hrs. doing something fun? We need help on Monday nights for Bingo! You won’t even feel that you are working! We guarantee you will have lots of fun. If you are interested please call Dc. Greg at 479-785-7972 or email at deacongreg@icchurch.com.

 

 

Our community needs you!

Due to the recent flooding, most the homeless people from the river lost everything they had. Deacon Greg is collecting tents to distribute among them. If you have a tent (or many) that you would like to donate, please bring it the Church Office. For clothes and other essentials, please take them to the Clothes Closet (212 N. 3rd St.)

 

RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Children

Every year, in Catholic parishes around the world, more and more adults and children (7 years of age and older) are welcomed into the Catholic Church. If you, or some one you know, is interested in finding out more about this process, please call Surennah Werley at (479) 783-7497 or surennah@icchurch.com or Peggy Brandebura at (479) 785-7973 or pbrandebura@icchurch.com. Informal, informative sessions in which you will have the opportunity to ask questions will be scheduled at a later date. Weekly sessions will be starting the latter part of August.
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 at (479) 783-7497. Classes will be starting in August.

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