Immaculate Conception Church

Fort Smith, Arkansas

22 North 13th Street

P.O. Box 1866



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Calling all Life Teen Parents! 4:12@IC

Parent Life is coming!

 Parent Life is a ministry that is dedicated and geared to the parents of teens and middle school youth. It is designed to give parents the opportunity to support their parish youth ministry program while strengthening their own relationship with Christ and His Church. This semester is called "The Summit" and it is all about the Mass.
Parent Life will take place on FOUR Sundays. We will meet at 6:30 in the worship area for dinner with the teens and move to the social area of the 4:12@IC to meet from 7-8:00. There is no charge to attend, and babysitting is provided for young children. (You will need to RSVP for babysitting!)

Please mark your calendars and help us spread the word!
Sunday, September 14- Old Made New- Why worship?
Sunday, October 19- Beyond Storytime- How do we hear God during & outside of Mass
Sunday, November 2- Love Knows No Bounds- The Mass & Sacrifice (this night ends with adoration with the teens)
Sunday, November 16- Mission Statement- Mass and the Mission of our homes

Father John Antony has received popular acclaim for his ability to communicate the sometimes-complex truths of Christianity in a way that is both human and humorous. Oh, For the Love of God is a collection of his most popular sermons, organized around five themes that will help believers encounter Christ with ease: “Discipleship,” “Fellowship,”
“Grace,” “Self-awareness” and “Discernment.” Oh, For the Love of God will help Christians of all faiths keep their eyes on the sweet prize of salvation, while teaching how to deepen and strengthen our relationship with the One who created us and yearns to be with us.
Father John K. Antony’s collection of heartfelt homilies, Oh, For the Love of God, will be released this September. The proceeds from the book will support Immaculate Conception (Ft. Smith, Ark.) and St. Joseph (Fayetteville, Ark.) schools’ endowment funds under the “Tomorrow’s Promise Campaign” and will underwrite Catholic education for years to come.

We invite you to a Book Signing on
Sunday September 21st at 6:00 pm in the Parish Center.

Everybody is welcome!

Mass Times and Confessions
Announcements of the Week

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





Christmas Choir Rehearsals
The Immaculate Conception choir began rehearsals for Christmas on Sept. 3 at 6:30 pm in the choir loft. Rehearsals last for an hour and a half and we are particularly in need of men to join us. It is not required that members sing every Sunday in order to sing for Christmas. If you are able to donate your time on Wednesday evenings and on Christmas, prayerfully consider joining us. For more information, contact Nick Padley through the Church Office.

PRE News

Registration is under way for the 1st-8th Grade PRE classes that will begin later this month. Due to the renovation of the St. Anne’s building, we have had to make some changes.

Our 6th grade students are being moved to

Sunday from 6:30-8pm.

Please come to the Church Office to register

Confirmation Preparation

It is time to register for Confirmation Preparation. We are inviting all 9th-12th graders who have not received this Sacrament to come and register so we can help you accomplish it. You can register in the Church Office.






Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Children (RCIA)
If you, or some one you know, might be interested in finding out more about this process, please call Surennah Werley at (479) 783-7497or Peggy Brandebura at (479) 785-7973.

Weekly classes meet Tuesadays at 7:00 pm in Galvin Parish Center.


Catholic adults seeking the Sacrament of First Communion and/or Confirmation
 If you are a Catholic adult (18 years of age or older) who has never received either of these sacraments and would like to be receive them, please call Surennah Werley at (479) 783-7497.

Classes meet Tuesdays at 7:00 P.M. in the Galvin Parish Center

Baptism Preparation Session (English)

Parents and Godparents planning to have a child under the age of 7 baptized into the Catholic Faith are required to attend a session which is intended to help them better understand the responsibilities toward the child’s upbringing if the faith community.

The next session will be held on: Saturday, September 20th at 9:00am in the Bishop’s Room.

Please contact Surennah Werley if you plan to attend 479-783-7497

Parish News and Events

Do you know the names of the people sitting round you?
Help us build a tool that will put names with faces. Be a part of our new Pictorial Directory. We need YOU to make our new family album complete!

Schedule your photography session today!

To reserve your spot, click here.

The dates for our photo sessions are:

October 3rd and 4th

You can also register on the sign-up sheets located at the entrances of the the church. The Directory is free of any cost to us. Every participating family will receive a complimentary 8 x 10 portrait and a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet!!

The Pictorial Directory Photo Sessions will take place in Bishops’ Room  

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