Immaculate Conception Church

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Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal: CASA

The funding that you generously provide during the CASA appeal is critical to the work and life of the Diocese of Little Rock and each one of its parishes, including ours. We ask you to prayerfully welcome this opportunity to give in support of the overall needs of the Church in our Diocese. Our parish goal is $60,813. You can find the CASA envelopes at the entrances of the church.



Religious Education

Virtus Training Changes:As of March 1st, volunteers can now participate in the Virtus Training without actually attending a “LIVE CLASS”. You are able to receive the trainingANDcomplete the required paperwork online. Volunteers and employees will no longer be required to manage monthly training bulletins online. Virtus will send out quarterly information bulletins that will keep you updated. No questions to answer after you read the info.

Please contact Surennah Werley at 479-783-7497 if you plan to attend the Virtus Session or have any questions.


RCIA Class Pictures Needed

We are missing 3 class pictures to complete our RCIA Class Picture Collection. In our parish, RCIA began in 1984 and we are needing pictures of the 1st class and the 1986 and 1990 classes. If you, or someone you know went through RCIA and has a copy of these pictures, please bring it to the Church Office so we can make a copy of it and hang it on the RCIA wall. If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Brandebura at the Church Office 479-783-7963.


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Children (RCIA)

If you, or someone you know might be interested in finding out more about this process, please call Surennah Werley at 783-7497 ( or Peggy Brandebura at 785-7973.The weekly sessions will be starting in 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 in the Religious Education Office at 783-7497. Classes will be starting in August.


Collection for Capital Campaign

Next weekend (July 2-3), we will have a second collection for our Restoring to Glory Capital Campaign. We ask you to prayerfully consider giving generously to this campaign.





Ushers Needed!

We are in need of ushers for our different English Masses. Please contact Deacon Greg at the Church Office or for more details.









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Volunteers of the Week

This week we want to recognize Bill Staed, Laverne Neihouse, Betty Hoover, Rosemary Lelemsis and Jan Cooper for volunteering their time and talent as money counters.

Thank you for everything you do for our church!



IC School Tid Bits!

All NEW parish and non-parish students for preschool(18 months-4 years) through grade 6. Please call the School Office at 479-783-6798 or visiti for more information. 

Summer Care Program is Now Enrolling: Preschool and K-6 full-time and part-time positions are available. Please call the I.C. School Office 479-783-6798 or visit

Job Opportunity: Immaculate Conception School has an opening for a 5/6 grade English, reading, and Religion position.  Applicants must have the minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Please call the School Office if interested in applying 479-783-6798.



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