Immaculate Conception Church

Fort Smith, Arkansas

22 North 13th Street

P.O. Box 1866



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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

                                    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

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


Please note that from October 20 to the 23rd (Monday trough Thursday) we will NOT have Masses or Confessions here at I.C. Church


Celebrate Priesthood Sunday

Priesthood Sunday, is a special day set aside to honor the priesthood in the United States. It is a day to reflect upon and affirm the role of priesthood in the life of the Church.  The United States continues to need men who find themselves drawn to service in God’s kingdom to open themselves up to the possibility of serving the Lord as a priest. Therefore, pray for those men who God is calling to service in the Church as a priest are also encouraged.


O Jesus, I pray for Your faithful and fervent priests;
for Your unfaithful and tepid priests;
for Your priests laboring at home or
abroad in distant mission fields;
for Your tempted priests;
for Your lonely and desolate priests;
for Your young priests;
for Your dying priests;
for the souls of Your priests in purgatory.
But above all I recommend to You
the priests dearest to me:
the priest who baptized me;
the priest who absolved me from my sins;
the priests at whose Masses I
assisted and who gave me Your
Body and Blood in Holy Communion;
the priests who taught and instructed me;
all the priests to whom I am indebted
in any other way.
O Jesus, keep them all close to Your
heart, and bless them abundantly in
time and in eternity. Amen.

Let us thank God for blessing our parish with Fr. John, Fr. Pius, and Fr. Andrew!

Announcements of the Week

Pictorial Directory Pictures: Pictures are ready!!
If you got your picture taken in the past photo sessions and asked for your picture to be sent to the Church Office please come by the office to pick them up. They are looking good!




All Soul’s Spiritual Bouquet

From November 1 to November 9 we will be offering 9 Masses to remember all our loved ones that have passed before us. We will have envelopes available at the pews, at the entrances of the church and at the Church Office where you can write down the names of your loved ones for who, you would like to offer the Masses.



Altar of the Dead

The Hispanic Ministry is asking all the parishioners to bring a picture of a loved one to be put on the Altar of the Dead for the All Souls celebration. Please write your contact information on the back of the picture so we can return it when we take down the altar. You can bring your pictures to the Church Office or leave them at the Sacristy. The altar will be at the church from October 30th to November 24th.


Holy Souls Commemoration

It will take place on Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00 pm in Calvary Cemetery and 3:30 pm at Holy Cross Cemetery. This action is and has been throughout the history of our Church, one of the greatest signs of our belief in the power of prayers for our relatives and friends who passed on before us. Please note: We request that you do not park in Calvary Cemetery when you come for All Souls Commemoration. If you have an elderly or infirm person to bring, we ask that you drive the person into the cemetery and then park the car outside of the cemetery.

There will be a second collection for Calvary Cemetery on the weekend of

November 1st and 2nd for the upkeep of the Cemetery.


Religious Education News

Virtus Training Sessions: The next opportunity for this training is Sunday, November 9th at 1:30pm in the
Common Room (English). Please contact the Surennah Werley at 783-7497 if you plan to attend.


New Youth Group for 7th and 8th Graders at 4:12 @I!

We will meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30pm in the worship side of the 4:12 @IC Youth Center.

The dates are:

                      October 26th
                      November 9th and 23rd
                      December 7th 


Divine Mercy Chaplet
Please join our school an parish community to pray for vocations from our parish on Friday afternoon from 3:30 to 3:45 pm at the Chapel.


Ladies Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar

November 1 and 2. Click here for more info

Do you have a Facebook account? please  'like' our Immaculate Conception Ladies Auxiliary page. 




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A message from Fr. John,
      It has been said that, “It takes a village” to raise our children. However, the village doesn't always teach Christian values. Instead, a parent’s best partner for giving his or her children a solid formation is Catholic Schools. For seven hours a day, five days a week, Catholic School children breathe the air of faith, academic excellence and high moral standards.
      It is because of my passion for Catholic education that I decided to write a book. My book, Oh, For the Love of God, was published in August and is both a product of Catholic education and a promise to continue that education. The proceeds from the sale of the book in this area will go to Immaculate Conception School’s endowment fund under the “Tomorrow’s Promise Campaign” and will underwrite Catholic education for years to come!

Thank you in advance for your participation in the “Tomorrow’s Promise Campaign,” and for making a substantial difference in the lives of our children.

Grace and love,
Father John


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