Immaculate Conception Church

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The 2017 RCIA Class!

Welcome to our Church! We are delighted to welcome these wonderful Elect and Candidates into our Church! They received full initiation in our Catholic faith on Easter Vigil- Saturday, April 15th.

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St. Anne’s Society  Bingo!

We invite all the community to come join us for some BINGO on Monday Nights in the Parish Center. Doors open at 6:30 and Bingo starts at 7:00 pm. For $15 you can play 17 games with bonus games that can pay up to $500! All proceeds go to help the homeless and those in need. St. Anne’s Society was formed when the three Catholic parishes in Fort Smith joined forces to help The needy in our community.

2017 Stewardship Pledge Card

Would you please consider a pledge for your annual donation to Immaculate Conception Church this year?  God will whisper in your heart how much you should give. We ask that you prayerfully consider your contribution for 2017 and return the pledge card to the Church Office as soon as possible. Whatever the amount, it will help us fulfill our Parish Mission. If you would like to obtain a pledge card or have any questions, please contact the Church Office at 479-783-7963.


Calling ALL 2017 High School Seniors! We want to celebrate you!

We are happy to invite ALL 2017 High School Seniors to a celebration that will take place on April 30th during LifeTeen Mass. Bring your cap and gown! We will have a reception after Mass in the Parish Center. Please RSVP to the Church Office 479-783-7983


Mother’s Day Novena: Starting on May 13

As a way to express our love for our beloved mothers, we will be having a Mother’s Day Novena. You can remember any dear mother, living or deceased by using one of the envelopes located in the pews or at the entrances of the church. All you have to do is write their names, include a donation and drop the envelope in the collection basket. Envelopes will be available starting this weekend. We will place all the envelopes on the altar during the novena.


Confirmation Masses

Next week, our confirmation teens will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Anthony B. Taylor in two Masses. The first group will receive the Sacrament on Friday, April 28th at 7:00 pm in the Church and the second group on Saturday, April 29th at 10:00 am in the Church. Everybody is welcome to attend this wonderful ceremony!



The Pantry of St. Veronica

Located in the Church Office, the purpose of the Pantry is to provide the needy and/or homeless with essential personal hygiene products when they come seeking help. Instituted as part of our St. Anne’s Society program to assist the poor and homeless, it is currently in need of body wash, razors (men and women), shaving cream, deodorant, lip balm, insect repellent, sunscreen, shampoo, body lotions, and small flashlights. Supplies can be delivered to the Church Office or you can reach Anna Claire at 479-459-8853. 



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We want to recognize the English Choir for their wonderful performance during the Easter Vigil Mass

Thank you for everything you do for our church!


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 12:00 am & Friday 5:00 pm. We are also in need of substitutes for all times.


IC School News

Now Enrolling: For all NEW parish and non-parish students for preschool (18 months-4 years) through grade 6.  Registration forms in English and Spanish are available at the entrances of the church or on the school website: Please call the school office at 783-6798 for more information or to schedule a personal tour

2017 Summer Care Program: Available for Preschool (18 months) to 6th grade students. Offers a wide range of activities for all interests. Full-time and part-time positions available. A non-refundable $60.00 registration fee per child is due by April 21. Registration fee increases to $100.00 after that date. Please check School website for more information

Spring Festival Silent Auction: We need Gift Baskets, Gift Certificates, New Small Appliances, Salon/Spa Services, Collectibles, Movie Nights, Game Tickets, Concert Tickets, Catering, Photo Shoots, Time Shares, Parties, Jewelry, Paintings, etc. Anything you can think of that we can auction! If you have items you would like to donate, please contact Jessica Wilson 479-652-3557 or Rachel McGrew 479-719-2038

Kindergarten “Be Our Guest” Day: Immaculate Conception Catholic School invites all registered and interested families to attend our Kindergarten “Be Our Guest” Day on Wednesday, April 26, from 11:30 am -1:30 pm. A snapshot of the fun I.C. kindergarten life will be presented with activities, lunch, and recess enjoyed by all. Both children and parents are invited to attend. RSVP at 479-783-6798 or Please feel free to join us! we would love to have you!


Trinity Junior High News

John Paul Spradlin Memorial Scholarship: For high school seniors who graduated from Trinity Catholic Junior High and are entering college for the 2017-2018 school year. Deadline for receipt of the application in the TJH School office is April 28, 2017. If you are interested in applying, please complete the application on the Trinity website ( The application can be found under the "Parent" tab, in the section labeled "Documents and Forms."
Open Teaching Positions: Currently accepting applications for teachers in the areas of science, math, Spanish, part-time Art, and counseling. Candidates should hold Arkansas licensure and be practicing Catholics.  Applicants should send a resume to Dr. Karen Hollenbeck at or 1205 S. Albert Pike, Ft. Smith, AR 72903.


Staff Accountant for Diocesan Finance Office

The Diocese of Little Rock has an opening for a Staff Accountant.  This position is scheduled for 40 hours per week and requires a Catholic with a CPA license or the equivalent experience and Microsoft Office proficiency. For a copy of a detailed job description or to apply, please contact Paula Lattanzi, Human Resources Specialist, Diocese of Little Rock, 2500 N. Tyler Street, Little Rock AR 72207 or email








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