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Lent Schedule

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Stations of the Cross begin on Friday, March 3rd at 6:00 pm in the Church (English) and in the Chapel (Spanish)

Downtown Churches Lenten Meals begin on March 5th


4th Week of Lent Family Prayer


CASA Weekend!

CASA provides critical funding for the pastoral, educational and social needs of our Diocese. Through CASA, our Diocese is able to help the poor, developing parishes and our Catholic schools to continue their ministries. Donations also help educate deacons, lay ministers and seminarians.

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Religious Education

Vacation Bible School: It is closer than you think! If you are interested in helping, July 10-14, 2017. If you are interested in helping, please contact Surennah Werley at 479-783-7497 or 



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.

English Choir Practice

The English Choir will begin practice for Holy Week on March 29th at 6:30 PM in the Choir Loft. Please join us in singing for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil. We will rehearse for only an hour and everybody is welcome.



The Pantry of St. Veronica

A Girl Scout Silver Award Project by Anna Claire Kuykendall, a Girl Scout from Troop #4372, aimed to help the growing homeless population in our community and their needs. Click here to learn more.


RCIA Scrutinies

Scrutinies are meant to “heal all that is weak, defective or sinful” in our hearts and to “bring out, then strengthen all that is upright, strong, and good”. These rites encourage the participants to open their hearts to the strength of Christ and to deepen their resolve to hold fast to Him. The Third Scrutiny for our RCIA elect and candidates will be held on Saturday, April 1st at the 5:00 P.M. Mass.


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Volunteers of the Week

We want to recognize the I.C. Ladies Auxiliary for offering their time and talent to serve the Lenten meal after Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 17th.

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 & Tuesday 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


Fish Nights with the Knights!

Every Friday during Lent at 6:00pm in Knights of Columbus Hall. $8.00 per plate. Click here to learn more



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