Immaculate Conception Church

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Mission Trip to Honduras

St. Joseph Church in Fayetteville and Immaculate Conception Church in Fort Smith have joined efforts with the Diocese of Trujillo in Honduras to establish a parish in the community of Ilanga and help the residents with several of their needs. There are A LOT of way you can help make our Mission possible!

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Altar of the Holy Souls

The Hispanic Ministry is asking all the parishioners to bring a picture of a loved one to be put on the Altar of the Holy Souls 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 6th. Starting on November 4th at 5th, you retrieve the pictures from the altar. It will be taken down on November 6th. For more information, contact Ana Garcia at the Church Office.


Holy Souls Commemoration

Holy Souls Commemoration will be Sunday, November 5th at 2:00 pm at 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.

There will be a second collection for Calvary Cemetery on the weekend of November 4th-5th for the upkeep of the Cemetery.


All Souls’ Novena

Starting on Thursday, November 2nd and ending on Friday, November 10th, we will be offering Masses to remember all our loved ones that have passed before us. We will have envelopes available in 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. You can place the envelopes in the  collection basket or bring them to the Church Office

Our Lady of the Ozarks Shrine in Winslow Annual Pilgrimage

Saturday, October 21st at 9:00 am– Rain or Shine! Everybody is welcome!

Those who wish to receive a Plenary Indulgence will need to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and receive Holy Communion within 8 days of participating in the pilgrimage. Coffee, water and light snacks will be provided. More information about the pilgrimage can be found at or by calling Deacon Mike Henry at 479-530-3792.


High School Bible Study

If you are a Confirmed 11-12 grade student that wants to find a way to share your faith with other teens join our Bible Study group! The next session is Oct 22 at 7:00 pm at the 4:12 Youth Center.


New Adult Bible Study Opportunity!

The Gospel of John. Tuesdays at 12:30 pm in the Common Room. Beginning on October 24th Facilitator: Surennah Werley. Materials $10 (Optional)




Search #143

Registrations are now being accepted for Search #143, a retreat to help juniors and seniors in High School to get to know themselves better, deepen their friendship with Christ, and find support in living out their faith. Search #143 will be held  December 1st to 3rd at the 4-H Center in Little Rock. The fee is $135 (partial scholarships are available). Early registration deadline is November 13th. For more information and registration form, please visit click here or come by the Church Office or contact Loretta Collins at 479-883-5570



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Volunteers of the Week

This week we want to recognize ALL THE VOLUNTEERS that made the Fajita Sale/ Open House & Book Fair possible. The event was a great success and food was delicious!

Thank you for everything you do for our parish!



I.C. Church Columbarium

Aalternative burial arrangements for Catholics who prefer cremation to in ground entombment.

For more information in acquiring a niche, please contact the Church Office at 479-783-7963.






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 Thursday at 10:00 pm.

We are also in need of substitutes for all times.



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