Immaculate Conception Church

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I.C. Church Columbarium

We are looking to provide alternative burial arrangements for Catholics who prefer cremation to in ground entombment. In 2015, a committee was formed to study the feasibility of building a Columbarium on the Immaculate Conception campus. A Columbarium is an above ground facility where your loved one’s cremains will be entombed. The Columbarium will be built in the existing fenced in area North of St. Anne’s Building and to the East of the church. For more information in acquiring a niche, please contact the Church Office at 479-783-7963.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

The RCIA process is for Catholic adults that have not receive all three Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation) and for adults interested in converting or learning more about Catholicism. The weekly sessions will be starting in August. If you, or someone you know might be interested in finding out more about this process, please contact Surennah Werley ( or Peggy Brandebura ( at the Church Office 479-783-7963

PRE Registrations for 1st through 12th Grade are now OPEN!

I.C. Church offers a comprehensive religious education program for students in grades 1-12 who attend public schools. This program meets diocesan guidelines and is staffed by catechists who are either diocesan certified or working towards diocesan certification. These classes are offered on Wednesday and Sunday evenings, August to May. Please come by the Church Office between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to register your child.


Adult Bible Study Opportunities!

The Great Adventure, Bible Time Line: Monday at 6:00pm @ Common Room. Beginning September 11th. Facilitator: Charles Blaschke. Materials are $20.00 (not required for participation).
The Bible and the Sacraments: Tuesday at 12:30 pm @ Common Room. Beginning on August 8th. Facilitator: Surennah Werley. Materials: $20 (not required for participation).

James, Pearls of Wise Living: Sunday at 6:30pm @ Common Room. Beginning September 10th. Facilitators: David and Rosalie Young.
The Book of Genesis: Thursday at 10:30 am @ Common Room. Beginning August 17th. Facilitator: Maria Muylaert



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Volunteers of the Week


This week we want to recognize Hilary & Missy Toon and Joseph Pennington for helping us cook, serve and sell the Hamburgers at the 4th of July Party in the Parking Lot. 
Thank you for everything you do for our parish!




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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 Saturday at 11:00 am.

We are also in need of substitutes for all times.


Post-Abortion Support Group

Do you feel alone, hurting or unforgiven from a past abortion?  The Respect Life Office, through Project Rachel, is starting a support group, beginning the third week in September.  The spiritual journey lasts 11 weeks, with small groups of 6-8.  Groups will be formed in Little Rock, Rogers/Springdale and Hot Springs areas. All names and meeting places are strictly confidential. All inquiries must be made by September 18. For details call 501-664-0340, ext. 357 or email:


31st Annual Tailgate Trinity

Saturday, August 26th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Join us for Food, Fun and Festivities to celebrate the opening of the Trinity Buffaloes Football Season! Blessing of the Field by Fr. John with the help of the FSFD, FREE food and drinks, 50/50 Field Goal Kicking Contest ($1 per kick), sign up with the Official Alumni Association, buy Trinity Buffalo brand merchandise, listen to the Trinity Band, meet the coaches, enjoy the energy and talent of the Buff Cheer and Dance Squad and much more!


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